It is also helpful for the post-surgical treatment of wounds to prevent secondary infections.
In 1954, Dr. William Turska of Mist, Oregon, had ozonated olive oil tested at Texas A&M University. They discovered that this process created a long chain ozonide, C10H18O3.
When ozone is bubbled through extra virgin olive oil continuously for about three weeks, the olive oil gels into a paste or salve. This gel has many therapeutic uses. When used for massage, the ozonide enters the tissue and oxidizes lactic acid and toxins, and this has proven to be an effective treatment for many skin conditions.
"Ozonated olive oil is an effective adjunct treatment for inflammation of the skin, such as dermatitis and seborrhea. Ozonated olive oil is helpful in bacterial infections of the skin, including carbuncles, cellulitis, ecthyma, erysipelas, erythasma, folliculitis, furuncles, granuloma annulare, impetigo, paronychia, psoriasis, ringworm, skin yeast, staphylococcus, sweat gland infections, and tinea versicolor. It is also helpful for bed sores (decubitus ulcers) and for the post-surgical treatment of wounds to prevent secondary infections."
-- Dr. H.E.Sartori