Resistance is Futile

by Robert Tisserand The single chemical approach Since I became involved in aromatherapy 45 years ago, the dynamic between conventional medicine and aromatherapy has changed. Some of the weaknesses of conventional medicine (a $400 billion industry in the USA, and worth $1 trillion globally in 2014) have become more apparent, while at the same time

March 14th, 2015|

Tea Tree Oil is not Losing its Bug-Killing Punch

by Christine Carson, PhD An experienced group of US-based researchers (Cuaron et al. 2014) have recently published a paper with the title "The Isolation of Staphylococcus aureus Tea Tree Oil-Reduced Susceptibility Mutants" in the journal Phytotherapy Research (impact factor 2.068). The abstract is available here. As the title says, they have managed to isolate bacteria,

March 13th, 2015|

Infographic: Essential Oils as Antimicrobials

3,565 years of known history on one timeline, starting with the use of myrrh as a wound salve in ancient Egypt in 1550BC. Special thanks to Christine Carson, PhD for her input Download printable PDF

March 12th, 2015|

Essential Oils of Citrus Prevent Infection in Plants and Animals

by Kelly Albard, PhD Not all microbes cause disease, in fact most of them don’t, but those that do are called “pathogenic”, meaning disease-causing. Pathogenic micro-organisms (PMs), in the form of bacteria and fungi, have plagued modern humans for 200,000 years. Bacteria, nearly as old as the Earth itself, were a dominant life form about

March 7th, 2015|