I am excited for you to learn all about my all-time favorite oil Frankincense aka Frank. These notes are full of all the wonderful properties that frank offers for the mind and body.

"Many medicinal uses of frankincense throughout the ages appear in ancient records. The early physicians described the properties of frankincense as being hot, dry, astringent, and extractant. Anciently, childbirth was believed to be protected by fumigation of frankincense, and fresh frankincense was traditionally used in poultices and plasters to treat a wide variety of skin ailments." D Gary Young Blog

This is the oil that got me started in essential oils.. needing more calm and balance in my health. And boy is it powerful!

It literally translates to "The Oil that does everything" 

Frankincense comes from the Boswellia tree located in the Middle East. YL owns two farms for two different species of frankincense.

Boswellia carterii is from Somalia and is named Frankincense on our labels; and Boswellia sacra is from Oman, and is named Sacred Frankincense.

The oil is created by cutting the tree and collecting the sap that rushes to the surface (created to help heal the tree wound) and then steam distilling to create the beloved essential oil.

Though similar in nature, each species can hold slightly different properties, depending on which wellness need you have.

"Boswellic acids are some of the main compounds found in the frankincense species of sacra and carterii that science is claiming to be anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory. Boswellia sacra has the highest amount of boswellic acids, at 42 percent; and carterii has almost as high an amount, with 40 percent." - D Gary Young Blog
Frankincense is high in a constituent called alpha pinene which is a sesquiterpene. What does all that even mean?? 

WELL.. it can do something very special, that not many molecules can do.. cross the blood brain barrier! That Means it can enter brain cells and help promote healing and health of neurons. Causing relaxation of the nervous system, focus, concentration and brain health. 

Isn't that cool?!

"The Boswellia sacra frankincense that was taken to the Christ Child—the holy anointing oil—the sacred frankincense—has been found to carry very high, if not the highest, sesquiterpene levels, highest boswellic acids, highest (D.R.C.) DNA-repair capacity, and highest anti-cancer properties in the world.

The research that is now coming out of universities on cellular integrity is impressive, and Dr. HK Lin and the Young Living team just finished publishing our paper on frankincense and breast health on PubMed last December." - 
D Gary Young Blog

Sleep - Frank is amazing to help with sleep. Pair it with lavender and you've made yourself the perfect sleep cocktail!

Put 3 drops of each in your diffuser by the bed and sweet dreams! Or put them on your wrists before bed and let them enter your body to boost the sleep effect!

Skin - Frank has been known to be the "Fountain of youth" oil. Helps reverse time by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Pop a roller ball on top of your Frank and roll it on after your nighttime moisturizer before bed.

Chill Out - The Trance Oil.. just smelling it can cause your body to calm and relax. The effects on the brain and nervous system really make frankincense the ultimate chill out experience.

Diffuse after a long day or put a drop in your palms, rub together and cup over your nose while taking a deep full breath. Drop a few drops on the crown of your head. Be prepared to go WHOA!