Get rid of Cysts!!! Here are the directions!!

I have been pretty much cyst free for 9 months, but the last few weeks I have been rather relaxed about my diet and not had too much sleep.

Yesterday morning, A cyst just popped up on my cheek (big, red, sore, hard) and what I did was to mix 1 drop of pure manuka oil www.livingnature.com with some emu oil www.skinbio.com and dab it on the cyst 3 times yesterday (and overnight) – this morning, it is only 20% the size it was yesterday and it no longer hurts.

How cool is that??? ๐Ÿ˜€

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177 thoughts on “Get rid of Cysts!!! Here are the directions!!

  1. WOW!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    That means the emu oil carried the anti-bacterial honey into the skin right into the cyst and killed off all the bacteria inside the cyst! This information will save people a heck of a lot of money because they no longer will need to get expensive shots in cysts to get rid of them. Plus those shots are quite unpleasant as well as expensive!

    ๐Ÿ˜€ THANK YOU, MAYA!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Solomio

  2. I am looking for a product that I could mix with water and steam my face with. It sounds like manuka oil, might be what I am looking for.Will the manuka oil mix with the water and steam up into the air and not be left behind? Also is it safe to breath? Do you think this would be an effective way to to treat acne?

  3. Jim,
    Why don’t you do what Maya has done?

    Emu oil, jojoba oil and aloe vera are the 3 major trans-dermal carriers that are available to people to purchase to use for their own use.

    Do not use any other oil and think it will do the same as emu or jojoba oils will do. Olive oil is NOT a trans-dermal carrier.

    Olive oil and all other oils will stay on the surface of the skin to moisturize the skin. Olive is most helpful at softening up blackheads, which are clogged pores where the sebum is exposed to the surface of the skin. Olive oil softens and helps remove these blackhead/sebum plugs.

    All honey has anti-bacterial properties. Manuka honey appears to be a superior form of honey. Perhaps the anti-bacterial properties of this particular honey are greater than the anti-bacterial properties of other honeys?

    There are other substances that are both natural, from nature like honey is, and also man made in the lab that are anti-bacterial. Because honey is pleasant and non-irritating it is a good choice to kill bacteria both ON and IN the skin. Calendula, which is marigold flower is also anti-bacterial.

    I have been using jojoba oil which is a trans-dermal carrier and following it with Calendula cucumber moisturizer in the morning. This combination is probably a good one for the same reason the honey/emu oil is a good combination. The anti-bacterial properties of the conbination are carried INTO the skin NOT left ON the surface of the skin.

    What Maya has done is combine a trans-dermal carrier, emu oil, with an anti-bacterial substance, the manuka honey (oil?) and the trans-dermal carrier has gone into the cysts and carried the manuka honey WITH IT directily into the cysts. That is why the swelling and soreness have gone down SO FAST!

    You have to mix the trans-dermal carrier with an anti-bacterial substance and APPLY them to the skin so the combination can penetrate the skin.

    Note that Maya got immediate results…1 day!

    Is there any acne preparation on the market today that can promise and deliver 1 day relief from cysts?

    How about it everyone…how about trying the honey/emu oil thing that Maya has done to get rid of her cysts?

    The combination of a trans-dermal carrier with the honey will NOT DAMAGE THE SKIN! All acne creams I have tried in the past have damaged my skin to some extent.

    Jim, I have done the steam routine and I can tell you from experience that all it will do is open your pores and make your skin produce more oil. That is what used to happen to me! Actually if a person is older and oil production has slowed down then steaming is a good thing to do to try to get the skin to be a bit more oily.

    Solomio

  4. I should say something about what a trans-dermal carrier is.
    A trans-dermal carrier is a liquid substance that has a molecular structure so small that it is able to penetrate the layers of human skin.

    Trans-dermal carriers are used by pharmaceutical companies to mix in with medications that they want to get to penetrate INTO the skin and not just lay on the surface of the skin.

    Sometimes trans-dermal carriers are processed so they are thick and creamy. There is a medication that is sold to relieve pain in muscles. I am not sure of the brand name but it is one of those creams you rub on sore muscles and it penetrates into the muscles that are UNDER the skin. This product carries menthol and other medications into the muscles. The trans-dermal carrier in this product is aloe vera.

    Emu oil is the most superior of the trans-dermal carriers on the market that I am aware of. Emu oil does cost a bit more because it comes from an exotic bird that is raised for both its oil and its meat. I think they raise this bird in New Zealand?

    Jojoba oil is plant oil.

    Aloe vera is from the aloe vera plant and is NOT oil but is instead a WATER based plant substance that is also a trans-dermal carrier. People who cannot use animal products or cannot use jojoba oil use aloe vera instead.

    Be sure if you use aloe vera that it is free of preservatives.
    Be sure if you jojoba that it is free of preservatives.
    I do not know if preservatives are ever used in emu oil. Perhaps Maya will give us the answer to this.

    Solomio

  5. a shrub or small tree (Simmondsia chinensis syn. S. californica) of the box family of southwestern No. America with edible seeds that yield a valuable liquid wax

    That is the description that is given in Mirriam Webster’s Dictionary of Jojoba. So what we have been referring to as Jojoba oil is actually a liquid wax that has trans-dermal proplerties. So Emu oil is the only actual oil that has trans-dermal properties so that probably explains why Emu oil is so silky to the feel while Jojoba has a heavier feeling. I have read that Jojoba is quite similiar to natural sebum. I was wondering about this so that is WHY I looked Jojoba up in the dictionary.
    Solomio

  6. I’m unfamiliar with this Manuka honey/Manuka oil. Is this something that can be purchased at a regular drug store or grocery store? This new method seems very interesting and I’d love to try it.

    Also, I assume this could work with any of the trans-dermal carriers you mentioned, right Solomio? If the Manuka were mixed with pure Aloe Vera gel, it would theoretically have the same effect?

    Thanks for the help!

  7. RexMundi,
    I think the rule might be: Oil with oil and water with water. Does that make sense?

    You could experiment.

    I believe Maya used the Manaka oil which comes from the Manake honey.

    Straight honey would use an oil carrier or would it use a water carrier?

    Maya did use the Emu oil. Perhaps the oil will carry a water based product?

    I know that in the products I have seen on the shelf in the drugstore that things like menthol are carried with aloe vera, which is water based.

    Perhaps we should wait until Maya gets backto us and clarifies this point?
    Solomio

  8. Type of Oil – Arthritis Score
    Emu 69-93
    Fish Oil – 15
    Olive Oil – 8
    Flaxseed Oil – 31
    Evening Primrose Oil – 31

    So, what do the above figures mean??? The above oils were tested against each other for penetrative, anti-inflammatory and effects on treating arthritis. The emu oil has more penetrative effects (goes deeper into all the skins layers) than the other stated oils. Unfortunately, it does not mention jojoba oil in the study (I love jojoba too!!)
    http://www.aromatherapygiftshop.co.uk/Emu_Oil_Info.html#1

    As for the manuka honey – to use the pure honey is difficult, for starters it’s so sticky!!! The manuka oil comes in a tiny bottle and is 100% pure – 1 drop should be mixed with 5-10 mil a carrier so that it can penetrate the layers of the skin – I used emu oil (which I love not just because of its anti-inflamatory and soothing effects… but because it also treats wrinkles and makes the skin soo smooth – it does help with scarring too)

    100% Manuka Oil is an essential oil a plant native to New Zealand with extraordinary bactericidal and fungicidal activity. It’s proven to be 33 times stronger than tea tree oil (but less harmful to use in my opinion) – so really does kill zits!!!! You can feel this tingle going into your skin. https://www.livingnature.com/ourproducts/products/essential/manuka.html

    So, the manuka oil is from a tree, not the honey. I have only seen this oil available from the above site (thanks to Denise) – don’t think it’s easily available. Their delivery is excellent – I had it sent to the UK, only took 5 days.

    Hope that helps ๐Ÿ˜€

    By the way – the cyst now looks more like a red mark – only very slightly raised, a little powder makes it invisible. Historically, my cysts just kept growing for a week or two, becoming more inflamed and would often throb with pain. I’m pretty positive that it will have been killed off with this method within a few days. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Hi maya.. on the skinbio.com site I am having trouble finding just plain emu oil..is it by another name or what?

