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Couple months ago I heard about how Oregano Essential Oil can help with acne. So bought a bottle of Oregano Essential Oil 2 days ago and decided to dab some of it on 3 huge zits on the right side of my face and today it is almost completely gone.!

found this article:

"Today, oregano essential oil has antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, and antiseptic properties. For external use, oregano essential oil is valued as a strong analgesic and antirheumatic agent. The diluted oil (usually 5 drops essential oil to 25 drops of carrier oil, like jojoba) can even be rubbed on a toothache to relieve pain. The oil is also believed to reduce the discomfort associated with insect bites. Its powerful anti-microbial properties are said to assist in the prevention of infections and to treat skin fungi such as athlete's foot."

Anyway, make sure you dilute it in carrier oil such as jojoba, or it can burn! But I used it straight. I use Aroma Vera brand, but I think as long as it's pure it'll work fine. Works way better than TeaTree Oil.


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I've heard Oregano oil is great for acne....I've also heard that Geranium Oil is very good for acne too, but ive never tried it....the only essential oils i've tried are tea tree, jojoba, and neem......and they gave me so so results


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I've heard Oregano oil is great for acne....I've also heard that Geranium Oil is very good for acne too, but ive never tried it....the only essential oils i've tried are tea tree, jojoba, and neem......and they gave me so so results

I have just started using this a couple weeks ago. Can I say AMAZING? I mix it with my face wash, Spectro Gel. It smells strong, tingles a little, but oh is my face ever clear!! I can't say enough good things about oregano oil. We just happened to have it in the cupboard as my dad is a vitamin freak. Just noticed we have organic apple cider vinegar, but with the oregano oil working this well, won't need anything else!!

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I've been taking oregano oil internally everyday, and it works great! I don't even have to wash my face, it just gets better every day. I'm definitely gonna keep using my oregano oil!


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Maybe you had candida then?


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I found this...

Methods and Results: Five EOs known to exhibit antibacterial properties were screened by disc diffusion assay and the most active were selected for further study in

microdilution colorimetric assays. Oregano (Origanum vulgare) and thyme (Thymus vulgaris; light and red varieties) EO had the strongest bacteriostatic and

bactericidal properties, followed by bay (Pimenta racemosa) and clove bud (Eugenia caryophyllata synonym: Syzygium aromaticum) EO. Oregano oil was colicidal at

625 μl l1 at 10, 20 and 37°C. The addition of 0·05% (w/v) agar as stabilizer reinforced the antibacterial properties, particularly at 10°C, whereas 0·25% (w/v) lecithin

reduced antibacterial activity. Scanning electron micrographs showed extensive morphological changes to treated cells.


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I got mine at Wild Oats in the dropper bottle. They also have some in capsules mixed with olive oil. I put 10 drops in a vegetable cellulose gelcap once in the morning and once in the evening. I do it that way cause I react badly to olive oil, so I try to avoid it as much as possible. But maybe the capsules would work fine for you? I don't know how many drops of oil is in each gelcap when they're sold that way though.


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- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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Maybe you had candida then?

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Maybe you had candida then?

RubberSheep why do you say that? Is oregano oil supposed to work in reducing/eliminating candida as well?

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I got mine at Wild Oats in the dropper bottle. They also have some in capsules mixed with olive oil. I put 10 drops in a vegetable cellulose gelcap once in the morning and once in the evening. I do it that way cause I react badly to olive oil, so I try to avoid it as much as possible. But maybe the capsules would work fine for you? I don't know how many drops of oil is in each gelcap when they're sold that way though.

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what are other good brands? is the vitaminshoppe version as effective? it says 50MG, and is mixed with olive oil

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Wild Oats generic is pretty good, it's in tincture.


topical:

tea tree oil soap.

qh mint julep mask.

hydrogen peroxide for occassional spot treatment.

shaving for exfoliation.

internally:

fish oil, 3g daily.


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lilivg...10 drops pure oregano oil twice a day? hmm that seems like alot b/c what i am reading on oregano oil and how pungent and strong it is

also R.S. I have read your posts on liver flushing and parasite cleansing...I am in the middle of my own master cleanse juice fast (10 days in, 10 more to go)...lost a ton of weight and some muscle mass (I am lean naturally, but lift avidly...kinda sucks I lost that much weight)

I have also done 5 liver flushes to date, got alot of sludge out, but still have alot left as I show the symptoms still, ie hives on skin occasionally, itchy skin, food allergies, had asthma as a kid, fatigue, slight jaundice of the sclera (whites of eyes), and blackheads on nose

acne is very minimal since i started treating for demodex, but blackheads are still there (on nose really and sometimes on cheeks)...i think this is because my liver/gall bladder and possibly parasites/fungus...i will be doing a parasite cleanse (with Humaworm) after the master cleanse, followed by treatment with Threelac for candida

thoughts?

PS how's your skin doing?

