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Say Hello To Fall With Young Living’s September’s Promo

September Promotion

Say hello to fall with these cool weather favorites that are sure to get you through this season.  For the month of September, when you place an order that meets the following requirements. You will receive some awesome product to help keep you and your family healthy this season. Amongst them is a 5Ml bottle of Raven, and the following boxes of samples which contain 10 packets each of Thieves, Lavender and Peppermint.

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300 PV Reward

Retail Value: $131.52
Place an order for 300 PV or more and get:
Raven: An invigorating blend of Lemon, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Eucalyptus Radiata, and exotic Madagascan Ravintsara essential oils, Raven’s cool, aromatic scent is great for diffusing in classroom and office spaces. Rich in menthol and eucalyptol, Raven is comforting during cooler weather.
Essential Oil Sample Packets: Filled with 0.25 ml each of our most popular essential oils and blends, our 10-packs of Essential Oil Sample Packets are great for sharing with others or for tossing into a purse or backpack for single use on the go or in the classroom. This promotion offers 10-packs of three top favorites:
Lavender can create an environment of tranquility.
Peppermint can invigorate the mind and body.
Thieves is formulated to support healthy immunity.*
$20 Enrollment Voucher: This free, transferable $20 enrollment voucher is an ideal tool for sharing Young Living and bringing new energy to your organization. Look for a discount code in the notes section at the bottom of your qualifying 250 PV order invoice, which you may then give to a new member to help offset the cost of any Starter Kit. To redeem the voucher, the new member must sign up online, select a kit, and enter the voucher code upon checkout, allowing him or her to enjoy a generous first-order discount!
NingXia Nitro: NingXia Nitro is a naturally derived cognitive fitness booster, enriched with Korean ginseng, green tea, yerba mate, D-Ribose, and our proprietary Nitro™ Alert essential oil blend.* These convenient, shareable tubes make NingXia Nitro easy to drink by itself or be easily mixed into NingXia Red!

250 PV Reward

Retail Value: $80.53
Place an order for 250 PV or more and get a free 5-ml bottle of Raven; a 10-pack each of Lavender, Peppermint, and Thieves sample packets, and a $20 enrollment voucher.

190 PV Reward

Retail Value: $60.53
Place an order of 190 PV and receive a free 5-ml bottle of Raven and a 10-pack each of Lavender, Peppermint, and Thieves sample packets.
September Promo II

Raven is an incredible essential oil blend consisting of Ravintsara, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Wintergreen and Lemon.  It is wonderful for supporting the respiratory system from such illnesses as pneumonia, asthma, and influenza (to name a few).  My mother-in-law was able to cut the duration of her pneumonia in half by diffusing this essential oil blend in the home as well as apply to her feet.

Thieves is another powerful essential oil blend, this one contains Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus and Rosemary.  We diffuse this one in our home throughout the fall/winter months to help keep airborne germs at bay and to also help support our immune systems. Receiving these in sample packets makes it easy to toss into the purse for on the go, and to also have on hand to share with others.

You can read how we use Peppermint and Lavender around our home by clicking on each.

Don’t miss out on this amazing offer!

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Around Our Home with YL Peppermint E.O.

Peppermint RevisedContinuing on with the series of “In Our Home” I would like to share how we use Young Living’s peppermint essential oil around our home. :)

HEADACHES:  There are a few ways we use peppermint for headaches, one of them is applying a drop to our finger and simply swiping across the forehead. Another is by placing a drop on our tongue, pushing to the roof of our mouth and holding for a couple of seconds.

FEVER: Peppermint was the very first essential oil I had ever learned about and fever was the very first time we actually used it and were absolutely amazed at how quickly it worked.  We have used it several ways.  The first time we used peppermint for fever was by placing 3-5 drops in a bowl of lukewarm water and sponge-bathing around the back of the neck, forehead, abdomen and bottoms of feet.  Another way we’ve used it is by simply placing a drop on the bottoms of the feet and rubbing it in.  This is the oil we reach for in those moments.

