Certain essential oils contain antiseptic properties. You may be wondering what does antiseptic mean? An antiseptic is an antimicrobial which kills or inhibits the growth of pathogenic microorganisms. Essential oils are not antibiotics. Antibiotics are drugs which are used to treat and prevent bacterial infections. Some bacteria are becoming resistant to antibacterial chemicals used in soaps and cleansers. The antiseptic and even antiviral properties in certain essential oils, like Tea Tree, Frankincense, Lavender and Peppermint have been used for centuries in fighting disease and sickness. These essential oils are very effective in preventing and killing certain pathogenic germs and viruses.
If you are looking to reduce the amount of chemicals you use on a regular basis, look towards essential oils. Essential oils can be very effective in preventing and fighting infections and bacteria without the chemicals.