Prevent bacterial infection with essential oils

The essential oils can be used in various methods, so the best way to approach self-defense is to make up a blend of essential oils in a bottle, and then take the drops you need for each method of use when required.

Kept undiluted in this way, they will remain active for a much longer time than if diluted. You can multiply the number of drops, but keep the proportions the same:

Antibacterial blend 1

Ravensara 10 drops
Eucalyptus radiata 8 drops
Niaouli 5 drops
Ginger 10 drops
Thyme 4 drops
Lemongrass 3 drops

Antibacterial blend 2

Frankincense5 drops
Ho wood 6 drops
Eucalyptus radiata 8 drops
Lemon 5 drops
Palmarosa 6 drops

Antibacterial blend 3

Rosalina 10 drops
Lavender 8 drops
Geranium 4 drops
Lemon 6 drops
Palmarosa 6 drops
Ravintsara 10 drops

Blends 2 and 3 could be added to unscented shower or bath products made using natural ingredients. For baths, add 4 drops of the blend to 1 teaspoon of carrier oil and 1 teaspoon of salt before adding to the water and dispersing well with your hand.

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MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bug that has taken control all over the world. Signs of a staph infection — whether in the hospital or at home — can include skin infections that appear as a rash, spots, or pimples, and swelling in the glands. Dealing with the infection early is always the best option.

The following blend is designed to give protection and, if no other help is available, can be used in cases where infection has already taken hold. There are 46 drops in the blend — the largest ingredient contributing 10 drops, and the smallest just 2 drops. You can double or triple the whole recipe, but always stick with the essential oil proportions.

MRSA BLEND

Geranium 10 drops
Manuka 10 drops
Thyme linalol 5 drops
Clove bud 3 drops
Lavender 5 drops
Lemongrass 5 drops
Tea tree 3 drops
Oregano 2 drops
Cinnamon leaf 3 drops

Mix the essential oils together in a small bottle. From this bottle, take 30 drops and add to 1 fl. oz. (30 mL) of carrier oil or an alternative carrier of your choice such as aloe vera or silica gel, for example. Massage both feet, using ½–1 teaspoon of the diluted blend, depending on the size of the feet.

In severe cases, a stronger dilution can be used. This should be used only in tiny amounts, and when needed: dilute the essential oil blend in 1 fl. oz. (30 mL) of a carrier oil of your choice. It’s not advisable to use these blends during pregnancy or on children.

HELICOBACTER PYLORI

Helicobacter pylori is one of those Gram-negative bacteria that are often resistant to pharmaceutical antibiotics. Although it can be found in various parts of the body, Helicobacter pylori is usually found in the stomach, and for this reason, the first method involves making an infusion.

Take 1 tablespoon of organic manuka honey (active 24+) and mix with 1 drop of organic manuka essential oil. Once a day from this mix take ½ teaspoon, and stir it into a 5 fl. oz. (150 mL) mug of warm water and sip. It’s best to do this before going to sleep. Repeat for no longer than four days, then leave it for two days, and then repeat for a further four days. Only use this method if you are not taking antibiotics or when the course has finished.

Also, make an upper abdominal rub using the following essential oils:

Orange, sweet 3 drops
Black pepper 1 drop
Cardamom 1 drop

Dilute into 1 teaspoon (5 mL) of carrier oil and apply a small amount — enough to cover the upper abdomen — every night until the infection eases.