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lilivg...10 drops pure oregano oil twice a day? hmm that seems like alot b/c what i am reading on oregano oil and how pungent and strong it is

also R.S. I have read your posts on liver flushing and parasite cleansing...I am in the middle of my own master cleanse juice fast (10 days in, 10 more to go)...lost a ton of weight and some muscle mass (I am lean naturally, but lift avidly...kinda sucks I lost that much weight)

I have also done 5 liver flushes to date, got alot of sludge out, but still have alot left as I show the symptoms still, ie hives on skin occasionally, itchy skin, food allergies, had asthma as a kid, fatigue, slight jaundice of the sclera (whites of eyes), and blackheads on nose

acne is very minimal since i started treating for demodex, but blackheads are still there (on nose really and sometimes on cheeks)...i think this is because my liver/gall bladder and possibly parasites/fungus...i will be doing a parasite cleanse (with Humaworm) after the master cleanse, followed by treatment with Threelac for candida

thoughts?

PS how's your skin doing?


topical:

tea tree oil soap.

qh mint julep mask.

hydrogen peroxide for occassional spot treatment.

shaving for exfoliation.

internally:

fish oil, 3g daily.


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I got mine at Wild Oats in the dropper bottle. They also have some in capsules mixed with olive oil. I put 10 drops in a vegetable cellulose gelcap once in the morning and once in the evening. I do it that way cause I react badly to olive oil, so I try to avoid it as much as possible. But maybe the capsules would work fine for you? I don't know how many drops of oil is in each gelcap when they're sold that way though.

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I got some of 100% pure oregano and just diluted it with grapeseed oil. It burned like hell. Does it always sting in the begining or did I not dilute enough? It was 25% Oregano oil 75% grapeseed mixed together in my palm. Although I put it on my neck and back and it didn't sting.


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hey R.S.

Yeah 21 day master cleanse, I am just starting day 12...so not too much longer...no doc watching over me, i gauge by my own reactions...i know my body well enough to do so...about the liver flushes, i will do a couple at the end of this cleanse, and i also spoke to Julia Chang about this on the phone for like 45 min, she is a very nice person

her GCG, and bitters supps will be part of my reg

lilivg...10 drops pure oregano oil twice a day? hmm that seems like alot b/c what i am reading on oregano oil and how pungent and strong it is

also R.S. I have read your posts on liver flushing and parasite cleansing...I am in the middle of my own master cleanse juice fast (10 days in, 10 more to go)...lost a ton of weight and some muscle mass (I am lean naturally, but lift avidly...kinda sucks I lost that much weight)

I have also done 5 liver flushes to date, got alot of sludge out, but still have alot left as I show the symptoms still, ie hives on skin occasionally, itchy skin, food allergies, had asthma as a kid, fatigue, slight jaundice of the sclera (whites of eyes), and blackheads on nose

acne is very minimal since i started treating for demodex, but blackheads are still there (on nose really and sometimes on cheeks)...i think this is because my liver/gall bladder and possibly parasites/fungus...i will be doing a parasite cleanse (with Humaworm) after the master cleanse, followed by treatment with Threelac for candida

thoughts?

PS how's your skin doing?

20 day fast? Seems pretty long, are you having any sort of supervision / someone in a professional position watching over you?

I don't know if ThreeLac is generally the best thing for candida, but that's going by what a lot of others have said that it's mostly hype. If you really want to target candida you need to be serious about it, do a candida diet w/ antifungals and probiotics. The best probiotics are from dairy if you can tolerate it, homemade kefir being the highest. Yogurt isn't as good as kefir. There's also some PB supplements with like as much as 50 billion organisms per capsule, a lot. Jarrow is a brand I like.

Humaworm seems to be pretty effective for parasites.

Liver flushes - I've done 10 and still feel like I have a bit to go. Maybe you should look into things like Gold Coin Grass / stone breakers? Also there's that alternative egg yolk flush I posted, I've been doing it without epsom salts, not sure if it's made the biggest difference but even so I think the lecithin in eggs is VERY good for the liver.

My skin - very mild right now. If you looked at it you'd see mostly scars / red marks. Not too much in the way of active stuff and I'm healing faster. However it must be noted I really haven't been eating a great diet at all, though I do make sure to get things in like green smoothies and other healthy foods.

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Is oregano available at any health food store? For applying it tropically, is there any side effects or special procedures? (diluting it...etc)

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They carry it at healthfood stores and whole foods. You must dilute it or you will burn your skin. Most of the ones I saw in the store were diluted with olive oil.


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Is oregano available at any health food store? For applying it tropically, is there any side effects or special procedures? (diluting it...etc)

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The reason I took such a high amount was because of a study I read on oregano oil in which the subjects were given 600 mg of oregono oil per day with no adverse side effects. I figured that study was done in a professional medical setting and no side effects were reported, so I wasn't worried about the amount.

I stopped taking oregano oil only because when I got a cold, I couldn't take cough syrup, or any medication without giving me very weird symptoms. It kind of freaked me out, so I stopped. I was also worried about phenols effect on the liver long term.


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Supplements

- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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I would use Wild and make sure it says P73 on it


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