  10. Also Maya i was wondering If you know the best thing to use for Post Cysts.. You know that hard piece of flesh bump that just hangs around for a few weeks after..

  11. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank You Maya for your discovery and also Thank You for clearing everything up in regards to the Manuka oil coming from a tree and NOT from Manuka honey.

    Thank You again for the way to proceed to use this new method to get rid of cysts. This will get rid of almost any type of inflamed acne as cysts are the most stubborn.

    A visit to the doctor is quite expensive today, to get the shot that a doctor can do to get rid of a cyst, and many people just can’t afford this expense now with the economy in the shape it is in! Now there is an in-expensive way to get rid of both cysts and most ordinary acne!
    Solomio

  12. THANKS MAYA. I hope that your skin is doing great!

    Right now I’m trying very hard to stick with what I am doing to see if it works, but I might go ahead and try to find these anyway.

    Thanks Solomio too. They should make a special emotion for you! ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. This seems to really work – the cyst is still there but it has shrunk to a tiny bump and doesn’t bother me. The good thing about the manuka oil is that you can also apply it neat (unlike tea tree oil which burns).

  14. Hey, do you think this would work as well with jojoba oil as the carrier? I prefer to avoid animal products if possible. Also, what is the best way to mix the two oils together before application?

  15. about applying these in combination … is it to only the affective areas you should apply this too?? or can you use this as a cleanser to basically prevent cysts from getting out of hand… :mrgreen

  16. Yes, it would definately work with jojoba oil too – you can just dab/rub 1 drop of the manuka oil onto the cyst and then apply the jojoba oil on top. Alternatively, you could use aloe vera – all are good carriers.

    Saying that, Emu oil also has pain killing properties, it helps to take the throbbing sensation out of the cyst, but I totally respect your need to use non-animal based products.

    By the way, Emu oil is a by product – Emus are bred for their meat.

  17. Well, I just picked up some jojoba oil and am going to try it with some Tea Tree oil I have (that manuka is ~$40 with shipping!) I have two cysts that are slooowly getting smaller, and I’ll see if this accelerates the process.

  18. Hi! I just discovered this board this morning, and I’m so glad! Your posts have explained why my serendipitous remedy I tried last night is working! I had a new pimple developing on my cheek yesterday, and I was concerned it was actually a new cyst.

    Last night, I used my regular Metazene, which is topical niacinamide in an aloe vera base, and because I was so worried about the pimple/cyst, I went back to the leftover bottle of topical antibiotic I had from my dermatologist and dabbed some on that area. This morning, the pimple is soooo much smaller! :lol So I repeated the routine this morning, not knowing why it worked but glad it did!

    Now I understand why: the aloe vera is a transdermal carrier, and transported the antibiotic into the pimple. Wow. I’ve got to try Maya’s version now!

    By the way, Maya, you referred to your diet. What exactly do you eat/avoid to prevent the formation of cysts? That information would be very helpful to me, as I still get cysts around my jawline rather regularly.

    Thanks,
    Mandy

  19. Hey Mandy – welcome!

    Well, pimples around the jaw line indicate hormonal acne which is different from what I got normally, which was cysts on my cheeks, which relates to digestive/intestinal problems.

    However, it seems to be widely accepted that there is a link between acne and insulin problems, so limiting refined carbs (wheat/pasta/white rice etc..) and also limiting sugar helps a lot.

    Do a search for Sweetjade’s threads about diet, also look out for Solomio’s posts too – they are real experts.

  20. I hadn’t heard that about pimple location relating to cause, I wonder why that would be?

    After trying jojoba and tea tree for two days, I think it has helped my cysts noticeably, but maybe not as much as the manuka would. They are receding and almost dead. I can get a bit of irritation from the TTO, but it’s nowhere near benzoil peroxide.

  21. is it the manuka oil you have to get … or can it be manuka honey … because all we have around here at my stores is just manuka honey…

  22. Manuka oil is from a plant – it is NOT the same as Manuka honey. Manuka oil is 33 times stronger in antibaterial properties than tea tree oil, but less irritating to the skin.

  23. and these can be applied directly to the skin?? so, which is better to use on face then, the manuka oil or honey? (does stronger mean it may not be too good for skin?) does regular grocery store has manuka oil/honey? thnx

  24. How about triple antibiotic ointment, with either jojoba oil or aloe vera? Would this work? If so, how does it compare to manuka oil? Also, this would be good for normal (non-cyst) acne too, right?

  25. well, if emu oil acts like a carrier into the skin … would toothpaste be more effective if you dab a bit of emu oil after u apply the toothpaste on the affected area?… since toothpaste dries out the pimples..

  26. I just wanted to share this………
    Emu oil is the best thing….i agree with maya….I’ve been using it for a lil’ more then a year now….its part of my regular face regimen. I buy my emu oil from http://www.emuoilshop.com. Its not very cheap, but on the same note, a 4oz bottle I bought lasted more then 10 months for me (check out the site for their updated pricing list), ‘coz I only use it on my face and neck, sometimes on my elbow and knee to moisturize the dryness. It is VERY important that you buy 100%, refined emu oil (I also find it better if the comany farm their own emu birds and produces their own oil).

    so, every night after washing my face, I apply emu oil (100%, refined)…then after a few minutes (so that it can start penetrating the skin), I apply this natural cream which contains emu oil as the base… i bought this cream from http://www.purpleemu.com (they also have emu oil, but more expensive then the place where I buy emu oil)….i wont lie, the cream is quite expensive and you save more when you buy a 4 oz jar. this cream is very concentrated and is 100% natural….it is targeted for people with acne, and many people found help with it…but i think its targeted more for people with mild-to-moderate acne. So, it didn’t really clear me up all the way (as mine isn’t that easy to get rid of), but it DID help my skin and scars A LOT…..interestingly, many of my friends and relatives tell me that my complexion and skin texture has improved A LOT! my friend was telling me even yesterday, that my skin has a glow to it, so even if I dont wear makeup (which I dont) it looks fine…and believe me I didn’t have this b4 i began emu oil, and I’m thankful to it and the cream for my better skin texture and smoothness…. note, it just helped my skin (smoothing and firming) and scarring in general….it does take a long time to work (as it is natural and natural things dont get rid of your scars and make ur skin look nice over night)…..but I’m not surprised it helped maya with her cyst that fast….

    damn didn’t realize my post was this long :crazyeyes

  27. Hi

    Whats the best way to mix this,
    like put a few drops of a carrier on your hand with a drop of manuka?

    Will manuka mix ok with jojoba?
    And will this mix also help with scars/red patches?
    (for instance use on your complete face?)

    Thanks

  28. Whats the best way to mix this,
    like put a few drops of a carrier on your hand with a drop of manuka?

    Will manuka mix ok with jojoba?
    And will this mix also help with scars/red patches?
    (for instance use on your complete face?)

    Well, I just dabbed the manuka oil neat on the cyst and then applied jojoba/emu oil all over the skin. Alternatively, you can just put some moisteriser onto you hand and place the manuka oil onto it and massage all over your skin. It may help red marks, but that’s not its purpose.

  29. Well, I guess that answers my other question. I noticed the jojoba oil seemed soothing and was wondering about using it all over as a kind of moisturizer. It’s weird to be putting oil all over your face when you are trying to avoid acne, but it sounds like you don’t have to worry about this kind clogging your pores.

  30. Well, I guess that answers my other question. I noticed the jojoba oil seemed soothing and was wondering about using it all over as a kind of moisturizer. It’s weird to be putting oil all over your face when you are trying to avoid acne, but it sounds like you don’t have to worry about this kind clogging your pores.

    I already use jojoba oil all over my face and I love it ๐Ÿ™‚
    Just b4 going to bed I just wash my face with water (no soap) and apply jojoba on my face and neck right after (I dont dry my face). I do this at night because the jojoba takes a very long time to get into the skin (like 3 hours or so).

