Erin Rodgers

Frankincense Spotlight

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Each month we focus on using an oil every day to help us in accomplishing our goals. Join us in choosing a method of application and simply getting this oil on and around you every day in July! My goal is to use up an entire bottle for my personal use!

Frankincense essential oil has long been known for its incredible grounding and healing properties and carries huge historical and spiritual significance. This oil is a must-have for every home because of its versatility!

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FRANKINCENSE AT A GLANCE Frankincense has been used in religious rituals for over 3,000 years. It has been known to enhance immunological function, beautify skin, and increase spiritual awareness.

  • Promotes the appearance of healthy-looking skin
  • May help reduce the appearance of uneven skin tones
  • Has a sweet, honey-like, and woody fragrance

KEY CONSTITUENTS Alpha-pinene, Limonene, Sabinene, Beta-caryophyllene, Alpha-thujene, Incensole

BACKGROUND Frankincense is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records, the Ebers Papyrus, which dates back to the 16th century BC! It is a very versatile oil that has been used for everything under the sun and was valued even more than gold during ancient times. Want a little more info? Go to www.pubmed.com and search for frankincense! You can type in 'frankincense and __' using whatever issue you'd like to search.

FRANKINCENSE & EMOTIONS (Info adapted from Eryn Jones) Frankincense is helpful for releasing feelings of anger, entanglement, and abandonment. This sentiment in feeling form can mean you feel so dependent on or entangled with someone else's opinion or thoughts about you that anything they do makes you angry and triggered. In Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils, Dr. Mein says that the alarm point for this 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!

DAILY HABITS WITH FRANKINCENSE

  • Add Frankincense to your DIY Glow Serum or favorite moisturizer for antioxidant and anti-aging support!
    • DIY Glow Up Serum (4oz dropper bottle)
      • 15 drops each Frankincense, Myrrh, Blue Tansy
      • Optional: 3 droppersful CBD Beauty Boost, 15 drops Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood
      • Fill with carrier of choice
  • Roll Frankincense along the underneath and around the breasts daily to support overall health.
  • Apply a drop of Frankincense to the crown of the head before meditation or yoga.
  • Add a drop of Frankincense Vitality to your daily NingXia Red to capitalize on the incredible immune and antioxidant effects!
  • Add Frankincense to your wellness roller for immune and antioxidant support!
    • DIY Wellness Roller (10mL):
      • 15 drops each: Thieves, Lemon, Frankincense, Oregano, RC or Raven. Fill with carrier oil.
      • Apply over lymph nodes, along the spine and/or on the bottom of the feet daily.

DIFFUSE: Diffusing is a wonderful health habit! We have our diffuser going almost 24/7 and love to choose blends that are supportive of individual needs or systems. Try some of these great combinations and enjoy the grounding scent of Frankincense this month!

  • Relax & Release: Lavender, Frankincense, Northern Lights Black Spruce
  • Campfire Calm: Vetiver, Grounding, Frankincense
  • Goodnight Moon: Valor, Tangerine, Frankincense
  • Morning Meditation: Frankincense, Joy
  • The East Coast: Cedarwood, Frankincense, Valor

Join us in using Frankincense essential oil daily to create great daily habits that support our overall health - physical, mental and emotional!