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How Essential Oils have been shown to Kill Viruses

Herbs and the essential oils derived from them have been used from the beginning of human history for different purposes. In 2016, about 6 million people died globally due to infections of the upper respiratory tract, tuberculosis, or diarrheal diseases. At the same time, the number of strains of microorganisms resistant to existing antibiotics is constantly increasing. EOs seem to be a potential alternative to synthetic compounds, especially because of the resistance that has been increasingly developed by pathogenic microorganisms. All of the essential oils that have been analyzed below, have been shown in scientific testing to be effective at killing viruses. The National Institute of Health has documentation on how these Essential Oils kill viruses.

The above excerpts and the list of oils below, along with their results, have been taken from:

Sage EO - Was active against severe acute respiratory SARS virus (RNA virus). It is worth noting that the overriding clinical feature of SARS is the rapidity with which many patients develop symptoms of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

Eucalyptus EO has antimicrobial activity against viruses, bacteria, yeasts, and filamentous fungi. Eucalyptus EO, rich in 1,8-cineole (88%), was active against HSV-1 in vitro. Eucalyptus EO is traditionally used to treat respiratory tract disorders such as pharyngitis, bronchitis, and sinusitis. Eucalyptus has been shown to kill both the Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV1) and the Influenza Virus Type A H121.

Lavender EO showed antiviral activity against Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV1). Lavender EO also has antibacterial activity against clinical strains of bacteria, which were isolated from patients with respiratory tract infections.

Thyme EO - Shown to kill both the Influenza Type A Virus (this virus is responsible for most of the worldwide flu epidemics throughout history.) And the Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV1)

Peppermint EO exhibited high levels of virucidal activity against HSV-1 and HSV-2 in viral suspension tests. Both kinds of viruses were significantly inhibited when Herpes simplex virus was pre-treated with the EO prior to adsorption.

Tea Tree EO was active against both Herpes Labialis (on facial lips) and Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV1)Herpes simplex virus type 1 in vitro. Tea Tree EO was able to suppress viral multiplication by >96%

Cinnamon EO - Shown to kill the Influenza Virus Type A H121 (this is the flu that killed 50 to 100 million people in the 1918 worldwide Spanish Flu epidemic. 500 million people were infected. The death rate was between 10% and 20%.) Also proven to kill the Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV1)

Clove EO - Shown to kill both the Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV1) and the Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV2)

Essential oils have great potential in the field of biomedicine as they effectively destroy several bacterial, fungal, and viral pathogens. It is the opinion of many holistic health professionals that some of the presently available synthetic drugs fail to inhibit many pathogenic microbes. In addition, the use of synthetic chemicals for the control of pathogenic microorganisms is limited because of their carcinogenic effects, acute toxicity, and environmental hazard potential. In this regard, the exploitation of essential oils to control epidemic multidrug-resistant pathogenic microorganisms can be useful to combat various infectious diseases. Essential oils have the ability to hamper the growth of a diverse range of pathogens because of the presence of natural compounds produced by the organs of plants.

Excerpts taken from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5206475/

US National Library of Medicine https://www.nlm.nih.gov/ &
National Institutes of Health https://www.nih.gov/

A note about viruses.
Viruses must have a host to replicate. It can live on inanimate surfaces for potentially more than 24 hours (depending on the temperature & humidity), but will eventually die without a host to infect.

Viruses live longer on hard surfaces such as metal and plastic than they do on fabrics and soft surfaces. The virus may also be spread by airborne droplets which have landed and live in the environment waiting to be picked up and transferred to a live host.

Our products achieve great results because of two key elements, the quality of the essential oils that we use and the knowledge that we have to ensure the best mixtures.

We have this mix in a number of formats. There is a Hand Sanitizer mix, which can be used to kill viruses, bacteria, etc on your hands and other surfaces. The hand sanitizer mix also includes vitamin E and Aloe Vera, both of which help to keep the skin healthy. Additional notes about using Witch Hazel, and why we don't add rubbing alcohol into our "Virus Killer Hand Sanitizer" product.

Witch hazel, derived from flowering plants in the Hamamelidaceae family, is a great natural alternative to rubbing alcohol. It is an effective astringent, can prevent dehydration, and even reduce the swelling and irritation of inflamed skin. Witch Hazel (Hamamelis water) is a plant extract that’s made with water via a distillation process today. It used to be made as a decoction. It’s soothing to skin and mildly astringent, so, it is often used in skin care. It isn’t flammable and while you probably should not drink much of it, it won’t kill you if you drink a bit. (Note, Witch Hazel does contain 14% alcohol, but we don't add any extra alcohol)

Rubbing alcohol is made via an industrial process. It is highly flammable and very poisonous to consume. Rubbing alcohol is very extremely hazardous to humans and bacteria, and is chemical based compared to Witch Hazel that is organic and is used for acne cream-cuts-shaving cream etc.

Isopropyl alcohol is extremely hazardous to humans; it is not intended for human consumption, or any other forms of internal usage! If it is so bad to use internally, why would anyone want to use it externally?

