I jumped on the VE wagon this Monday (18-June-2012). I live in Belgium and couldn't find Viola Odorata extract. I was able to find Viola Tricolor Tincture, which is 1:1 ratio. I figured that a violet is a violet, so I might as well try it. :) Also bought an all natural fragrance free Violet soap.
I've had POD for about 10 months around my nose and mouth... red clownish look, LOL. About 6 blemishes per day if lucky plus a lot of flaking. I was kind of able to cover it with make up, but still... bothering, cos...it's so obvious damn it!!! Tried everything!!! Tea Tree, coconut oil, ACV, garlic, baking soda, Sea Salt
, nettles, and LOTS more...
So I started on Monday...The tincture is a lil smelly and brown and stings when I put it on my face. But I've never had these results with anything else!!!!! So excited! Where I had the bumps before..., is almost all flat now, still red, but WAY less. Few flakes, but I can scrub them away each morning. I still get new bumps, but only around 3 per day and I've only been using it for a few days, so fingers crossed. I wash my face with the violet soap and then apply the violet tincture all over my face 3 times a day. It's very drying, but I don't really care :p
Hope this helps!!!
Best of luck!!!