I was nervous to share this...
I have been sitting on these images for a while.
I think I was partially holding them back because I really didn't even want to look at them myself. I don't want to remember when my skin was like that. How self-conscious I was, how much pain I was in.
These photos were taken in August 2016 when my skin was at it's worst. I was between bouts of steroid creams that just weren't working, I was put on internal steroids and given strong topical steroid creams. These might have their place but for me they were not the right solution.
After each period of steroids I got sick, despite only taking them for 3-4 days at a time. The skin healed a little but got thinner in the process, so at the first sign of physical or mental stress, it tore, it became inflamed, I scratched.
Allergy testing didn't show much other than animals and environmental factors which I already knew. Deeper testing was needed but we also knew round after round of antibiotics while I was in the army for my tonsil (god forbid you are just given rest) was probably a huge factor in my depleted immune system and skin trouble.
By December 2016 I had given up on everything prescribed and was working with only doTERRA. I began using just a single oil at a time on my skin (at this point, even Lavender was too much for my skin) and one of the first ones I used was Frankincense. I had heard how powerful it was but had never used it all alone. So I stripped it right back. Frankincense and the Life Long Vitality pack.
Within two weeks the need to itch had dissipated. Slowly the inflammation went down. I continued to remove stressors from my life:
Physical -foods, what I was using on my body, even careful of the materials I wore.
Mental - left a toxic workplace, plenty of those colleagues now use the oil love them, but there was someone in-particular who made my time there miserable.
It took a little longer almost 12 months to have clear skin again and it is a holistic issue that is still being addressed so I can be at optimum health.
It has taken me another 12 months on top of that to really feel comfortable sharing these images. Or even opening the folder they were hidden in. They are still a little hard to me to even look at. Remembering how painful it was. But since sharing these images in December so many people have wanted to know more. So I know that I need to share this information more. I really needed to alert you to the difference it can make.
These oils work. They need to be in more homes. So why not take up the opportunity to purchase a Home Essentials Kit for yourself and receive Frankincense free in December with that order. Send me a message or follow this link for more info or to book in for the next Essential Oils Class balancedbyaquila.com.au/essential-oils/