Make Own Antifungal Mix of Essential Oils
This article is just for informational purposes only. I DO NOT recommend to anybody to ingest the essential oils which are not intended and marketed by the producers for human consumption!
The essential oils contain the fat soluble chemicals which are meant to be the plant’s defense against the pathogenic viruses, bacteria and fungi. That’s the reason why herbs and plants create those chemicals; plants do not have the immune systems to fight off the microbes so the only other solution for them is to synthesize the antimicrobial chemicals.
Today I am not going to describe the essential oils in detailed overview rather than sharing what the best information from the studies.
The best essential oils which can be used as natural antifungals:
- oregano oil
- thyme oil
- cinnamon oil
- cassia oil
- lemongrass oil
- clove oil
These essential oils proved to be very effective against the broad spectrum of fungi and yeasts. But naturally those oils are effective also against the bacteria, viruses and other pathogens like mycoplasma or intestinal parasites.
Another advantage of these essential oils is that they are not very expensive. The most expensive of those essential oils listed above are oregano oil, cinnamon oil and thyme oil.
Even though there are other effective essential oils which cost even less they may get contaminated with pesticides. Orange essential oil is an effective natural antimicrobial product which is not expensive but there is a concern about its pesticide content. Exotic fruits like oranges and lemons are sprayed with chemicals that are fat-soluble and will get into the essential oils extracted from those fruits.
Orange oil is extracted by cold pressing of orange peels and the yield is about 0.3% – 0.5% of orange peel weight. After doing some math we get the numbers: 200 – 300 grams of orange peels is needed to get 1 ml of orange essential oil.
So if you ingested 1 ml of orange essential oil it would be like eating 300 grams of orange peels with all the pesticides in them.
That’s the only reason why I do not recommend ingestion of essential oils extracted from citruses unless they are produced from organic pesticide-free fruits.
How to dilute the essential oils?
Usually the ratio used in essential oil supplements is 1:3 or 1:4. So you take like 60 ml of 100% oregano essential oil and 240ml of olive oil or coconut oil which will serve as a carrier oil. You get 300ml of diluted oregano essential oil which can be used without feeling too much irritation.
However, you can also dilute the essential oils more (like 1:5 or 1:10) since it is not so much about the concentration of the essential oil in carrier oil. Having to take 1 teaspoon of oil mix or 2 teaspoons as a serving is just a matter of convenience. The effective antimicrobial chemicals found in the essential oils get distributed throughout the body the same way.
The point of making own essential oil formula is the price obviously. You spend less because you will make more of the essential oil mix than you would buy in the supplement store.
Various brands produce a lot of different 100% essential oils which are either distilled or cold pressed. However, not every oil is 100% essential oil! A lot of vendors produce already diluted oils containing various chemicals and these oils are TOXIC and NOT intended for consumption! Another problem is that some oils are also chemically extracted with a solvent so check the label of every essential oil you would want to buy.
Another advantage is creating your own unique blend of antimicrobial essential oils which is more effective since the antimicrobial substances from