Literature and Scientific studies
Response to COVID19
In light of the CORONA VIRUS outbreak Rare Earth Oils have been working to educate and assist the community to better protect the air they breathe.
Diffusing Anti-viral oils such as Eucalyptus, Tea Tree and Fir needle in your home and place of business is one of the most efficient ways to minimise risk of direct exposure to airborne viruses.
We have included a few links and articles below with references to the amazing antiviral power of these essential oils:
Inactivation of Airborne Influenza Virus by Tea Tree and Eucalyptus Oils
Our previous studies demonstrated that precoating of filter fibers with biologically active tea tree oil (TTO) enhances physical collection efficiency of conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) filters, and provides cost effective and rapid inactivation of captured bacterial and fungal particles on the filter surface. The main aim of this study was to investigate the antiviral activity of two natural disinfectants, i.e., TTO and eucalyptus oil (EUO), against the influenza virus captured onto the filter surface. It was found that both tested oils possess strong antiviral properties when used as fiber coating materials, capable of inactivating captured microorganisms within 5–10 min of contact on the fiber surface. The antiviral activity of TTO was also successfully challenged in aerosol form by mixing viable airborne viral particles with oil droplets in the rotational aerosol chamber. The results look very promising for further development of virus inactivating procedures and technologies for air quality applications.
‘Inactivation of Airborne Influenza Virus by Tea Tree and Eucalyptus Oils’
by Griffith University and the American Association for Aerosol Research.