5 Essential Oils You Shouldn't Be Without
Today, scientists, physicians and researchers are beginning to return to the use of essential oils as a way to naturally and holistically heal our bodies.
Frankincense is a holy oil; it’s one of the gifts presented to Christ by the three wise men. It’s used during many religious ceremonies for spiritual protection. Frankincense has been grown and hulled in Omar since 7,000 B.C. When the farmers collect Frankincense, they make a cut in the bark and let the sap ooze out releasing any impurities and negative energy. They wait a few weeks and then return to collect the now cleansed sap. The immunologist Mahmoud Suhail is studying frankincense as a possible cure for cancer after scientists observed that some agent within frankincense stops cancer from spreading.
On a practical note, frankincense can be added to your lotion or soap to prevent acne. It will help heal and calm burns, rashes, cuts and scrapes. Frankincense makes a great massage oil because not only will it purify your skin but it will put up a protective barrier in your aura to prevent other people’s negativity from effecting you.
You can also mix it with coconut oil and rub into your children’s feet to increase their immune system and help them sleep through the night. Know to reduce anxiety, rub a few drops behind your ears and on wrists to ease stress. You can also diffuse in your room to uplift your mood. Add a few drops to a handkerchief and inhale to relieve nasal congestion. Frankincense is also known to help with asthma and allergies.
Add 8 – 10 drops of Frankincense to your bath and soak for at least 20 minutes to relieve menstrual pain. Because of its ant-inflammatory properties, Frankincense can also help with Crohn’s disease and arthritis. As always, check with your doctor first. People using blood thinners such as Plavix should not use Frankincense. Do not use while pregnant or nursing.
If life gives you lemons, inhale the scent and you’ll feel more joyful instantly. This happy essential oil has a myriad of uses to enhance your home, body and mood. It’s great at removing sticky, gooey messes. If you hate eliminating price tags, add a drop of lemon oil and see it easily slide off. Add a few drops off essential lemon oil to your water to purify it. Add a few drops of lemon oil to your cutting board to erase harsh odors and cleanse bacteria residue. Lemon essential oil is a natural mood enhancer. Place a few drops in a diffuser and inhale to feel happier and more joyful. Inhaling the scent of lemon also curves the desire for sweets.