Frankincense – Ancient Oil Made New Again

Boswellia Tree Sap for Frankincense

Boswellia Tree Sap for Frankincense

As I answered the doorbell, and saw the mailman driving away, I knew my new box of oils had arrived!! I was so excited to open the box, and carefull unwrap each one, smelling the fragrance of some new ones I hadn’t tried before. I am new to the “essential oil” world, but loving every minute of learning about them!

 

I was especially excited about the Frankincense oil.  I’ve been reading about it lately, and am excited to try it on a more daily basis, for myself, as well as my kids! Frankincense has a unique fragrance to it and I just love to put it on my wrist and smell it. My kids think I am so weird. “There’s mom, sniffing her oils!”

 

Let me highlight a few things I have learned about frankincense:

 

***Lots of research has been done on this oil. Many technical reports have been written, and I am not that technical. But basically this oil has been found to help in many serious health issues, such as cancer.  It can penetrate the cell lining, and heal from the inside of the cell. That’s amazing!!

 

**This oil can be used for inflammation. By using a few drops a day, it can help your body balance. You can apply topically to the bottoms of your feet, your wrist, or spine….

 

**This oil, when applied with other oils, enhances the work of the other oils.

 

**When diffused, this oil can enhance your mood, and actually help your body deal with stress better! I am going to try this for sure!

 

I am currently using it on my kids that have had lingering coughs. I mix 1 drop of frankincense, 2 drops of lavender, and 2 drops of lemongrass, and apply to their throat and chest.

 

**Last but not least, frankincense was one of the oils the wise men brought from the East to baby Jesus. What a special gift! I think that is significant and feel blessed that we can share in this gift too! – Shannon

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