It is the month of December, and we are focusing on the Integumentary System. This system of the body is made up of the external covering of the body. The main functions of this system are to protect the organs, help with the sensation of touch, pressure, pain, heat, and cold, allow the body to move, for Vitamin D production, for the excretion of wastes, to regulate temperature, to protect against dehydration, to store water and fat, and for immunity strength against infectious organisms. This week we are looking specifically at facial acne. Acne often occurs when hair follicles clog with oil or dead skin cells. Energetically, Acne manifests from disliking oneself or not accepting oneself. Our favorite three essences that address Acne are Rose Geranium, Helichrysum, and Rosehip Seed Oil.
Rose Geranium is an aromatic evergreen shrub from Egypt that is one of 700 different varieties of Geranium. She is wonderful for the skin, acne, broken capillaries, oily skin, wrinkles, eczema, lice, ringworm, and fungus. For acne, it is great to put a few drops into the palm of the hand and use the other hand to dab the essence onto each area of concern. Anoint directly onto the acne areas "neat". Rose Geranium is gentle, yet very powerful. She has a specific chemistry that kills the bacteria that causes acne to form and thrive. We have had miraculous healings with consistent usage of Rose Geranium on acne.
Helichrysum is a flowering plant in the daisy family. Her name literally means "Sun Gold". For the skin, she is a powerful healer that is anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral. Helichrysum helps acne, wrinkles, broken veins, stretch marks, spots, warts, old scars, and even herpes. For acne, after applying the Rose Geranium on the acne areas, we suggest spraying Helichrysum Hydrolate over the entire face. If you only have the essence, take 5 or more drops of her and apply her to the entire face. Helichrysum is also an amplifier, and she will work with the other plants to bring even more healing.
Rosehip Seed Oil comes from the seeds of the Wild Rose plant. She is known for her high omega fatty acids, retinoic acid, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin F, and skin regenerative properties. Rosehip Seed Oil is anti-viral, anti-fungal, and collagen building. She helps wrinkles, dry skin, itchy skin, elasticity and firmness, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, UV ray protection, hyperpigmentation, scars, fine lines, and cell strength and longevity. For acne, after the Rose Geranium and Helichrysum, wait about 10-15 minutes and then apply. She serves as a moisturizer and skin regenerator, and will help the skin to shine and glow radiantly, and will support the new skin to form and the old skin to heal and let go.
All three of these plant essences can be used together topically for best results. Layering them directly onto the skin area "neat", one after the other, is the best way to apply them for acne. It is best to use essences for one month for every year you have had the symptoms that are being treated. In general, for the average adult weight and height, five to ten drops "neat" on the skin is enough to start anointing each essence 2-3 times a day. Always do a test patch on the inner arm to make sure that the essences are not too powerful to anoint "neat" on your skin. If they bring up a healing response, then use the bottoms of the feet to anoint, and meditate on what is coming up and out emotionally for healing. All essences are safe to ingest in small amounts (3-5 drops in an ounce of water is a good start). Use your intuition to guide the way, and remember that less is always more in most cases, and the body knows what's best - so always listen to it.