SINUS PRESSURE/SINUS HEADACHES: I am the sinus sufferer in our home and my husband gets them occasionally. We have found that a swipe of peppermint across the forehead, across the back of the neck, and under the cheekbones helps to relieve pressure and alleviate the building headache.  Another way we like to use peppermint for sinus pressure is to apply a drop to a finger and rub along the upper gums (makes a nice breath freshener too :) )

MUSCLE ACHES/PAIN: Peppermint essential oil is known for its cooling, soothing affect and is an excellent choice to use for sore muscles, aches and pain associated with overuse, strained or tense muscles.  We love to use it after a strenuous workout, especially when we know we will be feeling it the next day.

CHEST RUB/COLDS: One thing peppermint is especially known for is its menthol.  Simply breathing it in can open the nasal passages and airways.  This makes it an excellent oil to mix with a little coconut oil or olive oil and apply to the chest and/or upper back.  Another wonderful way to use it when out and about is to apply a drop to the palm of your hand, rub together, and than cup over the nose and simply inhale for a few minutes.

CONCENTRATION: Studies have been shown that diffusing peppermint into the air while doing paperwork at the office, or studying for a test can actually improve the minds ability to retain information.  It stimulates the brain to allow for better concentration.  We like to diffuse it during our homeschool hours, especially on days when waking the brain for class seems to be quite a struggle.

INCREASED ENERGY: Yes, you read it right.  Peppermint essential oil can help boost your energy which makes this an awesome choice before working out or going on a run, or simply for that mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Prior to a workout or run, I like to apply peppermint to the inside of my wrists, bottoms of my feet, and also a little on my chest to help open the lungs for deeper breathing. For a quick pick-me-up, I like to breathe directly from the bottle, or place in my hands and inhale it that way.

UPSET TUMMIES/NAUSEA/DIGESTION: Peppermint is fantastic for soothing upset tummies when ill or nausea from things such as motion sickness. One way we use it for things such as this is by applying a drop and massaging around the tummy.  Another is by putting a drop into a glass of water and sipping on it.  Depending on the time of year or what we feel like having, the cup of water may be cold or we may add hot water and sip like a tea. This is wonderful for digestion as well.

COOLING MIST SPRAY: I mentioned earlier that peppermint is cooling and soothing.  When added to a spray bottle filled with water, it makes a wonderful cooling mist spray for hot summer days when working in the garden, playing outside, roofing, doing construction, etc….you could make a bottle and bless someone who works out in the heat with something like this and they will be sure to thank you.

VARICOSE VEINS: I have a couple of bulging, purple, painful varicose veins on the back of my left leg and when they are bothering me I like to rub a drop of peppermint on them.  They tend to find relief with the peppermint and the bulging diminishes.

ALERTNESS: I guess I could’ve included this in with concentration but preferred it stand out on its own for a reason.  Alertness became very important to us when my husband began working night shifts.  He was having trouble staying awake on the road and the hours were taking its toll on him.  I looked up in our Reference Guide for Essential Oils and peppermint was a recommended essential oil.  In those moments when he felt drowsy, he would have the bottle of peppermint essential oil right there in the console.  He simply removed the cap and breathed it in directly from the bottle.  Peppermint essential oil is different from say peppermint candy, it is pretty strong when breathing out of the bottle.  It’s definitely something that would quickly snap you back into alertness, at least it did for my husband.

COOKING/TEA: There are quite a few ways we use peppermint in the kitchen, from using it as a flavoring in our water to making sweet treats. Did you know that peppermint essential oil can help remove nitrates from your drinking water? You can check it out here. For a cup of tea, I love to put a drop of peppermint in a mug of hot water with a little honey as a sweetner, yummmm (Fun Fact: Did you know that one drop of peppermint essential oils is equivalent to 26 cups of tea? Pretty cool, huh!).  Or how about a cup of hot cocoa with a drop of peppermint, we like to call it our Christmas Cocoa. Please be advised that I would only recommend a therapeutic grade essential oil for ingestion, it will say on the label whether it can be taken internally as a supplement or not so before considering adding it to your water and ingesting, know the source of your essential oil.  For more information, you can read my post called Essential Oils: Not All Created Equal.

