Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

Make Your Own Germ Eradication Blend with Essential Oils

Disclaimer: The following information has not been approved by the FDA. This information should not be interpreted as medical advice and is not a substitute for a visit with a medical care professional. Always speak to your doctor about any health concerns. 

It seems like the cold and flu season has gotten an early start this year. Our family has experienced both a cold and the stomach flu in the past month.

When illness strikes we are ready with immune support and symptom relieving remedies, but wouldn’t it be nice to avoid sickness altogether?

Using our recipe for a Germ Eradication Blend of essential oils can help you to do just that. When essential oils are combined they work synergistically (meaning their combined effect is greater than the sum of their separate effects). We selected the oils in this germ eradication blend because of their safety when used with children 6 months of age and older. Many essential oils are not safe for use in children in this age range. These oils also have a pleasing scent, and work to combat both viruses and bacteria.

For more information on essential oil safety check out this article.

What oils are Included in the Germ Eradication Blend?

  • Fir (Abies balsamica or Abies sibirica): This oil works as an antiseptic, purifies the air, is used to strengthen the upper and lower respiratory system and relieves the symptoms of colds, bronchitis, and asthma. It helps the body to relax and sleep.
  • Lavender (Lavendula augustifolia):  This oil is well know for its ability to ease tension and stress, bringing about deep and peaceful sleep. Few people realize that it is also a powerful antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal.
  • Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) This antiseptic oil works to lifts mood and relax the body. It is a lymphatic stimulant, reducing swollen tissue and encouraging lymph movement. Sweet Orange is also an effective sleep aid.

You can see that the combined effect of these three oils work to purify the air, attack viruses and bacteria, relax the body, aid sleep and strengthen the respiratory system. Getting the lymph system moving aids the body’s fight against infection!

Germ Eradication Blend Recipe

  • 30 drops Sweet Orange Citrus sinensis — DO NOT USE Bitter Orange
  • 40 drops Lavender Lavendula augustifolia
  • 25 drops Fir Abies balsamica or Abies sibirica

Combine these oils in a reducer bottle. Make sure you label the bottle clearly. It is also helpful to include the dilution guidelines for all members of your family.


Is someone in the family getting sick? Have you all been exposed to illness? Just pull out your bottle of Germ Eradication Blend and follow the instructions below.

  • Diffusion:  The best use of the Germ Eradication Blend is through diffusion. If you have illness in the home diffusion will help protect those members of the family that aren’t sick. Use 5 drops in your diffuser for children 6 months to 2 years. Up to 10 drops in your diffuser for children 3-5 years through adults.
  • Massage Oil:  The Germ Eradication Blend can be used topically by rubbing it into the soles of the feet after germ exposure. Use the suggestions below for age appropriate dilution rates!

How To Dilute Germ Eradication Blend for Topical Use In Young Children

  • Children ages 6 months to 2 years: Use a .25% dilution  (please note that this is 1/4 of 1 percent). Use 1 drop of this blend per 4 teaspoons of a carrier oil for a .25% dilution.
  • Children ages 3-5:  Use a 1% dilution. This would be 1 drop per teaspoon of carrier oil.
  • Children ages 6 through adults:  Use a 2% dilution. This would be 2 drops per teaspoon of carrier oil.

The Healthy Place team is passionate about helping you “Find Your Healthy Place”. We have discovered that the safe use of essential oils can play a part in that journey. Using essential oils singly or in blends can have a positive impact on your body in many ways. Some of these are:  boosting mood, relaxation, as a sleep aid, pain reduction, immune boosting, digestive aid…. The list goes on and on. We are building a library of essential oil articles. Check them out here.

Stop in our store, located in Madison, WI, or contact us by phone or email. We would love to answer any questions you might have about supplements, vitamins, and nutritional products!

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