I am learning more and more about essential oils and their power in healing and all sorts of things. I thought that I would share a few of my new discoveries with you all.
I have been on remicade now for about 4 months. Going on 5. Since my 3rd loading dose I have been battling an infected sebaceous cyst on my upper right thigh (lower glut). It has been painful and gross for months. This cyst has been in that spot at about the size of a pea for as long as I can remember, but leave it to good ole’ remicade to cause it to get infected. Great. As if I didn’t already have enough problems. I tried antibiotic ointments and different creams but it just kept getting worse. Then I remembered! I used oils in the past to cure an infected abdominal incision after my bowel surgery. (see that post here) So, I got out my trusty oils, did some research on which ones were the best options and got to work. Below are before, middle, and after pictures of my progress.
As soon as the cyst started to get very painful it began leaking green gunk. I started using warm compresses and the essential oil recipe listed below.
Witch Hazel – 15ml as a carrier/base
Tea Tree (Maleluca)- 5 drops
Frankincense- 5 drops
Lemongrass- 2 drops
Copaiba- 2 drops
Combine all in a amber glass vial and apply to affected area several times per day
After using this for about a week 3 times a day my cyst was much less red and irritated. It had shrunk considerably and it didn’t hurt hardly at all.
Again, my oils saved me. I saw my dermatologist just last week and she said that I was doing a great job and to keep doing whatever I was doing to get it to heal. Eventually I will have to get it cut out, but for now its no longer infected and not bothering me. So I am good with that!
Here is what is looked like before and after the oil treatment…
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