A Very Special Power That Most Essential Oils Hold is That They are Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Viral and Anti-Fungal. It’s a Truly Important Power, and Why Essential Oils Can Benefit Many.
Simply put: Essential Oils can kill bad bacteria, staph, mold, viruses, and this helps keep us well. It helps purify the air of these elements, and it can help do the same in our bodies.
Here are just a few summaries of my favorite case studies (more will appear in my upcoming book, “Essential Oils Have Super Powers®”:
1) French Professor Griffon tested the ability of essential oils to purify the air of harmful disease-causing bacteria. He set up number of petri dishes and created 210 colonies of various microbes (including staph and molds) over a 24 hour period. He then diffused essential oils into the air of the room. After only 15 minutes, only 14 colonies of microorganisms out of the original 210 were left alive. After 30 minutes, only four colonies of the original 210 were left. Within 30 minutes ALL of the potentially harmful, disease-causing molds and staphylococci were destroyed.
2) Dr. Jean Valnet (MD, chief physician to the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the French armed forces & founder of an aromatherapy school) first raised concerns over “the dangers of an all-out reliance on chemicals, disastrous for the planet and for human health” in the 1950s.
One of his many studies? He found in laboratory experiments that the essential oil from thyme literally destroys the anthrax bacillus, the typhoid bacillus, the glanders bacillus, staphylococcus, the diphtheria bacillus, the diphtheria bacillus, meningococcus, and Koch’s bacillus (the bacteria responsible for tuberculous lesions.)
3) In 1985, Dr. Jean C. Lapraz, a noted researcher, reported that he couldn’t find a single bacteria or virus that could live in the presence of the essential oils of Cinnamon or Oregano, while another study found the same thing of Clove Essential Oil.
Study after study on so many Essential Oils proves this out. In fact, most EOs do have the anti-bacterial and anti-viral qualities, so even if you aren’t using them for that intention or purpose, the side benefit it there.
Kathy Heshelow is founder of ZEN BOX, Sublime Beauty Naturals and Sublime Beauty. She is an author and entrepreneur who loves natural approaches to wellness and life! She is a member of NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy) and is in an intense international aromatherapy certification program, making formal her knowledge and love of Essential Oils.
ZEN BOX® from Sublime Beauty Naturals® 2015-2017. The official FDA disclaimer: “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.”