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Facial Blemishes: Calendula & Frankincense Oils

Author: Satina S.
Skill: Reiki Practitioner
Date: 10-12-2012
Views: 9,526
Word Count: 342
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 7866-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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I received my essential oils in the mail, and I couldn't wait to try out the Frankincense oil last night because I had never used it before. Before bed, I mixed a few drops with a homemade calendula infused skin oil. I found I am a bit sensitive to the Frankincense on its own.

I applied the oil on three areas of my face. Specifically, I put about five drops of the calendula skin oil, in my palm, then added 2 drops of Frankincense oil in it and just mixed with my finger. So this is where I tried it:

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

* Along 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 applied acne cream, it becomes worse and inflamed, so I'd given up and just keep it clean. I put a swipe of Frankincense mixed with the calendula skin oil on it.

* 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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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: blemish, breakout, breakouts, papilloma, papillomavirus, skincare, warts, zits.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: acne-/-pimples-/-zits — "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: skin — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link
3.Associated topics: skin — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link
4.Associated topics: warts — "Essential oil of Australian lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) [was effective] in the treatment of molluscum contagiosum in children."Link
5.Associated topics: skin — "[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link
6.Associated topics: skin,human-papillomavirus-(HPV),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
7.Associated topics: skin,acne-/-pimples-/-zits,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
8.Associated topics: acne-/-pimples-/-zits,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

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