Six Fascinating Benefits of Ozonated Olive Oil

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 09/10/2023

Ozonated olive oil is infused with ozone gas, a highly reactive form of oxygen with potent antimicrobial properties that may help manage skin infections and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

  

Discover six benefits of ozonated olive oil and learn how to use it as a natural remedy for skin conditions. 

Bottle of pure olive oil

What is ozonated olive oil?


Ozonated olive oil is a type of oil that has been infused with ozone, a gaseous molecule containing three oxygen atoms. 


Ozone is highly reactive and readily undergoes chemical reactions with other compounds it comes into contact with. 


Its high reactivity makes ozone an excellent antimicrobial agent that helps eliminate bacteria, viruses, and fungi.


There are different types of ozonated oils, including ozonated sunflower, almond, and coconut oil. However, ozonated olive oil is the most prominent type and is widely available online and in many health food stores. 


Watch the video below to learn more about the fascinating benefits of ozonated olive oil.

Six benefits of ozonated olive oil


Ozone is a highly effective disinfectant due to its powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal qualities. 


Because of limited scientific evidence, using ozonated olive oil for therapeutic purposes has been controversial in the past. 


Since then, much research has been conducted to investigate the effectiveness and safety of ozonated oils in the management of skin infections.


A recent study published in the International Wound Journal summarizes that “Ozonated oil can promote healing of skin wounds, and topically treat atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, superficial bacterial infections, and fungal infections.” 


Check out these six impressive benefits of ozonated olive oil! 


1. Natural antibiotic 

When ozone comes into contact with microbial microorganisms, it releases a highly reactive oxygen molecule called singlet oxygen. 


This singlet oxygen can damage the membranes of bacteria, viruses, and fungi, which impairs their ability to proliferate and eventually causes microbial death.


Because of these antimicrobial properties, ozonated olive oil has been found effective in managing several bacterial, viral, and fungal skin infections.


Ozonated olive oil may be beneficial for microbial skin infections, including:



2. Anti-inflammatory 

Ozone therapy has gained increasing attention for its potential to lower inflammation.


Ozonated oils are an ultra-pure oxygen source that improves tissue oxygenation by increasing the release and utilization of oxygen in the body. 


“Well-oxygenated skin is generally more effective at resolving inflammation,” explains Dr. Berg. “This may be particularly beneficial for individuals with inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.”


3. Promotes wound healing 

The therapeutic use of ozonated oil and cream has shown great success in accelerating the skin’s natural healing process. 


Ozone stimulates the growth of new skin cells, which improves cellular oxygenation and nutrient exchange needed for repair processes and wound healing.  

Anti-aging concept

4. Anti-aging effects 

Using ozonated olive oil as part of your regular skincare routine may improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. 


Ozone enhances skin oxygenation and stimulates skin cell regeneration, explaining why ozonated olive oil has impressive anti-aging effects


5. Potential acne treatment

Ozone’s ability to lower inflammation and combat bacterial overgrowth makes ozonated oils a potential treatment option for individuals with persistent acne and may help get rid of acne scars


Research published in The Journal of Biosciences and Medicines found that ozone can effectively eliminate Cutibacterium acnes, the bacterial strain responsible for most acne vulgaris cases.


6. May lower the risk of antibiotic resistance   

Ozonated olive oil is a natural antimicrobial remedy that can help reduce the need for antibiotic drugs.


Regular use of antibiotics can lead to weight gain and cause bacteria to become resistant, meaning that antibiotic drugs are ineffective at treating microbial infections.


Antibiotic resistance can result in difficulties in managing common infections and may result in serious health complications. 

Woman applying skin care product

How to use ozonated olive oil


Ozonated olive oil is generally applied topically to treat skin problems, promote wound healing, and stimulate the growth of new skin cells.


Ozone is highly reactive, and it’s crucial to carefully follow the instructions of the oxygenated oil you plan to use to minimize the risk of side effects.


Here are general recommendations for the topical use of ozone oil:


  1. Thoroughly clean the affected skin area

  2. Apply a small amount of ozonated olive oil to a clean cotton swab or fingertip

  3. Evenly spread the oil and gently rub it into the skin

  4. Let ozonated oil absorb into the skin for a few minutes and rinse with clean water


Ozonated olive oil is typically applied once or twice daily to manage skin irritation, microbial infections, cold sores, and insect bites. 


If you intend to use ozonated olive oil as a moisturizing facial conditioner, apply it once daily to clean skin.  


Individuals with sensitive skin can develop redness, itching, and irritation. These symptoms typically disappear after discontinuing the use of ozonated oil. 


However, if symptoms persist, it’s crucial to consult a healthcare provider to evaluate potential causes and develop an appropriate treatment plan. 

Ozone molecule illustration

How is ozonated olive oil made?


Most ozone oils are created by saturating a carrier oil with a high concentration of ozone for extended periods of time. This is typically done using an ozone generator and infusing ultra-pure ozone into the oil. 


This process allows ozone to bind to the oil’s fatty acids and creates a thick, gel-like substance containing extra virgin olive oil and ozone. 


There are different grades of ozone oil available. Fully ozonated oils are oxygen-rich and generally used to manage skin conditions and wound healing.  


Partially ozonated oils are less potent and typically used for cosmetic purposes rather than therapeutic applications. 


Some individuals ozonate olive oil at home using an ozone generator and pure olive oil. However, this can pose serious health risks, as excessive ozone exposure can inflame the lining of the respiratory system and lead to shortness of breath and impaired breathing.

Young man before and after acne treatment

Key takeaways


There are many benefits of ozonated olive oil, including its potential to lower inflammation, combat skin infections, and improve skin cell oxygenation. 


Topical use of ozonated olive oil has been found beneficial for managing fungal infections, acne, psoriasis, and herpes and can improve the overall appearance of skin by increasing skin elasticity and reducing wrinkles.



FAQ


1. What can you do with ozonated olive oil?

Ozonated olive oil is a natural remedy that can be applied topically to improve skin elasticity, accelerate wound healing, and manage a wide range of skin conditions.


2. What are the skin benefits of using ozonated olive oil?

Ozonated olive oil has potent antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that help combat a wide range of skin problems and may improve inflammatory skin conditions, including acne, dermatitis, and psoriasis. 


Ozonated oils also promote skin oxygenation, which can improve skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles.  


3. Is ozonated oil good for you?

Ozonated oil has been found beneficial in the management of microbial skin infections, including cold sores, ringworm, diaper rash, and athlete's foot. 


In addition, using ozonated oils topically can improve acne, speed up wound healing, and improve dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. 

 

4. What is ozone olive oil good for?

Ozonated olive oil is a topical remedy that has potent antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.


It’s commonly used to manage skin infections, promote wound healing, and has been found to reduce acne breakouts and improve inflamed skin lesions.

 

5. What is the shelf life of ozonated olive oil?

Most ozonated olive oil products can be kept refrigerated for up to one year.  


6. Can you drink ozonated oil?

No, it isn’t recommended to drink ozonated oil. Ozone gas is highly reactive and can cause gastrointestinal issues and respiratory problems when ingested.


7. How often can I use ozonated olive oil?

It’s recommended to apply ozonated olive oil twice daily to manage skin infections, athlete's foot, cold sores, and skin insect bites. 


If you want to use ozonated olive oil as part of your skincare routine, apply it once daily to promote skin cell renewal and increase elasticity.  

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