Antiseptics are antimicrobial substances that are applied to living tissue to reduce the possibility of infection. (Antibiotics differ in that they destroy bacteria and can be used internally and disinfectants differ in that they destroy microorganisms on non-living objects.)
Please note: The information provided below is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have used essential oils and has NOT been scientifically verified with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns please seek professional medical attention.
Essential Oils that are Antiseptic:
Essential Oils: Cinnamon
Also consider: Basil, Bergamot, Cassia, Clove, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Myrrh, Rosemary, Thyme, Orange, Ylang Ylang
Ways to Use:
See individual health topics on the health topics page.
Note that an infection can be the result of a variety of strains of bacteria, virus, etc. and that different oils may be more potent than others against a particular strain. In more serious situations consult a doctor.