What are essential oils
An essential oil is a liquid that is distilled from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant. Essential oils contain the true essence of the plant it was derived from. They are highly concentrated and a little goes a long way.
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Aromatherapy is effective in the treatment of impetigo and it is compatible with allopathic methods of treatment that your dermatologist may recommend. Some of the essential oils that are used in the treatment of impetigo are tea tree and lavender.
The most effective oils for the treatment of an impetigo infection are lemon grass essential oil, tea tree essential oil, lavender essential oil, and patchouli essential oil. You can prepare a blend by adding 3–4 drops each of these essential oils in 50 ml of carrier oil such as jojoba or olive oil. Apply this mixture on the affected areas using a cotton swab at least three times a day.
It not only provides relief from the pain and itching but also helps in the quick healing of the blisters and patches. You could also add two drops each of patchouli oil and tea tree essential oil to 50 gm of aloe vera gel, and apply the mixture on the blisters three times a day. This is also a great impetigo home remedy.
Tea Tree for impetigo treatment
Tea Tree essential oil is distilled from the leaves and branches of the Tea Tree, a small tree belonging to the myrtle family, and a native of the marshland of New South Wales. Its wide range of medicinal uses has been verified by research.
Tea tree is not only a very strong antiseptic but non-toxic and non-irritant as well. It dissolves pus, leaving infected wounds clean. Essential oil of the Tea Tree can be applied locally to the infected area in the form of creams or soap. The smell of tea tree is also very refreshing and revitalizing.
Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that is known t to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's antimicrobial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to facial lesions has been thought to kill the skin-dwelling bacteria that are involved in causing lesions and acne vugaris.
Eucalyptus Oil for impetigo treatment
Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities as a topically applied ingredient. Eucalyptus oil is used in personal hygiene products for antimicrobial properties in dental care and soaps. Eucalyptus oil is recognized by The Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) which is the official compendium for Homeopathic Drugs in the U.S. HPUS is recognized and monitored by the FDA.
Lavender for impetigo treatment
Lavender essential oil is distilled from the blue flowering spikes of the lavender bush, just before opening.
Lavender has long been known as an antiseptic and for its skin healing properties. It also boosts the immune system. Essential oils of lavender can be applied as a face oil or lotion or as a soap. The smell of lavender has a very relaxing effect.
In addition to aromatherapy treatment for impetigo there are a few other things that you can do to speed up the cure.
- Eat a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables.
- Take Zinc, Vitamin C and Vitamin A supplements daily.
- Try a herbal blood purifying tablet or syrup.
- Do remember to carry out all of the above treatments in consultation with your dermatologist.
Impetigo healing gel
Make an Impetigo healing gel with: 50gm Aloe Gel, 12 drops Lemon grass oil, 12 drops Patchouli oil and apply this gel at least 3 times daily to the affected area or sores.