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Using Essential Oils for Antiviral purposes


Essential oil research is validating many previously suspected properties of essential oils, as well as opening new doors for possible therapeutic action. And, essential oils are more widely used than ever before.

Studies have shown that certain essential oils can kill bacteria, and some have even been tested against influenza and other viruses. Plus, Lattin adds, they can be helpful in relieving cold and flu symptoms.



A natural insect repellent with 90 % Alcohol and essential oils.

Happy Trails

Ingredients are 90 % Alcohol made from corn (SD40), Sierra Nevada spring water, essential oils of catnip, lemongrass, citronella, patchouli and clove.100% natural with essential oils of Catnip, Lemongrass, Citronella, Clove and patchouli

DEET free Use with confidence Safe for children and animals Paraben free Cruelty free This all natural spray can be used on body and on washable clothing. Mother Nature's survival kit in a bottle! Available in 60ml (plastic bottle) and 120 ml (glass bottles)

Happy Trails

$5.00

2 oz.

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Happy Trails

$10.00

4 oz.

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Aroma Organic Hand Sanitizer Plus 8 oz.
New

Our Aroma Hand Sanitizer Plus is just what you need to purify your hands this cold and flu season! Massage into your hands and enjoy the aroma of Rose Geranium, Rosemary, and Tea Tree. Rich in essential oils, this home and workplace essential is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-microbial! 65% alcohol. Organic

*Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, *Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Alcohol, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, *Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, *Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf/Root Extract, *Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Extract, *Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, *Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Extract, *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Extract, +Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, *Lecithin, *Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Leaf Oil, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, *Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, *Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass) Leaf Oil, *Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, +Salvia Triloba (Sage) Leaf Extract, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Extract * Organic + Wildcrafted


Aroma Hand Sanitizer Plus 8 oz.
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Desert Essence Tea Tree and Lavender Probiotic Hand Sanitizer Mini

This pure, potent hand sanitizer kills 99.9% of germs while delivering good bacteria courtesy of probiotic-packed Kefir, which nourishes and conditions the skin. Just a few drops and your skin will feel clean, soft and moisturized, with an infusion of calming Lavender Essential Oil.
1.7 oz.

Active Ingredient: Alcohol 75%v/v Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Hydroxypropylcellulose, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Hansenula/Kloeckera/Lactobacillus/Lactococcus/Leuconostoc/Pediococcus/ Saccharyomyces/Fig/Lemon Ferment (Kefir Probiotic), Sambucus Nigra Fruit Juice (Elderberry), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Glycerin, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract (Coneflower), Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Sorbitan Oleate, Cellulose Gum, Chitosan (Plant), Natural Fragrance (Parfum), Isoeicosane, Citric Acid

Tea Tree and Lavender Probiotic Hand Sanitizer Mini
$5.95 Qty

Defense Formula Hand Sanitizer

12 oz Pump

The CDC recommends using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not available to help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

Our Defense Formula Hand Sanitizer contains 75% Alcohol along with our most powerful blend of essential oils to nourish and protect your skin while sanitizing and moisturizing with 100% plant based glycerin to keep from leaving your hands dry and vulnerable.

  • NO Parabens
  • NO Artificial Colors
  • NO Synthetic Fragrances
  • NO Animal Testing

    Ingredients are Alcohol (75%), Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Polyacrylate crosspolymer-6, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea tree) Oil, Eucalyptus globulus (Eucalyptus) Oil, Thymus vulgaris (White Thyme) Oil, Origamum vulgare (Wild Marjoram) Oil


    Defense Formula Hand Sanitizer
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    Aromatherapy Mist with 90% Alcohol

    Seahell Aromatherapy Mist

    For Body, Room and Linens

    A lively blend of pink and white grapefruit, cedar, organic lavender and sea plant essence. Innocent, yet mischievous, Seashell is a particularly popular scent with both men and women. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Suddenly, you're a child again, enjoying sun-filled, fun-filled days by the sea! To set your worries free spray yourself, the room or your favorite linens. Ingredients are 90 % Alcohol made from corn (SD40), Sierra Nevada spring water, pink and white grapefruit, lemongrass, cypress, cedar, tonka, geranium, sea plant alcoholate and other essential oils.