    I hope I can get that Manuka Oil around here, I will give it a try and see if it works against ‘regular’ acne too.

  31. I got some jojoba oil a couple days ago. I put it on, they wait a while, and then put a little Retin A on. Does anybody else put prescription topicals on with the jojoba or emu oil?

  32. I got some jojoba oil a couple days ago. I put it on, they wait a while, and then put a little Retin A on. Does anybody else put prescription topicals on with the jojoba or emu oil?

    Yes!! I put the retin-a on first, wait 20 minutes or so and then apply a concoction of stuff with emu oil

  33. I just read over everything in case I was missing something, but I still have a question. Does the order of putting the trans dermal carriers matter? If you put them on before other things, would they open up the pores and be ready to take the other things to the infected area OR when you put the other things on, with the addition of the transdermal carriers they get there? But they putting the transdermal carriers on AFTER, would the transdermal carriers have to go through the other stuff losing some of its effectiveness?

  34. Ha ha Wally – the anser is, I don’t know. But since retin-a is useful for acne treatment on its own anyway, I think it’s useful to put that on first… then the emu/jojoba oil can make sure it continues to be carried deeper.

  35. Thanks Maya. I was confused when I wrote it, so I didn’t know if it would even make any sense. Instead of just talking about it, I think I’ll try it out on my skin. On one side I’ll put the Retin A THEN jojoba oil on, and on the other I’ll put the jojoba oil on THEN the Retin A and see if there is any difference.

  36. ive just started to try my benzoyil perroxide (sorry for spelling if its wrong) gel at night all over my face, mixed with emu oil, so far so good, never got the burning sensation last night… so ill keep u posted on the progress of this.

  37. hey guys …

    thought id add my two cents in … 2nd day with the benzoyill proxide gel i use over night in combination with the emu oil and this morning its practically all gone, all the big cyst are leaving me, and the new pimples forming our now just little whiteheads … my acne has been a stubborn a$$ for the longest time, and this is actually working. So if any of you people out there have any creams or gels that you use overnight, i suggest u try it with emu oil, because this seems to be taking it all away.

  38. ev:

    I was going to try what you did (emu oil + BP) Is it working well for you?

    what kind of ratio are you using the two substances? Like 2 parts BP and on part emu oil?

    Are you using it on cysts? Or any form of acne?

    Thanks! hope everythings go well for you!

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  39. If manuka oil is even less irritating than tea tree oil, wouldn’t the combination of this plus emu/jojoba oil take care of all acne if used as a full-face treatment?

  40. hey jamie,

    im using the bp at 10% and just as a nightly thing, it seems to be working, i havent had any new breakouts and my skin complextion is definnately starting to improve, tho the bp did burn for a min, but it stopped… i do find it to be working rather well, i just need to find a morning routein that can keep me clear as well, even if it is using the emu oil….

    so if you wanna try out that combo go for it … seems to help for me, and my acne has always been stubborn, as well can anyone tell me of a good routein in the morning to do??

    much appreciated….

  41. sorry jamie i didnt really answer your question lol

    im using the combination all over my face. The BP is a face gel u use overnight, so i put that on first, then i place on the emu oil after, just a dab of course…

    do u think putting on a second layer of BP would help?

  42. If manuka oil is even less irritating than tea tree oil, wouldn’t the combination of this plus emu/jojoba oil take care of all acne if used as a full-face treatment?

    It wouldn’t necessarily take care of acne for good – but it definately helps (more so than t-tree) – for acne freedom, you need to do diet, supplementation, excercise and reduce stress.

  43. Maya I have a ?
    I have a product from acne miracle the ingredience are. water, emu oil, jajoba oil, naicinamide 5%.. Do you think this will work as well as pure emu oil?

  44. MAYA:

    I was just double-checking, is this the same exact stuff you’re using?:

    https://www.livingnature.com/catalog/main.cfm?t=p&r=vw&pid=199&cid=2034

    Two questions:

    1) Can this be AT ALL harsh on skin mixed with emu oil? I mean I have been on accutane, my skin is probably permanently more sensitive…

    2)Can I apply it like any ordinary BP product? Like on any pimple formation, at any point of it’s "life?"

    Thanks Maya!

    Great Find, it makes sense, unlike these other acne products. perfect combo….
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  45. Jamie

    Yes, that’s the same stuff I bought – the delivery was very quick. It’s not harsh at all, no stinging or any sensation -just dab onto spots or mix a few drops of it in with your normal creams for all over face application.

  46. MAYA:

    I can not purchase the manuka oil from this website. I only have a solo card. They want visa or mastercard, I have neither. Is there anywhere else to buy this stuff?

    I really want to get a hold of this stuff, it sounds great…
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  47. Jamie

    ha ha – back to that problem again :mrgreen

    OK – PM me and I’ll help you out with ordering if you like – I’ll be around most of today (can’t go far with 12 stitches on my face :angel he he!!)

    I can’t remember what their shipping and taxes were though. Bear in mind there would be extra to pay on top of that. I really recommend the manuka honey antiseptic gel as a day time moisteriser as well.

  48. Hello Mya,
    I have a coment and a question.
    I read this post and i must say I am very impressed with your finding. it makes perfect sense. My question is 1) i have tea tree oil for the anti bacterial and a product from acnemiracle (water,emu oil, jajoba,naicinamide 5%. do you think this will be as affective as your cocktail? Also i read that you get cysts because of digestion problems. i get the same thing as I was told by a chinese herbalist. have you ever went to a herbalist or homeopath? Have you ever tried pro-biotics or a colon clense?
    Thank you

  49. nuclear …

    Acidophilus would be a good means of pro-biotics to ingest. I use to take them because i would get sick very often, and it did however help my acne while i was growing up when it was at its worse … and they seemed to help keep things in tact in my system as well. Re-fridgerated Acidophilus would be the best choice if you want to go along the pro-biotics approach, the only way you can really keep the live cells intact and at there strongest.

    Good idea, completely forgot about them.

  50. Have you ever tried pro-biotics or a colon clense?

    Yes, I d both – but I also take broad spectrum digestive enzymes and they really help.

  51. If you dont mind telling me what those are… I am currently just taking psyllium husk and acidophilus. I would like to know more

  52. If you dont mind telling me what those are… I am currently just taking psyllium husk and acidophilus. I would like to know more

  53. Just to let you know. Today I tried Maya’s recommendation and it has worked very well for the last 6 hours.
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    Yesterday I cheated on my diet and ate some candy. And today a cyst began to appear. :eek Two days ago I received the Manuka oil (with an almond base) and I just blended one drop with a few drops of emu-oil. Within a short time it went down and is now just a tiny bump.

    The effect it has is remarkable because the manuka oil is only 10% in relation to the almond base! 8)

    DD

  54. I received some Manuka Oil in the mail yesterday and then went to two different drug stores to get some Emu Oil, but they didn’t have any!! They didn’t have any Jojoba oil either! I found that really quite weird… Has this happened to anybody else?…

  55. hi, can somebody answer my qn on this ?

    can this oil concoction thingy be used together with other stuff ?

    my morning routine is 2.5% BP (Benzac AC).
    can i put on the oil stuff on top of this and then wear my makeup ? does the oil stuff act as a sort of moisturizer or wat ? my BP is water-based so i was just wondering..would putting on the oil sort of form an..er..emulsion ? (since oil n water don’t mix rite… hee)

    thanx !

  56. Jamie – mine is off yellow white – in warm weather it is liquid, in cold weather it solidifies, like lard!

    electronic star – yes, you can apply it over BP – but it’s a bit oily for under makeup, so I suggest you only do this at night or you’ll have to wait 30 minuted before applying makeup.

