How to Treat Skin Cancer with Essential Oils

Updated on March 18th, 2020
EEssential Oils for skin cancer

Did you know that essential oils can treat Cancer? The second major reason for half of the deaths in the world is cancer and  Oncologists, doctors all over the world have been trying for decades to find a solution for helping in coping with trauma in patients. Alas, they have failed! Not anymore, using these essential oils you could control and cure your melanoma.

The most common kind of cancer is skin cancer which affects both men and women. There are remedies to treat the symptoms of pain caused by this disease without going under the knife and resorting to very painful chemotherapy.

Skin Cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer amongst which basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type in skin cancer. Millions of cases are registered worldwide of this type of cancer that is BCC.  It is very likely for BCC to spread across the body

Essential oils are the best and reliable source to treat skin cancer. They are very effective and help boost the immunity of the body and subdue the painful symptoms.

Essential Oils for Skin Cancer

1. Frankincense essential oil

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Aromatic gum resins, which is extracted from the tree of Boswell is also commonly known as frankincense extracts; they have a unique quality of suppressing tumor development and thereby help in controlling the spread of the tumor and furthermore, they also prevent the growth of new tumors(1).

How to use?

  1. Take a few drops of this oil on your fingertip, making sure that our hands are cleaned properly including fingers.
  2. Next, you need to apply this oil on the place where your healthcare experts have diagnosed your lesions.
  3. Just leave it there, it will dry naturally. You must apply this oil 2-3 times a day.

[Read: Natural Treatment for Skin Cancer]

2. Myrrh Essential Oil

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Myrrh oil causes apoptosis (cell death) of cancer cells because of its anticancer activities, thereby killing the tumor and stopping the spread of the tumor. This is one of the reasons it could be used without hesitation by cancer patients.

How to use?

  • You are required to mix 6-7 drops of myrrh oil with one tablespoon of coconut oil, as you have to ensure that these oils are appropriately diluted.
  • Next, apply this mixture to that part of the skin that is affected by this disease.
  • Now leave it there so that it is dried naturally
  • This process has to be done at least twice a day so that you can get the desired result.


You should always try these oils in small quantities as there are chances that these oils might react to your skin. Additionally, it is also recommended that you mix these essential oils with a carrier oil before applying it to your tumors.

Side Effects

You can experience redness, itchy feeling if in any case you are allergic to them. Hence it is recommended that you perform a patch test, .i.e apply a little bit of the oils on your skin and make sure you leave it on for 24 hours, check if there is redness or inflammation in the area if no, you are good to use these oils.

It is unfortunate that this condition has no proper treatment/medication. It is better to be safe than sorry. However, in this case, if you are inflicted with this condition, there is almost no way to treat it, except to control and to prevent it from spreading.

It is recommended that you should always keep checking your skin for the symptoms of skin cancer and if you find anything unusual, do not hesitate to go to a dermatologist to get yourself checked up. After a thorough check-up with your doctor, you could start to use essential oils, after you receive a good to go from them.

Also Read:

Natural Treatments to Cure Cancer

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1. Can Oregano Oil Kill Cancer Cells?

Oregano oil is renowned for its anticancer properties and it is also known to reduce cellular free radical damage. There have been several studies that were conducted in test-tubes and it was noticed that oregano does have the tendency to kill cancer cells.

In one such study, it was noticed oregano oil was able to kill human-colon cancer cells, however, it is to be noted that dosage was very high and it’s clinical significance on humans still needs to be tested(2).

2. Can Frankincense Help Cancer?

There have been several studies in understanding the same question. Frankincense oil’s properties tend to kill cancer cells and also help in differentiating between healthy and others, they also help in suppressing the cancer cell viability. (3,4,5)

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