PuriFy is a blend of natural, scientifically-supported antibacterial and immune system stimulating, oils with a beautifully sweet and spicy aroma. 12ml, normally $16.75, is free with every order over $69. Just type ‘Purify’ in the comments box of your order, and we’ll add it here.
Plus, as always, receive free shipping with every first order, and all orders over $99. See our sales and specials page for all the details, and other sales currently going on at Ananda.
One customer has noted about the quality of this formula: “Purify is just plain better all around than that other company’s blend that begins with T. Purify smells really nice and has an effective combo of oils. It isn’t so “hot” as some antibacterial, antiviral blends are so I find it more usable. I can say that it helps Lyme Disease. Anything that keeps bacteria or viruses at bay is helpful.”
This classic, broad-spectrum anti-microbial and immune-supportive blend contains pure therapeutic grade essential oils of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus and Rosemary. All these oils have shown anti-microbial activity in scientific studies.1,2,3,4,5
In our formula, the Clove and Cinnamon Bark are CO2-distilled, a cold-extraction process with a larger-spectrum of active molecular constituents than the steam distilled varieties. We’ve had much wonderful customer feedback from those that have used that other blend, and they find they absolutely love PuriFy!
Further, Eucalyptus in the formula have been shown to support the activity of our white blood cells, increasing phagocytotic-activity (their action of consuming and removing foreign material or infectious bacteria).6
It is a lovely aromatic, which can be used in a diffuser to purify air in any room, or to inhale from to support your health. Dilute in any carrier for topical application (test for skin sensitivity – the cinnamon oil is a known skin irritant). The soles of the feet are the best place to apply this oil as the skin is less sensitive, and essential oil absorption at the many energy meridians is considered especially beneficial.
Use this as a natural cleaner, diluting 4 to 20 drops of oil per cup of water in a spray bottle and shake well before each use.
Simply type ‘Purify’ in the comments box of the checkout page, and we’ll include it with your order here! See our Sales and Specials page for many wonderful oils on sale as well.
Selected research on the anti-bacterial properties of these essential oils:
1. Clove Essential Oil
Microbicide activity of clove essential oil (Eugenia caryophyllata)
Braz J Microbiol. 2012 Oct;43(4):1255-60. doi: 10.1590/S1517-83822012000400003. Epub 2012 Jun 1. Nuñez L1, Aquino MD.
Clove essential oil, used as an antiseptic in oral infections, inhibits Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria as well as yeast. The influence of clove essential oil concentration, temperature and organic matter, in the antimicrobial activity of clove essential oil, was studied in this paper, through the determination of bacterial death kinetics. Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were the microorganisms selected for a biological test. To determine the temperature effect, they were assayed at 21° and 37° C. The concentration coefficient was determined with 0.4%, and 0.2% of essential oil. The influence of the presence of organic matter was determined with 0.4% of essential oil. The results obtained demonstrated that Escherichia coli were more sensitive even though the essential oil exerted a satisfactory action in three cases. In the three microbial species, 0.4% of essential oil at 21° C have reduced the bacterial population in 5 logarithmic orders. Organic matter reduces the antibacterial activity even though the bactericide efficacy was not lost. Clove essential oil can be considered as a potential antimicrobial agent for external use.
2. Lemon Essential Oil
Effect of citrus lemon oil on growth and adherence of Streptococcus mutans.
World J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2013 Jul;29(7):1161-7. doi: 10.1007/s11274-013-1275-7. Epub 2013 Feb 5..Liu Y1, Zhang X, Wang Y, Chen F, Yu Z, Wang L, Chen S, Guo M.World J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2014 Apr;30(4):1435.
In order to exploit novel anticaries agents, we investigated the effects of citrus lemon oil (CLO), a type of natural product, on growth and adherence of the primary oral cariogenic bacteria Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans). The growth inhibitory effect was explored with a micro-dilution assay. Adherence was analyzed by colony counts on the respective surfaces and the adherence inhibition rate (AIR). Real time-PCR was used to investigate the effects of CLO on transcription of glucosyltransferase (Gtf) encoding genes, gtfB, C and D. Neson-Somogyi method was used to measure the effects of CLO on Gtf activity. The minimum inhibitory concentration of CLO against S. mutans was 4.5 mg/ml. The CLO effectively reduced the adherence of S. mutans on glass surface (the AIR were from 98.3 to 100 %, P > 0.05) and saliva-coated enamel surface (the AIR were from 54.8 to 79.2 %, P < 0.05). CLO effectively reduced the activity of Gtf and the transcription of gtfs in a dose dependent manner (P < 0.05). In conclusion, CLO can effectively inhibit the growth and the adherence to glass and saliva-coated enamel surfaces of S. mutans. It can also inhibit the transcription of gtfs, as well as the Gtf enzyme activity.
3. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Antibacterial activity of essential oils from Eucalyptus and of selected components against multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens.