  57. I found this place: http://lbemuoil.com/emu_oil.htm which sells emu oil in the US, and even offers a free sample for $3 s&h. I can’t tell if it is 100% refined emu oil, as they say it is more along the lines ‘better than what is required of the american Emu association’. Haha… ok, but I was thinking emu oil would be more expensive *shrugs*

  58. Oh well I thought I’d throw my 2 cents in.

    http://www.e-oilproducts.com/html/shop.php3/menuID=5
    http://www.kalayacreations.com/Kalaya.pdf
    http://www.heartlandemu.com/emuoilproducts.html
    http://www.uniquelyemu.com/skincareproducts.htm
    http://www.emuspirit.com/index.cfm (sells capsules)

    Don’t know what companies are best, I’m looking particularly for a emu formulation for my hair, but it may be easir to just buy the pure oil ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyway, I’ve heard about emu off and on over the years and heard how it was good for acne, but then heard how it broke some people out. Then again, the same results can be said for MSM, some people I guess just can’t tolerate it (or didn’t get a pure form?).

    Thank you Maya for posting about your results. Several months ago I actually bumped into Manuka Oil looking for natural skin care products. There is a company called Living Nature and they have several skin care kits. They contain other oils though and I really don’t need the kits (mainly looking for a peel). There was a company that was getting rid of these products and I bought a HUGE bottle of the Manuka Oil & Honey gel that I hope will help with dryness and ingrown hairs. Anyway, here’s where you can get these products (and samples):

    http://www.livingnature.com/ (Not in the U.S.)
    http://www.allnaturalcosmetics.com/
    http://www.shavinggallery.com
    http://www.organicbeautybuys.com/
    http://www.naturalbeautysolutions.net/Welcome.htm
    (hunt for best pricing among them)

    Oh and for fun, these companies use Emu Oil in their Natural Homemade body products (ordered a few times from Plush and my friend loves the body scrub):

    http://www.plushpussycat.com
    https://secure12.websitecomplete.com/soaps/shop/showDept.asp
    http://www.gentleridge.com/
    http://www.nfbotanicals.com/emu.html
    http://www.emuoilcanada.com/
    http://www.angelfire.com/biz/countryessence/bathandbody.html
    http://www.javelinacreek.com/
    http://www.countryscentiments.com/emu.html
    and I’m sure the list goes on.

    Thanks again to Maya and the one that mentioned Emu’s connection with DHT ๐Ÿ˜‰

  59. SweetJade – there is another product that seems to have worked wonders for people with both acne AND red marks – it’s called Mandelic acid – look at this thread: http://acne.org/messageboard/viewtopic.php?t=6094

    It seems to have some sort of antibiotic effect on the skin but also works like a peel but is less irritating than glycolic. A lot of people at acne.org seem to be getting excellent results from the 10% Mandelic lotion – I received my order today (as I really need to work on some red marks I have from my excisions)

    It’s by http://www.nucelle.com (where there is information to look at) but is cheaper from: http://skincarerx.com/ since you get 4oz for the same price as 2oz

  60. Hey Maya,
    Thanks for the heads up. Do you still like using the Lactic peels (was thinking about this, but vinegar solution helped some)? Also, would you mind telling the the ingredients in your mandelic lotion (or is it the serum)?

    Thanks,
    SJ

  61. SweetJade

    Yup – I still love using the lactic peels – they have never irritated or burned any poster I’ve known – but still, very effective at smoothing out the skin plus dealing with red marks – but you can only do these every 7-10 days maximum. Is very effective with copper peptides on top then Emu oil.

    The vinegar is good too (excellent for dry patches/eczema) – in fact, I incorporate it all into my regimen. I’ve also ordered this mama lotion from skicarex – which is 10% mandelic acid with 10% malic acid (from apples = vinegar) – and that will mean I can cut out the vinegar.

    The mandelic lotion 10% serum ingredients: Purified water, Mandelic acid, Polyocrylamide, C 13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Algae extract, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Isopropylpartaben, Isobutylparaben, Butyparaben, Potassium hydroxide, Fragrance.

    I started to use the mandelic acid serum this morning – applied it before sunscreen/makeup – it certainly makes the skin feel very smooth and tight – and where I would have normally had a little bit of oil/shine after a few hours on my forehead, I didn’t today ๐Ÿ™‚ a lot of posters have said it has helped stop acne and got rid of marks within 4-8 weeks. The good thing about this serum is that it can be used daily, so excellent for daily exfoliation.

    And about emu oil for hair: http://www.homepeels.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=PSC&Product_Code=EOSFH&Category_Code=HG – It’s easier/quicker ordering from http://www.skinbio.com I think though. You’ll note that it’s got added saw palametto in it – maybe you could source cheaper emu oil and then add some saw palametto into it yourself. I have been making my own night face cream (pretty much imitating Dr Perricones creams) – emu and jojoba oil with added DMAE, ALA, Qo-q10 – seems to work nicely.

  62. Thanks maya, you are soo helpful. I want my emu NOW (see I’m still spoiled) so I’m going to call the health foods stores here and see if we have any. Then I’ll order from one those companies if it really does what I need it to do ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Anyway, just thought I would post this here for ya’ll:

    Here’s the recipe for 2% Topical Spiro

    12 – 100mg Spironlactone tablets

    60ml of carrier solution (ethyl alcohol, emu oil, jojoba oil, OR etc)

    Hmm… internally that would be a 6 – 12 day supply or a 1 – 3 month supply topically.

    Personally I would use my favorite Toner or natural solution (like the Vinegar-asprin or Emu-Manuka) and add in the spiro. Then apply all over occasionally and spot treat becaue I’m guessing it will be pretty powerful formula ๐Ÿ˜‰

    So who wants to try it???

  63. SweetJade

    I’ve been using the Mandelic serum for a week now – this is a product I want to recommned to everyone with red marks!!! It’s so non-irritating and my marks are fading!

    Hope you get the Emu oil soon ๐Ÿ˜€

  64. Maya,
    questions about mandelic acid….I’m also trying to get rid of my red/brownish marks and some little acne bumps I’m still getting (even though I’m doing the diet), I dunno if u remember me telling u that I used to have cystic acne like u and used to breakout mainly on my cheeks….but doing this diet helped (definitely) and so far, didn’t get any cysts (YESS!!) but am getting these tiny bumps, mostly on my chin, jawline, and maybe 2-3 on the side of my nose (they are less noticeable)….I dunno why I’m getting them but I thought I’ld give it a try with mandelic acid ‘coz u said some ppl said it helped stop their acne?? so wut do you think? do you know what it means when you get lil’ bumps on ur chin or jawline area?? plz help if u can! thnx!

  65. I’m not too sure what that means Mickey -possibly hormonal – so just keep to the diet and I think you’ll like the mandelic as it’s great for acne and red marks.

  66. Has anyone had good results with this method by mixing Manuka Oil with Jojoba? I’ve been trying that out and it does seem to work, but not to the degree originally described. I’m wondering if it’s maybe because I’m using Jojoba and not Emu oil.

    As Solomio pointed out, Jojoba is technically a liquid wax and not exactly an oil. Perhaps the Manuka isn’t mixing with it as well as it would another oil…

  67. did people just stop caring about this manuka oil?? :mrgreen

    i still cant find this damn oil anywhere …

    does anyone know of a canadian site that ships COD that would have manuka oil??? if so please let me know

    thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰

  68. haha! ev…..I can’t find this damn oil here either ๐Ÿ˜‰ I guess i’m not the only one……I dont wanna order this from somewhere and pay some extra $5-$6 for shipping…..i’m poor as hell (college student)…and this acne diet (and supplements) is draining me…lol!! :roll i wonder if any health food here in US sells it….GNC for sure doesnt!! urgh!!

  69. Hi,

    I’m a newbie to this board and have been just reading and learning. I just wanted to know whats the best treatment. mandelic acid for active acne and red marks or the emu oil method ???

    I just don’t know for what type of acne these remedies can help.

    thanks in advance.

  70. LondonGuy – I think the mandelic is exccellent for active acne and red marks – the emu oil is more of a moisteriser but also has some anti-inflammatory properties so can be used 15 minutes after the mandelic for excellent effects.

  71. The vinegar is good too (excellent for dry patches/eczema) – in fact, I incorporate it all into my regimen. I’ve also ordered this mama lotion from skicarex – which is 10% mandelic acid with 10% malic acid (from apples = vinegar) – and that will mean I can cut out the vinegar.

