Natural Products to Fight Bacteria

Lately, it seems like everywhere we go we find people who are sneezing, coughing and feeling a little bit under the weather. So what can you do to protect yourself against all the bugs that are invading people around you? Check out some of our favorite natural products to help protect you against bacteria.

Orabrush
The Orabrush tongue cleaner features ultra-soft, pointed bristles that reach deep into the uneven crevices of your tongue and loosen stinky bacteria that can cause problems. These bristles are designed after the surgeon’s scrub brush, the same brush they use to clean bacteria from their hands. The Orabrush used in conjunction with the Orabrush Tongue Foam powered by Orazyme, leaves your mouth feeling refreshed and clean. Armed with 7 all-natural enzymes, it protects against future bad breath attacks—without killing your mouth’s natural defenses. www.orabrush.com

Dr. Tungs Snap-On Toothbrush Sanitizer
Research indicates that toothbrushes can harbor a host of harmful bacteria. The snazzy Snap-On Toothbrush Sanitizer from Dr. Tung’s features essential oil granules in a uniquely designed compartment that release disinfecting vapors to kill germs and effectively neutralize bacterial growth on your toothbrush. You simply rinse your toothbrush, shake off excess water and place inside the sanitizer device to help to protect your mouth from infection. www.drtungs.com

CleanWell
CleanWell believes in “clean without compromise.” Thus, with each product they strive to challenge the notion that the only way to kill germs is to use harsh chemicals. CleanWell antibacterial cleansers and soaps harness the antiseptic power of thyme which nature has been using to fight off germs for millennia. Find safe and effective everyday products including anti-bacterial hand soaps, household cleaners and desktop bottles and wipes. Plus, products are alcohol-free, Benzalkonium Chloride free, readily biodegradable and gentle and safe for kids.www.cleanwelltoday.com

Tea Tree
Tea Tree products are a great choice to help fight bacteria and may even help protect against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, also know as MRSA. This superbug like staph can cause conditions like pneumonia, bloodstream infections and very serious wound infections. Research written about in the Bastyr Center for Natural Health,Oxford Journal, additional studies, and articles give Tea Tree positive marks on it’s ability to fight MRSA. You can find Tea Tree in various products including soap, skincare, mouthwash and essential oils. Please note: the straight essential oil is very concentrated and should be diluted according to the directions on the bottle before use.

Bacteria Fighting Elixir
You can also make your own quick bacteria-fighting elixir by using common ingredients that fight bacteria in the body. Simply start with a cup of hot water and add one clove crushed garlic, about a tablespoon of grated ginger and a squeeze of local honey and sip slowly.  Both garlic and ginger are known for their natural antibiotic capabilities and can help your body fend off illness.