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txtesez Posted - 10/17/2007 : 14:13:49

I've been visiting here for awhile. I have not been diagnosed with skin cancer, but have a thing on my face for several years now. I tried cutting it off months ago and am left with a crater that won't heal. Sometimes I pull a huge scab off of it; it seems it tries to heal and does better when I put a bandaid on it, but I can't get the bandaid to stay for long; as it is on my chin; so when I eat or talk it pulls it off.

I just put "nature's alchemy Orange Citrus sinensis 100% Pure Essential Oil" on my spot and its absolutely painful; I may not make it and have to wash it off.

This is not the orange oil recommnded on the topical page, but do you think it will work? I can't find it listed anywhere.

Thanks so so much,
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dan Posted - 11/02/2007 : 01:18:28
I received an email about another pure source of the orange oil extract d-limonene, Life Extension Natural EsophaGuard. It can be found at According to the product description:

"Natural EsophaGuard is a novel, all-natural alternative to conventional medicines for gastric distress. Its active ingredient, a standardized extract from orange peel known as D-limonene, has been shown to provide fast-acting, long-lasting relief from gastric distress. D-limonene is thought to coat the esophagus and guard against caustic stomach acid, while helping to reduce the amount of gastric juices regurgitated into the esophagus.

In one study, 89 percent of participants reported resolution of gastric distress after taking one 1000 milligram gelcap of orange peel extract every other day. In a controlled, double-blind second phase of this study, 83 percent reported significant relief after two weeks of using orange peel extract. No adverse effects were reported, and some participants reported relief lasting up to six months.

Unlike common over-the-counter and prescription gastric distress medications, Natural EsophaGuard does not contain potentially harmful compounds such as aluminum, nor does it impair the body's absorption of critical nutrients such as calcium, or shut down the production of stomach acids needed for normal, healthy digestion."

Natural EsophaGuard is meant for internal use. Experimenters considering using it on skin cancer could puncture the capsule and spread it on the skin. The package contains 10 1000 mg softgels of orange (Citrus sinensis) peel extract standardized to contain a minimum of 98.5% d-limonene. It is a bit expensive compared to other orange oil sources but it is reassuring in terms of purity that you can eat this product.
dan Posted - 10/23/2007 : 01:37:18
Jan, keeping the site moist after applying eggplant and vinegar is probably best. Since this treatment is similar to Curaderm, you might check out their application instructions at Curaderm combines aspirin, urea, and perhaps DMSO to the eggplant glycosides to increase their effectiveness.

There are so many brands of orange oil and I am only familiar with a couple. There has been some concern about extra ingredients in some orange oil products. I like Orange TKO the best because it is simply concentrated d-limonene and surfactants. I have applied essential orange oil directly on my skin and it does react strongly with skin anomalies. But perhaps you have a good idea of diluting it with castor oil. Castor oil seems to have good healing properties by itself and in fact locally increases T cell activity see and so I think it would only help.