Pharm Biol. 2011 Sep;49(9):893-9. doi: 10.3109/13880209.2011.553625. Epub 2011 May 19. Mulyaningsih S1, Sporer F, Reichling J, Wink M
Eucalyptus globulus Labill (Myrtaceae) is the principal source of eucalyptus oil in the world and has been used as an antiseptic and for relieving symptoms of cough, cold, sore throat, and other infections. The oil, well known as ‘eucalyptus oil’ commercially, has been produced from the leaves. Biological properties of the essential oil of fruits from E. globulus have not been investigated much.
OBJECTIVE:The present study was performed to examine the antimicrobial activity of the fruit oil of E. globulus (EGF) and the leaf oils of E. globulus (EGL), E. radiata Sieber ex DC (ERL) and E. citriodora Hook (ECL) against multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria. Furthermore, this study was attempted to characterize the oils as well as to establish a relationship between the chemical composition and the corresponding antimicrobial properties.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:The chemical composition of the oils was analyzed by GLC-MS. The oils and isolated major components of the oils were tested against MDR bacteria using the broth microdilution method.
RESULTS:EGF exerted the most pronounced activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MIC ~ 250 µg/ml). EGF mainly consisted of aromadendrene (31.17%), whereas ECL had citronellal (90.07%) and citronellol (4.32%) as the major compounds. 1,8-cineole was most abundant in EGL (86.51%) and ERL (82.66%).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION:The activity of the oils can be ranked as EGF > ECL > ERL ~ EGL. However, all the oils and the components were hardly active against MDR Gram-negative bacteria. Aromadendrene was found to be the most active, followed by citronellol, citronellal and 1,8-cineole.
4. Rosemary Essential Oil
Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Rosemary.
Environ Toxicol Pharmacol. 2011 Jul;32(1):63-8. doi: 10.1016/j.etap.2011.03.011. Epub 2011 Mar 30..Jiang Y1, Wu N, Fu YJ, Wang W, Luo M, Zhao CJ, Zu YG, Liu XL.
The composition of the essential oil of Rosemary was analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). 22 components, which constitute 97.41% of the oil, were identified. The major constituents were 1,8-Cineole (26.54%) and α-Pinene (20.14%). Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs), minimal bactericidal concentration (MBC) and time-kill dynamic processes against three Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis), three Gram-negative bacteria (Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli) and two fungi (Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger) were determined for the oil, 1,8-Cineole and α-Pinene.
The whole oil showed more pronounced antibacterial and antifungal activity than 1,8-Cineole and α-Pinene against all of the tested microbes.
Furthermore, the survival rates and morphological changes of S. aureus after treatment with different concentrations of the essential oil were assessed by flow cytometry (FCM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM).
5. Cinnamon Essential Oil
The antibacterial activity of cinnamon oil on the selected gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
Med Dosw Mikrobiol. 2014;66(2):131-41..[Article in Polish]Urbaniak A, Głowacka A, Kowalczyk E, Lysakowska M, Sienkiewicz M.
The aim of our study was to determine the antibacterial activity of cinnamon bark oil against Gram-positive and Gram-negative isolates belonging to Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, Enterobacter and Acinetobacter genera come from different clinical specimens.
METHODS: The microdilution method was used to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration–MIC for cinnamon bark oil. Susceptibility testing to antibiotics was carried out using disc-diffusion method.
RESULTS: Our investigations showed that the tested cinnamon bark oil was inhibiting activity against all isolates. The MIC for Gram-positive bacteria were between 01.25 and 1.5 μl/ml and for Gram-negative between 1.0 and 1.75 μl/ml. The tested bacteria come from Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, Enterobacter and Acinetobacter genera were susceptible to essential oil obtained from Cinnamomum zeylanicum Ness in low concentrations, despite the fact that the bacteria characterized the high resistance to recommended antibiotics. No correlation was found between the antibiotic resistance of the bacterial strains and their sensitivity to essential oil
CONCLUSIONS: The cinnamon bark oil due to the strong activity can be used as alternative antibacterial agents in cosmetics, toiletries and disinfectants applied in hospital environment.
6. Eucalyptus Essential Oil and Immune Stimulation
Immune-modifying and antimicrobial effects of Eucalyptus oil and simple inhalation devices.
Altern Med Rev. 2010 Apr;15(1):33-47. Sadlon AE1, Lamson DW.
Eucalyptus oil (EO) and its major component, 1,8-cineole, have antimicrobial effects against many bacteria, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), viruses, and fungi (including Candida). Surprisingly for an antimicrobial substance, there are also immune-stimulatory, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, and spasmolytic effects. Of the white blood cells, monocytes and macrophages are most affected, especially with increased phagocytic activity. Application by either vapor inhalation or oral route provides benefit for both purulent and non-purulent respiratory problems, such as bronchitis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). There is a long history of folk usage with a good safety record. More recently, the biochemical details behind these effects have been clarified. Although other plant oils may be more microbiologically active, the safety of moderate doses of EO and its broad-spectrum antimicrobial action make it an attractive alternative to pharmaceuticals. EO has also been shown to offset the myelotoxicity of one chemotherapy agent. Whether this is a general attribute that does not decrease the benefit of chemotherapy remains to be determined. This article also provides instruction on how to assemble inexpensive devices for vapor inhalation.