September is dedicated to reintroducing yourself to Young Living frankincense essential oil—the oil for promoting healthy skin and increased spirituality.
Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) essential oil is used to support skin health. Its earthy, balsamic scent has calming properties that can increase spirituality and inner strength. Useful for visualizing, improving one’s spiritual connection, and centering, it has comforting properties that may help focus the mind and overcome stress and despair.
Frankincense is considered the holy anointing oil in the Middle East, where it has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. More recently, it has been used in European and American hospitals.
The purity and potency of Young Living frankincense essential oil is all about the sourcing. Last year, Young Living Founder Gary Young explored the Middle East and Africa in search of the best frankincense available. On this journey, Gary and his team visited Young Living frankincense supplier’s harvesting and distillation operations and were able to verify, through observation and testing, that Young Living’s frankincense is one of the best true frankincense oils in existence.
- Apply 1–2 drops to your face and neck daily to help repair sun damage, renew healthy-looking skin, and to minimize oil production and breakouts.
- Drop on to minor cuts, scrapes, and bruises to reduce redness and discomfort.
- Massage several drops on your temples or back of your neck for stress relief.
- Diffuse to enrich prayer and meditation.
- Inhale or diffuse to deepen breathing and induce calmness.
Research ~ Frankincense kills Bladder Cancer Cells
United Press International
OKLAHOMA CITY, Mar 17, 2009 (UPI via COMTEX) — Enriched extract of the Somalian frankincense herb Boswellia carteri has been shown to kill off bladder cancer cells, U.S. researchers said.
H.K. Lin and his team at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Oklahoma City VA Medical Center evaluated frankincense oil for its anti-tumor activity in bladder cancer cells.
The study authors investigated the effects of the oil in two different types of cells in culture: human bladder cancer cells and normal bladder cells.
The study, published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found that frankincense oil is able to discriminate between normal and cancerous bladder cells in culture, and specifically kill cancer cells.
Gene analyses were performed to determine how frankincense oil affects bladder cancer cell survival and the researchers found that the oil suppresses cancer cell growth by arresting cell cycle progression and induces bladder cancer cell death by activating multiple cell death pathways.
“Frankincense oil may represent an inexpensive alternative therapy for patients currently suffering from bladder cancer,” Lin said in a statement.
Spirituality of Frankincense
Sometimes called olibanum. This sweet protector of the heavens operates far beyond the auric field, in the light realms. It is adaptogenic ~ it will adapt to a person’s spiritual state of being. Holding the wisdom of the ages, it waits for what is asked of it, and can do all that may be required. If it encounters malevolent energies attached to a person, it has the authority and power to assist in the removal of all that is unwanted.
In the cases of spiritual shock or loss, when the spirit can step out of the body, frankincense can gently ease us back to our earthly home. Frankincense helps each of us connect to that part of ourselves, which is eternal and divine. It is one of the most ancient of the incenses, having been in use for at least 3,000 years.
Frankincense increases oxygenation, which increases the life force in the physical body. Frankincense has the ability to deepen and slow the breath and this helps to bring body and mind into a meditative state. It helps break ties with the past, especially when they block personal growth. Use it in baths with the conscious intention of “washing away” any old ties, which feel like a hindrance.
It is an important oil for anointing the dying and keeping the soul connected to its Divine presence. It is an excellent for the 6th Chakra, assisting in altering perception of truth and promoting clairvoyance. The crown and heart chakras also expand, as new realities are perceived. The light body enlarges as new realities and dimensions are experienced.
Frankincense has a sesquiterpene level of 8-11%.
The Hebrew word for frankincense, levonah (sometimes translated as “incense”), is in the Bible 22 times.
“Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense with all powders of the merchant?” ~ (Song of Solomon 3:6)
Pure, Potent Frankincense ~ Information from the Essential Oils Desk Reference published by Essential Science
Botantical Family: Burseraceae
Plant Origin: Somalia/Spain
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from gum/resin.
- Alpha-Pinene (28-49%)
- Limonene (10-16%)
- Sabinene (3-7%)
- Myrcene (8-12%)
- Beta Caryophyllene (3-7%)
- Alpha Thuyene (4-8%)
- Paracymene (2-5%)
ORAC Scale: 630μTE/100g
Historical Data: Also known as “olibanum” or “Oil from lebanon” the name frankincense is derived from the Medieval French word for “real incense”. Frankincense is considered the “holy anointing oil” in the Middle East and has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. It was well known during the time of Christ for its anointing and healing powers and was one of the gifts given to Christ at His Birth. “Used to treat every conceivable ill known to man”, frankincense was valued more than gold during ancient times and only those with great wealth and abundance possessed it. It is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records, Ebers Papyrus (dating from sixteenth century B.C.) an ancient Egyptian list of 877 prescriptions and recipes.
Wellness Uses: Depression, cancer, respiratory infections, inflammation, immune-stimulating, muscle relaxant
Fragrant Influence: Increases spiritual awareness, promotes meditation, improves attitude and uplifts spirits. Frankincense contains sesquiterpenes which stimulate the limbic system of the brain (the center of memory and emotions) and the hypothalamus, pineal and pituitary glands. The hypothalamus is the master gland of the human body, producing many vital hormones including thyroid and growth hormone.
When you want the benefits of pure, potent frankincense, reach for Young Living frankincense essential oil—the only frankincense that meets Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ (YLTG) standards.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Don’t expect the same results unless you are using Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ Essential Oils and supplements. Also each person is unique and different in chemistry and toxicity levels, as well as emotionally and spiritually, so an oil that is suggested for an issue may not work as well as another. If a change is not apparent within three minutes, try another oil.