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.

Fight Seasonal Threats in 3 Days

Fight Seasonal Threats in 3 Days

The flu is no fun! We all try to avoid getting it the best we can and if you get it, you have a whole new appreciation for life when you come out on the other side of it.  My 8 year old had it this past weekend and we were able to fight it off in 3 days!

We decided not to do flu shots again this year (I honestly cannot remember the last time my kids had them).  I always get so nervous when that test comes back positive, am I a terrible mother? Could I have prevented this? Then I remember that I survived my entire childhood without a single flu vaccine.  Amazing, I know!  I’m just indifferent about them, not saying they don’t help, thankfully my kids have pretty tough immune systems and tend to recover quickly from most illnesses.

Anyhow, his flu was influenza A, the respiratory flu.  It had its stages. 

Day 1 he was just tired with a low-grade fever.

Day 2 was fever and exhaustion with a little cough. 

Day 3 the fever subsided, but the cough got much worse. 

Day 4 was just a little cough and feeling pretty good – so back to school he went with his bag of cough drops in tow.  How did with conquer this seasonal threat in such a short amount of time? 

This is what we did:

  • OnGuard & Breathe Essential Oil – diffused at night and placed it on his feet, spine, and chest 3 times per day with jojoba oil.
  • Rest – He pretty much just laid in bed, watched TV and slept for 24 hours, and then really took it easy for the first 48.
  • Hydrate – I made sure he always had a full glass, he drank water, echinacea tea, and kombucha.  Try to avoid sports drinks, but I know that whatever your kids will drink is what you have to do.  Flush out their system.  Lemon water and tea work best.
  • Elderberry Syrup – I Love this stuff!  I gave him a dose 2-3 times a day during those first 3 days and then tapered off to once a day for a few days after. I don’t use it all of the time, but as soon as my kids show the first sign of sickness I give it to them, and it works wonders.

And that’s it.  Nothing complicated, your typical remedies.  Keep their body nourished with good healthy whole food as much as possible, and as always, try to avoid sugar.  Luckily my son still had an appetite and I am sure that helped.  Chicken noodle soup and whole grain butter toast is always my go-to when they are sick. 

Kids are resilient, they can recover fairly quick, if given the proper care.  No one likes to be sick, so the sooner that you can implement the oils, rest, water, and elderberry, the better! All of these tricks work on adults as well, but may take a day or 2 more.  I like to add a drop of OnGuard to my tea for an added immune system boost! 

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