When we are deciding which oils to use on a wound, it is important to understand what you are trying to fix. Is your skin dry or cracked? Is it swollen, warm and tender? Is there pus or any active infection? What is the stage of healing? We can choose essential oils based on their properties, like anti-inflammatory to reduce the painful swelling and throbbing you feel. We might also want an oil that is bactericidal to help kill off the bacteria causing trouble!