Hey folks! Kate here, talking to you about Young Living Frankincense. Did you know our group was almost named "The Brides of Frankincense" instead of "Myrhhmaids"? That's because it's my absolute favorite! This legendary oil is a powerhouse that you need to research and you need to own! Before I dig in let me remind you that I'm not a doctor and these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Frankincense and Frankincense vitality are the exact same goodness with different labeling. One for external and one for internal usage.
Frank, as I fondly like to call it, comes from the Boswellia tree which grows in Africa and Arabian regions of Yeman, Oman, Somalia, and Ethiopia. The milky white sap is hand extracted from the tree bark, allowed to harden into a gum resin for several days, and then crushed and carefully steam distilled to make the Essential Oil.
Young Living distills Boswellia Frereana and Boswellia Carteri from Somalia and Boswellia Sacra from Salalah, Oman. In 2009 Young Living was granted a special, 1st of its kind, permission to build a distillery in Oman. Omani Frankincense is considered the most ancient, sought after Frankincense and until their partnership with Young Living, was reserved for citizens of Oman or Saudi royalty.
Fun side note! Archeological research has named Boswellia Sacra from Oman or Boswellia Carteri From Somalia as the most likely source for the gift given to Christ!
Frankincense has a woody, earthy, spicy aroma that is calming and relaxing. Known to induce feelings of mental peace and clarity, Frankincense passes the blood brain barrier, stimulating the limbic system of the brain. It's great for relieving occasional stress and anxiety. Drop it in your diffuser or in Epsom salts for a "chill the heck out" bath.
Frankincense benefits all the body systems including the digestive, respiratory, nervous, and excretory systems. It also aids in the absorption of nutrients and strengthens the immune system. It supports healthy cell regeneration and helps maintain healthy skin. It's great for hormonal skin, aging skin, and any other kind of skin!
Young Living Sacred Frankincense is the rarest Frankincense in the world. Since it's pricey, it is mostly reserved for more ceremonial uses like prayer and meditation but can be used in the same way good ol' Frank is used. Young Living’s Frankincense and Sacred Frankincense have been proven to contain Boswellic acid because of their careful distillation processes. Boswellic acid has been the subject of hundreds of scientific studies. Look that one up! You won't be disappointed.
Every day of my life I use Frankincense or Sacred Frankincense under my eyes, on my face, and on any bump, line, or mark on my body. My husband was won over to essential oils when he used it for head tension. If I was stranded on a desert island I would leave everything else behind for all the Frank!