Essential oils are very complex chemical compounds that possess potent antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. The molecules of essential oils are also relatively small, giving them the ability to easily penetrate our cells. When topically applied to the feet or elsewhere, essential oils can travel throughout the body within 20 minutes. Young Living’s therapeutic quality oils are safe to use topically, to take internally and to diffuse.
So what does that mean for you and me? Because of the wide array of chemical compounds in essential oils, they offer a broad spectrum of protection against bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. For example, because they are made up of sometimes hundreds of chemical constituents, mutating viruses are not able to survive in the presence of certain powerful antiviral essential oils. Every oil has its own chemical makeup; some oils or blends support emotional balance, others will kill mold, candida, bacteria and/or viruses.