Next month will be my 23rd birthday with Young Living. It amazes me that this journey has spanned over 2 decades!
I often reflect on my first experiences with the oils, and how profoundly they drew me in. The results were WOW….yet they also had this intangible quality – let’s call it “energy” – that I’d never experienced from other brands that I’d used previously.
Many of you know my lovely assistant Star, who worked with me for 2 years. Star is still part of our Oily Community, however she’s moved on to new adventures. Filling her huge footsteps is my new assistant Sophie.
Sophie has been so excited that her oils have just arrived – her very first kit! I’ve asked her if she would share with you her favourite oil so far from this kit, and let you know how she’s most loving to use it. I’m sure you will enjoy reading about her first steps with Young Living!
What’s your favourite oil from the new Starter Bundle?
Fast forward some time to meeting Artemis, where my love affair with Young Living began. Last month I ordered my amazing Starter Bundle and since then have been like a sponge, soaking up all the information I can find about these little bottles of joy!
The Gift of Frankincense
My current go-to and all round favourite oil is Frankincense oil, well known for its balancing and purifying properties.
The first time I used this oil during a meditation I was deeply moved, and have since felt drawn to it on many occasions. I later discovered during a conversation with my mum (who has been using oils her whole life), that Frankincense was her favourite, too. My mum lives 15,000 kms away and I’ve been unable to see her for over 2 years now. I like to think that in some way it connects me to her.
Here’s how I’ve enjoyed using this wonderfully versatile oil over the past few weeks…
The true benefit of using an essential oil diffuser is that it gives you the ability to change your world.
I’ve always loved the rich, earthy aroma of Frankincense. It reminds me of long, hot afternoons in India, where I spent many happy hours cross-legged on my yoga mat – the air thick with incense and the droning of ancient sutras. It always had a way of bringing me a sense of grounding and purpose.
With the help of my Desert Mist Diffuser, I’m so happy to be able to recreate this peaceful, calming atmosphere in my home.
Although it’s tempting to diffuse Frankincense all day, every day, I now like to reserve this precious scent for when my body, mind and soul need to be brought back into alignment. It may be a nightly ritual to consciously let go of the day, or a morning ‘clearing of the cobwebs’ to help reinstate focus and clarity.
I’m currently really enjoying combining 5 drops of Frankincense oil with 2 drops of Peppermint oil and 2 drops of either Lemon or Orange oil for a beautiful, energising diffuser blend
Meditation & Yoga
I recently read that Frankincense is one of the best essential oils to assist with relaxation and spiritual connection during yoga and meditation.
I’m a Yoga Instructor and Reiki Practitioner, so this statement caught my attention and I was intrigued to learn more about its spiritual properties.
I tried it during my own Yoga practice some weeks ago. I was irritable that day, unable to focus, so decided to apply a few drops to my temples before settling in to my meditation.
Within moments, I noticed the fog lifting from my mind. I suddenly became aware of the weight of my bones, the fire in my muscles and the vastness of space within and around me. I felt SO deeply connected to the earth and with each inhalation, I found more stillness. The oil had worked its magic!
It’s now my pre-Yoga ritual to rub this precious oil on my wrists, palms, or neck for a truly delicious practice. I have also started to diffuse Frankincense during my Yoga classes. Interestingly, it is renowned for its calming effect, and my students comment on how it helps to steady their breathing, allowing them to get more out of their Pranayama.
Some wonderful health benefits (Australians Only)
In Australia, our Starter Bundle includes the Frankincense Wellness Oil (white label). It has the same beautiful oil inside of it as our regular red-labelled Frankincense Oil, ie. Boswellia carterii, however our Wellness Range has been listed with the TGA so that in Australia we can make the following claims about it. Frankincense oil has traditionally been used in Aromatherapy to:
- Enhance nerve function
- Reduce bronchial mucous congestion, and to
- Relieve mild upper respiratory tract congestion
Unfortunately these claims cannot be made outside of Australia (each country has its own regulations around what we can and can’t say about our oils), so if you live outside of Australia, make sure to check your local Young Living website for what can be said.
I am particularly fussy about what I put on my skin – it’s very sensitive to chemicals and I rarely stray away from my favourite creams for fear of adverse reactions. Being on the Gold Coast, I also spend a lot of time in the surf and the constant exposure to a combination of salt, sun and sand can leave my face feeling irritated and dry.
I remember reading about Frankincense oil as a natural beauty hack for healthy skin, so I decided to test it out by mixing 2 drops of Frankincense oil and 2 drops of Lavender oil to my favourite moisturiser, applying daily to my face.
WOW! This blend is so soothing – it immediately restores my skin’s texture and leaves me feeling absolutely radiant – so much so that I’ve stopped wearing makeup altogether.
As it turns out, I’m not the only one who loves it. One morning last week I went to kiss my partner goodbye and as I did so noticed the unmistakable scent of Frankincense on his beard… I later discovered that he’s also been sneaking my new blend (the Frankincense, Lavender and Moisturiser) into his morning routine.
He tells me that he adores the dark smoky aroma, which gives that natural cologne-like scent many beardsmen love.
Looks like I’ll be adding another bottle to my September Essential Rewards (ER) order! I can already see how easy it is to fall in love with these products.
So here’s what I’ve learned so far. With all of its amazing benefits, there is no question as to why Frankincense has become one of the most prized and precious essential oils on our Planet, and why it holds an extra special place in our hearts.
But I’ve also come to learn the importance of using this sacred oil mindfully, treating it with the care and reverence it deserves, remembering that it is as precious now as it was to our ancestors many centuries ago.
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