    I started to use the mandelic acid serum this morning – applied it before sunscreen/makeup – it certainly makes the skin feel very smooth and tight – and where I would have normally had a little bit of oil/shine after a few hours on my forehead, I didn’t today ๐Ÿ™‚ a lot of posters have said it has helped stop acne and got rid of marks within 4-8 weeks. The good thing about this serum is that it can be used daily, so excellent for daily exfoliation.

    Maya,
    I am really thinking about buying this mandelic acid….however, I dunno how to incorporate it into my regimen.

    I generally wash my face (with a scrub or emu oil soap). Then, every other day, I use the taping method. and then — (and also those days when I don’t do taping) I apply vinegar/water. Wait a few minutes until its dry then I apply emu oil, after waiting another few minutes, I apply my emu oil based cream. I dont see where I can squeeze this mandelic acid into…..We can use this every day (once) right? so instead of putting it on at night and keeping it overnight (because I put the emu oil based cream), could I just put it in the morning? say, after washing the face, apply vinegar/water and then this? but then, what about SPF moisturizer?? hahaha!!! this is tooo much! losing my train of thoughts ๐Ÿ˜• please help!!

  72. mickey

    I suggest you do the following:

    Morning:
    wash face as normal scrub/soap
    taping whenever
    vinegar
    emu oil
    SPF

    Night:
    cleanse/wash
    mandelic serum (leave it on)
    emu oil cream

  73. I have bought this product. It is only a 10% Manuka oil in a base of Almond oil. Since I tend to break out from pure Manuka oil it is good for me when it is mixed with Emu oil.

    DD

  74. mickey

    I suggest you do the following:

    Morning:
    wash face as normal scrub/soap
    taping whenever
    vinegar
    emu oil
    SPF

    Night:
    cleanse/wash
    mandelic serum (leave it on)
    emu oil cream

    Thanks maya,
    one last question (lol! sorry!!), couldn’t I apply vinegar both day and night? or would it cause too much irritation to use both vinegar and mandelic serum?? i guess thats why you didn’t put vinegar for night? thanks!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. and would the mandelic serum allow the emu cream to penetrate the skin?? the reason I use emu oil before applying the cream (at night) is because (as u all said) it actas as a carrier and takes the ingredients of this cream inside the skin….

  76. Hi,

    Can anyone please give me some information about getting injections for cysts. I heard it can be done to get rid of them?

    Your help is much appreciated.

    Natalie

  77. Natalie – they’re call hydrocortisone shots I think – steroid injections – they work but tell your derm to dilute or it can leave an indented scar.

  78. Hey I just found and joined this site.

    You can buy all these products at http://www.vitaminzone.com.au

    including heaps of maluka products, and emu oil.

    Very cheap, and I’m pretty certain it ships internationally.

    : )

    Also, can the Manuka Oil – Emu Oil combo be used daily as full face treatment/prevention?

  79. Also, can the Manuka Oil – Emu Oil combo be used daily as full face treatment/prevention?

    Yes, that’s what I do.

  80. My Emu and Manuka Oil arrived today.

    What kind of mix ration do u use, and how do u apply?

    I just put some Manuka on my finger and spread over face, and then put some emu oil on finger and spread over the top.

    How much of each should I use though? Manuka only came in 10ml bottle – expensive too. I shouldnt need to put very much on I hope?

    My Proactiv arrived today also. I know a lot of people on this forum don’t like it but I’ll try anyway. I’ll use Manuka and Emu on one side of my face, and Proactiv on the other and let you know how it goes.

    Although in the last week my face has already gotten heaps better just by using B5 and drinking lemon water, and using an over-the-counter clearasil. Maybe I shouldnt change:/

    Hmmm!

  81. Stez – you really only need 1 drop of the manuka oil mixed with enough emu oil for your face each time – it is very concentrated.

  82. What is the difference between Manuka and Tea Tree Oil? I just read a website that said they were the same thing, or at least came from the same tree. Earlier, I read that Manuka Oil was more potent. Can someone explain?

  83. Hi guys,

    I have been using Manuka Oil for treating cysts as recommended by Maya some time ago. The more you use it the better it is – 2-3 times a day. I found you can wear it under make-up and it doesn’t look greasy or makes a mess – fantastic.

    I also eliminated dairy from my diet as recommended by many people. No milk, cheese, cream. I now drink soya milk and it is quite nice once you get used to it, and i don’t seem to miss any of it, so give it a go too.

    I do still get occasional ones, however, nowhere near as many as before.

    Thanks for reading.

    Natalie

  84. Is Jojoba oil + Tea tree oil effective on a cyst? Or maybe a combo of 1 of those + Hydrocortizone 1%?

  85. I’ve been using jojoba and tea tree oil (until I can get some Manuka oil) and it has worked really well. First, my deep cysts on my cheek came to heads, and for a couple weeks they were coming up and healing. Now they are gone, and all I have are little red scars to get rid of. Anyway, I haven’t gotten any new cysts. For whiteheads, you can dry them up in 24 hours if you use a drop of tea tree with some jojoba over it. Tea tree can be very potent, so it’s best to dilute it, especially if you’re using any other intense topicals, cleansers, or peels. I have found that even using Salicylic with it can be too much. I’m really glad I started this combo though, so thank you to Maya for the recommendation!

  86. Yeah, reading this thread actually gave me the push I needed to get some significant results on my acne. I’ve been doing a pretty intensive supplementation routine, plus using tea tree oil and aloe vera, but I hadn’t seen very good results. Minor changes, but the acne was still sticking around, and staying angry, red and bumpy. I would apply aloe vera (I figured it was just a moisturizer), let it dry, then apply tea tree with a q-tip on my acne directly. Admittedly this got rid of whiteheads quite quickly, but anything below the skin just wasn’t going away.

    So, reading this thread and realizing aloe vera is a transdermal that carries whatever it’s mixed with into the skin, I realized what I was doing was practically useless. I let it dry before tea tree on, so the tea tree was just remaining at skin level, explaining why my whiteheads would leave, but not deeper acne. So I tried mixing them. I just put a dallop of aloe vera in my palm, poured a little tea tree on it, and stirred it in my palm with my finger. The aloe vera turned from clear to a sort of milky white. I then applied that directly to my acne… and wow. My skin started tingling, and my face got flushed, I could tell this was doing something different.

    And seriously, after about 2 days, my acne was significantly disappearing. People were commenting about how much better my face looked, when I’d been supplementing and doing my previous method for weeks.

    The point being, thanks Maya for the info, and for people doing this, make sure that your trans-dermal (emu oil, jojoba or Aloe vera) is combined with what you’re trying to send into your skin. Aloe vera dries relatively quickly for me, so making sure the tea tree was around while it’s drying made all the difference. So make sure you either put the transdermal on top of your anti-bacterial, or mix them together.

    I’ve ordered Manula and emu oil, since just tea tree and aloe vera has been so effective (And it’s dirt cheap, plus you can get it at basically any drug store).

    Even though most of my acne has stop being raised, I still have red marks on the skin where it used to me. Would the mandelic acid help with this does anyone know, or does anyone have another thing that would help? Glycolic acid maybe? I used to use “AquaGlycolic” as a facial cleanser when using a topical antibiotic, and it worked pretty well. That’s mainly just a peel and exfoliant kind of like salicylic acid right? Plus what’s the difference between mandelic and glycolic acid, just that mandelic is less irritating?

  87. Hello all,

    Can someone tell me how do I choose from all the manufactures of emu oil and manuka ,what to buy?
    What is the concetration ?
    did someone tried Brand that gave him good results ?

    Thanks friends.

  88. hey maya

    whast the best way to get rid of a cyst that is on its way down and has been for about 4 days now. Its almost gone, but still a little bump there…about 1/4 the size it was b4. Ive been putting cortisone cream and jojob oil on it. I dont have manuka honey.

    its almost gone so should i try to dry it out? i heard toothpaste a little bit helps fltten it.

  89. Get an asprin and use either the jojoba oil or some vinegar to dissolve it .. and keep dabbing it on the cyst. That should get rid of it.

