My husband Dan’s face is in the sun constantly. For decades he has been hiking, biking and running every day outside no matter the weather. About 10 years ago, some spots showed up on his face that were sore, would peel and bleed. We were already living in the Czech Republic and weren’t sure what to do. We spoke with our general practitioner about it and he made an appointment for us with his mum (!) who is a dermatologist. When we arrived a few weeks later for our appointment, our general practitioner was there to meet us at his mum’s office. He was dressed super casually and holding his dog. His mum was really old school but funny as she was constantly bickering with her son during our appointment. He told her she was suffering from dementia and she told him to kiss her bleep. It was entertaining.
She looked at Dan’s spots and said not to worry and gave him some cream. We left laughing and happy that we have some cream and got to see the reality show that is our doctor’s home life.
Dan used the cream for a while and it worked well. The spots diminished and caused him no more problems. Unfortunately, on our trip to the United States that year, Dan accidentally left his cream at his dad’s house. Dan is not one to voluntarily go to the doctor, so he hasn’t had the special cream for years now.
Because my husband won’t go to the doctor, I researched medicinal herbs for skin irritation and precancerous cells. This formula works well, diminishes the spots and keeps them from pain, peeling and bleeding. When Dan doesn’t use it, the spots worsen.
Remember, I am not a doctor. Dan needs to see the doctor about his skin. If anyone has ideas about how to get a stubborn man to the doctor, please leave them in a comment below. Until then, I will help him with this herbal remedy.
Skin Solution Salve
In a double boiler (or a pot nestled in a larger pot filled with a bit of water) over medium heat, add the oils and beeswax.
Stir until the beeswax melts and is fully incorporated.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a moment.
Add the essential oils. Stir.
Pour into clean and sterilised jars.
Safety: Mistletoe should not be used internally
Mistletoe (Viscum album): neuralgic and rheumatic pain reliever, rubefacient and vasodilator, nervine. Research is being conducted through clinical trials regarding mistletoe’s effectiveness against cancerous cells.
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense): blood cleansing, pain reliever with an affinity for psoriasis and eczema, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and aid against skin cancer.
Clary Sage (Salvia sclerea): anticancer, nervine, antispasmodic, antioxidant.
Frankincense (Boswellia sacra): anti-inflammatory, nervine, vulnerary, cytophylactic, cicatrisant.
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha): anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, research is underway regarding its potential anticancer benefits.