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Cancer of Skin

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Frankincense frereana/carterii

(Boswellia frereana, Boswellia carterii)
Traditionally used to support healthy immune response, blood pressure, lungs, to ease minor aches and pains and soothe skin issues including as tags and warts.

Little Flowers

Renewing blend for face and wrinkles.

Plague Defense

Plague Defense blend is formulated to help aid our efforts to support immune response to an illness as one would need for "the plague." For less aggressive illness, consider Immune Support as a suitable alternative.


Cancer of the Skin
The following are links to information and articles that may be helpful. We don't endorse this information, but we have posted it in an effort to broaden the horizon of understanding cancer and possible treatments.
Frankincense Oil and Cancer in Perspective by Robert Tisserand
Robert Tisserand notes that:
"So, if you are looking for a natural substance to help prevent or treat cancer, frankincense oil should not be your first choice. Look instead to turmeric/curcumin, to cannabis/cannabinoids, to garlic/garlic oil, and to frankincense extract, which is sold in capsule form. Following that, I would consider essential oils of cinnamon bark, lemongrass, citronella, turmeric, orange, lemon and bergamot. I have not discussed them all here but these have, in my opinion, a better shot than frankincense oil. Then again, different oils apply to different cancers, and I’m not addressing that here."
"Plai oil demonstrated significant chemopreventive activity against human mouth epidermal carcinoma (KB) and mouse leukemia (P388) cell lines, with respective IC50 values of 94 and 99 μg/ mL. The oil was more effective than three of the four positive control drugs (Manosroi et al 2005)." (Tisserand/Young, page 400)

