best essential oil
for bacteria and viruses

A common question people ask

about essential oils is

'What is the best

essential oil

to help with

bacteria and viruses,

colds and flu' ? 

Essential oils have been used for Healing

since the beginning of time.

Plants are where our First Medicines came from,

and we can utilize the bark, stems, flowers, leaves,

seeds, roots and oils of plants. 

Nature is indeed miraculous!

Essential oil is the Essence of the plant,


The Most Potent Healing Qualities


Although there are many, Many essential oils that Can and Will help with any bacteria, fungus, virus or infection out there, there is ONE type of essential oil blend that works miracles.

When it comes to being anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-infectious, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and much more, you need to have this one on hand at All Times! 

This oil has different names, depending on which quality company that you choose to buy from. 

It is the Combination Of Oils

that provide Amazing Healing Properties

An oil by any other name...

There are 3 or 4 or 5 single oils that make up the majority of this special healer, and companies add other oils to make their blend slightly different.

In my opinion, as a Long-Time Essential Oil User And Lover, as long as you stick with a Reputable Company that uses and *Can Prove* that they use Only *The BEST 100% Pure, Quality-Controlled* product, then you should be okay.

**Only Buy Oils Labeled 'Therapeutic-Grade'!*

DON'T Buy any old 'aromatherapy' that is sold in drugstores or gas stations. Poor quality oils are more for 'smelling good', and are usually a bit Toxic with alcohol and chemicals and additives! 

If you are serious about wanting to get the Healing Qualities out of an essential oil, then you MUST buy a legitimate Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oil from a Quality Company. 

Yes, you will spend a few more dollars, but compare costs to a doctor, urgent care or emergency room visit, plus shots, meds, tests, what-have-you, then there just is no comparison.



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oils for healing

The top 3 most healing oils found in the Best Essential Oil for bacteria, viruses, colds and flu are Lemon, Cinnamon and Clove.

Eucalyptus and Rosemary and others may be added to adjust the potency and various healing qualities. 

Lemon Essential Oil 

Therapeutic-grade Lemon essential oil is by far one of my most favorite essential oils, because of not only the wonderful aroma and versatility of the oil (see more here), but it is full of healing goodness. 

Lemon is purifying, invigorating, cleansing, detoxing, antiviral and a great antiseptic. 

Cinnamon Essential Oil

Cinnamon essential oil is another important component of the best oil for keeping viruses and bacteria at bay. 

Cinnamon essential oil has been used for many thousands of years for healing, including many mentions in the Bible. 

Therapeutic-grade essential oil is antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-parasitic and a whole host of other important healing qualities. 

Cinnamon oil is an Awesome scent and product, another of my all-time favorites! 

Clove Essential Oil

Clove is the third important essential oil that comprises the most healing blend of oils. 

Clove is another oil that has been used for thousands of years for healing aches, pains, colds and flu. It is also widely used for dental pain. 

Therapeutic-grade Clove oil is also anti-infectious, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, antiseptic, and much, much more. 

Eucalyptus and Rosemary Essential Oil

Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils round out this most important oil blend. 

Eucalyptus oil is another long-time healer of infections, colds and flu. It is very beneficial for respiratory issues. It is a strong anti-viral, anti-bacterial and antiseptic oil. 

Rosemary essential oil is also anti-bacterial, anti-infectious and antiseptic. 

soo... what is 
the best essential oil
for bacteria, viruses, colds and flu?! 

If you know therapeutic-grade essential oils, then you may have guessed already.

Similar names, different companies, all with good-quality oils, and I have tried a number of them. 

Thieves by Young Living, Fighting Five (formerly Four Thieves) by Edens Garden, On Guard by DoTerra, and a few others, all Great Oils by Great Companies, all similar in nature and effectiveness. 

The combination of the above mentioned single oils, with all of their many, many potent qualities, makes for one Powerhouse of a Healer and Protector. Hard to find a better immune system supporter. 

This blend also has been university tested for their outstanding ability to clean and rid surfaces and air of bacteria. 

I highly recommend having one of these oils in your home or office, all year round to keep the germs at bay!


It's a Great Story, too, why this particular name was chosen! I don't know which company was the first to use it, but they all seem to have a similar story. 

Back in the Middle Ages in Europe, the 'Black Death', the Black Plague, the bubonic plague, wiped out more than one third and up to 60% of the entire population of Europe. It was caused by bacteria from rodents.

There was a band of thieves that went around and robbed the sick and dying or dead bodies and houses of the plague-infected. The thieves apparently combined these and other particular oils, covered themselves with them, and never got sick. 


I have used this amazing essential oil for years, including a few years of working with toddlers and young children and their (unsanitary!) habits, and avoided getting the colds and germs and flu that nearly everyone else caught! 



Although I have used other brands and love them all, this is the one that I am currently using. It is a reputable, quality company with great prices. 

I not only always have this around for general health, but I keep a spray bottle with me when I travel, spraying a/c units, pillows, bedding, bathrooms, remotes! 




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how to use therapeutic-grade essential oils

There are many ways to use this essential oil to help get rid of, or lessen the effects of, bacteria, viruses, colds or flu. 

Diffusing a small amount with water in a diffuser is a great way to cover a whole room of the house, a child's room, or in your office. Keeps the germs at bay, and smells Great too! 

A few drops can be placed on a towel, blanket or pillow and inhaled. (Keep away from eyes!)

A few drops mixed with a good quality carrier oil can be massaged on your feet, usually on a particular pressure point, or on chest, throat or neck.

Be aware that this oil contains cinnamon, which can irritate sensitive skin. Do not get near eyes. Test on a small area first.  

There are actually pressure points in your hands and ears as well as your feet, that can be massaged with essential oils. A subject for another page!

A drop or 2 in a liquid, or placed on your tongue, is very effective, but not recommended. 

ONLY use a 100% Pure and Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oil internally, and ONLY under the care of an Aromatherapist or health-care practitioner!


*Internal Use is not FDA Approved! 


This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. The user accepts all risk, liability and responsibility. Use caution if pregnant or around young children or pets. 

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