Last year I bought a new car with a sunroof and life has changed as I knew it. Not because of the added vitamin D in my day, but the natural light bath that showcases every nook, cranny and sunspot on my face. The insensitive car salesman neglected to warn me that every time I pull the visor mirror down to check my face I would get the shock of my life... After much thought and swearing I decided I needed some kind of facial peel. I found a salon in Utah that offered a series of organic peels, okay great, perfect! $240 later my skin was improved but "more work" was needed and that's when I looked at my bottle of O with new interest.
Let's delve deeper into the powers of Oregano... A healthy body is a beautiful body and I love O for it's naturally potent healing qualities. Potent = HOT. Don't ever forget that this EO is hot and can be an irritant unless diluted in many cases. Many people do use it neat but it's my responsibility to warn you of its heat. It's a crazy powerful antibiotic that can hunt down stubborn systemic infections whether ingested or used topically for candida, IBS, urinary tract infections, acne, wounds and rashes. I believe this is true for skin cancers as well. I know that's a bold statement but I've seen results and heard positive testimonials from many. However, please do your own due diligence and make a well-educated decision for you and your family before using pure Oregano for serious issues like skin cancer. In my own experience, skin cancer diagnosed by a physician and removed by a specialist is no guarantee that the cancer won't return.
My advice is to be aware of your options and be prepared to turn to pure Oregano if needed. For all of that information and a lot more, I instinctively turned to Oregano for an organic facial peel whether it be for a blemish, rash, scaly skin lesion and/or sun damage. FYI: I use the all inclusive descriptive like BLEMISH loosely to include all aforementioned issues carefully avoiding the promise of a skin cancer remedy. Moving on, we're not finished yet! I include one other essential oil to the Organic Blemish Peel for it's unique ability to enhance O and, to lend its own special regenerative properties. Yes, Frankincense. In case you didn't know, Frankincense is gentle, it's so gentle that you don't need to dilute it for topical application and this particular healer has no known side effects either. There are a multitude of research papers and clinical studies easily accessible online showcasing pure Frankincense as an anti-cancer, anti-tumor hopeful. This EO's potential in beauty products is a no-brainer in my opinion and I love how it tempers the heat of O in this particular skin treatment.
When I started experimenting with this combination of EOs I added 2 drops of Oregano to a single serving of Ultimate Skin Serum (contains Frankincense) with good results, there's a stinging sensation that lasts approximately 5 minutes, I felt like this was too strong especially in the summer when I'm outside a lot but I might return to this in the winter. I then decided to use a salve base to gentle it up. You can customize the strength yourself by adding more or less Oregano and Frank. Of course, any time a high-quality coconut oil is in the mix you just can't go wrong. Yes, I'm liking the salve based peel! Click on this link to All Purpose Healing Salve to learn about the ingredients I use in all my super pure Salves!
- For convenience and easy pouring, use a glass Pyrex measuring bowl with a spout and handle for melting coconut and olive oils, set it inside a deep saucepan with 3 inches hot water. On low heat, slowly heat the coconut oil, olive oil and beeswax. Melt slowly, be careful not to let any water splash into the oils, this could cause mold issues. Stir occasionally to keep the beeswax melting in.
- When the coconut oil, olive oil and beeswax have melted completely, add vitamin e oil and stir gently.
- Prepare jars by adding oregano and frankincense essential oils to the bottom of each clean glass jar. Pour melted oils over the essential oils, no need to stir but you can if you must!
- Fill 1/4 inch from the top of each jar, cover with a paper towel and let sit at least 6 hours until solid. Seal snugly with lid.
- Shelf life of Organic Blemish Peel is approximately 4 to 6 months without vitamin e oil added (preservative). With vitamin e, approximately 6 to 8 months.
- Remember, coconut oil will melt at 76 degrees, store in a dark, cool place for best results.
Obviously, you won't need 8 ounces of Blemish Peel unless you plan on sharing with friends. Sooooo, set aside one jar for Organic Blemish Peel and make up some All Purpose Healing Salve, Dreamy Sleep Salve or even some handy, dandy Sexy Wellness Personal Salve :) Of course, less is more with Organic Blemish Peel. You can use the salve daily by applying as a moisturizer or, simply dabbing your trouble spots. I suggest night time use because there will be a little redness and this is the best time for your body to do its healing. Do not use during pregnancy or when nursing. Good news, this salve is versatile! It can be used on wounds, sores and even swallowed for a sore throat or to quell a cough (half teaspoon) but ONLY if you use PURE Oregano and Frankincense with all organic ingredients including the vitamin e! Double the amount of oregano in the recipe to use on plantar warts or skin tags, no need for a cotton swab! This is also a great option for candida breakouts.