5 of the Most Powerful Antibacterial Essential Oils and Their Uses

Natural essential oils have many uses, some for the health and balance of the body and mind, and others for the home. It is vital that consumers who intend to begin using these oils, do a bit of research on what type or grade of oils they actually need. It’s good to purchase the highest grade of essential oils you can, so that they can be used for multiple reasons, even consumption.

The antibacterial oils are perfect for families, with children and pets, but you must understand how each oil differs from another and how to use them correctly and safely. By creating your own collection of pure grade essential oils in your home, you can then start to remove many of the toxic items that many families keep inside their cabinets.

Here are 5 powerful antibacterial essential oils and their uses, to help you and your family easily transition into a more natural way of living.

1. Melaleuca or Tea Tree Oil

Melaleuca essential oil comes from the leaves of the tea tree, and were used by the Aborigines of Australia as an antiseptic. They would crush the tea tree leaves and make them into a paste. They would use this paste on cuts and bruises for cleansing and natural healing. Our work is much easier now because of the essential oil market. We can purchase melaleuca in bottles and apply the oil the same way the Aboriginal community applied the paste. Products with melaleuca oil are also great for toning the skin.

2. Cinnamon

Cinnamon essential oil has proven to be one of the most powerful antibacterial essential oils ever extracted. In surgeries, it has proven itself to be able to kill some of the most dangerous, even fatal, bacteria found. You can use it in your home to clean and also diffuse cinnamon into the air to purify the room. Cinnamon combined with another antibacterial essential oil such as clove, will kill 99% of all airborne bacteria. A dental study also showed that cinnamon essential oil will kill bacteria from a root canal surgery up to 14 days after the surgery. You can use a small drop with your toothpaste to kill bacteria in the mouth.

3. Clove

As mentioned above, clove essential oil is one of the most perfect antibacterial oils to pair with cinnamon. Clove can be used in an essential oil diffuser to purify the air and kill most germs, or used as a cleanser for the kitchen and bathroom areas by filling up a spray bottle with water and then adding a few drops of clove, or clove combined with cinnamon or lemon. Clove is also very powerful for treating toothaches with just a drop or two on the pained area, or as a mouthwash diluted with water. Clove can also be used as a cleanser and is powerful enough to kill the e coli bacteria, coming in second, only to cinnamon.

4. Lemongrass

Lemongrass is also a very potent antibacterial oil. Its scent is a lot softer than lemon and can also be used with water to make household cleansers. Don’t let its mild scent fool you. Lemongrass is just as powerful as lemon essential oil when it comes to getting rid of household germs and bacteria. Lemongrass also contains properties that will help to tone the skin, by adding a drop to your favorite moisturizer. You can also rub a drop or two into the scalp to help get rid of headaches.

5. Thyme

Thyme essential oil is not only a powerful antibacterial agent but it also has calming effects, which means that diffusing this oil can be a great way to bring a relaxing atmosphere into the home. Thyme is most effective when treating respiratory problems, such as, congestion, or other common cold symptoms. One of the best things about thyme essential oil is that it can be used as a preventative agent when you feel a cold or flu coming on. Diffuse it into the air or put a drop or two into boiling water in a teapot and allow it to steam the room with its healing properties.

There are many antibacterial essential oils. As you build your essential oil collection, research each one to see what its benefits are and how best to fully gain those benefits, safely.