Microorganisms easily acquire multiple drug resistance and their spread in the society through various means of unaware usage has enhanced the problem. The present study deals with the isolation and identification of such pathogens from the common sources of human consumption in India, such as samples from freshly washed tea glasses (through swabbing) and plates, fruit juices, pani-puri water i.e. the commodities that come frequently in contact with general population. Out of a total of 120 samples collected from different locations in Indore city, 48 MDR isolates were identified. It was decided to screen essential oils for control of MDR enterobacterial pathogens. It was observed that sensitivity pattern of different species of same genera was found to be different for all the oils. Results obtained in the present study strengthen the hypothesis that plasmid borne multiple drug resistance can be readily transferred to other enterobacterial pathogens and interspecies as well as intergeneric transfer of antibioitic resistance takes place in nature. Eucalyptus and clove oils were found to be very effective against MDR pathogens.