Top 8 Antibacterial Essential Oils That Can Destroy All Germs. Here is How to Use Them

Essential oils are extracted from plants and herbs and they have different healing characteristics. They are usually used for aromatherapy, which helps to achieve better mental, emotional, and physical health. For centuries, the essential oils have been the main remedy for a variety of health problems and improvement of health, but, also they have been used for beauty, cleaning, and relaxation.


–           Have potent antibacterial characteristics, which can eliminate bacteria, infections, fungi, skin problems, viruses etc.

–           The treatment with these essential oils have no negative side effects

–           Prevents antibiotic resistance and

–           Avoid the detrimental effects that result from antibiotic consumption.


  1. Tea Tree Oil

The properties of this oil are antimicrobial, antiviral, and antibacterial. It shouldn’t be diluted and it can be applied topically to treat a long list of skin problems (eczema, psoriasis, warts, acne, etc.). It originates from Australia and Aborigines have been using it for centuries, because of its potent antiseptic cure for infections, cuts, and burns.

Tea tree oil is also very effective in treating severe infections, clearing head and chest congestion, relieving clogged nose, as well as flu and cold symptoms.

How to unclog a stuffy nose:

–           Add few drops of tea tree oil in a pot of boiling water

–           Put your head over the pot, cover the head with a towel and inhale for 5 minutes.

Tea tree oil is, also very effective in treating toenail fungus and athlete’s foot as well.

  1. Oregano Oil

Its therapeutic, antibacterial and antibiotic properties help it to heal skin infections and minor wounds. The property to treat infections allows it to eliminate Staph infections very well.  The study conducted by the Georgetown University in 2001, showed that oregano essential oil has the same germ-fighting properties as antibiotics.

The people who suffer from toe or nail fungus, can apply several drops of the oil in a lukewarm water and soak the feet in it. This oil greatly treats sinusitis if you put a couple of drops into a pot of boiling water and inhale the vapor for 5 minutes.

  1. Cinnamon oil

Newest findings show that the cinnamon essential oil can treat different types of bacteria like klebsiella pneumonia, Escherichia coli, etc. Comparing with rosemary, clove, orange, lemon, and lime oil, according to the studies, it has more powerful properties in destroying bacteria. Another research confirms its effects of stopping the growth of bacteria 2 weeks after a root canal procedure.

When you prepare homemade toothpaste, feel free to add cinnamon essential oil, as it is effective in blocking off dangerous oral bacteria. Many people use this oil to cleanse the air and eliminate airborne bacteria, putting it in a diffuser and spraying throughout the house.

  1. Bergamot oil

As a result of its antibacterial properties, the bergamot oil eliminates intestinal worms. In addition, it shows great healing effects in treating headaches, muscle tension, scars, meningitis, UTIs, cold sores, mouth ulcers, and herpes.

The people with acne can apply this essential oil to treat the problem, and if they suffer from UTI, they can rub a mixture of the oil and carrier oil onto the throat and abdomen.

  1. Thyme oil

Similar to the other oils it is powerful antibacterial, antispasmodic, antiseptic, and calming compound that has the ability to destroy bacteria present in milk and salmonella. Additionally, thyme oil can be used for congestion and for treating infections of the upper respiratory tract. It is often used for cleansing the body from toxins, but shows highly effective properties in healing wounds and treating gout, tiredness, and arthritis. Ladies can use it for reducing PMS and menopause symptoms, as it is even better than ibuprofen.

  1. Lemongrass oil

It is rich in limonene and citral, which make it effective in preventing the spread of bacteria and treating skin problems and bacterial infections, alleviating food poisoning symptoms and removing unpleasant body odor. It also can be used as oil for massaging, when it is diluted with a carrier oil. This method is used for alleviating headaches and relieving from muscle ache.

  1. Grapefruit oil

The best effects of this oil are seen in treating different types of infections. According to the study published in the Food Science & Technology journal, this oil is one of the best oils for the destruction of different strains of bacteria. It also has antimicrobial characteristics that can prevent and treat minor cuts and wounds.

Other beneficial uses of this oil are the promotion of endocrine function, destruction of the gut and kidney microbes, production of bile and gastric juice, and treatment of depression, headaches, and mental fatigue.

  1. Clove essential oil

This oil has been commonly used to alleviate toothaches, for centuries. You should put a drop of clove oil onto a cotton ball and apply the ball onto the painful tooth, holding it for 15 minutes.

The clove essential oil is also known to fight off bacteria and to treat acne, warts, colds, coughing, asthma, etc.



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