HOUSEHOLD CLEANING: For quite a few recipes for using peppermint essential oil around the home, click here.

CRITTER CONTROL/ANT REPELLENT: Something I have found to be interesting is that while we human beings thoroughly enjoy the smell of peppermint, rodents and insects do not.  Which make it perfect as natural way for keeping pests out of the home and garden.  Use can use peppermint for rodent control and also for keeping ants at bay.

GARDENING/INSECT REPELLENT: This essential oil not only helps with everything mentioned above, but yes, it can be used in the garden as well.  Peppermint can help keep certain insects and aphids from eating your vegetation and it can also be used as a garden tea to help strengthen the plant for a more bountiful harvest.  Here are some ideas for using peppermint in your garden. Garden tea recipe, How To Use Essential Oils in Your Garden Pt. I, How to Use Essential Oils in Your Garden Pt. II, and make your own Insect Repellent.

We find new uses for our essential oils all the time, and these are just a few of the ways that we use peppermint essential oils around our home.  We would love to hear how you incorporate it into your daily life so please leave a comment sharing your favorite use for peppermint essential oil. 

“In Our Home” Series

The following are from past posts in this series.

Lemon

Lavender

Frankincense

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Sunburn Relief with Mineral Essence

images  “I took this with us to the beach as a “just in case of sunburn” supplement. I had read in the reference guide that applying it topically to burns re-nourishes the skin with nutrients that had been lost.

After a day in the sun, we started to feel a little toasty and that “tightness” of the skin, and that heat feeling began to set in. When looking in the mirror I realized that my face, neck and shoulders were quite red. So out of precaution, I applied the Mineral Essence topically (which is to be stored in the refrigerator by the way). I have to admit I was a little hesitant as it contains Cinnamon Bark essential oil and was afraid it would add to the “heat” already taking place on my skin. It tingled a little bit but the coolness from being in the refrigerator felt sooooo good. By morning the redness had gone and I was left with a nice tan. My brother-in-law and sister decided to give it a try as well. We were all pretty pleased with the results.

Mineral Essence will be joining us on our next trip to the beach” (Tanya P, Ohio)

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Relief from Restless Leg Syndrome

hp_main_image_left       “I just have to share with everyone. I have had restless leg sydrome since before it had a name. I have tried everything to get relief. It keeps me up at night when my legs spasm and “quake”. So, I got out the trusty reference guide and made a blend of Roman Chamomile, Lavender and Valerian. I applied it to my brain stem area and Viola!!!, no restless leg symptoms. I have pre-mixed a small amount that I plan to use nightly. I cannot believe how much better I have slep recently. What a difference a good night sleep makes. Thank you Lord for revealing this combination of oils to me.”  (from Patricia Davis, Alaska)


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Back to School: Are You Ready?

  Let’s talk back-to-school.  Let’s talk about the first day jitters.  Let’s talk about the foggy-brain, can’t concentrate moments. Let’s talk runny noses, sneezing, coughs, colds and flu.  Let’s talk about how to prevent them before they start and how to manage them when they happen.  Let’s talk taking charge and arming ourselves with the proper defenses.

Today, I would like to share with you the essential oils & Young Living products we prefer in our household, as we get ready for the change of the season and going back-to-school.

Are you ready?

The night before: We like to help our children get a good night’s rest the night before their big day with Peace & Calming essential oil blend.  This blend is calming, helps quiet the mind and has a soothing aroma.  We like diffuse it in the air or apply directly to their feet.  It is also beneficial throughout the day for a child who seems to find it challenging to sit still.

The morning of: Our favorite way to start off any morning is with a drop of Young Living’s lemon essential oil in a nice cold glass of water. It is refreshing and wonderful for helping the body balance its pH levels. D-limonene, a key constituent of lemon essential oil, is also known to be a powerful antioxidant.  This is a great way to start the morning.

