Sanitising essential oils for disinfecting and wellness

disinfecting essential oils

How to use essential oils for disinfecting, sanitizing and wellness?

My favorite sanitizing essential oils: combat flu and improve your wellness

Discover my favorite sanitizing essential oils that I use on a daily basis for optimal wellness.

Before we begin:

Dividing essential oils per favorite use was not an easy task as I use most of my essential oils on rotation for various ailments and functions.

However, I tried to be precise, and divide the oils into categories I use them most frequently for.

Whenever you purchase essential oils, ensure to pick the highest quality oils you can get your hands on and dilute them with non-comedogenic carrier oils to the dilution % you would like to work with.

In this section of sanitizing essential oil, I would like to highlight that Lavender and Peppermint essential oils would also be part of the list of my favorite hair growth essential oils page!

Why I use sanitizing essential oils on a daily basis

I use sanitizing essential oils on a daily basis for my beauty care, hair care, household, as sanitizers, as flu warriors, health ailments, and some oils, I even use for my pet’s health.

Essential oils are non-toxic, effective, efficient, dynamic and they create a fantastic wellness experience! And as a bonus, they smell and feel heavenly!

Sanitizing essential oils for cleaning, disinfecting and combatting flu and bugs

Lemon essential oil is an amazing sanitizing essential oil

Lemon essential oil is a fresh and bright, versatile sanitizing essential oil with cleansing, purifying and invigorating properties. The use of Lemon oil goes back to more than a thousand years ago in Ayurvedic medicine. It is a powerful sanitizer that purifies surfaces, cleans the air and should be part of your non-toxic cleaning blends.

One of the main constituents of lemon essential oil is D-Limone which is a potent cancer-fighting antioxidant. (some researchers say it contains up to 70 %).

Antibacterial properties of lemon essential oil

This antibacterial and antiseptic oil is a high performing agent in custom-made blends to help treat tension headaches, promotes a positive mood, soothes insect bites, is a great detoxifier, stimulates lymph drainage, purifies the skin and helps rejuvenate your energy. Lemon is very effective sanitizing essential oil.

Lemon essential oil stimulates sanitizing activity and breaks down body fat

Research shows that lemon oil may be the most potent anti-microbial of all the oils and also that breathing in lemon essential oil helps stimulates the neurological activity that breaks down body fat.

Refresh your water and improve your digestion with lemon essential oil

Apart from assisting you to slim, it can also help combat cellulite and keep your wrinkles at bay. When added to purified water, lemon essential oil helps boost energy and gives a refreshing and healthy twist to your water. It improves your digestion, helps improve mood, and supports the respiratory function of the body.

Help prevent diseases and premature ageing with lemon essential oil

Some research reports mention that lemon essential oil can help reverse diabetic neuropathy, contribute to reducing sciatic nerve damage and restore cellular function. Besides, regular use of this oil is said to help prevent diseases and premature ageing. Restores energy and improves cardiac dysfunction.

Various uses for lemon essential oil

Its contribution to synergy makes it useful in many of your custom-made blends. Use Lemon essential oil as a part of your bug repellent, laundry freshener, face wash, cellulite treatments, and cleaning combinations and more.

Lemon essential oil blends well with

chamomile, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, juniper, peppermint, sandalwood, and ylang-ylang

Safety uses lemon essential oil

Generally non-toxic and non-irritant. Sensitization can occur in some people. Pregnant, breastfeeding, nursing women or people with severe allergies should always be careful before trying any kind of aromatherapy. Always consult with your physician and or herbalist prior to use.

Do not expose skin (or use on skin) where oil has been applied to sunlight or UV rays for 72 hours after application; this is because Lemon oil is photosensitizing

Tea tree oil is one of the best sanitizing essential oils and a natural antibiotic

One of the favorite oils I use several times a day is tea tree oil

Tea Tree is one of my all-time favorite sanitizing essential oils that I use several times per day. I use it in my homemade deodorant, my toothpaste, for cleaning, and I even use it in my laundry and dishwasher.

Help improve the immune system and discover the antiseptic powers of tea tree essential oil

This versatile oil has over 92 various compounds and is touted to help improve the immune system and helps us protect against seasonal and environmental threats. The applications of Tea Tree oil are unlimited. The antiseptic power of Tea Tree is a hundred times more powerful than carbolic acid, however, not poisonous to humans!

