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Facial Blemishes: Calendula & Frankincense Oils


Author: Satina S.
Skill: Reiki Practitioner
Date: 10-12-2012
Views: 5,902
Word Count: 365
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 7866-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 7

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I received my essential oils in the mail, and I couldn't wait to try out the Frankincense last night because I had never used it before. Before bed, I mixed a little with some calendula skin oil, because I found I am a bit sensitive to the Frankincense on its own, and I put on three areas of my face. Specifically, I put about five drops of the calendula skin oil, which is calendula oil mixed with almond oil, in my palm, then added 2 drops of Frankincense oil in it and just mixed with my finger. Okay so this is where I tried it:

One, I have a wart that is extremely embarassing and also painful because I absently scratch it. Fortunately, it's high on my forehead under where my long hair falls so it's mostly not seen, and I keep one of those little square bandaids on it both to hide it and to keep me from scratching it. I rubbed the oil mix onto the small wart and around it and left the bandaid off last night.

Two, alongside the left side of my nose, I've had a sore spot for years that never goes away. It feels like a pimple forming, but it's hardly ever visible, and it never erupts or goes away (very annoying). When I've put acne things on it, it's made it worse and inflamed it, so I'd given up and just keep it clean. I put a swipe of Frankincense mixed with the calendula skin oil on it.

Three, I was getting one of those painful little pimples on the edge of my ear, so I gave that a swipe too.

This morning, the painful spot along my nose is GONE. No sensitivity there whatsoever. I keep running my finger along it to see if it's really gone, and it really is. The pimple that was forming on my ear is just barely there, the pain reduced to almost nothing. And the wart seems to have decreased in size by about one-third.

Wow. I can't wait to see what happens when I re-treat it tonight.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: acne — "Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link
2.Associated topics: warts — "Essential oil of Australian lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) [was effective] in the treatment of molluscum contagiosum in children."Link
3.Associated topics: human-papillomavirus,warts — "Tea tree oil (TTO) (Melaleuca alternifolia) has been used recently as an effective topical application for the treatment of skin infections due to a variety of aetiological microbial agents, including mainly bacterial infections. We detail... the successful treatment with TTO of a paediatric patient with warts on her right middle finger. TTO was applied topically once daily to the lesions for 12 days, with a successful outcome, including complete re-epithelization of the infected areas. The case highlights the potential use of TTO in the treatment of common warts due to human papilloma virus."Link
4.Associated topics: acne,blemishes — "Tea tree oil... has become increasingly popular as an antimicrobial for the treatment of conditions such as tinea pedis [athlete’s foot] and acne....[T]ea tree oil can reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation."Link
5.Associated topics: acne,blemishes — "Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."Link
6.Associated topics: acne,blemishes — "[W]e suggest that Geumgamja [Korean Citrus obovoides] and Cheonyahagyul [Citrus natsudaidai] essential oils are attractive acne-mitigating candidates for topical application... against acne-inducing bacteria."Link
7.Associated topics: acne — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link

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