There are many essential oils that have such powerful plant constituents within them that they are a triple threat to any pathogens lurking in your home or workspace. You can use essential oils for cleaning surfaces or within a diffuser to help detoxify your household and workplace environment.
Let’s face it: with all of this talk about viruses … it’s good to know that we can avoid harmful bacteria and viruses with completely safe (and natural) substances. Let’s take a closer look.
Essential oils can help reduce the threat of infections
Tea tree oil kills a long list of pathogens: viral, bacterial, and fungal. Recent studies have found that tea tree oil is particularly good at eradicating gram-negative bacteria, such as the bacteria that causes pneumonia.
It even kills the resistant staph bacteria. Tea tree oil is also great to keep in a spray bottle to quickly spritz and detoxify spaces, like when the dog’s been on your bed or other furniture items.
Tea tree oil happens to be one of the best cleaning oils around. It is so effective at detoxifying living spaces that today, hospitals – which are only recently trying to find ways to sterilize hospital equipment in the face of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and viruses – are now coating medical supplies in a tea tree oil coating, in order to help make hospitals a safer place.
As another idea: you can mix some tea tree oil with white vinegar and create a great mold-removing solution!