Infographic: Essential Oils as Antimicrobials - Tisserand Institute

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

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The safe use of Essential Oils could contribute powerfully to the health and well-being of our planet, and every individual. Our goal, therefore, is to inform the world and educate dedicated people about the benefits of essential oils, and their safe usage, based on genuine evidence, scientific data, and credible research. The Tisserand Institute synthesizes and translates new research and scientific findings into comprehensive and meaningful educational material on the benefits of Essential Oils.
March 12th, 2015|


  1. Brenda March 14, 2015 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Hi Robert, Is there any way we could print this chart to save?

  2. Tisserand Institute March 14, 2015 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Hi Brenda, this option is not available right now, but we may change later this year.

  3. Mindy Green March 14, 2015 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on this new endeavor, so pertinent and timely. I look forward to more info coming from it!

  4. Tisserand Institute March 16, 2015 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Thank you Mindy!

  5. Robin Kessler March 16, 2015 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    is there a way to get the graphic?

  6. Kris Boggs March 18, 2015 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Very interesting! Thank you!! Since purchasing your safety book I’ve learned so much more than I ever thought I needed to. Can’t wait to see what’s next

  7. Mary Eha March 18, 2015 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Why can I not print this out? What this says, has helped me with the MRSA blood infection that I am experiencing and I would like to share the info with my doctor.

  8. Liana Carbon April 4, 2015 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Would be wonderful to have this as a handout for classes. Any chance you might consider creating this for us to purchase? I know lots of aromatherapists that would LOVE it!!!

  9. Jan E Patterson MD June 12, 2015 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    This is great. I’m an infectious diseases/internal medicine physician that is interested in using essential oils for therapy. I have seen antibiotics do amazing things. I also see them used unnecessarily all the time and see some horrible side effects. I would just add to the timeline that we now have National Plan to Combat Antibiotic Resistance and it even mentions studying phytochemical and essential oils! Needed a long time. See Goal #4 that includes development of new antibiotics and other therapeutics.
    “Examples of non-traditional therapeutic strategies include:……
    • Identifying natural compounds with antibiotic activity (e.g., phytochemicals, essential oils,
    organic acids, animal-derived lytic enzymes, and small interfering RNAs).”

    We Oilers are ahead of the game!

    • Dora Gonzalez January 22, 2018 at 2:16 pm - Reply

      My deepest appreciation and thanks to you my lady for that information. It gives me hope for the future where no hope was before.

  10. Linda neal January 22, 2018 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    I so appreciate your endeavors of authenticity and quality.

  11. Bella Hardy @ Healthnerdy July 3, 2018 at 11:52 am - Reply

    I am so glad that I found this helpful post. I’m essential oil lover. I always appreciate when people share do it yourself recipes. It shows a real generosity of spirit. Thank you.

  12. Robin Hamilton @Wellness Wires September 21, 2018 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    I am so glad that I found this helpful post. I’m essential oil lover. I always appreciate when people share do it yourself recipes. It shows a real generosity of spirit. Thank you.

  13. taylor johnson @tayloright May 6, 2019 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    What an interesting timeline! Thank you for sharing!

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