Although I’ve blogged about this before, I think it was on my old blog and this essential oil is worthy of a revisit anyway. This oil is my favorite of all the essential oils I’ve tried and that is why it’s featured first on essential oils week.
Frankincense is one of the oldest and most powerful of the essential oils, some claiming it even cures cancer! I use it for prevention, energy, clarity and concentration. It is the way I start most every day, a drop of this and lemon in my water which I then sip on throughout the day, wakes me up and gives me a pep in my step.
Essential oils such as frankincense can be used in this way, or diffused in a diffuser or inhaled straight from the bottle. It can also be used topically with a little carrier oil like almond, coconut or jojoba and rubbed on age spots to lighten them, or the forehead to help with concentration. Essential oils pass through the skin, making them transdermal, where they then enter the circulatory system and cells. This is what makes them so powerful and some compounds in essential oils have such small molecules, they can pass through the blood-brain barrier. In addition, healing through the olfactory system is what is known as aromatherapy and therefore simply diffusing certain essential oils can help speed up getting over a cold or prevent it in the first place. Frankincense is one such oil. It is one of the ancient oils the wise men brought to Jesus as a gift along with Myrrh.
The highest quality essential oils are Theraputic Grade Essential oils and you want to make sure you buy from trusted brands recommended by your doctor or aromatherapist. I’m not allowed to go into brands I like here, but honestly, I have tried several different brands I know to be trustworthy and I have my favorite in all of them. Because they are quality, they cost more, but you can’t take chances with your health, so buy from the best. I have personally had such a good experience using mine, I come close to panic when I run out!
When I first started using them 2 or 3 years ago, I did so to gain better health and help me in my weight loss efforts. Frankincense and Lemon EOs are my magic bullet, I don’t want to be without them. More pep in my step meant I could excercise again, plus the added benefit of elevated mood, reduction of inflammation and getting over my depression meant I was able to get off my antidepressants. (Don’t worry, my doctors approved.) Speaking of doctors, https://www.draxe.com has a great book that is my go to for info on EOs called The Kings Medicine Cabinet, which is where some of this info presented here today came from. Along with a plethora of great information and history on essential oils, there are handy reference charts that show which oils are applied topically, whether or not you need a carrier oil and which ones are safe for internal use. I can’t copy from the book, however, it is a free download and if you can’t get it, pm me and I’ll forward you a copy.
If you could have an oil with so many benefits to have in your arsenal, this would be my top choice. I do hope this inspires you to give it a try because really, it can only help. Even if you don’t want to be as brave as me, get yourself a good diffuser, they are sold in most health food store and online, and some quality frankincense, and tell me if in a few days, you don’t notice a difference in your mood, energy and spiritual awareness. Quality frankincense can be found online at http://www.sunflowershoppe.com. Also, please educate yourself by grabbing a copy of the book-I can suggest other resources as well, and let me know if you have any questions I can answer for you. Come back tomorrow as I continue with essential oils week, we’re going to talk about lemon and lemongrass and what they can do for you. As always, see you then on the patio. 😀