Essential oils work well because of their many antiseptic abilities. Each type has their own makeup that has distinct natural chemicals. Some even contain hundreds of different chemicals, which make them very versatile. Here are a few of the most popular antiseptic essential oils on the market.
Lavender – Lavender is the most popular oil on the market currently. The reason? It is extremely versatile. It works as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anxiolytic that heals burns, eases pain, and stops inflammation.
It is also used to calm people. Research has shown that it has a very good effect on people suffering from insomnia. Research testing showed that lavender had a better time getting people to fall asleep than sleeping pills, and it did it all with out the drug’s negative side effects.
Geranium – Geranium is great for healing skin issues. It is a non-drying antiseptic, and also works as a general tonic. Geranium is one of the only oils that has been successful with fighting Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria.
Melaleuca – Melaleuca oil, more commonly known as tea tree, has good protective properties. Use Melaleuca oil in your first aid kits. You will not be disappointed. All you need to do is add a drop of Melaleuca oil to the gauze and then you have the best chance of controlling scrapes and infections.
Oregano – Oregano is one of the most powerful antiseptics in use. Oregano’s primary molecule, Carvacrol, makes it a very strong antiseptic because of its antimicrobial activity. Because it is so strong, oregano usually can’t be applied topically.
Lemon – Lemon has strong antiseptic properties. It works as a tonic to aid headaches and insect bites. Lemon has a pleasant aroma, which makes it a good choice when you are cleaning your home.
Antiseptic essential oils are not limited to these ones that we listed above. There are many different types of oils out there that work as an antiseptic and antibacterial oil. Do your own research and find ones that you are interested in.