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Essential Oils
Essential Oils with Antiseptic or Antimicrobial Activity
(from page 66 of “The Antibiotic Alternative”)

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Bay (Pimenta racemosa)
Benzoic (Styrax benzoin dryander)
Bergamot (Citrus aurantium)
Black pepper (Piper nigrum)
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum maton)
Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
Chamomile, German (Matricaria recutita)
Chamomile, Roman (Chamaemelum nobile)
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
Clary sage (Salvia sclarea)
Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora, E. globules, E. radiata)
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
Geranium (Pelargonium spp.)
Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
Juniper (Juniperus communis)
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Lemon (Citrus limonum)
Marigold, Pt (Calendula officinalis)
Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
Melissa (Melissa officinalis)
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
Neroli (Citrus aurantium)
Orange (Citrus aurantium)
Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Sandalwood (Santalum album)
Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi)
Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) *
Ylang-ylang (Canangium odorata)

*Note: For a science fair project at school, my son tested the antibacterial properties of thyme, rosemary and tea tree oil against kitchen bacteria. Thyme came out the strongest.

If you wish to purchase essential oils try Mountain Rose Herbs. Their link is on the next page.

"Imagine a survivor of a failed civilization with only a tattered book on aromatherapy for guidance in arresting a cholera epidemic. Yet, such a book would more likely be found amid the debris than a comprehensible medical text." — James Lovelock.

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