Yes both are toxic to cats.
Cats have a unique metabolism that makes it hard for their livers to process a wide range of substances.
All essential oils contain what are called Terpenes, these are phenolic substances with a high level of molecular vibration (this is known as a high note phenol) They are lethal to cats and can be absorbed through their skin. Therefore you must never use ANY product containing essential oils on your cat.
Terpenes are also present in disinfectants, especially pine disinfectants. Many cats have died agonising deaths because their owners used this sort of disinfectant around the house.,
Also, any substance that smells of tar will contain high note phenols that will harm cats if ingested. Things like cresote for fences, oils for cars too!
Really people, cats and essential oils do not mix!
Natural does not always mean safe for cats. Natural can mean a painful death for cats!
Get a proven safe flea treatment from your vet. Never buy flea treatments from pet stores, they frequently contain products that will harm cats.
Remember, everything in the world is made out of chemicals, your natural cedar oil flea treatment is made of chemicals, and so am i, so are you.
Many so called natural products have not been tested to establish their safety. So it makes sense not to use them. Don't get hung up on this natural vibe, it's often just a marketing ploy to get you to buy poor quality products that could harm your cat. I do understand you don't want to hurt your cat, but you do need to look into getting products for your cat from the vet rather than the all natural pet store.
I have seen a cat that has been poisoned by so called safe and natural tea tree and rosemary oil shampoo - it was awful, she had seizure after seizure, her liver started to fail, she was at the vets in intensive care for two weeks, on oxygen and took many months to recover and she was never the same confident cat again. It aged her badly. It burned her skin too, so she had scars.
Yes, try and get the product off of your cat, use warm water, rinse and rinse and rinse.
· 10 years ago