    Available in 8 oz (plastic bottle)

    Seashell Mist

    $16.00

    8 oz.

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    Aromatherapy Mist with 90% Alcohol

    Summer Cooler Aromatherapy Mist

    For Body, Room and Linens

    A lively blend of lemongrass, peppermint, basil, lime, eucalyptus and juniper. Bright and breezy, Summer Cooler is just what you need to keep your cool on a baking-hot day! Light, crisp and refreshing, it's as much a part of summer as your sunhat and sandals. Liberally spray your body, the room or on your linens!

    Ingredients are 90 % Alcohol made from corn (SD40), Sierra Nevada spring water, lemon, basil, juniper berry, eucalyptus, lemongrass, peppermint and other essential oils.

    Available in 8 oz (plastic bottle)

    Seashell Mist

    $16.00

    8 oz.

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    Aromatherapy Mist with 90% Alcochol

    Rain Blossom Aromatherapy Mist

    There is nothing quite like the fresh and beautifully fragrant scent after the first rain. Captured here, bright lemon verbena and delicate freesia bring it to you year round.
    Spray iberally on your body, your linens or around the room to banish the blues and energize your senses.

    Ingredients are Alcohol 90 % made from corn (SD40), Sierra Nevada spring water, lemon verbena, petitgrain citronnier, organic lavender, freesia, rose geranium, tangerine and other essential oils.

    Available in 8 oz spray (plastic bottle)

    Rain Blossom Mist

    $16.00

    8 oz.

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    Taken from The National Center for Biotechnology Information
    Herbs and the essential oils derived from them have been used from the beginning of human history for different purposes. Their beneficial properties have been applied to mask unpleasant odors, attract the attention of other people, add flavor and aroma properties to prepared dishes, perfumes, and cosmetics, etc. Herbs and essential oils (EOs) have also been used in medicine because of their biological properties, such as larvicidal action, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidant, fungicide, and antitumor activities, and many more.

    Many EOs exhibit antimicrobial properties, which is extremely important in fields of science and industry, such as medicine, agriculture, or cosmetology. Among the 250 EOs which are commercially available, about a dozen possess high antimicrobial potential. According to available papers and patents, EOs seem to be a potential alternative to synthetic compounds, especially because of the resistance that has been increasingly developed by pathogenic microorganisms.

    In this review we summarize the latest research studies about the most-active EOs that are known and used because of their antimicrobial properties. Finally, it is noteworthy that the antimicrobial activities of EOs are not preeminent for all strains. Further investigations should, thus, focus on targeting EOs and microorganisms.

    Here are 15 herbs and their essential oil form with powerful antiviral activity.

    Follow the appropriate safety warnings as some essential oils are not safe for use on the skin as they can be irritating to the skin if they’re not diluted properly. They might be able to be used in a diffuser. Please consult a medical practitioner for any specific medical conditions you may have.

  • Oregano
  • Sage
  • Basil
  • Fennel
  • Eucalyptus (reduces fevers and fights viruses)
  • Lemon Balm
  • Peppermint (reduces coughs, sinusitis, and throat infections)
  • Rosemary
  • Red Thyme (has antibacterial activity to help fight respiratory infections)
  • Tea Tree
  • Cinnamon Leaf (Antimicrobial Activity of Cinnamon EO In numerous studies of antimicrobial activity, cinnamon EOs of various origins are used. EO of Cinnamomum zeylanicum displayed 100% inhibitory activity at 3.1 µL/mL concentration against influenza virus A1/Denver/1/57 (H1N1) with 30 min exposure.)
  • Bergamot
  • Geranium
  • Clove Bud (Research confirms that clove oil has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, has antiviral and antifungal properties to clean surfaces or air)
  • Patchouli (modulate immune response to influenza) Use 1 drop Tea Tree Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) essential oil inhibits influenza during the early stages by preventing intracellular processing of the viral particle. When introduced into cell culture media, tea tree oil prevented viral uncoating by interfering with the acidification of the endosomes and membrane fusion (Figure 2C, D) (Garozzo et al 2009, Garozzo et al 2011, Garozzo et al 2013, Li et al 2013). The ability to prevent endosome acidification was ascribed to the tea tree oil constituents terpinen-4-ol, α-terpineol and terpinolene (Garozzo et al 2009, Garozzo et al 2011). These were tested against additional viruses, but their action may be IAV-specific. Tea tree oil, when actively diffused with a nebulizer for two seconds, cleared nearly all airborne IAV at 10 minutes, and showed zero virus at 15 minutes post nebulizer treatment (Usachev et al 2013).

