From reading a post on your blog, I know you are a fan of Plant Therapy. Do you feel their frankincense oils are close to the quality of the Young Living oil you discussed in this blog post?
Usually, I tell people they don’t necessarily need to buy their essential oils from a multilevel marketing company.
Of course, they can if they want. That’s because the two main MLM operations sell excellent products. But good choices can also be found elsewhere.
For my own personal use, I generally get my aromatics from Plant Therapy, Aura Cacia, Now Foods and others. All of these brands do the job intended, at least for me.
I frequently use aromatics for sleep. Essential oils have been so useful in my helping to resolve my chronic long-standing insomnia. They’ve literally changed my life.
Essential Oils Good for Sleep
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For me, oftentimes, what fuels my sleeplessness is worrying that I won’t be able to sleep. This fear has kept me awake more nights than I care to remember. However, since I’ve started using essential oils, I’m more confident I’ll be able to get to sleep. So I don’t toss and turn, thinking about how tired I’ll be in the morning, along with all of the things I need to do the next day.
Essential oils are believed to work as natural tranquilizers. I sprinkle a few drops of lavender essential oil, or another soothing scent, on my pillow. Or, put these oils on a cloth or tissue, and place it near my head.
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that I don’t feel I need to buy MLM oils in order to get some sleep. Or for cleaning my house. Or for the many other ways I’ve found to use aromatic oils.
Young Living Sacred Frankincense Uses
However, there is one notable exception. If I planned to use frankincense for medicinal purposes, I’d want the brand with some compelling research behind it. (Frankincense has been found to contain anti-cancer compounds. I’ll explain about these findings later in the article.)
Frankincense resin comes from the Boswellia tree. It comes in various grades. Also, there are different species that produce frankincense resin. Young Living Sacred Frankincense comes from the Boswellia sacra tree, which grows in Oman.
From what I understand, Frankincense resin requires meticulous preparation. All of these qualities seem to be found in Young Living Sacred Frankincense. I know this company makes really good frankincense. (Just for the record, I’m not a Young Living distributor.)
Young Frankincense Essential Oil Uses
In recent years, I purchased Young Living Sacred Frankincense. I did this because my cousin was fighting terminal cancer. The doctors had assured her there was nothing more that could be done. Some family members urged her to try natural remedies. However, she refused. Her oncologists strongly discouraged her from doing anything else. So she resigned her self to an impending death, leaving behind her husband and children.
Even though I doubted she’d use Young Living frankincense, or any other natural remedy, I still bought her some. That’s because I wanted her to have a brand of frankincense backed by research.
Frankincense Essential Oil Cancer Treatment
Young Living frankincense appears to have the ability kill cancer cells, at least in the laboratory. What’s particularly exciting is that this happens while healthy cells are not harmed. This is far different from pharmaceutical chemotherapy agents, which kill all rapidly dividing cells, regardless of whether they are normal or malignant. (This is why cancer patients lose their hair, and from suffer gastrointestinal distress.)
Current research in the United States is being conducted by Dr. HK Lin, PhD. of the University of Oklahoma. He was quoted as saying he uses only Young Living frankincense. (Dr Lin is one of the authors on a study of frankincense and bladder cancer, which used YL Boswellia carteri.)
Please understand that I’m not claiming frankincense on its own can cure cancer. Without additional clinical trials, we don’t know how frankincense will work in the human body. But I do like to share what we do know about this Biblical resin with my readers.
Dr Lin’s colleague in Oman, Dr. Mahmoud Suhail, MD, has also done research on Boswellia sacra and cancer.
Frankincense Essential Oil for Wrinkles
Frankincense essential oil has other uses as well. It has a reputation for being able to help fight wrinkles. I like what it does to my skin tone. For a couple of hours after applying frankincense, mixed with a bland carrier oil, my skin looks as if I’m wearing a light coat of foundation, even though I’m not. For my face, I’ve used a number of brands, including Aura Cacia Frankincense with Jojoba.
Some of the other potential uses for frankincense oil include:
- It appears to contain natural anti-inflammatory compounds. So it could potentially help people with arthritis. I have chronic nerve inflammation. So I use frankincense to help control this.
- It’s believed that frankincense is useful when you have a cold, along with chest congestion.
- Frankincense is also thought to be good for digestion. (For instance, if I had indigestion, I could rub diluted frankincense on my stomach after a meal.)
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. This article is not intended as medical advice and the author assumes no responsibility for treatment decisions or outcome. People with health concerns should discuss them with a physician. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use essential oils unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional.
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