It's been quite some time since I wrote, so I thought I should drop a big hello, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year as we wrap up 2016!
Today I will share a little about two wonderful essential oils that come to mind as we celebrate this time of year:
Frankincense and Myrrh.
As we all know the story of Jesus' birth; these were the two essential oils that were brought to the Christ child as gifts from the three wise men. Even thousands of years ago essential oils were used for their therapeutic and healing properties, and these were two very valuable oils, and still are. So here is a little information for you to find out why these oils were so valuable, and what they can do for us now in our daily lives.
Renowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oils, Frankincense has extraordinary health benefits. In addition to its notoriety in the New Testament, the Babylonians and Assyrians would burn Frankincense in religious ceremonies and the ancient Egyptians used Frankincense resin for everything from perfume to salves for soothing skin. This centuries-old knowledge contributes to the modern uses of Frankincense today. It’s soothing and beautifying properties are used to rejuvenate skin and help reduce the appearance of imperfections. As the king of oils, Frankincense is known to support healthy cellular function*. When inhaled or diffused, Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness.
Frankincense can be wonderful when used topically (1-2 drops in a carrier oil rubbed on bottom of feet or on heart chakra) or diffused during stressful events to ease tension and for a grounding effect.
Ancient records show that Myrrh was deemed so valuable that at times it was valued at its weight in gold. Myrrh essential oil is derived from the gummy resin of the small, thorny Myrrh tree and has been used for centuries for its internal and external health benefits. Myrrh has been used throughout history as a perfume, incense, and health aid. It was also employed in embalming and religious ceremonies. Myrrh has powerful cleansing properties, especially for the mouth and throat. It is also soothing to the skin—promoting a smooth, youthful-looking complexion—and promotes emotional balance and well-being.*
For more information on how to use Frankincense and Myrrh go to;
Information from doTERRA international. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.