Tea tree, also known as melaleuca, was used by the indigenous people for thousands of years in their natural medicines. It is praised for its potent, antiseptic properties and ability to help treat wounds. Several medical studies have documented that Tea Tree kills many strains of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Today, Tea Tree is subject to a lot of international and medical research and it is said to even kill MRSA bacteria.

Fight of mold and enjoy tea tree power in your household products

It is also beneficial to help fight mold in your home, heal skin and viral infections and is very popular as an active ingredient in many household products. Tea Tree is an amazing sanitizing essential oil I use every single day!

Tea tree essential oil is a natural antibiotic

This sanitizing essential oil is a natural antibiotic, and when I feel run down, I immediately take some tea tree mixed with some raw honey and leave it for a couple of minutes under my tongue. When you need to go to the hospital, airports, busy public places, protect yourself and take Tea Tree with you, or take a few drops under your tongue as a precaution. It’s such an amazing oil that helps in so many beneficial ways.

Lastly, Tea Tree is used to help cure acne, bacterial infections, herpes, chickenpox, cold sores, colds, flu, earaches, fungal infections, scalp problems, dandruff, candida, bad breath, lice, MRSA, psoriasis, bites, wounds, staph infections, amongst many others.

Other uses for Tea Tree essential oil:

  • It is a natural insecticide. (so, stop buying toxic pesticides)
  • It is a natural alternative for Mosquito Repellent.
  • Natural air freshener (stop buying toxic alternatives)
  • Multi-Purpose Cleaning Spray and household cleaner
  • Anti-microbial laundry freshener
  • Tea Tree also helps clear and rejuvenate your skin.
  • Natural deodorant
  • Acne face wash
  • Removes foot order
  • Removes mold
  • Sanitiser

Tea tree essential oil blends well with

All citrus oils, cypress, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, and thyme

Safety uses for tea tree essential oil

Pregnant, breastfeeding, nursing women or people with severe allergies should always be careful before trying any kind of aromatherapy. Always consult with your physician and or herbalist prior to use.

Non-toxic oil, however, some individuals may experience sensitivity. Tea Tree poses a medium risk for skin irritation. Some people may provoke extreme reactions, while others do not react at all when tea tree is used undiluted to the skin.

Oxidized Tea Tree oils may cause extensive chemical burns to the skin. Ensure to safeguard your oils in a dark environment.

Thyme is one of the best sanitizing essential oils and acts as a natural antibiotic

In Ancient times, Thyme was used to impart courage, help promote sleep and hold off nightmares. In Modern day times, Thyme is frequently used as a seasoning agent in many kitchens.

There are many kinds of this herb, but you can generally find two varieties of it: white thyme and red thyme. Red thyme can cause skin irritation, so I would recommend sticking to white thyme when creating your hair oil blends.

Thyme is ONE of the best and most amazing sanitizing essential oils that help destroy the nasty MRSA hospital bacteria.

Improve blood circulation and clear dirt from the scalp with Thyme essential oil

Thyme has a lovely scent and helps improve your blood circulation and contributes to promoting the delivery of nutrients for the entire scalp when massaged into the scalp. You can use thyme essential oil with a carrier oil that you like. Thyme can also clear dirt on the scalp and help heal dandruff.

Thyme essential oil has purifying properties

When used in your skin care blends, it has cleansing and purifying properties. In addition, Thyme also has definite chemistry that supports a healthy immune system.

Thyme is a Natural Antibiotic and helps fight off MRSA

Thyme oil can also protect us from bacterial strains. A study at the Society for General Microbiology found out that essential oils could be natural and affordable alternatives to antibiotics. It is the perfect oil to have in your diffuser during flu season.

Among the essential oils tested, thyme oil was found to be one of the most successful against various illness, including MRSA. Also, thyme oil can be used as a preservative for food and is effective against bacteria such as Salmonella. It also discourages parasites and insects from invading your home

Eliminate toxic wastes from your body with thyme essential oil

Besides, it also helps the body to eliminate toxic wastes.

Other benefits of thyme essential oil

Other benefits of using thyme are that it relieves muscle aches, gives mental clarity and boosts immune system health. In addition, it also helps combat neuralgia, warts, rheumatism, fatigue, and acne.