    Passive diffusion of Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) or blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) essential oils for 10 minutes, or Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) essential oil for 30 minutes, was enough to reduce influenza activity in cell culture diffuser or Aroma Lamp. They are happy yet calming scents that all children love.

    A commercial germ blend containing cinnamon bark, clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum), sweet orange (Citrus sinensis), blue gum, and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) oils, effectively reduced influenza activity at multiple time points in cell culture (Table 5) (Wu et al 2010). This adds support for the practice of diffusing germ blends to sanitize rooms. Clove bud and cinnamon leaf oils are high in eugenol, which also showed extensive anti-influenza activity in mid-late stages of the influenza life cycle. Because cinnamon bark oil contains trans-cinnamaldehyde, an irritant and sensitizer, it is advisable not to use it in diffuser blends for an extended time period. However, diffusing for 30 minutes in an empty room, followed by airing out the room would be a reasonable practice. For the home user, an inhaler containing anti-influenza essential oils would be another option. Inhalers are great for on-the-go use, and eliminate the need to consider other people’s health conditions.

    Essential oils that effectively inhibit both methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococus (VRE) include tea tree, thyme, peppermint, lemongrass and geranium (Carson 1995, Doran 2009, Nelson 1997).

    Dosages
    Essential oil use:Children respond very well to LOW Dosages of essential oils especially for anger and irritability. Use 1/3 the adult dose.When using essential oils with children, please remember their skin is very delicate. When adding e/o's to a bath be sure to blend the correct # of drops with about 16 oz of water, shake well, then add this mixture to the bath water. Use only those oils safe for children. A few are Lavender, Geranium and Rose. Use 1/2 the usual amount.Children's Dosages Use half the usual dosage when diffusing essential oils in a child's room.

    Crying/Irritable Baby Put 1 drop Lavender on your shoulder and rock the baby to sleep while the baby's head rest on your shoulder. For more detailed information on using essential oils with baies and Children we offer the book Aromatherapy for Mother and Baby By Allison England, R.N.

    Roman Chamomile is soothing for tantrums and will also promote a good nights sleep. Put 1 drop on the pillow at bedtime. Used in the bath they can be blended with liquid soap to help them disperse. Use a lower dosage, 50% or 1/2 the recommended amount if pregnant or breastfeeding, with children or the elderly. The number of drops of essential oils used should vary in direct proportion to body weight, taking into account the age of the person as well as mental and physical health. The very old should use the same number of drops as children and babies half the amount of children.

    Eucalyptus Smithi is the only Eucalyptus essential oil that should be used on children. Eucalyptus Globulus which is the most common is usually rectified and is not suitable for children. A top note in aromatherapy, this oil is said to be helpful for chest infections, to facilitate breathing. It is also an effective analgesic. Aslo suitable for the elderly.

    At the first sign of a stuffy nose place 1 drop of Eucalyptus on the corner of your pillow. This can sometimes even stop a cold from coming on. For young children use Eucalyptus Smithi a much safer oil.

    For colds and coughs.Using essential oils with babies and children. Under the bed place a bowl of boiling water to which you have added 3 drops of Eucalyptus Oil. Use Eucalyptus Smithi which is safer for children. The steam will rise releasing the molecules into the room. According to the book do not use Eucalyptus on babies younger than 2 months. From The Complete Book of Essential Oil and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood.

    Essential Oil of Lemon
    Keep Lemon on hand to kill germs.Keep a spray bottle handy for quick cleanups in children's playroom. Add to dishwashing liquid or any mild hand soap.Use in a spray for disinfecting the air. You'll find plenty of other uses I'm sure.It has high antibacterial properties. It's antiseptic properties will last for 20 days.
     

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