  90. I have aspirin i been using that too. But can i leave it on overnight? wont it irriate it making it more red?

    what will the vingar do? whats better that or jojoba?

    cortisone doesnt really do anything for it when its almost gone does it?

    thx

  91. Just try either – there is no 100% cure for anyone, but either is good and yes, can leave on your face overnight.

  92. seems to be working real good. why is aspirin and viengar so effective in shrinking pimples. i know its ant inflammatory………

  93. well, asprin is sacyclic (spelling) acid which penetrates below surface of the skin to kill zits – and vinegar helps to make it penetrate more, jojoba oil too. Glad it’s getting better. ๐Ÿ˜€

  94. lol so umm .. everyones off the whole manuka oil deal now??

    i tried using it in combination with the emu oil, and i didnt find it helpfull at all … maybe just the females have been getting more success with it …

    so asprin and vinegar is the new thing to get rid of cysts?

    any kind of vinegar? and can it be baby asprin’s u can use?

    sorry if u guys have answered the question already, im just too tired to read the pages of posts on this one lol

    thanks guy

  95. Sorry for being a bit of a div, but when you talk about aspirin do you mean the tablet kind????

    Cheers

  96. Sorry for being a bit of a div, but when you talk about aspirin do you mean the tablet kind????

    We’ve all been divs :lol and yes, the tablet form.

    Ev – no, I think the manuka is effective, but it’s not the only solution of course…. and apple cider vinegar is best.

  97. Can you make a solution of vinegar and aspirin in a jar and keep it for a week or do you have to do this in one application?

  98. This seems to really work – the cyst is still there but it has shrunk to a tiny bump and doesn’t bother me. The good thing about the manuka oil is that you can also apply it neat (unlike tea tree oil which burns).

    Living in Oklahoma, USA I sometimes run across phrases which puzzle me. Several people from England have talked about applying products “neat.” Does this literally mean that you apply it and it’s nice and tidy with no mess, or does it mean something else?

  99. Living in Oklahoma, USA I sometimes run across phrases which puzzle me. Several people from England have talked about applying products “neat.” Does this literally mean that you apply it and it’s nice and tidy with no mess, or does it mean something else?

    Stevi! LOL !! Neat in my terms means applying something pure, without having to mix it first. As in taking the manuka oil and just dabbing straight onto a spot (I find doing that with tea tree oil can cause too much of a burn but with the Manuka oil, it doesn’t burn at all, therefore it CAN be applied ‘neat’)

    Hope that makes it clear.

    I have had to climatise myself to lots of Americanisms too. :shock

  100. Thanks for clearing that up for me Maya- it makes perfect sense now! As we say in Oklahoma- all “y’all” people in England are sure confusin’!

  101. Hi, guys I have the 4oz pure refined emu oil sorry if this was already answered. So I should apply the emu oil all over the face wait a few mintues then apply the topical I want delivered deep down. Or could I mix the two togethar and apply it which I think is wrong and I have been doing that for 2 weeks ๐Ÿ˜•

  102. When I want something delivered deep down, I normally apply the topical first, then 5-10 minutes later apply the emu/jojoba/aloe vera..

  103. Yeah, apply the topical first. You won’t notice any results the other way around, at least I didn’t. If you read the very first page of this thread Solomio wrote a long post about emu and jojoba oils being trans-dermal carriers… that should help you understand why it’s important to put the oils on after the topicals.

  104. so if i were using tea tree oil with jojoba oil i’d first apply the tea tree, wait 5-10 minutes then jojoba. but should i rub either of these oils in first, let them sit, etc.? what will optimize the delivery?

  105. gentle rubbing is fine … but if you haven’t used tea tree neat b4, it may burn you, so I would mix it with the jojoba oil first.

  106. gentle rubbing is fine … but if you haven’t used tea tree neat b4, it may burn you, so I would mix it with the jojoba oil first.

    i’ve used tea tree before and i seem to have become less sensitive to the burning, but it still definitely burns some. is that normal?

    what i’ve been doing is dampening a cotton ball, dropping 2-3 drops of tea tree on it, applying that to my problem areas, and then letting it sit awhile. i like to feel a bit of burn so then i know my acne is dying.

    5-10 minutes later i put on a little jojoba.

    sound good?

  107. Bad news for me … a week ago, I noticed a hard lump (cyst like) developing on my lower jaw area …. it seemed to start to receded with the manuka oil and emu oil combo … then I decided to push it … and now it’s inflamed. Argggghhhhh!!!

    But, I am really grateful it’s not on my cheek … they are the worst IMO.

    That’s it! Liver cleanse for me!!!

  108. i’ve got one cyst on the run, so-to-speak…it’s one that’s been giving me a lot of trouble (it was enormous 2 weeks ago before i started using tea-tree/jojoba) but now it’s definitely not active (not growing) any more. although it isn’t getting any bigger, it isn’t getting a whole lot smaller very quickly. it’s still a hard lump right beneath the surface of my skin but it is not painful. i have been doing warm compresses and have continued to plug away at it with my tea-tree/jojoba combo. is this the best way to finally subdue this monster and have it die completely off, or is there a better way?

  109. i’ve been mixing 100% tea-tree oil with jojoba at about a 50/50 ratio and spreading this all over my face. it’s not irritating and it has been laying waste to my acne-including some pretty bad cysts-when i mix it in the following way:

    i have the cap of a vitamin bottle that i turn upside-down so it’s like a little dish. i drop about about 8 drops of jojoba in and then 3-4 of tea-tree. i then use an eyedropper to stir it up a bit and then suck in the mixture. i’ll then draw out little lines of the mixed oil on my face starting at the top so it all runs down. then i rub the mixture in. if i need to sometimes i mix up a bit more to fully cover other areas like the chin but this seems to do pretty well.

    i just leave the oil on until it all seeps in. the combo doesn’t really burn like tea-tree, instead giving a kind of tingly sensation because it’s been diluted by jojoba.

    anyway i just started mixing it up like this recently but in a few days have seen pretty impressive results. it really dries those big ones up pretty efficiently. as a matter of fact this morning i was just sitting around and felt something wet on my cheek…one of the hugest cysts i’d had was draining itself!!! i just applied light pressure to help it drain the rest…and man was there ever a lot. i felt great to finally beat that one…now time for the rest.

    oh, and the overall redness is going down a lot too. i am seeing more and more growing patches of non-acne-contaminated skin popping up!

    hopefully this combo will keep working. to any others out there with a pretty bad case of deep acne i’d recommend trying the manuka/emu oil or tea-tree/jojoba…it really works!

  110. does it have to be 100% emu oil?
    the only thing i found at the health store was a MSM and EMU oil cream wich had aloe vera + vitamin C

    Don’t know if that would work.

  111. I’ve stopped using jojoba, emu, and manuka oils… they work for some people but they were making me have tiny bumps all over my skin….

  112. i have been doing warm compresses and have continued to plug away at it with my tea-tree/jojoba combo. is this the best way to finally subdue this monster and have it die completely off, or is there a better way?

    I think an ice compress would be better than a hot one.

  113. The oils give me tiny bumps too! I stopped using jojoba now, lil bumps all over where i put it.

  114. Hello everybody :wink ,

    My question is about tea tree oil. Iโ€™d like to buy it, but my experiences with any topical product that contains oil are very bad. Definitely know that I have acne because of (very) oily skin. When my skin produces less oil, I have less acne. Iโ€™d like to try using tea tree oil only on the inflammations, but am kind of worried if thatโ€™s going to make things worse. Any advice is welcome.
    Also, help me with this products (from Oriflame):

    Aloe Daily Protective Moisturiser

    Aloe Extract (aloe barbadensis)
    Glycerine, Butylene Glycol
    Sodium Hyaluronate
    Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

    Aloe 80% Pure Gel

    Aloe Extract (aloe barbadensis)
    Glycerine, Propylene Glycol, Methyl Gluceth – 20
    Allantoin
    Glyceryl Polymethacrylate

    What do you think of the ingredients?
    Thanks!!!