Thyme essential oil blends well with

Blends well with bergamot, citrus oils, cedarwood, juniper, tea tree, oregano, and rosemary

Safety uses of thyme essential oil

Thyme oil is irritating to the skin, generally non-toxic. However, over-use may cause thyroid dysfunctions. Less is more. Always dilute thyme oil to 1 % dilution (or less) for any application. Avoid when pregnant. Avoid if you battle with high blood pressure.

Pregnant, breastfeeding, nursing women or people with severe allergies should always be careful before trying any kind of aromatherapy. Always consult with your physician and or herbalist prior to use.

Peppermint essential oil

Many cultures tout peppermint oil as one of the oldest European medicinal herbs. Moreover, together with Lavender essential oil may be one of the most all-around oils around the globe.

It is one of my favorite sanitizing essential oils that I think everybody should have at home as it is offering a natural solution for many ailments and is a very useful health product.

Peppermint essential is 70 % more effective to combat hair loss than minoxidil

This oil is fragrant and very efficient in the treatment of hair loss. It contains a significant amount of essential fatty acids, which helps stimulate your scalp and treat any yeast that may be living on the surface. Use this oil to treat any inflammation of the scalp, as well as dandruff. It’s also used as a coolant, to make your scalp feels super refreshed. As a scent, it offers calm to the nervous system and smoothens hair and skin.

Peppermint essential oil is also a favorite ingredient in my hair serums

Peppermint oil is an ingredient I use in my hair serum to help it grow faster. As with any treatment, expect to see results with consistent use. On top of that, it has an amazing scent! In fact, peppermint oil is so effective that studies found it worked 60% better than Minoxidil! It also has antimicrobial properties, soothes the gastric lining and helps ease digestive issues and is an excellent oil to combat nausea.

Homemade deodorant with peppermint essential oil

I use it every day as a part of my home-made deodorant arm-pit love. Lastly, it is also an essential compound in my self-made toothpaste, and it is perfect to refresh your mouth and to combat cavities.

Other uses of Peppermint essential oil

  • To repeat, it is essential to regrow your hair
  • Or to grow hair faster
  • As we discussed in other chapters, perfect oil to add to shampoos, hair wash powders or other blends
  • It is a natural insecticide. (so, stop buying toxic pesticides)
  • It is a natural alternative for Mosquito Repellent.
  • Natural air freshener (stop buying toxic alternatives)
  • Multi-Purpose Cleaning Spray
  • Anti-microbial laundry freshener
  • Natural deodorant
  • Mouth Wash
  • Toothpaste
  • Acne face wash
  • Household cleaner
  • It helps reduces stomach aches
  • You can use it in home-made skin- cleansing serums .. works like magic
  • It helps improve mental focus and concentration
  • Supports clear respiratory tract
  • Helps boost energy
  • Releases tight muscles and joint therapy
  • Perfect to refresh your home
  • Muscle pain relief (and relief for Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome)
  • Contribute to reducing cravings
  • Allergy relief
  • Fever Reducer
  • Natural bug repellent (Ticks, ants, spiders, cockroaches, mosquitos, mice, and even lice don’t like this oil)
  • Sunburn relief
  • IBS treatment
  • Balance hormones and relieve symptoms of PCOS

Peppermint essential oil blends well with:

blends well with many oils, in particular with Lavender; Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Geranium, Benzoin, Cedarwood, Cypress, Mandarin, Marjoram, Neroli, Rosemary, Rosewood, Nutmeg, Thyme and Pine

Safety uses peppermint essential oil:

Non-toxic, non-irritant but occasionally sensitizing. Never apply peppermint essential oil undiluted to the skin and avoid direct contact with the eyes.

Not safe to use for children under 2 years old. (instead, use spearmint)

Pregnant, breastfeeding, nursing women or people with severe allergies should always be careful before trying any kind of aromatherapy. Always consult with your physician and or herbalist prior to use.

Ginger sanitizing essential oil

This spicy root is a favorite in many South Asian households, usually used in teas and cold-busting remedies. Commonly found in the South-Asian sub-continent, ginger is used as a spice for cooking. Due to its digestive properties, it is mainly used in meat dishes to help soften it and make it easier to digest.

Both, ginger root and ginger oil are also used as preservative and flavoring agents. It also fights off colds.

Ginger essential oils have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties

Ginger is also an anti-inflammatory and has antiseptic properties, which makes it ideal for treating dandruff. This amazing oil is excellent for hair growth as it has a stimulating impact on blood flow when applied to the scalp. This increase in blood flow helps carry nutrients that assist with healthy hair growth.