Types of Skin Cancer
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer, affecting approximately one million Americans each year. These cancers arise in the basal cells, which line the deepest layer of the epidermis (top skin layer). Basal cell carcinomas are rarely fatal, but can be highly disfiguring.
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) arises in the squamous cells that make up most of the skin’s upper layers (epidermis). Squamous cell carcinomas may occur on all areas of the body including the mucous membranes and genitals, but are most common in areas frequently exposed to the sun, such as the rim of the ear, lower lip, face, bald scalp, neck, hands, arms and legs.
Melanoma is a malignant tumor that originates in melanocytes, cells which produce the pigment melanin that colors our skin, hair, and eyes. The majority of melanomas are black or brown. However, some melanomas are skin-colored, pink, red, purple, blue or white. Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. However, if it is recognized and treated early, it is nearly 100 percent curable. But if it is not, the cancer can advance and spread to other parts of the body, where it becomes hard to treat and can be fatal. While it is not the most common of the skin cancers, it causes the most deaths.
1. As a postal carrier, I have had numerous bouts with skin cancer. I have used Frankincense on each “mole” morning and night for a week, and they disappear. I’ve had some come back, which is to be expected since I spend so much time outdoors, but Frankincense always works and works quickly.
2. My father-in-law had a mole on his forehead that looked worrisome. He applied Frankincense directly on the spot (undiluted) twice daily, and whatever it was, it just fell off. The skin underneath was completely normal, and there is not a sign that it was ever there.
3. I had what I self-diagnosed as Melanoma on my forehead (based on photos I compared with online), and I applied FRANKINCENSE undiluted on it daily. It took several months to disappear, but now there is no sign of it, and it has not come back.
4. I had several spots on my face that were diagnosed as Melanoma. The MD wanted to do surgery, but I opted to try essential oils. I didn’t have Frankincense, which is commonly used for skin cancer, but used Plague Defense instead. Essential oils only kill bad cells and leave the good ones. My spots initially turned red and then scabbed over. Skin cancer is funnel shaped, so each time the scab fell off, the spot got smaller. It seems like it works its way to the very root of it. When they were finally gone, I had no scars and couldn’t detect where the cancer had been. Wow!
5. I spent many years lying in the sun on the beach, and at the age of 40 began seeing an uneven mole-like spot appear on my forehead. My MD diagnosed it as basil cell carcinoma. I put off surgery so I could first try essential oils, and Frankincense applied morning and night completely took care of it in less than 2 weeks. Yipeeee!!!! Not only did I save $$, but I also felt no pain and have no scar.
6. I used Frankincense on a precancerous spot, and it flaked off. Thanks. - Roberta
7. I have read about people putting iodine on all types of skin cancers, growths, and so on to get rid of them. I had a small growth on the back of my hand, so I started putting cheap old tincture of iodine on it. It was totally gone in 2 weeks and left just a small scar. - Kay
8. I'm amazed at how the Helichrysum Substitute Blend is healing some spots on my arm. I had some assumed pre-cancerous spots frozen/burned off. After they scabbed, I started using diluted Frankincense on them. I didn't notice any significant changes. Yesterday I applied diluted Helichrysum Blend, 2x yesterday and once this morning. The areas are significantly faded, and I kind of have to look to find them. Now that's some healing power in the Helichrysum Blend! I'm kind of anxious for my next boo boo so I can try it again! - Becky H.
9. My husband had a suspicious spot on his arm (he has never been diagnosed w/skin cancer but others in his family have). He has been applying Frankincense neat on the spot on his arm for a couple of weeks, and it has all but disappeared. He has a hard time finding it now to apply each day. He has been applying 2 times a day but has now cut back to one. - Becky
10. A friend of mine had a skin cancer removed from his face and someone gave him a tiny bottle of Lavender. A few weeks later I had to look carefully to see where the stitches had been. Another friend had one removed from her hand - a deep, 2" cut. I gave her some Lavender, and she's also delighted with the healing. (Note: Both of them waited until the stitches were out to use the oils.) I've also used Lavender on small cuts and scrapes that didn't need stitches. It took away pain, inflammation and healed with no scarring. - Teresa
11. I just left my doctor appointment where I was going to have a spot of skin cancer removed with dry ice. He originally diagnosed it early summer and scheduled me to come back in the fall because it was better to treat when the sun's rays were not so strong. In the meantime I thought it would not hurt anything to put Frankincense oil on it. I didn't do it everyday. In fact many days would go by sometime in between applications, and then other times I would faithfully put it on 2 times a day or more and cover it with a bandage to keep it on for longer. I had noticed that it was looking less visible, but I didn't know if under magnification it would have made enough difference for him to not want to remove it. Boy, was I excited when the doctor looked in amazed disbelief through his instrument at what USED TO BE a spot of skin cancer that is no longer there thanks to the use of Frankincense essential oil!!! He was stunned. Me, not so much. I know these oils work. This isn't even the first time that I've stunned a doctor with the amazing results of essential oils. - feeling blessed. - Barb
12. I had a "mutated freckle." The spot has been there awhile, but about 2 months ago it became itchy, raised and scaly. The dermatologist suspected Basal Cell Carcinoma. I did a Google search and found an article that suggested to layer Frankincense, Lavender, Cypress and Rosemary neat in that order on the effected area, one at a time, layered morning and evening. I just left the dermatologist's office TWO WEEKS after my first appointment for a scheduled biospsy, and it is GONE. The doctor was surprised and he said he cannot explain it but to come back in 6 months for a checkup. At this time, it does not look ominous and requires NO TREATMENT! Praise God for His healing power and the oils He led me to. Thank you, Linda for offering such amazing products. - Lori
13. I had a growth on my chest a few years ago that looked to be basal cell carcinoma. I went in for a checkup and caught the doctor on his last day in the office and had to reschedule for a biopsy with the new doctor. In the meantime, I applied a series of "oils for skin cancer" that I found online and it disappeared! Nothing to biopsy - they called it a miracle. Fast forward to a few weeks ago. My husband had a mole become suspicious on his belly. It changed shape, turned black and became a source of irritation. He took pictures and made an appointment with a dermatologist. I asked him: "Why don't you put some Frankincense (frereana/carterii) on there? It won't hurt you, and at the least, your tummy will smell nice." He put some on and covered it with a bandaid. He did it the next day too and that night. When he took the bandaid off the second evening a black mass, about the size of a small pea came off, leaving a small hole. He put some antibiotic ointment on and covered it again. At the doctor's office, the doctor asked him if he'd picked at or scratched it too much because there was nothing there. My husband told her the story, and she said: "Don't be putting on that Frankincense and Myrhh, and stop picking at it." He had never mentioned Myrhh and assured her he hadn't picked at it! She looked at the pictures and shook her head because she really didn't believe him, and proceeded to take a biopsy. The call with the biopsy report came in today and he's completely clear! No cancer, no anything! Was he healed? I think so!!! - Lori
14. My husband currently has a mole on his back that he's had for years, but recently I noticed a significant change in it that didn't seem good at all. I began applying Frankincense twice a day about a week ago. It looks so much better already. I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing! - Susan
15. I had a suspicious mole on my eyelid that started changing rapidly while I was not in town with my oil supply. I used undiluted Little Flowers (from a 5ml bottle with a pipette), and by the time I was home 18 days later, the entire mole had come off and the eyelid is back to normal. I'd had the “mole” for a number of years and didn’t treat it until it started to change because it was on my eyelid and I was concerned about the oil seeping into my eye. I’d put a drop on my fingertip and held the finger to the eyelid for about a minute (or longer when extra patient). By then, the oil had absorbed and it never seeped into or bothered my eye :-) - Linda