There is the Diffuser mix that is concentrated and can be used with your Diffuser Humidifier machine, Car Vent Diffuser, Personal Pendant Diffuser, (we sell all of these) or you can put a few drops onto your face mask. Note: make sure your diffuser machine is not a heated diffuser as the heat will kill the essential oils, making them ineffective.

Aroma Therapeutic Value of Essential Oils.
Importantly, the unique aroma and other bioactive properties of an essential oil depend on its chemical constituents. In MAPs, essential oils generally accumulate in the secretary canals or cavities and glandular trichomes and sometimes in the epidermal cells [4]. Essential oils and their chemical constituents exhibit more bioactivity when present in the oxygenated or active form. In general, the chemical composition of essential oils is relatively complex, and about 20 to 60 different bioactive components are observed in many of these essential oils. Most essential oils are composed of terpenes, terpenoids, and other aromatic and aliphatic constituents with low molecular weights.

Excerpts taken from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5206475/

Here at Cory's SEOM we have created this mix in a diffuser format so you can use it in a Diffuser Humidifier (like the one we sell) and car vent diffusers (which we also sell) along with putting it into a spray bottle, closet balls, or onto dryer sheet/ball and run on air dry only.

The most powerful application is the “Virus Killer Throat Spray” which is used by spraying the mix into the back of your throat and then breathing the essential oils into your lungs so they can kill the viruses in your lungs. The throat spray is also helping people with a variety of respiratory issues. We have this mix in a glass spray bottle that you can spray into the back of your throat to kill viruses in the throat, and inhale the essential oils into the lungs to kill any viruses that are in the lungs. This mix uses oils that have a strong taste, but once most people get used to it they don't mind. When you purchase the 1oz bottle of this mix, you get the empty spray bottle and a 3ml bottle with the actual oils. If you need to order again, you simply order the refill bottle and continue to use the spray bottle.... saving you money and keeping the 1oz spray bottle from being thrown into the trash. The other reason for shipping the empty bottle, is that it won't leak liquid into the shipping package. It is also available in a 10ml trial size spray bottle, which is easy to carry in a purse or pocket. This trial size bottle comes already mixed and ready to use.

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The 1oz "Throat Spray" bottle. This mix comes in a glass spray bottle so you can spray into the back of your throat, when needed.
The 10ml Sample size "Throat Spray" bottle. Same mix as above, just in a 10ml "Sample" size bottle.
The 3oz "Flip Top" Hand Sanitizer gel bottle. Comes in a plastic "Flip Top" that you can carry with you and use when needed.
The 15ml Oriface Reducer Diffuser bottle.
The 30ml Oriface Reducer Diffuser bottle.

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Testimonials from people who have used this mix.

I'm 72 and have only been in a hospital 3 times. Each occasion was for childbirth.

When my husband, who has Parkinson's, and I learned how dangerous the pandemic was for elderly people we took it very seriously. We absolutely did not go out or have people come into our house. I had enough food and supplies for 2 1/2 months so I knew we didn’t need to go out for anything. A month into our lock-down a group of our neighbors were chatting up on the street so we went and talked with them, but we distanced ourselves and didn't really worry.

That was a Friday, then the next Monday I was feeling exhausted and went to bed early. I woke up with a sore throat and a little fever and a dry cough. By late afternoon on Tuesday I felt like I had been beaten with a baseball bat. Then this headache from hell. So I took Acetaminophen every six hours and slept for two days and my husband got me water constantly. There was hardly any fever but when I was sleeping it would spike and I’d be dripping wet. I took showers and was thinking I was going to get over it then the cough turned to that kind when all of a sudden you have so much flem you think you are going to drown.

My husband remembered that Cory had sold him his new essential oil mix for killing viruses. Within an hour using it each time I started to cough, the mix liquefied the cough and it was gone. I felt so much better that the next morning I straightened the house and made a little dinner. Set me back a day but yay!! I’m so glad I didn’t go to the hospital. Everyone agrees here, I was lucky to not go to the hospital. They do not care about any one over 60 let alone 70. But I was ready to go when the coughing got so bad.

My husband has been a pharmacist for 50 years and uses several of Cory's mixes. Thank goodness we had the Cough and Flem spray because his cough started coming back after we got home. With Parkinson's it's normal to have coughing attacks and pneumonia, which is what usually is the cause of death. My husband would continue to use the Cough and Flem spray but his cough seriously stopped after two times using the new Virus Killer Throat spray. He's been fine since.

Another customer's experience.

This customer wouldn't go anywhere without the Allergy & Congestion mix, and who would use the Arthritis & Joint Pain Relief every night on her arthritic hip so she could sleep, was excited to try the Virus Killer Throat Spray mix because she was fighting with a very sore throat. After one day of using the throat spray mix, her sore throat went away. She was very impressed how quickly and how well the mix worked, and would recommend anyone fighting a sore throat to try it.

A customer's experience using the mix in her diffuser.

This person, a 75 year old lady, who had been taking antihistamines for 50 plus years, then used the concentrated diffuser mix in her diffuser and after one week she stopped taking her antihistamine medicine because she was breathing better than she ever had. Her husband also said that her snoring was reduced by 90% after using the mix in a diffuser.

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