Ginger also contains antioxidant gingerol, which can help ward off free radicals. It makes an excellent hair conditioner as it’s packed with minerals and is a staple in my homemade hair growth serum.

Release indigestion or upset stomach with ginger essential oil

Furthermore, ginger can also ease an upset stomach and is an excellent remedy for indigestion, colic, diarrhea and other stomach and bowel related problems. Research also shows that ginger is effective against nausea – making it an excellent natural remedy for pregnant women. Ginger is also a natural antiseptic, which means it can be used to treat food poisoning, intestinal infections, and bacterial dysentery.

Effective treatment for cold and respiratory problems

If you’re suffering from a cold, ginger can be an effective remedy as it treats respiratory problems such as cold, cough, flu, asthma and bronchitis. It can also remove mucus from the throat and lungs and is often ingested through tea.

Reduce inflammation with ginger essential oil

Ginger has also been used in traditional medicine to reduce inflammation, and recent research has now found that its anti-inflammatory properties can be attributed to the presence of a substance called Zingibain.

Natural pain relief and lower cholesterol with ginger essential oil

Furthermore, ginger can be used for natural pain relief when applied to aching muscles and joints. It can even improve heart health as research shows it helps reduce cholesterol and prevents blood clots, which can minimize the risk of heart attack.

If that wasn’t enough, ginger can also boost your mood, relieve anxiety and increase libido.

Safety uses ginger essential oil:

Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Ginger oil is slightly photo-toxic, so avoid direct sunlight up to 72 hours after skin applications. Can be sensitizing with repeated use.

Pregnant, breastfeeding, nursing women or people with severe allergies should always be careful before trying any kind of aromatherapy. Always consult with your physician and or herbalist prior to use.

Lavender is one of my favorite sanitizing essential oils

For centuries, Lavender oil was used for many applications, it can handle many important tasks and is a real delight to use. It is such a versatile oil that has a multitude of qualities that should be within reach easily in every home.

Lavender essential oil has so many health properties, it calms down and nourishes skin, has plenty of common uses and is also a great sanitizing essential oil.

Stimulate hair growth with Lavender essential oils

Lavender has a beautiful aroma and is a mild and soothing oil that is often recommended to treat troubling hair conditions, especially hair loss. It is an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial oil. We know that this means it can revitalize hair follicles and stimulate regrowth of hair.

Moisturise scalp and balance sebum production with lavender essential oil

Lavender oil can be applied to any hair. It works by moisturizing the scalp and balancing sebum production, which makes it popular for dandruff control and for treating scalp acne, itchiness, and dryness. With time, lavender balances the oils of the scalp and improves blood flow. If you’re dealing with any fungal infection or a bacteria-driven condition, massage lavender on your scalp regularly.

Nourish delicate skin and heal sun exposure with Lavender essential oil

This versatile oil nourishes delicate skin, helps combat dry skin, soothes skin irritations and helps heal sun exposure.

Other uses of Lavender essential oil

It’s also an antiseptic, an antimicrobial, and sanitizing essential oils. It also works as an anti-depressant, sedative, detoxifier, ease feelings of tension and promotes deep and restful sleep. Lavender oil also stimulates the immune system and helps supply the healing process by stimulating cells of wounds so they can heal faster. This mood-tonic can help you handle clinical and psychological shocks of injury.

Lavender also has the most beautiful scent, in fact, I use it also on my laundry so that my clothes smell super fresh! It also helps to create relaxing environments and balances your emotions.

Give your kitchen a refreshing twist with Lavender essential oil

Lastly, the unique flavors of Lavender are also used for cooking and giving your marinades and desserts a refreshing twist.

Common uses of Lavender essential oil

ADHD, alertness, allergies, anxiety, bug repellent, burns, calming, candida, cholesterol, concentration, cooling, crying, dandruff, depression, diaper rash, hair loss, herpes, high blood pressure, physical stress, relaxing, sedative, sleep, stretch marks, tension, wounds and wrinkles

Lavender essential oil blends well with:

Blends well with almost all oils, especially with citrus oils, chamomile, clary sage, and geranium.

Safety uses for Lavender essential oils

Pregnant, breastfeeding, nursing women or people with severe allergies should always be careful before trying any kind of aromatherapy. Always consult with your physician and or herbalist prior to use. In general, non-toxic, non-irritant and not sensitizing.

Consult your physician before ingesting Lavender oil.

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