I’ve mentioned in the past that MRSA has been making its way through my house.  Since we got home from the hospital, I have had a few outbreaks.  Sadly, Joley also had a spot on her leg.  I decided to go a different route than in the past and used some On Guard Essential Oil on her MRSA boil.  Her skin is very sensitive and the oil has a bit of spice to it, so I used Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO) on it as well.  I wish I could show you pictures but the spot wasn’t in a place I feel comfortable sharing.  If/when another spot occurs, I will take a picture timeline to show you!

on guard

All I did was apply some FCO to a cotton swab and then a few drops of the On Guard.  I dabbed her spot with it and she headed off to do whatever it is she was doing at the time.  This process took seconds.  I did this a few times each day.  The first day, you could see the spot coming to a head (what is necessary for the staph to come out of the body).  The second day, there was a small scab over the area in the morning and the puss came out in the afternoon.  I continued to apply the same mixture.  The third day she said it didn’t hurt at all and there was no residual hardness.  The fourth day, it looked about the same but less red.  The fifth day, you couldn’t even tell there was a boil there.

Today, a week or more later, you can still see a red spot but no hardness under the skin and it doesn’t hurt her at all.  I quit doing my mixture about day 6 because she was tired of dealing with me.  She didn’t want to do anything anymore because it didn’t hurt her any longer.  I have no doubt that if I had continued, the redness would be gone as well.

So, what am I saying?  Well, using the On Guard took about a third of the time it has taken me in the past to have a MRSA boil disappear and the process was MUCH less painful.  Joley’s pain went away as soon as the boil popped.  I didn’t even have to do anything to get it to that point other than apply the On Guard/FCO.  In the past, a lot of hot water presses and squeezing took place but that was NOT necessary.  In the past, I would have a boil for a good week before I could even get it to the point of releasing the puss inside.  This was literally within days.  I started right away with her and within a week the spot was gone!!!

On Guard is good for so much more than just MRSA though.  Personally, we use it for cleaning and diffuse it to clean the air in our home and support our immune systems (so important with Jemma).  Did you know that there are hospitals that use On Guard in their ERs to kill airborne pathogens?  It’s true!  But, here is an extensive list that this fantastic essential oil can be used for.

52 Top uses for On Guard antimicrobial blend of essential oils.


1. Mix with a tblsp of water, gargle for 1 minute then swallow at the on-set of a sore throat.

2. Put 5 drops Oregano and 5 drops on guard in a 00 capsule and take 3 times daily at the on set of cold or flu symptoms.

3. Put on the soles children’s feet at night during cold & flu season to support immune system.

4. Put several drops on a bowl of hot – hot water and Breathe in the vapors as it begins to volatilize when you have lung congestion.

5. Put 50 drops in a spray bottle with 30 oz of distilled water. Shake often and use to sanitize kitchen and bathroom surfaces.

6. Add to your dishwasher for micro clean dishes.

7. Add to your laundry cycle for micro clean clothes.

8. Add to your mop water for cleaner floors.

9. Apply to bee and insect stings to neutralize the toxin and relieve the pain.

10. Gargle and brush daily for healthy teeth and gum’s and to prevent and treat gum disease.

11. Apply to gum’s and teeth, or swish with 5 drops of on guard & 1tbsp of water for pain relief from toothaches and after dental work.

12. Diffuse in homes or business to kill air borne pathogens, inhibit mold and build immune systems.

13. Put a few drops on air filters when changing them to kill pathogens in the duct work.

14. Add to Emergen-C or Orange juice to help congestion and fight flu and cold.

15. Put a drop in your mouth and push or squeeze it around to relive smoking urges. (enhance with an extra drop or two of Clove.)

16. For warts, apply topically, rotating between Oregano & Frankincense.

17. Apply a drop on a pets sore or wound to enhance healing.

18. Have the diffuser going in your home when the kids come home to ward off germs.

19. Make an anti-biotic blend using On Guard (12 drops) Oregano (6 drops) Frankincense (2 drops) in a 00 gel cap.

20. Add 15 drops to every cup of corn starch, mix and sprinkle on carpet. Rake, leave for 1 hour then Vacuum for micro clean carpet.

21. Mix a 2-3 drops of on guard and 2 drops of Lemon EO with honey or agave in a teaspoon for a cold or cough relief medicine for kids.

22. Gargle with 1 tbps of water and 1 drop each of Lemon and on guard hourly for laryngitis.

23. Put several drops on the HVAC vents of a hotel room or office to kill airborne pathogens and germs.

24. Mix with baking soda to clean bathtubs.

25. Apply neat to the toes and nails to combat fungus.

26. Combine 2 tbps of water with 5 drops of on guard in a small glass and store your toothbrush overnight to sanitize.

27. Use a 50/50 mix of on guard and purified water and spray onto oven interior. Leave for 15 minutes, then wipe away greasy spots.

28. Apply to hands to remove stubborn, sticky substances like tree sap.

29. Add to the water in your vacuum cleaner/steamer to disinfect the carpet.

30. Put a few drops in your vacuum bag to kill pathogens.

31. Put 15 drops in a 6oz spray bottle, shake and spray rooms, desks, or bed sheets to protect against pathogens.

32. Clean the upholstery and dashboard of your car.

33. Gargle with on guard and 1 tbsp of water prior speaking engagements or singing performances.

34. Rub on stains as a pre-wash stain remover.

35. Add 3 drops to your tooth brush and brush every day for a healthy mouth and to prevent cavities, gum disease.

36. Apply to teeth that have been damaged or broken to help them heal.

Make an On Guard® spray with 15 drops for every 6 oz of water, use the spray for:

37. Wipe doorknobs and other things touched by the public.

38. Wipe dirty piano keys to clean and disinfect.

39. Use to clean childrens hands when traveling.

40. Use on the steering wheel and gearshift of your vehicle.

41. Use on public telephones to remove germs.

42. Use on public computer keyboards and mice.

43. Use as an underarm deodorant.

44. Spray on hands before and after shaking hands with a lot of people.

45. Spray in public restrooms on airplanes to reduce airborne bacteria.

46. Carry for protection in countries with cholera, malaria or dysentery.

47. Use as an air freshener for cooking odors or other unwanted smells.

48. Take to the gym and spray all the equipment you use.

49. Take to the supermarket and use to disinfect shopping cart handles.

50. Use in the classroom for desks, tables and other items handled by children.

51. Spray in your mouth and throat at first onset of cold or bronchitis.

52. Spray on shower stalls and bathroom walls to disinfect and remove mold.

As always, I am here to answer any questions you may have about doTerra Essential Oils and am more than happy to help you get started using them. All you need to do is email me at

The product statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. doTERRA essential wellness products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

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