Essential oils can be helpful on three levels in the presence of viruses and bacteria:
1. Many oils are anti-viral and anti bactericidal, among them Manuka, Tea tree, Bergamot, Ravensara and Eucalyptus.n Eucalyptus globulus and Bergamot in particular kill airborne bacteria.
2. Essential oils are often immuno-stimulant so they can help the body fight off an infection and viruses have no place to make their home if the immune system is strong.
Does the concept of aromatherapy for dogs conjure up images of poodles in beauty parlours, relaxing to soothing music and having a facial? Because aromatherapy has been so over-marketed as a ‘beauty aid’ in this country the idea of using essential oils to heal dogs can seem very strange.