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Top 6 Antibacterial Essential Oils

With certain antibacterial products in high demand, it's only plausible to want a more natural option for banishing bacteria. Whether you're looking to make your own hand sanitizer, toothpaste, deodorant, or cleaning product. These are our top picks of essential oils to eliminate germs that smell amazing, and also give you some peace of mind that you're using pure ingredients that actually help eliminate those pesky germs.

1. Peppermint Essential Oil: Peppermint oil has antibacterial effects against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Peppermint is also found to possess antiviral and antifungal capabilities.

2. Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Eucalyptus oil is heard to have antibacterial and antiseptic effects on pathogenic bacteria such as Haemophilus influenzae, a bacteria responsible for a range of infections, and also some strains of streptococcus.

3. Lemongrass Essential Oil: Lemongrass is used as a natural remedy to heal wounds and help prevent infection. Research from 2010 found lemongrass essential oil was effective against a variety of drug-resistant bacteria including those that cause skin infections.

4. Orange Essential Oil: Orange Peel extracts are well known for their antibacterial properties and are really good at fighting against Food-Borne Pathogens and Spoilage Bacteria.

5. Lemon Essential Oil: lemon essential oil exerts antibacterial and antioxidant properties abundantly. Lemon essential oil presents good MICs and MBCs on all bacteria, probably due to limonene and pinenes.

6. Tea Tree Essential Oil: is reported to have antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is an effective topical antimicrobial agent active against a wide range of organisms.


FUN FACT: One study found that four of the essential oils on this list ( lemongrass, eucalyptus, peppermint and orange) were effective against all of the 22 bacterial strains tested. And is why you typically see these type of scents in a variety of cleaning products

If you're interested in any of these essential oils. Visit our Natural Oils Selection here.

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