Posted by jeff on 8/6/2010 to Oils
Lavender - Lavender is perhaps the most popular oil on the market. It is extremely versatile because it is an antiseptic, anxiolytic, and anti-inflammatory. It helps heal burns, bites, eases pain, and inflammation.
Lavender is also used a lot to calm people down. Research has shown it has a positive effect with getting people to fall to sleep. It has caused better rest than prescribed sleeping pills, and it does not even have the bad side effects.
Geranium - Geranium is great for healing skin. It is a non-drying, antiseptic that also works as a general tonic. It is one of the few oils that has been successful in fighting Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria.
Melaleuca - Melaleuca oil, more commonly known as tea tree oil, has great protective properties. It is a must-have for your first aid kit. A drop of tea tree oil on your gauze is one of the safest, and most effective ways, of controlling minor infections and scrapes.
Oregano - Oregano is an especially powerful antiseptic. Carvacrol, Oregano's primary molecule, has very strong antimicrobial activity. It can be too strong to apply topically except for in very stubborn situations. It has continued to be researched for its ability to be more resistant to synthetic antibiotics.
Lemon - Lemon is another strong antiseptic. It works as a tonic to aid with relief from headaches or insect bites as well. You can even use lemon to clean your home because of its antiseptic ability, and it has a pleasant aroma to go along with it.
These essential oils are just a few of the different antiseptic and antibacterial oils that are available. Do some research and find which ones you are interested in trying. Your aromatherapist or doctor should be able to help you know how to apply them properly, and what blends will work as well.