April 2015

Essential Oils Might Be the New Antibiotics (from The Atlantic)

The article below is by Tori Rodriguez and it first appeared in The Atlantic.  It strongly affirms what we believe to be the benefits of 100% petrochemical free Essential Oils.  My only issue with the article is that the title makes it seem like Essential Oils are new.  They are the ORIGINAL antibiotics.  They are original medicine…


Faced with increasingly drug-resistant bacteria, scientists and farmers are now looking to plant extracts to keep people and animals healthy.

Essential oils often evoke thoughts of scented candles and day spas, but their benefits beyond relaxation are less well-known. Essential oils are ultimately just plant extracts—and those are used in countless cleaning and personal-care products, and are the main ingredient in some pest-control products and some over-the-counter medications, like Vick’s VapoRub and some lice sprays.  They’re used in the food industry because of their preservative potency against food-borne pathogens—thanks to their antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Various oils have also been shown to effectively treat a wide range of common health issues such as nausea and migraines, and a rapidly growing body of research is finding that they are powerful enough to kill human cancer cells of the breast, colon, mouth, skin, and more.

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