healthyskinSkin cancer is on the rise.  It is a subject that I have tried very hard to avoid think about in recent years.  The reality is, we are all vulnerable.  More so if we spent years bathing in the sun or tanning beds. Because of the loss of a dear friend and my husband to melanoma in the past, and the recurring melanoma diagnoses over the years in our extended family; skin cancer it is upfront and personal for me. Those who know me know that I am constantly searching for information on cancer prevention and cancer fighting therapies. As we all know prevention is the best insurance against receiving a skin cancer or any cancer diagnosis.  Have any suspicious skin spots, or moles that others consider suspicious, examined by a qualified healthcare practitioner. Below are the strategies that I have researched and implemented and recommend to my clients and those who ask.

  1. SUN PROTECTION & ANTIOXIDANTS: Life Saving Measures – I wrote this post in May 2013 so will not rewrite the information in it here. Click on the link to read this post which contains names of sunscreens that are considered to be safer in terms of non-toxic ingredients without compromised protection.
  2. SKIN CANCER: Increasing Antioxidants At The Skin Level – I wrote this post in October of 2014 so click on the link to read it.
  3. My skin cancer protection is a combination of rosemary, frankincense, clove, sandalwood and grapeseed/olive oil. You can read the scientific research behind my essential oil selection in the previous blog post #1 and #2 as well in my blog post FRANKINCENSE – POTENTIAL CANCER THERAPY RESEARCH: A Modern Day Gift of the Magi. Research shows that rosemary reduces melanoma cancer cell proliferation. Research shows that α-Santalol (found in Sandalwood essential oil) has been shown to suppress proliferation of non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancer cells in culture.

Skin Cancer Protection Recipe:

I use a 50 ml glass pump bottle for my skin cancer protection blend.  You will have to experiment with the oils to see how many drops work best for you. Every person’s skin is different. Listen to your intuition. My recommended recipe is one drop of the clove, 4 drops of the frankincense, 2 drops of the rosemary, 2 drops of sandalwood and then top up with grapeseed/olive oil.  Get started today using pure therapeutic grade essential oils for healthy skin protection. Learn more about using essential oils for symptom relief, healing and cancer protection at My Green Medicine Cabinet.

4.  Eat a plant based diet. I made this choice initially due to the National Geographic research on the people who live in the Blue Zones of the world who live the longest and healthiest.
The Blue Zones website has developed nine reverse engineering longevity strategies or lessons that you can follow wherever you live.  I have seen so many loved ones suffer in their final years that I wanted a better outcome. There are some interesting statistics on melanoma cancer outcomes for patients who adapted a plant based diet in combination with treatments. You can find this and other melanoma research .information on the Melanoma Research Foundation website.

5Detox regularly.  Eating healthy is a start for ongoing natural detoxification promotion. I continue to use my Botanical Spa Therapy whole body detoxification bath recipe (which can be found in my book) occasionally as well as my detoxification tea mix of dandelion root, cleavers and milk thistle plant. Dandelion root has been found to induce melanoma and other cancer cell death. Read my blog post Botanical Spa Therapy:  Whole Body Detoxification That Can Change Your Health  for more information on what really helped me regain my health.

6. Customized visualizations to improve immunosurveillance, immunofocus,  immunoresponse and apoptosis.  You have great power to change your cells including your dna using visualization.  Read the amazing research on the power of visualization at the Heart Math Institute. Learn how to customize your visualization using information from your test results and medical reports. You can find this information in my book The Whole Person Well-being Equation. My book contains a list of visualizations to help guide the body to continue apoptosis and initiate an effective immune response.

7. Learn how to use The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

to reverse your health challenges and have a more fulfilling life. Whatever image you put into your subconscious mind is used to direct your body’s response. Author Joseph Murphy writes about his recovery from a malignancy of the skin in the Chapter 3 section The Subconscious Heals A Malignancy of The Skin, page 55 to 56.

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P., Holistic Wellness Practitioner, Health by Design,,


SKIN CANCER: Increasing Antioxidants At The Skin Level

Sun safety

For those of you who know me, you know why I am so passionate about sharing information and research on skin cancer and cancer prevention. For those who don’t, my husband Michael passed away from melanoma skin cancer on Christmas eve 2010.

Skin cancer prevention begins with adequate sun protection. Read my blog post on the types of sun protection available at SUN PROTECTION & ANTIOXIDANTS: Life Saving Measures

When I find information and research that I feel may spare other people from the horrible suffering that comes with cancer, I share the information on my blog , webpages –,, and social media.  The information is for you to research and decide, it is not an endorsement.

Skin cancer rates are rising rapidly. As a nutritional consultant I have known for a long time that a diet high in antioxidants is important for cancer prevention and recovery.

Recently, while continuing my research, I came across information that indicated that the need for antioxidants for people who smoke is even higher.  In fact, in people who smoke or continually breathe second hand smoke, the level of antioxidant stores at the skin level are very low. It would probably be logical then to assume that breathing polluted air (e.g. pesticides) would also reflect in insufficient antioxidant stores at the skin level.

UV exposure has been a known contributing cause of skin cancers, including melanoma. The rates of melanoma and deaths from melanoma have increased alarmingly over the last four decades. Research now shows links between UV and pesticide exposures in some cases of melanoma. Pesticides are used in agriculture, parks, golf courses, lawns and in homes. Know your risks –

In sight of increase in skin cancer rates and research information that some essential oils provide protection from UVA, UVB and UVC damage; it would be prudent for all persons at risk of skin cancer to augment their antioxidant diet intake with essential oils high in antioxidant levels at the skin level.  Adding several drops of each of the following essential oils can provide skin cancer protection.  (my skin cancer protection recipe is a mix of grapeseed/olive oil in a 30ml bottle with , 4 drops frankincense and 2 drops rosemary, 1 drop clove),  Since your skin is your largest organ, applying essential oils high in antioxidants and cancer protection properties can provide absorption and distribution to other areas of the body.

What does essential oil scientific research say about the protective properties of essential oils?

Clove essential oil is the oil with the highest antioxidant content.


Adding a few drops of frankincense oil to the mix would also provide skin cell support. Research shows that tea tree oil showed induced apoptosis (planned cell death, lacking in cancer cells) against both cell lines but especially the Adriamycin-resistant cells




Sandalwood essential oil research links:

Make sure that you use only certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils to your skin. Not all essential oils are equal. Make sure you understand the differences. You will find many cheap essential oils – know what you are getting and comparing.  I am vigilant about making sure my food and my personal care products do not contain unwanted additives/contaminants – I am just as vigilant about the essential oils that I use. Contact me to get my ‘best essential oil’ selection



Consider creating a GO GREEN HEALTHY BEAUTY KIT as a gift for some of the people on your shopping list. Each kit can be designed to provide enough supplies for the number of people sharing the kit.

Research into the healing powers of essential oils is ongoing. Find out the latest scientific research on these amazing healing powers at,

ESSENTIAL OIL THERAPY: Skip the Harmful Drug Side Effects for Healthy Longevity –

You can purchase a selection of third party certified 100% pure therapeutic grade oils by contacting me

Assessing your body’s symptom equation is crucial to your pursuit for symptom free status. Find out more by reading HEALTH FORENSICS: For A Symptom Free You at

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P., Holistic Wellness Practitioner,


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