Disinfectant: substances that destroy microorganisms.
Antibacterial: a compound or substance that kills or slows down the growth of bacteria.
Anti-microbial: a substance that slows or inhibits the growth of microorganisms.
Anitseptics: prevents or inhibits the growth of microbes.
Almost every essential oil contains natural chemicals that act as antimicrobial agents, protecting their native plants and acting as the key ingredients in human medicine for millennia.
Essential oils are plant essences distilled or pressed from stems, leaves, fruits and flowers and they are rich in chemicals like phenols, monoterpenes, and ketones - the same chemical molecules that have been isolated or synthesized by the pharmaceutical industry to make drugs.
For the same reason that there are virtually no harmful side effects to therapeutic-grade essential oils, bacteria and viruses cannot develop resistance to genuine essential oils. Read More on this topic here....http://naturalmedicine.suite101.com/article.cfm/essential_oils_versus_mrsa
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