    P.S. My English is not so good, so hope you understand.
    :oops

  115. Mari knows a lot about good/bad ingredients, you might want to PM her about that since I can’t help ya! Sorry ๐Ÿ™ ! About tea tree oil though, I’ve used it personally with mixed results and heard mixed results about it. It sounds like though that you’re just going to be spotting with it? You might want to try just a few spots before you use it all over your face.

  116. Wally thanks, I’ll figure out something. BTW you look good on the photo, will you merry me please? (hahahaha) :mrgreen

  117. BTW you look good on the photo, will you merry me please? (hahahaha)

    :oops :oops :oops :mrgreen :mrgreen :mrgreen :mrgreen :mrgreen :mrgreen

  118. I just read this whole thread and got so excited I went out and bought some emu oil and manuka honey (they had no oil). Also got some aloe vera gel and Tee Tree gel for comparison. Yes, I went nuts.

    Gonna try the Manuka honey/ Emu oil combo first. Someone else in another thread was really plugging Manuka honey, so my hopes are up.

  119. First night: Applied Tea Tree gel all over face, then Aloe Vera gel on top. It burned a bit and I work up and looked slightly red. It burned me!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have a ASTRONOMICAL cyst on my cheek. The red bit is only the size of maybe 2 pencil erasers, but underneath is a big, hard lump. I’m talking the size of a Canadian dollar. So I used lots of Tea Tree on it, waited 5 mins, then massaged emu oil (looks like a gel) all over it (a generous bit). I woke up and the bump was less spread out, still big, and more concentrated. I’m not sure if it helped.

    I used the tea tree/ emu combo on it this morning again. Fingers are soooo crossed. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Please work, please work, please work.

    I’ve also noticed the tea tree/ aloe combo made my entire face feel kinda tight. It didnt feel dry, just smooth and tight. Is this normal?

  120. Hey Rosso, I’m using aloe gel and for now I’m quite satisfied. It does dry a litlle bit, but I like it that way.

    Hey Wally, do you also think that Jennifer and Russell would go well together. :mrgreen :mrgreen :mrgreen :wink

    I loooooveeeeee Jennifer.

  121. I :heart Jennifer Garner! I don’t know about her and Russel, but rumor is she is going out with Ben Affleck. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ NO JENNIFER NO!!!!!!!!!! She was going out with Michael Vartan, who at least is a fellow ALIAS cast member, so that was cool. Do you watch ALIAS (Season 3 comes out on Sept 7!)?? A couple of my friends and I are ALIAS addicts! This is my favorite pic of her!

    I’ve heard she is really nice in person too! And she is southern ๐Ÿ˜› !

  122. To be honest, the Emu Oil Manuka combo didn’t do much for me. I guess it’s because my cysts really are very deep.

    I’m not sure about some of the science, though. Someone posted on the first page that emu/jojoba etc. act as a transdermal carrier because they have molecules small enough to go through the skin. And somehow they bring your manuka or other stuff along with it. This doesn’t make alot of sense. If the manuka molecules were too big to fit through the skin in the first place, how can mixing it with emu make them any smaller? The emu will still go through the skin but the manuka will stay on the surface. Emu doesn’t make the molecules of the other substances shrink.

    The Tea Tree / Aloe Vera stuff burns me a little. I think it helps, if only a bit. I apply it to my entire face after shower.

    These things all help a little. They just weren’t the miracle some people made them out to be. Perhaps it’s more suitable for cysts that are closer to the surface.

  123. Thanks for the update! I, myself, never tried it because I couldn’t find the manuka honey, except online. It seemed to work for a while, but then like most things people moved on. You’ve been using it for how long?

  124. Thanks for the update! I, myself, never tried it because I couldn’t find the manuka honey, except online. It seemed to work for a while, but then like most things people moved on. You’ve been using it for how long?

    About a week. If I know for certain it’s not helping, I’m gonna eat the honey. It’s so yummy!

  125. Yes Iโ€™m big fan of Alias, but itโ€™s funny cause I only have watched like four last episodes of season one. The last episode was so good; I can hardly wait for season two. (TV station is behind with โ€œAliasโ€ ๐Ÿ˜ก ).
    Iโ€™m jealous, you have already watched whole second season. :onfire
    I find that Jennifer has a special kind of beauty; she is not a sweetie or Miss America, if you know what I mean.
    She is one of my favorite actresses and Iโ€™m totally in love with the role of Sydney Bristow, the best female role for the long time in serials.
    Michael Vartan was better way to go, Jennifer. (Ben Affleck :no – I totally agree with you Wally)
    Maybe we should take this to Chatty Shak.
    :wink

  126. I found that Jennifer has special kind of beauty; she is not a sweetie or Miss America, if you know what I mean.

    Yup. She’s not textbook beautiful but she’s still very, very attractive in her own way.

  127. I found that Jennifer has special kind of beauty

    I meant: I FIND…
    Oh my God, my English really sucks big time. :oops ๐Ÿ˜ก
    Enough of that, Rosso how it’s going? Updates?

  128. Yup. She’s not textbook beautiful but she’s still very, very attractive in her own way.

    Oh, shes beautiful! ๐Ÿ˜€

  129. Her jawline and cheeks are a little too masculine for textbook purtty. But it fits well with an ultra confident, superspy woman role. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anyway, regarding updates, in addition to my post on the last page, I think the emu/manuka stuff does do SOMETHING. I had a few emerging cysts that were just surfacing (that werent that deep) and they seemed to have been calmed down by manuka/emu.

    The Tea Tree is great for bug bites!!

  130. The Tea Tree is great for bug bites!!

    :lol :lol
    Hey guys, going on vacation for the next two weeks (Adriatic sea, here I come) so hope to here you then.

  131. Likewise, have a good vacation! Forget about acne and enjoy yourself ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ !

  132. [Suspicious Posting]

    dont want to get off the topic, but i have a remedy thing.

    ive tried a lot of acne products and what worked for me was the botanical purification mask from gaia (http://www.motherearth.twoffice.com/Botanical%20Purification%20Mask.html). you dot the mask on break-outs and leave overnight. it reduces the redness and the size of the cyst dramatically. i recommend it to anyone, ive seen results on myself and others. best thing i know of and i couldnt wait to share. it’s around $30 but if u dont use it as a mask its going to last a while. by the way, it doesnt make ur pimples go away it just speeds up the healing.

  133. Hey guys, back from the vacation, hope you missed me. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
    What has been going up with you? Rosso any updates on your regime, and Wally how are you? Kisses. :wink

  134. Hey guys, back from the vacation, hope you missed me. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
    What has been going up with you? Rosso any updates on your regime, and Wally how are you? Kisses. :wink

    I’ve given up on the Emu oil/ manuka stuff. Useless. ๐Ÿ˜› I’m gonna eat that honey instead.

    For my other regimen details, look at the “Sam’s B5 Journal!!” thread on this same section! ๐Ÿ™‚

    How was your trip? What did you do?

  135. I had a great time. I was on Adriatic sea for a week, visiting my friends. The whole time I was in the sea, didn’t care about acne at all, and my skin feels better now. ๐Ÿ˜€
    I also eat honey in large quantities, and also put it on my face for at least an hour every day. This really helps.
    I’m going to take a look at your journal. :wink

  136. Hey guys, back from the vacation, hope you missed me.
    What has been going up with you? Rosso any updates on your regime, and Wally how are you? Kisses.

    HEY! I hope your vacation was a lot of fun-I’ve heard its really gorgeous on the Adriatic. I’m guessing you stayed in Croatia-that real estate area is really supposed to be heating up. I’ve seen picture/clips on TV-the water is amazing! I’m glad that you were able to ignore your skin for a while and just enjoy yourself. Its one of the hardest things to do, but when you are able to accomplish it, it feels so good!

    FYI In the states here, Season 3 of ALIAS comes out from a week today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  137. For those still following this thread (the original topic, anyway :P), I’ve got some findings.

    After much experimentation with Tea Tree gel, Aloe Vera gel, Manuka Honey, Emu Oil and any of their combinations, I’ve found that Manuka honey alone works best. Apply directly on affected areas, then pop moisturizer over it. The only problem is that it makes your face sticky afterwards.