txtesez, orange oil really seems to dry out skin with problems. Finding the treatment has identified a larger than expected area is not unusual. All I can say is that it has worked out OK for me in the past.
txtesez Posted - 10/22/2007 : 14:46:32
I'm only been using the orange essential oil every couple of days. I can't keep a bandaid on because its on my chin so when I eat or talk it tends to come off. Mine is larger than when I began treatment; larger that a pea. And the whole seems to be deeper. I wear makeup so I must removed the 'scab' when I remove the make up.. is this ok??? Sometimes its not very well attached anyway and around it is dry scaley flakes; sometimes rather large.... So I hope this is healing right. I didn't take photo's before I began, but I have two photos on 2 separate days I will post for future reference. I'm also using hydrogen peroxide 3% and the almond glow oil mentioned above every once in awhile.....
jan Posted - 10/21/2007 : 14:16:51
I'm newly diagnosed BCC and have spent awhile looking at this website with great interest. IT'S WONDERFUL--Thanx!! The dermatologist wants to treat the lesion with Aldaral. I did some research on traditional BCC treatments, and NONE of them look like anything I want to try, not even surgery. My lesion was the size of a pencil eraser, scaley, flat, red spot on my face, lower cheek. I had it frozen off two years ago (GP thinking it was AK) in two sessions two weeks apart. It sort of went away, but came back; thus this final diagnosis with a derm. The biopsy resulted in the spot now being the size of a large pea. After a week of healing, but site still red, I started in on the organic eggplant/Bragg's vinegar stuff, which I blended . Site now is still red with very small white spot in the middle. Can anybody give an opinion on this course of healing? I've been putting the stuff on for extended periods, covering with bandaid. Here in the dry climate of Arizona, it dries up after a couple of hours. Don't know if this is good or bad. Can someone advise if the site should be kept moist? I'm ready to now use the orange oil. I'm going to put bacitracin on for a day between the eggplant and orange oil courses. When I went to the healthfood secion of our regional chain market, the only orange oil I found there was sweet orange essential oil. I was advised E oil is too strong undiluted and a "carrier oil" should be added. I decided to use Castor Oil. Can anybody address this choice? I haven't seen anybody else using castor oil... and is essential oil better to use than other Orange Oils recommended? I chose the essential oil because the others had multiple ingredients which I wondered about being toxic (maybe moot at this juncture?) I also have questions about DMSO, but will address them on the DMSO forum. Sorry is I didn't address strictly orange oil, but it's difficult to decide which one to write to. Anyway, I am so glad this website exists. Has anybody had eradication of their BCC lesion using the orange oil treatment?
dan Posted - 10/21/2007 : 01:02:18
The bitter almond kernel oil in Almond Glow could have some amount of amygdalin (also known as laetrile) in it. Laetrile was first used to treat cancer in 1845 and rediscovered in the 1940's. The idea behind laetrile is that beta-glucosidase, an enzyme which is thought to exist in large quantities in cancerous tissue, causes the release of hydrogen cyanide from laetrile. The buildup of cyanide stops tumor respiration, selectively killing the cancerous tissue. Of course there is still plenty of controversy as to whether laetrile has any merit in cancer treatments. Regular (sweet) almonds do not have amygdalin. See
txtesez Posted - 10/19/2007 : 19:27:53
Thank you Rocco, I will be definitely giving his recommendations a try!
rocco Posted - 10/19/2007 : 16:07:02
Here is a home treatment for rosacea that I found a while is a well documented account with photos.
txtesez Posted - 10/19/2007 : 09:56:54
Hmmm think I will cease on the teatree oil. The almond oil, well let me correct myself. It is "Almond Glow" by HomeHealth. It contains Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Lanolin Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Amara (Bitter Almond) Kernel Oil, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E) --- As per ingredient label.

I have rosacea and one time it was acting up I asked the lady at the local whole foods store what would help and she gave me frankencense (spell?) and this Almond Glow, I remember her saying the almond glow helps promote skin healing... It feels soothing, so I thought I would try this in between applications of the ouchy stuff!

The teatree oil is also referred to me by my local whole foods store; but a different lady (the owner), who when I asked about the spot pulled out her pendulum and said it wasn't cancer; just my body working through stuff. So she recomended a mud base and the teatree oil to 'pull out' any bad stuff in there.

Okay, I wish I took pictures before I started, I have gone from one tiny scab to a rather large scab; including most of the ring around the spot. It is itching a LOT; so I'm hoping this is healing. I will take a picture shortly; thanks!

I will continue the orange use, and perhaps on and off to peroxide, and the almond glow in between times. Its a science here!?

I also take green tea supplements; was thinking I might make a paste and apply that sometime.. but after I see what I've got going with the other.

dan Posted - 10/19/2007 : 01:26:23
Hi tina, orange oil can cause a significant reaction. I am not familiar with the brand you are using, but orange oil often burns strongly for twenty minutes or so after applying if cancer or other skin anomalies are present. I found a 50% cycle to be useful, that is, I would apply it every other day or three or four times a week. It has taken me 4-8 weeks to clear suspected skin cancers with d-limonene, an orange oil derivitive. Be sure to take pictures for your own benefit because at week 3 or so you will be wondering if you are really making progress. The pictures can be extremely encouraging.

Your inclusion of tea tree oil and almond oil is interesting. Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic and antifungal agent. Many of us in this forum suspect skin cancer can be caused by many factors including underlying fungal infections and not just sun exposure. So tea tree oil could help in that regard. However, says tree tree oil has estrogen like effects which may promote the growth of some types of cancer. The use of almond oil is new to me. Why did you choose it?
txtesez Posted - 10/18/2007 : 09:37:07
Well don't everyone answer at once (giggles).

I'm having a major change and not sure if its the orange, the HP, or the tea tree oil, or maybe even that mixed with the almond oil! AH!

but now the whole raised are is 'rough' and I can actually pick at it and pull off some (no I won't do that; unless I am supposed too??) before this part was just soft like my other skin, except for thicker; when I cut the one piece off (not easy to cut something flat), it was not painful whatsoever; just really thick skin.

The only other think I have been doing is drinking some major health drinks; two combo; I can list the ingredients if necessary.

So today, I think I will not put the orange on; did it twice yesterday. And use one of the other; probably the teatree oil and almond oil.

thanks for any input,

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