The information provided in this post is for information purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. It is not a substitute for your doctor’s care plan or advice.
Homemade Antibacterial Essential Oil Blend
Leigh Anne DuChene’s recipe.
Makes 280 drops. Enough to fill ONE 15ml essential oil reducer bottle
80 drops of tea tree oil
70 drops thyme oil
50 drops clove bud oil
35 drops lemon oil
25 drops cinnamon oil
20 drops pine, spruce, or fir oil
1. Add oils, one by one, using either the essential oil reducer bottle the oil is in or a clean pipette, to your 15ml essential oil reducer bottle. You can buy essential oil reducer bottles here, or you can re-use an empty and well sanitized essential oil reducer bottle.
2. Shake bottle to mix essential oils.
3. Use following appropriate age and safety precautions per each oil in the blend. Dilute appropriately when using topically. See our Essential Oil Information Resources post for information on essential safety of use, ages, and dilution.
Note: I would NOT recommend this blend for use on children under the age of 2 years old, and precaution should always be taken on use with young children ages 2-10 years old.
Make It Your Own
You can substitute other oils in place of the ones in this recipe if you desire, basically that’s the staple recipe. Or, you can add oils to the recipe by adjust ratios to be no more than 280 drops to fill a 15ml bottle.
If adding to a salve, use 1 tablespoon of carrier oil with no more than 5 drops of oil blend as basic guide. However, more precise dilution rations can be found in our Essential Oil Information Resources post.
If adding to a spray bottle I’d do about 40 drops of oil blend in a 16 – 32 oz bottle of alcohol, vinegar, or witch hazel, or any combination of those three. I use my emptied Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar bottles as my household cleaning spray bottles.
When pregnant, make sure you are beyond the first trimester before using such an essential oil blend, and make sure the oils you choose are appropriate for use during pregnancy, same for nursing and with a newborn. Essential oils are not recommended by most aromatherapists for use on babies till at least 6 months of age, and even then the list of recommended as safe essential oils is very small. For more information see our Essential Oil Information Resources post.
My version does NOT use eucalyptus oil, because I have little ones and I do not want the respiratory risks associated with it. However, if you do not have little ones where eucalyptus would be a potential risk, or you are fully aware of the risks and choose to use eucalyptus anyways, then it can certainly be included.
Hope you enjoy,