Benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil

Amazing Benefits of Frankincense

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What is Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense is the “King of Oils.”  Most of us know it from the references to it in the bible (69 in all), the most popular being, when it was given as a gift to Jesus (Mathew 2:11).  Frankincense has been used for centuries. It has so many amazing benefits.

According to DoTerra: DoTerra Frankincense Essential Oil is steam-distilled from wild-crafted gum resins of the Boswellia carterii, frereana, and sacra trees.  Highly prized in the ancient world for its fragrant and health-promoting properties, it is a favorite among modern wellness practitioners for its many emotional and physical health applications.

Main Benefits

  • Helps maintain healthy cellular function
  • Soothes skin while reducing the appearance of imperfections
  • Promotes peaceful, relaxing, and satisfied feeling of overall wellness

Additional Benefits

  • Calms emotions
  •  Unwanted pathogens or bacteria
  •  Insect/Snake Bites
  •  Skin imperfections
  •  Morning Sickness
  •  Mental Fatigue

Uses

  • Add 2 drops to your moisturizer to reduce the appearance of blemishes and rejuvenate your skin
  • Diffuse Frankincense to encourage feelings of peace and wellness
  • Massage into your feet to help stimulate your immune system and promote balance throughout your body
  • Place one to two drops in a veggie cap to support healthy cellular function

My Experience with Frankincense

It wasn’t until recently that I have had the pleasure of experiencing this amazing oil myself.  I started using a couple of drops a day in my moisturizer.  To my surprise, some of my age spots and scars started to literally peel off with a little exfoliation.

I have also seen it work it’s magic on cuts and scrapes that my family has endured.  It is not the cheapest of oils, but I truly believe it is the most valuable one available.  It is amazing, I don’t know how I ever lived without it!

How to Purchase Frankincense

Always use a pure, superior, therapeutic grade oil such as DoTerra.  If you are not already a wholesale member, and are interested in the benefits, email me and I can help you set up your account metronomewellness@gmail.com.  Or visit my Purchase Oil page for an explanation of the different memberships available.

5 Tips for Less Stress

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Do you feel anxious and a little out of sorts when life gets busy? The number one thing that has helped me is having routines in place.  Having a schedule makes family life predictable and less stressful.

Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy a little spontaneity from time to time, but in general, I like the idea of our family running like a well-oiled machine.  It has helped me so much in my mommy adventures.  The kids know what to expect and what is expected so, bonus– they have less anxiety too!

The following are 5 very simple suggestions that you can easily add to your daily routine today to make for a less stressful tomorrow:

  1. Drink more water (and less caffeine).  Being dehydrated will make you tired, irritable and anxious.  Try toting around your water bottle everywhere you go and see how many times you can fill it up, each day aim for a little more – sip, sip away! (This is my favorite water bottle). Water is vital to detoxification and overall health of your internal organs, so drink up!
  2. Clean Sweep before bed. Before you and the family call it quits for the night, take about 10 minutes and have everyone help put things in their place.  You may get more accomplished and less flack if you assign everyone a task, like wiping down counters, folding blankets, picking up toys, nothing out of place in the living spaces of the home!  The next morning you wake up without the stress of clutter and start your day anxiety free.
  3. Make a To Do List. You can use your phone to make a “to do” list or if you’re old school like me and like the art of checking things off, use a small pad of paper. Keep it in the same place all the time so you can go to it every evening and write down your list for tomorrow. OR I use a bullet journal these days, and always have it with me. It has been so helpful at keeping me organized and creative! I highly recommend giving a bullet journal a try if you haven’t yet. They can be as simple or complex as you’d like, mine’s pretty simple. Overall, having a list helps you feel more in control and less anxious and forgetful!
  4. Stretch.  Give your body some love and stretch.  Maybe it’s while you’re watching TV at night, maybe it’s before you crawl into bed, but stretch!  Whatever feels good.  Try a quick yoga sequence or something as simple as neck rolls and arm stretches.  Stretching is a great way to release stress and anxiety, not to mention will help you be more comfortable as you sleep.
  5. Go to Bed Early (and without electronics).  Do you get 7-8 hours of sleep?  If not, aim for getting that tonight.  Shut the electronics down an hour before you plan to sleep to give your body and brain a break from the “blue” light.  This is a great time to do a few of the things listed above.  Read a book, or do a simple meditation before bed, and soon you will be drifting off to a peaceful rest and less anxious tomorrow.