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Written by Aroma Pacific


Posted on July 12 2020

WARNING : These properties, indications and methods of use are taken from reference books or websites in aromatherapy, hydrolatherapy and phytotherapy. They are found there on a regular basis and many of them are confirmed by observations in a scientific environment. However, this information is given for informational purposes, it can in no way constitute medical information, nor engage our responsibility. For any use of essential oils, hydrosols and plants or plant powders for therapeutic purposes, consult a doctor.

EO = Essential Oil

VO = Vegetable oil or oily macerate


In the family of unpleasant skin infections I would like to mention ... boils, whitlow and impetigo. Three infections caused in the majority of cases by Staphylococcus aureus and / or Streptococcus bacteria .

The boil is characterised first of all by a small inflammation centered around a hair , painful, hot, covered with a red and shiny skin. After a few days a hard, yellow cone forms, filled with pus, with the characteristic appearance of a boil. Leaving a red crater when it is eliminated, its scar is sometimes permanent. It is caused by infection with Staphylococcus aureus .

Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus. It is located on the face (around the nostrils, mouth or eyes) and mainly affects children under 10 years old . Symptoms of impetigo start with a small red patch that has blisters that fill with pus. Then the lesions, very fragile, quickly give way to yellowish crusts. We sometimes see the lesions multiply, the scratching of the scabs carrying the microbe from one point to another. 

Paronychia is an acute, painful infection of the edge of the nail . It is caused by the inoculation of a germ following a small wound (splinter, prick, nails cut too short, tearing of the skin around the nail ...). The whitlow is first manifested by redness around the edge of the nail most often, accompanied by swelling, a feeling of heat and painful stitches. Then the pain becomes permanent and throbbing. A whitish lump filled with pus then forms. Usually minor, the infection must be treated in time to avoid spreading to the tendon sheaths, joints and bones of the finger.

To fight against these skin infections, we will use anti-infectious essential oils, such as Tea Tree , Laurel Leaf  or Clove .


Use: 3 local applications of the mixture per day for a week.


Use : 2 drops point by point 2 times a day


Use : 3 local applications per day for 3 weeks



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