Frankincense vs. Sacred Frankincense

FRANKINCENSE vs SACRED FRANKINCENSE

Frankincense is considered a prized oil by many and won’t be without it their home.   If you’ve ever wondered how the Frankincense resin is obtained, watch this brief video.  Amazing!

So, what is the difference between these two?  The brief answer is that one is sourced from Somalia, the other from Oman.  But even though they are similar oils, their chemical makeup is, indeed, different.

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FRANKINCENSE ~ Boswellia Carteri ~ Somalia
The name Frankincense is derived from the Medieval French word for “real incense”.  Frankincense was valued more than gold during ancient times, and only those with great wealth and abundance possessed it.

Frankincense can be used to lift moods and promote grounding.   Frankincense contains sesquiterpenes, which stimulate the limbic system of the brain (the center of memory and emotions) as well as the hypothalamus, pineal, and pituitary glands.  Also, Frankincense is wonderful to support skin and health.

SACRED FRANKINCENSE ~ Boswellia Sacra ~ Oman
YL Sacred Frankincense oil is the first and ONLY Omani frankincense available to those outside of Saudi royals or the privileged Oman. It can only be found in Oman.
After 15 years of research, many trips to Oman, and numerous meetings and negotiations with Omani officials, Gary Young (YL founder) was granted the first export permit in the history of Oman for the release and export of the oil.   He also received permission to build a Young Living distillery in the country and to export the resulting essential oil out of Oman.  Sacred Frankincense may provide a higher state of spiritual awareness

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Aroma Life™ essential oil blend

Aroma life™

topical aromatic

Aroma Life™ combines the harmonizing effects of ylang ylang with known powerhouses cypress, helichrysum, and marjoram. Pulsing with life, this vibrant blend energizes your life force. It is best applied over heart energy – front and/or back.

How to use: For aromatic or topical use. Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water.  Apply over the heart, on the feet, on the hand under the ring finger, and above the elbow. . Possible skin sensitivity.

  1. Bath: Add to Epsom salts in a bath for soothing experience
  2. Massage:  Dilute with V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex for a body massage
  3. Dryer: Place drops on a wool ball and toss in the dryer cycle
  4. Mood: place 1-2 drops in your hands, rub together and inhale

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Aroma Siez™

Aroma Siez™

topical

Aroma Siez™ is a relaxing blend that is excellent for massaging away life’s little discomforts. Well suited for use after exercise or at the end of a trying day, it also provides soothing comfort for the head, neck, and tired feet.

A key Young Living blend, Aroma Siez features the soothing and relaxing aroma of Lavender essential oil. It is also an important part of our proprietary Raindrop Technique®.

How to use: For  topical use.  Apply directly to skin or add to bath water.  Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists.  Possible skin sensitivity.

      1. Exercise: After exercising, dilute Aroma Siez in V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex for use in massage.
      2. Soothe: Enjoy the soothing, relaxing scent of Aroma Siez by diluting and massaging it into the back of the neck.
      3. Foot Massage: Dilute Aroma Siez and massage it into feet after a long day.

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Essential Oil Life Hacks

With nearly a million variations on 400 smell receptors, everyone senses smell differently.

Essentials oils are no different.  I know many people that LOVE the smell of Young Living’s Joy essential oil blend.  I, personally, do not care for it.  I also know many people, myself included, that think Young Living’s Cedarwood essential oil smells like, well, cat piss.  And I know *one* person that LOVES the smell of Cedarwood.

So what is an essential oil life hack?  Just ways to use YOUR favorite aromatic essential oil.  Doesn’t matter what it is, or what combination it is; as long as it’s pleasant to you, you can use one of these hacks.

I love love love Young Living’s Purification essential oil.  I use it as much as I can for anything aromatic.  But I also like lavender, bergamot, cypress and grounding.  So change it up depending on your mood and the oils that you have on hand.  These are meant to make your life easier, not more difficult.

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I made this yesterday.  I’ve never made applesauce so I didn’t know how easy it was.  Peel apples, cut, add essential oils, simmer 30 min.  Mash.  Mmmmmmm.

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Here’s the recipe from Young Living.  I didn’t know how it was going to turn out so I made half a batch.  2 lbs of apples is approximately 6 apples.  I then added 2 drops of lemon eo and one drop of cinnamon bark eo.  And yes, one drop of cinnamon bark flavors this entire bowl!  Always start with a small amount of cinnamon bark and it is a very potent flavor.  As a matter of fact, if you are making a half batch I would maybe dip a toothpick in the cinnamon bark and drag it through the applesauce and then taste test.  You can always add more.

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I opted to mash instead of puree because I like my applesauce chunky.  You want some, admit it.  There’s no shame in that.  The drooling is a little bit embarrassing though – pull yourself together and make your own!

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Citrus Fresh™

Citrus Fresh™

topical aromatic

A Flex Oil in the Premium Starter Kit, Citrus Fresh™ creates a clean, fresh scent for any environment when diffused. This proprietary and refreshing blend combines:

Citrus Fresh includes the naturally occurring constituents limonene, beta-pinene, and linalol. Wear it topically for a beautiful and fragrant perfume or cologne to refresh and inspire. Apply topically to help beautify and maintain the appearance of a healthy skin tone.

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How to use: For aromatic or topical use. Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water. Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists. Possible skin sensitivity.

  1. Bath: Add 7-9 drops to 1/2 cup of epsom salt and add to a bath and enjoy the fragrant aroma.
  2. Air freshener: Environmental impurities can take on a life of their own in  your home.  How about that visitor that reeks of cigarette smoke? The wet dog smell on a rainy day?  Diffuse this oil to freshen the air.
  3. Open house:  Having guests or an open house?  Diffusing Citrus Fresh makes your home smell fresh and clean
  4. Laundry:  Add a few drops to the wash cycle to freshen a stinky washing machine.  Add to a wool dryer balls for a wonderfully refreshing smell.  Try it on the towels!
  5. Lotion: Add to you favorite lotion to help beautify the skin*
  6. Thieves cleaner: Add to Thieves Cleaner to enhance the aroma
  7. Air filter: Add a couple of drops to your air filter to make the whole house smell like citrus!
  8. Glass Cleaner: Use with Thieves Household Cleaner to create a non-toxic glass cleaner
  9. Goo Remover: A litte bit of Citrus Fresh, coconut oil and baking soda and *poof* you have a goo remover!

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How would YOU use Citrus Fresh?

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Comedogenic ratings of oils

Comedogenic Ratings

When we use oils such as Frankincense or Lavender for skin health, we should be mindful of which carrier oil you are using so you don’t negate the beneficial effects of the oils.  Below is a list compiled from a fairly well quoted study from the Journal of Society of Cosmetic Chemists.  The journal article was published in 1989 and uses rabbit ears to determine the comedogenicity and irritant factor of a number of different products.  Poor bunnies :(.

Also know that in my research there are a few people who suggest that this article is not an accurate representation of comedogenicity, as results of the test bore little resemblance to actual results.  As always, do your research and come to your own conclusions.  Try a couple of different oils and choose the one that works best for you.  Carrier oils are relatively cheap and easily accessible on amazon, in health food stores and even in your neighborhood grocery store.  For myself, organic coconut oil wasn’t my favorite.  I switched to Jojoba oil and have much better luck.
Happy oiling!
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