Essential Oils for Abscesses

by Arupe

Applications for Abscesses

If your symptoms are recurrent, or increases in severity, be sure to get it checked by a doctor.

Abscesses are typical caused by a bacterial infection, but occasionally by parasites. Essential oils with antibiotic properties may help to ease the symptoms.

Here is how you can naturally treat abscesses with essential oils.


Blending the Oils

First, blend the essential oils in the following proportions

Essential Oil Amount
Lavender 2 drops
Chamomile roman 3 drops
Tea tree 2 drops


Essential Oil Amount
Thyme linalol 2 drops
Eucalyptus radiata 2 drops
Lavender 3 drops


Cold Compress

After blending together, add them to your cold compress.

Add the blend into a bowl of water. Then soak a clean towel into the water. Following which, put in in a plastic ziplock and place it in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes.



Apply the cold compress onto the affected area for 5 to 10 minutes. Do this twice a day.


Other Effective / Alternative Essential Oils

You may also add a small amount of the following essential oils to the blend that could be helpful in treating this ailment:

lemon, juniper berry, sandalwood, palmarosa, ravensara, ravintsara, bergamot, oregano


Important Notes

Essential oils are potent and powerful especially due to their concentration.

Be sure not to apply undiluted essential oils to your skin whenever applying topically, unless you are certain that it is safe to do so. Else, always dilute it in a carrier oil such as jojoba oil, castor oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil or other carrier oils.

Also, make sure essential oils are safe to be ingested or applied on open wounds before doing so.

Some essential oils should not be used when pregnant or breast-feeding. Always check with your doctor when unsure. It is also good practice to do a skin patch test on your inner arm to ensure you do not have any reactions to the oils.

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