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Monday, August 12, 2013

essential oil properties

Here are some of the top essential oils I like to keep handy due to their basic breakdown for cleaning purposes. These have many more beneficial properties than just these, but since I tend to use essential oils more for natural cleaning agents than for internal or skin use these are the qualities in which I am interested most.

 antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial

eucalyptus
lavender
lemon
tea tree (melaleuca)

antibiotic, antiviral

clove
oregano

antibacterial

citronella
ginger
lemongrass
orange
rosemary
mint (peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen)

antibacterial, antifungal

cinnamon


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