Treating a stye naturally with essential oils

by Stefany on August 11, 2013

essential oils for eye stye

I’ve shared a few times how much I love my essential oils from doTerra. Well today I want to share one more.

Jemma has been getting styes on her right eye. They come out of nowhere. Originally I was treating it with some medicine we had (prescription) but her styes got worse instead of better after 3 days of use. I decided to turn to my oils, which I admit I should have done first.

Here is what she looked like on Day one (pardon the cookie messy face):

It was this day that I started her on a twice daily treatment with Lavender and Melaleuca. Each morning and each night I put about 4 drops of Fractionated Coconut Oil, 1-2 drops of Lavender, and 1-2 drops of Melaleuca in my palm. I then used my finger and mixed it together and rubbed a line underneath her eye. It does NOT need to touch the stye itself but with doTerra oils, it wouldn’t harm her. It would just be uncomfortable possibly.

The day after the picture was taken, she looked worse but the stye was actually starting to heal. Day 3 was slightly better. Day 4, well the picture says it all.

Jemma day 4 stye treatment

That’s right! The stye is GONE!!! I will continue treatment for 2 more days as this seems to help keep the stye from coming back.

The best part? Jemma doesn’t fight me on this and she was very unhappy with the ointment. This doesn’t change her vision. This doesn’t have side effects. The essential oils did the job that the ointment wouldn’t do and they did it in a way that I feel good about!

Are you interested in learning more about how doTerra essential oils can help you??  Email me at and I will be happy to answer any questions for you!

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Lisa August 11, 2013 at 7:14 pm

That is amazing!!!


Stefany August 11, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Yes it is! I love my oils for many reasons but this one is at the top of the list right now.


Jackson September 14, 2013 at 10:10 am

I used this remedy last night before I went to bed but I made it a little stronger by adding more lavender and tea tree. I wouldn’t suggest anyone add more essential oil because it did burn very badly but the good news is the stye shrunk to 3/4 its size by the time I woke up. Amazing. Thanks for sharing this treatment!! Essential oils are a gift from God. God Bless.


Stefany September 14, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I am so glad it worked for you Jackson! I use 1-2 drops but I am using this on a baby (less than 2 years old). Absolutely use more if you are comfortable doing so. Keep up with the oils for a few days after it is gone too!


Rebecca Parsons September 14, 2013 at 11:02 pm

How neat I never thought there was anything you could do for a sty.


Stefany September 14, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Me neither Rebecca! This is a huge deal for us!


Natalie January 9, 2014 at 7:27 pm

I am about to try this on myself right now!! Fingers x


Ashleigh February 3, 2014 at 2:53 pm

I only have Thieves & Tea Tree on hand.. do you think they would work similarly to what you used? My 3yr old has been fighting styes for the past year or so. We have been able to keep them at bay using warm compresses, but it isn’t fully kicking them for him. We have even used the prescription eye cream but saw similar results as you did.


Janne Bjerkan March 26, 2014 at 5:24 am


I have a similar story concerning curing sty. My doctor was opposed to me using anything other than the prescription ointment, but after almost 2 weeks with no visible improvement, I opted for teatreeoil. I first put on warm compresses (50/50 hot water and organic applecider) for about 10 min, followed by pure teatreeoil applied with a q-tip directly on the infected area. Intense burning reaction, lots of tears, but extremely effective. Have since dilluted the teatreeoil in castoroil, and now, 5 days after I started the treatment, my styes (I had 3, both on the upper and lower lid) are virtually gone. Will however continue for a few more days to prevent them from reappearing.


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