I have to agree that purification is amazing for pimples, skin abrasions, etc. I also used theives today on my dog that had a cyst forming on her neck. It was red and irritated already so I know it was ready to come--but just wouldn't. I sprayed it with thieves and alcohol mixture, along with a few drops of direct lavendar and within about two hours it was to a head. It's not all out YET--but we're making headway!