3. Lemongrass and cinnamon oils kill bacteria
A recent study by researchers in Germany tested 13 essential oils against antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospitals, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Lemongrass and cinnamon oil were among the best at fighting off bacteria and worked as well as other common antiseptics used in hospitals. Bonus: They certainly smell better than your average hand sanitizer.