7 Essential Oils for Disinfecting

7 Essential Oils for Disinfecting

Create a healthy environment, treat minor cuts and wounds and keep your home clean without the use of harsh chemicals. These 7 essential oils contain natural disinfectant properties, smell amazing and make a great addition to your home.

7 Essential Oils for Disinfecting

1. Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is a natural disinfectant with antibacterial and antiviral properties. As an added bonus, Lavender promotes skin healing, is calming, aids in sleep and helps relieve cold and cough symptoms. Lavender is a common ingredient in many soaps and natural cleaners. 

Some Lavender varieties have high camphor content if taking anti-seizure medication consult a healthcare professional prior to use. 


2. Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree essential oil is a natural disinfectant with antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. Tea Tree oil is commonly used to treat minor wounds and cuts, making it a great addition to your home. It is recommended to dilute tea tree oil using a carry oil and avoid using on sensitive or allergy prone skin.


3. Cinnamon Essential Oil

Cinnamon essential oil has powerful antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial properties. It also can be used to help reduce respiratory problems. When using cinnamon essential oil avoid sensitive or allergy prone skin as cinnamon essential oil can be a mild irritant or sensitizer. 


4. Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil smells amazing and has natural antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Peppermint essential oil is known to help reduce fever and when inhaled, provides relief from many respiratory problems.


5. Clove Essential Oil

Clove essential oil is a natural antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial product due to its antiseptic properties. Clove is also an immune system booster and can assist in respiratory conditions such as cough and asthma.


6. Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus essential oil is a natural disinfectant, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, decongestant and immune system booster. It is known for its assistance in respiratory relief as it clears the chest and reduces cough.

Though Eucalyptus is safe to be used topically and aromatically, it is toxic if taken internally.  


7. Lemongrass Essential Oil

There are so many reasons to add Lemongrass essential oil to your collection. Lemongrass has a beautiful clean, fresh and energizing scent, as well as antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. Lemongrass essential oil makes a great addition to natural cleaners, hand soaps and detergents. 


neōb Lavender uses essential oils in a wide variety of our plant based products including our liquid hand soaps, soap bars, detergents and even natural cleaners

Essential oils are an excellent addition to your home and have a wide variety of uses and benefits. A natural alternative to harsh chemicals, essential oils make a great addition to household cleaning products, first aid treatments, cosmetics, soaps and so much more. 

Looking to build your knowledge of Essential Oils? Check out our article on Essential Oil Foundations. Learn and grow with neōb Lavender. 

Essential oils are highly concentrated and potent. Prior to use consult a Healthcare Professional especially if pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children and animals. Keep away from sensitive skin areas such as eyes, ears and mucus membranes. 

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