Oregano essential oil is basically a wonder oil.
Anti errythang: antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiseptic, antiparasitic.
Basically it'll fight off whatever gross germs you or your children come in contact with.
As expected, it's very strong and hot - both on the skin and in the mouth. It cannot be applied to children's skin without a carrier oil and it cannot be taken orally for more than 10 days. If taking orally, this might be a good oil for using in empty gel caps. In some studies, it has shown to be as effective as antibiotics at controlling staph infections and MRSA. Think about that: therapeutic grade oregano essential oil could replace antibiotics and doctors visits. It's definitely worth the try.
As parents who are at the gym daily, with kids playing all sorts of sports, going in and out of locker rooms and gym showers means more risk of athlete's foot and plantar warts. For a plantar wart: directly apply a q-tip with a drop of oregano essential oil, for athlete's foot: mix a few drops into a small handful of coconut oil and massage into feet; do both of these twice daily as needed.
If you feel like you are coming down with the flu, rub a mixture of oregano essential oil and coconut oil on the bottom of your feet to help boost your immune system.
Diffuse throughout your home every. single. day. of the winter months to remove viral pathogens; we're taking all those airborne cold and flu viruses kids bring home from school or coworkers bring into the office.
Drink 1 drop of oregano mixed with a teaspoon of honey and 8 ounces of water for a natural cough remedy.
It's an antifungal, so mix 10 drops in a 16-ounce spray bottle of water and spray it in the corners of your shower to prevent mold.
If your dog gets a tick, a drop of oregano oil applied to the tick with a q-tip with immediately kill it.