Cellulitis is a deep skin infection (usually deeper than
impetigo or ecthyma). It is most commonly a strep bacterial
infection but can on occasion be from staph aureus. The
symptoms are a red swollen area on the skin that is tender
to the touch. Often this is on the lower legs but can also
occur anywhere on the body including the face or eyes
(orbital or periorbital cellulites). In advanced stages
there may be blistering and/or red lines showing that it is
progressing towards lymph nodes.
Celllulitis typically requires a cut or break in the skin
to initiate the infection. Diabetes, other types of
infections (athlete’s foot, etc) or poor circulation may
cause a breach allowing the infection to start.
Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
Frankincense, Immortelle, Melaleuca, On Guard,
Essential oils based
products: GX Assist, PB Assist
Clear Skin, Lavender, Rosemary
Antibacterial oils both topically and internally
are successfully used. One reported using:
4 drops Frankincense
4 drops Melaleuca
4 drops On Guard
4 drops Oregano
in a capsule 3 times
per day. And using the same proportions topically on the
For orbital or periorbital cellulites dot Immortelle or
Frankincense around the affected eye socket 3 times a day.
Also consider the GX Assist/PB Assist cleanse and/or the
PB Assist probiotics after any antibiotic treatment.
Experiences and Testimonials of others
Does anyone know how to deal with cellulitis?
I have a friend dealing with this. She
suffers from a rare autoimmune disease and
is on maintenance meds for it. Her
specialist informed her that it is a symptom
of her disease. She was prescribed with
Zithromax and its somewhat subsided but not
completely gone. She doesn't want to take
any more antibiotics and wants do some
preventive maintenance with oils. I
suggested she do 4 drops each Oregano and
Melaleuca and 1 drop Frankincense in a
capsule 2x daily. This is the protocol for
infections. She does Frankincense under the
tongue am/pm and is using the LLV. Am I
going in the right direction?
Pat - Yes, you are going in the right
direction. I would have suggested the same thing and
possible GX and PB as a great cleanse.
Chris - I had cellulitis just a couple
of months ago. my regimen was four drops each of Oregano,
Melaleuca, On Guard, and Frankincense. We also applied
Lemongrass directly to the infected area. Of course, this
was all after the infection had totally ravaged my right
lower leg. It took a solid week of doing those capsules 3
times a day to even be able to walk without excruciating
Heather - This is
from a friend. She said, we would appreciate prayers for my
daughter in the hospital with periorbital cellulitis ( an
infection in the tissue of the eye, and is getting IV
antibiotics. Also, are there oils or advice for eye issues?
This is the 3rd time she has had this in about 14 months,
and this time it progressed to needing hospitalization.
Pat - I would apply Immortelle around
the eye bone twice a day and when it has healed I would keep
applying for at least a week.
Robyn - I totally agree to use
Immortelle blend around the eye bone. I was medically
diagnosed with the same infection last year. I believe it is
a bacterial infection in the cells of (in my case) the upper
eyelid of the right eye. I had been using Frankincense
dotted on the eyelid and rubbed in and maybe a little
Melaleuca. I have discovered that Frankincense is the ONLY
oil that is suitable to be used for infections close to the
eye itself. After consultation with the doctor I progressed
to using Immortelle 2 –3 times a day and it totally cleared
up. I took a couple weeks and the doctor commented 'that if
I hadn’t been using the oils the infection would have
progressed over the whole eye area. I have also used
Frankincense to successfully treat Blepharitis, an infection
of the lower left eyelid in my case.
Judy - I have a
friend whose son has infected cellulitis on his nose. Anyone
had any experience with which oil to use. I am thinking
Melaleuca and wondering about clear skin. Thanks.
Pat - This can be a pretty severe
infection and Melaleuca should be good, or you can even try
Clear Skin. I would also put Oregano on the bottom of his
Diet and Nutritional
complements to essential oils
Help from Julia's Natural Kitchen
Abscesses are nature's way of
purifying the body, by bringing toxins and waste materials
all to one place, so that it can easily be drawn out. Pus is
formed by the loss of organic sulfur from the cells,
therefore herbs that contain organic sulfur, such a garlic,
can be used to rebuild and prevent this condition.
In general, the brighter and
tighter the redness, the smaller the abscess; the softer
feeling and darker colored, the larger the abscess. A thick
yellow pus is considered healthy, where a thin watery
greenish pus is considered infected and unhealthy.
Abscesses heal when the
discharge stops and the cavity of the abscess begins to
According to Dr. J. Christopher “The
basic cause of all abscesses, tumors, cysts, etc., stems
back to an impure bloodstream, with its major cause being
improper food intake. This condition causes poor action of
liver and bowels, a faulty digestion, or disturbances in the
lymphatic glands are generally responsible for the
accumulation of impurities in the blood.”
Poultices will bring the abscess to
a head and clean it out.
A poultice made of 1 part
Lobelia and 3 parts Mullein is very effective in drawing out
the toxins as well as relieving pain
· A poultice made of hot
onions put directly over the abscessed area
Add a few drops of an
essential oil of choice to the poultice for added effect.
How to make a poultice:
Dried Herb Poultice
Grind dried herbs into a
powder with a mortar and pestle,and add enough warm water to
make a paste. The paste should be thick enough to be applied
to the affected area, but it shouldn't be stiff.
Spread the herbal mixture over
a piece of gauze, cotton or muslin that is large enough for
the affected area. Clean the affected area before placing
the poultice on it, and wrap the poultice with a towel or
plastic wrap and secure it into place. Keep the poultice on
for anywhere from 1 to 24 hours depending applying a fresh
poultice as needed.
Fresh Herb Poultice
Chop up about 1/2 cup of the
fresh herb and mix with 1 cup of water in a saucepan. Simmer
herbs and water for about 2 minutes. Squeeze out excess
moisture, but don't drain. Spread the herbal mixture over a
piece of gauze, cotton or muslin that is large enough for
the affected area. Clean the affected area before placing
the poultice on it. Wrap the poultice with a towel or
plastic wrap and secure it into place.
Keep the poultice on for anywhere from 1 to 24 hours
depending applying a fresh poultice as needed.
Once the abscess has burst and pus has drained off, apply
a poultice of comfrey leaves or root.
Dr. Mom the Kitchen:
1 small garlic Clove minced
and mashed with a ½ tablespoon of honey
Juice of ¼ Lemon with 2-3
drops of CPTG Lemon Essential Oil
1 teaspoon of mint or sage
½ teaspoons minced parsely
Let steep for at least 10
minutes and strain. Drink the same day if using mint,
however, if using sage it can be kept in the refrigerator
and will be good for two days.