    Mixing Emu Oil and Manuka reduced effectiveness. The emu does next to nothing. It doesn’t bring anything INTO the cyst, as was the assumption earlier in the thread. It doesn’t even make sense. Solo said something like (paraphrased), “Because emu is a transdermal carrier, meaning its molecules are small enough to penetrate the skin, mixing it with an anti-bacterial agent (like Manuka) will bring the Manuka into the skn with it.” That makes no sense. If the manuka’s molecules are too big to enter the skin to begin with, why would mixing it with emu oil make these big molecules any smaller? The emu will still enter the skin and the Manuka will still stay at the surface.

    None of these combinations help deep cysts that are below the surface. Nothing can help those, except when they surface and open up. Icing the area helps reduce the swelling, though.

    Aloe Vera doesn’t moisturize very well. You feel soft and moist for 5 minutes, but then it dries and you’re no better off. Normal moisturizer lotions do a better job.

    Tea Tree Oil burns me. Doesn’t seem to do much. It just burns me and I look red.

    So in conclusion, just get a bottle of pure Manuka Honey and that’s all you need. And if you ain’t squeamish, you can lick your fingers afterward. It tastes awesome.

  138. Would this be an appropriate product to use on skin? Is this for spot treatment or an all-over treatment?

  139. Would this be an appropriate product to use on skin? Is this for spot treatment or an all-over treatment?

    If you had read the thread, you would’ve found all those answers.

    But to answer, you can spot treat or do overall, it doesn’t really matter. It really doesn’t work (as far as I’ve tried); look 2 posts up.

    I don’t know what you mean by ‘appropriate’? By my standards? Your standards? Whose?

  140. After much experimentation with Tea Tree gel, Aloe Vera gel, Manuka Honey, Emu Oil and any of their combinations, I’ve found that Manuka honey alone works best. Apply directly on affected areas, then pop moisturizer over it. The only problem is that it makes your face sticky afterwards.

    I’ve worked out how to get over this problem. Mix the manuka honey with some bentonite clay and that’s a really good mix and not as sticky.

  141. Hey, Rosso … or is it Sam? I’m also in the lower mainland, B.C., area. I’m wondering where you got the manuka honey and emu oil.

    I called Capers and they said though they don’t carry emu oil, they get a lot of requests for it, have a supplier and order it individually on request and and get it in 5 days or so. They hadn’t heard of manuka oil, so I was thinking of ordering it from the webite Maya listed.

    For those still following this thread (the original topic, anyway :P), I’ve got some findings.

    After much experimentation with Tea Tree gel, Aloe Vera gel, Manuka Honey, Emu Oil and any of their combinations, I’ve found that Manuka honey alone works best.

    You said you were using manuka honey (which I understand from this thread and reading the manukaoil.com site that Maya mentioned is honey made from this tree’s flowers, and has some of the antiseptic properties as a result) and not manuka oil (the actual oil derived from the tree). I wonder if that might have something to do with the combo not working for you.

    Maybe the combo results could be revisited by those of you who have been using these for a while. The posts go back a while, so can people update their results please? I’d like to hear from those of you who continued and see if the results were consistent. Or did many have problems with “bumps” as some posters said?

    Also, Rosso, as far as your question about the size of the molecules,

    Solo said something like (paraphrased), “Because emu is a transdermal carrier, meaning its molecules are small enough to penetrate the skin, mixing it with an anti-bacterial agent (like Manuka) will bring the Manuka into the skn with it.” That makes no sense. If the manuka’s molecules are too big to enter the skin to begin with, why would mixing it with emu oil make these big molecules any smaller?

    I don’t think anyone who’s posted on this combo knows exactly about the size of the molecules of manuka oil, or they probably would have said. Hey, Maya? What do you think?

    Just off the top of my head, I think the key with the transdermal carriers is that they have the appropirate transdermal lipophilic affinity (lipophilic from Latin for “fat-liking”, i.e. able to penetrate the cell membrane b/c it can cross the double phospholipid layer that makes up most of the cell membrane). There are clear limitations as to what they can carry into the skin, limited, yes, by the size of the molecule, as well the solubility characteristics of the particular molecule being carried in (whether it’s fats/fatty acids/oils, proteins, peptides, &/or carbohydrates). But I understand the molecules can be fairly large. This is because the cell membrane is not a rigid structure, but at the molecular level is made up of these 2 tiers of phospholipids which like to adhere together in the 2 tier shape b/c they have the phospho-group on one side (hydrophilic/lipophobic) and 2 little legs that are fatty groups (hydrophobic/lipophilic). They are not IMPENETRABLE. As soon as a molecule (such as, I’m assuming based on what I’m reading, emu oil, jojoba oil, and the like) has the appropriate structure, it essentially slides across the membrane b/c the molecules of the phospholipids are not repelling it. So, if there’s something attached to it, it carries it through. It’s not like there is a specific-sized hole and only molecules that size can get through. It’s a very dynamic structure. And yet, yes, there is some limitation in the size of the molecule that can get across, because there are limitations in the bonds of the cell membrane. The drug companies have been taking advantage of this knowledge for some time now. That’s why there are transdermal delivery (TDD) systems for drugs like nicotine, nitroglycerin, narcotic drugs, hormones, etc. I don’t know the science very well, and I don’t know what exactly determines how big a molecule can be transported in with the TDD, or even how these attach to each other.

    PHEW! :crazyeyes I hope you and others aren’t getting dizzy. The whole point is. I think unless it’s tested scientifically, none of us will know for sure, but anecdotally, the combo originally listed by Maya seems to be working.

    O.K. So, I’d really like to know. Again. Can anyone post updates? Can you give me some tips, Rosso, as to where you bought the stuff? I might order the manuka oil from the site Maya listed. But what about emu? Where did you get it, Rosso, and how much did you pay for it?

    Thanks in advance.
    Roxy.

  142. i read that aloe vera is a transdermal carrier, just like to add that i realise aloe vera cannot mix well with acidic stuff. cos i put lemon juice on my face, and then followed my aloevera, hoping the lemony stuff can penetrate faster, my aloevera gel simply dissolve….

    read that aloe vera is acidic but alkaline-forming when ingested.,.. mabbe acid of lemon and alkaline of aloe vera = water?? acid + base= salt + water… my chem teacher taught me that~

  143. i bought 1kg manuka honey for $85 singapore dollars, which is around US$50. is it consider expensive in your parts of the world??

  144. i was reading all the great results everyone has gotten, so i wanted to ask a question. i’ve broken out badly literally overnite with cystic acne on my cheeks and sum in my jawline, i was wondering what i should do to cure this as fast as possible. I went to the dermatologist and he gave me benzaclin which contains 5% Bp, sum antibacterial wipes with sulfur i think it said, differn wipes and doryx which is supposed to stop the inflamation. It works but realllllllllllllllly slowly, but i got a facial and almost immediately alot of the swelling went down, but i still have them and wish to get rid of them. plz help
    thank you

  145. ๐Ÿ™‚ I saw something about manuka oil on someother site, don’t know which that manuka oil is the same as tea tree oil. I asked about it on the web site http://www.livingnature.com havnt heard back yet. Do you know? I have been living with acne cysts for years. They can be the bane of my life sometimes. Nothing helps. I have given up on Dr.s for now again.

  146. I have been pretty much cyst free for 9 months, but the last few weeks I have been rather relaxed about my diet and not had too much sleep.

    Yesterday morning, A cyst just popped up on my cheek (big, red, sore, hard) and what I did was to mix 1 drop of pure manuka oil http://www.livingnature.com with some emu oil http://www.skinbio.com and dab it on the cyst 3 times yesterday (and overnight) – this morning, it is only 20% the size it was yesterday and it no longer hurts.

    How cool is that??? ๐Ÿ˜€

    hi maya!
    i have a cyst too. ๐Ÿ™
    can i mix manuka honey with aloe vera gel?
    will it work?

    please reply asap!

  147. So does that mean you used it 4 times yesterday? 3 throughout the day plus one application all night long. How long between each interval throughout the day before you applied it again? Did you put other stuff on your face besides this remedy throughout that day?

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