First day jitters: Everyone is nervous their first day, whether it’s on the job, an interview or even the first day of school.  Essential oils are a wonderful way to help calm the nerves.  Lavender essential oil is fantastic for this.  Simply breathing it in directly from the bottle, or applied to the hands, can bring that relaxed feeling and ease those jitters away.  Peace & Calming is another one that can be used for this as well.

Moodiness: How about the first day grumpiness?  Not really caring about the first day of school or just wanting to go and simply get it over with?  Citrus essential oils are known for elevating the mood, pulling us out of that “funk” and allowing us to enjoy the day, our favorite is Grapefruit.  Another wonderful essential oil for this is the essential oil blend known as Joy. Joy is fantastic for not only moodiness, but also for the young teenager going through the hormonal fluctuations accompanied with puberty.

Mental Clarity/Focus/Concentration: There are three essential oils we absolutely love in our home for helping with this.  They are Peppermint, Clarity and Brain Power.  Each one of these is excellent for stimulating the brain to concentrate and focus better.

Runny noses: If we are dealing with allergy issues due to dust in the classroom or simply because of the changes of season, we reach for our lavender essential oil, if it’s sniffles as the onset of a cold, we reach for R.C. (short for respiratory and congestion).  We apply under the nose, to the feet and/or the chest depending on how bad it is.

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Coughs & Colds: R.C. is our favorite for this, we love to diffuse into the air, or simply rub on the chest.  If we are out of R.C. the next one we would reach for would be Eucalyptus, or Peppermint.  I also like to make a batch of homemade cough syrup before hand to reach for when these moments arise.  Another wonderful headcold reliever is this DIY Vick’s Vapor Shower Discs recipe.

Sore Throats: Those itchy, scratchy, dreaded sore throat moments is when we reach for lemon or Thieves essential oil blend.  For these moments I like to make a sore throat spray.

Upset Tummies: For upset stomachs associated with nerves or sickness, we like to reach for Peppermint or DiGize and rub on the stomach for relief.

Flu: For flu, we go straight for Thieves essential oil blend.  We diffuse it in the air to prevent others from getting sick, we apply it to the bottoms of our feet to help strengthen the immune system.  We also reach for the Peppermint to help keep the fever down and allow the body to fight as it should to overcome.

Ningxia Red

3525Ningxia Red single packets are fantastic for tossing into lunch boxes for a snack or to drink at lunch.  It’s a great way to get a high antioxidant, whole fruit juice, into their diet.  It’s nutrient dense and low in sugar, and floods the body with immune supporting goodness to help them stay healthy.

Toss of couple of packets into the freezer to have on hand during sickness, our kids enjoy them cold when experiencing a sore throat or running a slight temperature.

Germ Fighters

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Young Living carries a line of products that are chemical free.  It’s easy to toss one of these into the backpack. Great for cars, and classrooms too!

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Thieves® Waterless Hand Purifier is an all-natural hand purifier designed to cleanse and refresh the hands. Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier can be used by adults and children to keep hands clean and promote good hygiene, without the use of water. Dermatologist tested.

 

 

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Thieves® Spray is ideal for use on door handles, toilet seats, and any surface that needs cleansing to protect from dust, mold, and undesirable microorganisms. This small bottle is perfect for traveling or keeping in your purse or backpack.

 

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Thieves® Wipes are ideal for use on door handles, toilet seats, and any surface that needs cleaning to protect from dust, mold, and undesirable microorganisms. Keep a pack handy in your bathroom, kitchen, car, office, or anywhere else you want to keep your environment clean.

 

Are You Ready?

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Already a member with Young Living? Tell me which essential oils and Young Living products you prefer during this time of the year.  I’d love to hear from you.


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“Kicking the New Age Out of Old Age Healing!” Guest post by Common Sense Mom

 

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(Guest post by Stacy McDonald of the Common Sense Mom)

Just in case you wondered, you are not God. If you don’t believe me,  ask your husband. Neither are there little pieces of God scattered throughout the universe.

Splendor. Beauty. Expanse.  As amazing as that rock formation is, God created it; He doesn’t reside in it.

