Health Benefits of Essential Oils

What Are Essential Oils?


Essential oils are some of the oldest and most powerful therapeutic agents known. Most people are not aware that they have been used for healing throughout history. With the advance of antibiotics and prescription drugs during the last century, essential oils were overlooked. Only during the last decade have essential oils begun a resurgence in popularity in the United States.


Health-minded people all over the world have discovered the value of using essential oils. In their pure state, essential oils are some of the most concentrated, natural extracts known. In fact, essential oils can be from 100 to 10,000 times more concentrated – and therefore more potent – than the herb itself.


Our country seems to be obsessed with germs and sickness. Antibacterial soaps and sanitizers are becoming more and more common. But because such products contribute to the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, some researchers are recommending sanitizes made with essential oils, because they have been shown in many studies to have powerful antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, and antibacterial properties.


Antiseptic Properties of Essential Oils

English: Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum) Esse...

English: Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum) Essential Oil (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A recent study by a team of surgeons, for example, found that a solution made with cinnamon oil killed a number of common and hospital-acquired infections, like streptococcus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. The study found it was just as effective as several antiseptics widely used in hospitals.


Another study by French researchers in 2008 had similar results, showing that at concentrations of 10 percent or less, cinnamon oil was effective against Staphylococcus, E. coli and several antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.


Thieves Essential Oil Blend, is documented to kill over 99.96% of bacteria it comes into contact with.(2)  The formula (called Thieves oil blend) contains the following oils:


  • Clove – one of the most antimicrobial and antiseptic of all essential oils. It is anti fungal, antiviral, anti-infectious.
  • Lemon – has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that amplify immunity. It promotes circulation, leukocyte formation, and lymphatic function.
  • Cinnamon Bark – one of the most powerful antiseptics known. It is strongly antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal.
  • Eucalyptus – anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory.
  • Rosemary – antiseptic and antimicrobial. High in cineol which is a key ingredient in antiseptic drugs.

Essential Oils For the Future


These oils have been studied in labs all over the world and it is widely believed that viruses and bacteria cannot live in their presence. Isn’t it amazing – wisdom from the past is coming back.


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