Let these antiviral, anti fungal, and antibacterial essential oils keep harmful microbes away!
One of the best things about eucalyptus is that it can help fight off bacteria and viruses. Eucalyptus can help treat systems of colds and flu, like fever, body pains, and congestion. You can use eucalyptus oil in an oil diffuser, and you can also use it topically. However, if you intend to use it on your skin, be sure to dilute it first in a carrier oil.
Tea Tree essential oil has been found to fight against bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Tea Tree oil can help get rid of viruses that cause the common cold and the flu.
You can use Tea Tree oil in an oil diffuser and you can also use it topically. If you plan on applying it topically; this method is safer and more effective with a carrier oil.
Sage essential oil can help with viral infections and respiratory problems like cough and bronchitis and sage can help you get rid of the infection sooner than if it’s left untreated. It is safe to apply on your skin, though it’s best to dilute it with a carrier oil before application. Make sure to use in moderation, sage oil can cause skin irritation if you use too much of it.
Lemon essential oil have germ-busting properties that make it ideal for getting rid of harmful microbes. The high vitamin content is great for boosting your body’s natural immunity. You can use lemon essential oil to sanitize surfaces in your home, but it can also help you ward off infections. Avoid applying lemon topically if you will be exposed to sunlight in the next 12 hours.
Lemongrass essential oil has the capability to fight various strains of bacteria as well as fungi. Make sure to dilute before using on your skin. First apply diluted lemongrass oil onto a small patch of skin first before applying it to a larger area. It is great oil to use in a diffuser.