Oils That Work Great In Curing Skin Boils

Boils on skin is an absolute different skin problem that can actually become a nightmare. It is scratchy, itchy and also painful. Even by mistake if we tend to itch, it can make the condition even more worse.

Simple home ingredients can be used on these skin boils to treat the inflammation and the associated pain. Among them the best home remedy is using oils. Yes, different kinds of oils can help treat boils if applied regularly and in the right way.

home remedies for boils

So, here are certain oils which could help treat skin boils due to their antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties. Check these out.

Eucalyptus Oil

Originating from Australia, eucalyptus oil has antiseptic properties that work on skin problems like burns, wounds, scrapes and especially boils. Applying eucalyptus oil in the right way makes the boil to either dry out or break out the pus from within it.


  • 3 drops of eucalyptus oil
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered slippery elm
  • 1 tablespoon of water

Mix the eucalyptus oil, slippery elm and water in right proportions to make a thick white paste. Apply this paste directly on the boil twice in a day and let it dry. Though the eucalyptus oil works slow on boils, it sure gives good results over time.

Tea Tree Oil

Skin boils need antiseptic treatment and we often don't know what to apply. Than chemical or medicinal forms of antiseptic, go for the natural version of tea tree oil and this will surely cure your boils. The best part is, you can use the tea tree oil as many times as you want on the affected area.


  • 2-3 teaspoons of tea tree oil

To apply tea tree oil, you have to dilute it a little. Just apply its diluted version on the boil in drops as many as you possibly can. Your boil will surely break or get cured in less time.

Castor Oil

The third in the list of oils that work on skin boils is castor oil. Castor oil hydrates the damaged skin and encourages the development of fresh collagen that treats the boil-affected area.


  • Few drops of castor oil
  • Warm compress

First, do the warm compress on the boil and surrounding area. Then, apply the castor oil on it using a cotton boil. Try using less of your hand on your boil, as the germs can contaminate the affected area even more. Castor oil will heal the boil and provide a good relief to your problem.

Coconut Oil

Among the innumerable boons of coconut oil, one of it is that it cures boils and skin outbursts. Its moisturizing quotient hydrates the boil-affected area and helps the boil to get alleviated from the roots.


  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 candle
  • 1 spoon

You can use more of coconut oil in case you have a widespread boil-affected area. Put coconut oil on a spoon and place it on a candle. The oil must warm up a little. Now take a cotton, soak it in coconut oil and apply it on the boil. Do not directly put the cotton on affected area. Start from the surrounding area and put the coconut oil on the boil thereafter. Do not overheat the coconut oil, as it may burn the area.

Black Seed Oil

Extracted from black cumin, the antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties of the oil work effectively on the skin. Special mention of Thymoquinone content of black seed oil must be made as it works great on the boils. Black seed oil can be consumed for boil treatment, though we'll tell you here how to apply it.


  • Cotton ball
  • 2 tablespoons of black seed oil

Clean the boil area on your skin. Dip the cotton ball in the black seed oil. Apply it gradually on the affected area and leave it to dry. Do not over-dampen the boil area with black seed oil. Also, you can apply the black seed oil on the boils three to five times in a day.

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    Story first published: Saturday, July 15, 2017, 21:00 [IST]
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