Thursday, December 12, 2013

How Frankincense Gave Me Peace

Before I begin, I want to reiterate that I used to come from a very skeptic place with essential oils. I was so screwed up with modern thinking that I would immediately believe something that a drug company mass produced and that I had no idea what was in it would help, but wary of something found naturally. As I began diving into the world of essential oils I would roll my eyes and laugh when I came across something like this:

"strengthens beliefs, eternal divine connection, cleans aura and psychic planes. " Psychic planes? C'mon man. Then I began using the essential oils and on my little journey I've discovered that maybe those people do know what they're talking about...sort of. Let me explain.

A week or two ago I was out with Munchkin and something scary happened. I don't want to go into the details, but I was doing a million things at once,not paying attention to my surroundings and thank the Lord in heaven above that God was watching over us because something scary could have turned into something horrific. We're ok,  and we were ok, but that didn't change the fact that it happened.

That night I found myself unable to sleep. I was exhausted but whenever I closed my eyes I relived everything that happened. I tried to relax and I chastised myself for being silly, but every time I closed my eyes it was all I could think about. My heart would be racing I would begin to feel guilt and fear, it was SO powerful and so I didn't sleep. I stayed awake until I could no longer keep my eyes open and that continued for about three days.

Then one night while I was staying up I decided to finally add the frankincense oil to my headache blend that I've been using. Well clumsy as I am...I ended up getting a little bit of excess oil on my hand and I remembered reading somewhere that it was beneficial to the skin so I just rubbed the drops on my temples then went back to what I was doing.

I finished up my blend and decided to try and sleep. I got into bed, laid my head down on the pillow and breathed in the Frankincense. You was honest to God like someone laid a warm, comforting feeling over me. I immediately felt calm and peace. I can't explain it. I put my hands by my face so I could breathe more of the scent in and felt myself relaxing. I remembered what happened, but the pain and fear wasn't there. It was a wonderful, wonderful feeling to feel my mind finally at peace. I slept like a baby.

In the morning I did a little research and found a few things about frankincense:

* Frankincense is considered the holy anointing oil in the Middle East.
*  A 2008 study reported that frankincense smoke was a psychoactive drug that relieves depression and anxiety in mice.
*  In a different study, an enriched extract of "Indian Frankincense" (usually Boswellia serrata) was used in a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study of patients with osteoarthritis. Patients receiving the extract showed significant improvement in their arthritis in as little as seven days. The compound caused no major adverse effects and, according to the study authors, is safe for human consumption and long-term use.
* Has been used century after century to calm, relax, and focus the mind. 

This stuff is incredible. If you are dealing with any sort of insomnia, or reliving painful memories do yourself a favor and TRY it. It can't hurt, and maybe like me you'll actually find peace.

As for how to use it,  I just dabbed literally less than one drop on my temples the first time and that was enough to sooth me to peaceful sleep. Since then if I start to feel anxious I've started taking the bottle cap and putting the inside of the cap right on the tip of my nose. Just that little dab will allow me to get the smell right on my nose and breathe it in all night. I think it would also work wonders in a diffuser at night.

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Please feel free to share any experiences with Frankincense. I love hearing about new ways, and uses with these wonderful oils.


  1. And you forgot to mention that the magi/wise men/foreign kings gave some to Jesus. Just sayin. :D

    1. I saw your comment and I was like "nuh-uh" then I re-read everything and I was like....hhhmmmm....ooopps. lol