antiviral essential oils in aromatherapy

With this post I would like to remind you of some essential oils with antiviral and stimulating properties of the immune system, which can be diffused as a support to clean rooms.

An essential oil that is now well known is the Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), which has known antibacterial, antiviral, and immunomodulating properties. An essence to be considered a “must” for the family kit.

Another important essence is the Niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenerva ct cineolo) which is an excellent antiviral and has balsamic properties. The perfume is a bit reminiscent of eucalyptus, and spreading it in the home or office can be an excellent preventive practice.

To stay in the Mediterranean, do not forget the Thyme (Thymus vulgaris ct thymol in the most aggressive version; ct linalool in the active one but less impactful). A great antiviral and antibacterial, it stimulates the immune system and especially in the chemotype thymol can be used for a deep cleaning of the rooms (using a drop is enough if we stay in the room, otherwise even five drops in the diffuser but we leave the diffuser on and return after an hour, turning it off).

thymus vulgaris aromaterapia
Thymus vulgaris author: Javier Martin

Internally, if you have no experience of aromatherapy, it is better to opt for pre-dosed capsules for the immune system which are marketed by various companies in the sector. The capsules are the safest system for using the essences orally, because they are precisely pre-measured and contain the indications for use and all the specifications.

To create a hand spray at home, you can take a 30 ml spray bottle, use vodka as a carrier, and pour 30 drops in total of tea tree and eucalyptus essential oil (15 and 15). If we also have niaouli and thyme, it is possible to always make a total mixture of 30 drops, for example:

tea tree essential oil 10 drops

essential oil of niaouli 10 drops

essential oil of thyme ct linalool 10 drops; if we have the thyme ct thymol it is better to use 5 drops.

Versione italiana dell’articolo – Oli essenziali antivirali

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