Frankincense is one of the most desired essential oils available today and is a must-have for every home! It is our go-to for supporting the immune system, maintaining youthful and vibrant skin, and calming the mind & emotions. Frankincense is also a powerhouse antioxidant and is an oil you definitely want in your arsenal!
JUST A DROP OF FRANKINCENSE
Frankincense has long been known for its incredible grounding and healing properties and carries huge historical and spiritual significance. It is truly a versatile oil and one we reach for when our immune systems are going down, our respiratory systems need a boost, we need to invite in a sense of calm and serenity, or we want to give our skin some TLC!
BACKGROUND Frankincense has been used in religious rituals for over 3,000 years. Frankincense was included in the Ebers Papyrus, one of the oldest known medical records dating back to the 16th century BC, and was gifted to Jesus Christ as His birth.
Young Living distills Frankincense oil from the resin of Boswellia carterii trees grown in northern Africa, near the Arabian Peninsula. Sacred Frankincense, from the Boswellia sacra trees, is believed to be the variety of Frankincense give to Christ, and is very similar in profile to Frankincense, Boswellia carterii.
FRANKINCENSE & SKINCARE Frankincense is our healing oil. It supports the body's own natural healing processes so it can be used to soothe skin, support healthy cells, and renew skin tone and texture. If there were one oil you could use in your beauty routine or for your skin needs - it would be Frankincense!
Apply Frankincense to the skin where there is any issue. It's great for supporting the skin for acute needs and for daily use for keeping skin looking young! We love to apply Frankincense after washing our faces morning and evening.. Simply apply with carrier oil like jojoba oil over all of the face either with a roller ball or with your hands and then lather on a moisturizer for the most amazing blend!
FRANKINCENSE & EMOTIONS Frankincense is very grounding and can be inhaled to calm the mind and bring a sense of focus and well being. It can be especially helpful for releasing feelings of anger, entanglement, and abandonment.
In Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils, Dr. Mein says that the alarm point for these emotions is the "ego- point", which is the center of your chest. If a particular relationship is extra hard, the way out of it is to Surrender and Detach, standing in your own power and security. Frankincense can help you get there!
Here's how to use it for releasing stuck emotions related to this: Rub Frankincense over the center of the chest whenever you feel that deep, angry feeling, or when your chest hurts from emotional struggles. Say statements like: "I am grounded." or "I stand in my power." Inhale Frankincense until you feel something shift and that burden in your chest gets lighter!
The composition of Frankincense oil is especially high in “monoterpenes” which are components that help to rewrite information in the DNA of the cells that is harmful to the body (signals inducing stress, fight or flight, cellular issues, cellular memories related to trauma, injury, etc.).
So much of our health stems from emotional and spiritual roots. When we take the time to address stress and chaos of the mind and spirit, there are always physical benefits to come. This is undoubtedly why Frankincense is infamous for its overall benefits to the immune system and regulating cellular activity.
If you have not yet tried incorporating Frankincense with prayer and a practice of stillness, this is an excellent way to dive into the mental, emotional, and spiritual uses of essential oils firsthand!
FRANKINCENSE & THE IMMUNE SYSTEM Frankincense is packed full of antioxidants – compounds that help our bodies repair damage to DNA and bolster our cells to prevent further damage. Because of its constituents, Frankincense can spur and bolster our natural immune system response when our defenses start to go down. It can also help open the airways by supporting the body's natural response to inflammation or injury!
Because Frankincense is an antioxidant powerhouse, it is a popular choice for many to take as a dietary supplement, to roll over the lymph nodes, and to apply beneath and around breast tissue! It is a key ingredient in the Longevity Softgels for this same reason.
KEY CONSTITUENTS *Constituents are naturally occurring compounds in plants (and therefore essential oils) that give them specific health-supporting properties
Note: Frankincense and Frankincense Vitality are the same essential oil.
DAILY HABITS WITH FRANKINCENSE
DIFFUSE: Diffusing is a wonderful health habit! Our diffusers are running 24/7 with blends that are supportive of individual needs or systems. Try some of these great combinations and enjoy the grounding scent of Frankincense!
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