It has not been proven, scientifically, that any essential oil has specific antiviral effects. However, anecdotal evidence indicates that the following essential oils have some antiviral effects.

Please follow appropriate safety warnings; many of the most effective antiviral essential oils are truly not safe for use on the skin and would do better in a nebulizing diffuser.

As with any information presented on this page, please use all proper precautions in using these powerful aromatic essences, and consult a medical practitioner when in doubt.

We are in no way responsible for misuse of the information presented herein.

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AntiViral Essential Oils

  • Tea Tree
  • Manuka
  • Cinnamon Bark
  • Thyme (I recommend Linalool)
  • True Melissa (against the herpes virus)
  • Sage
  • Lavender
  • Hyssop
  • Clove Bud
  • Oregano
  • Cinnamon Leaf
  • Lemon
  • Naouli
  • Myrrh
  • Ravensara (said by some to be effective against mononucleosis, herpes, shingles, flu, etc.)
  • Eucalyptus Radiata
  • Peppermint
  • Cistus
  • Palmarosa
  • Elemi
  • Helichrysum
  • Lime
  • Eucalyptus Globulus
  • Thuja
  • Black Pepper
  • Cassia
  • Patchouli
  • Cajeput


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Dee is an Adv. Certified Aromatherapist, Reiki Master, Adv. Color/Crystal Therapist, Herbalist, Dr. of Reflexology and single mom who is dedicated to helping others any way she can.

One way she chooses to help is by offering information on the benefits and uses of natural health and healing methods for the well-being of both people and pets.
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