Magical. Breathtaking. Spectacular. As rightly awed as you may be by the beauty of the night sky, remember, God spoke the stars and planets into existence; and when He did so, He didn’t leave a part of Himself behind. God isn’t there. Though, if you watch carefully, you may find His glory being proclaimed (Psalm 19:1).

Healing. Amazing. Soothing. Yes. But, regardless of what the latest health guru tells you, the God of the Universe does not mystically linger in your little bottle of essential oil or supplement. I don’t care what the catchy name on the label says.

God spoke herbs and essential oils into existence at Creation when He formed the plants, trees, flowers, and shrubs and gave them to man (Genesis 1:29), but they are gifts given for our service (Psalm 104:14) and healing (Ezekiel 47:12). Good gifts. Just, don’t look for God there. Instead, open your Bible.

And know your heresies.

Pantheism: “God is everything”

Panentheism: “God is in everything”

You alone are the Lord; You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and everything on it, the seas and all that is in them, and You preserve them all… (Nehemiah 9:6)

Christians have inadvertently relinquished their rights to God’s good gift of natural health and healing, a gift that encourages the body to do what it was intended to do, which is to heal. Many false religions embrace the gift, but reject the Gift-Giver. Or, they try to turn the gift into the Gift-Giver. Christians, on the other hand, rightly embrace the Gift-Giver; but, ironically, they too often devalue His gifts by placing them below man’s wisdom in worth and authority. In other words, they snub the Gift-Giver’s gifts. Both are wrong.

Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord. (Jeremiah 17:5)

Arrogant. Futile. Anemic. The gift of natural foods and medicine was given to us by God for an ultimate purpose, therefore they are good and useful, and will serve us well when used properly and with thanksgiving. But, if we don’t reclaim this territory for Jesus—if we continue to eat empty, toxic foods and blindly trust in physicians to be our “miracle makers,” we will become weaker and sicker and find ourselves utterly unable to fulfill our calling.

Asa became diseased in his feet, and his malady was severe; yet in his disease he did not seek the Lord, but the physicians. So Asa rested with his fathers; he died in the forty-first year of his reign. (2 Chronicles 16:12–13)

Go and cry out to the gods which you have chosen; let them deliver you in your time of distress.” (Judges 10:14)

We must remember that all healing comes from the Great Physician, so that is where we should first turn. This is one reason that, when we apply our essential oils, we pray and ask God to use them to heal our bodies. Anointing the sick and downcast with oil is found throughout Scripture. Unfortunately, it is the tendency of our sinful and idolatrous hearts to put our trust in anything but God. We often trust in doctors, pharmaceuticals, chemo, and even created things—gifts intended for our healing (Ezekiel 47:12), but used in a sinful way.

So it came to pass, through her casual harlotry, that she defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and trees. (Jeremiah 3:9)

God is our ultimate provider. In Genesis 22:14, He is called Jehovah Jireh, which is Hebrew for “the Lord will provide.” He is also called Jehovah Rapha, which means God is our healer. When we sing the doxology, we “praise God from whom all blessings flow.” In James 1:17 we’re reminded that “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights.”

We need to stop living like we believe that New Agers, Eastern Mystics, and other false religions “own” the Creator’s gifts. Praise God for what He has given us; live like you believe in God’s graciousness; study and learn how to make His gifts useful for yourself and your family; and glorify Him by using them with thanksgiving, in an effort to strengthen and heal His people, and to further the Gospel.

If Christians would do this, the world would stop associating God’s natural gifts with mysticism, and they would begin to see the power and graciousness of a loving and creative God.

I’m here to help.

If you are interested in using essential oils to care for your own family, I would recommend buying them wholesale. Why pay retail when you don’t have to? It’s kind of like being a Costco member, but without the yearly fee. In fact, there isn’t a fee to becoming a wholesale customer at all. The only requirement is the purchase of a starter kit. Find out more HERE.

caleb and mommyTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils!

Get started now!

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By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.


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Around Our Home with YL Frankincense E.O.

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Many have asked me how we use our frankincense essential oil around the home and so I compiled a list to share with you.

BEAUTY CREAM/WRINKLE REDUCER: One of the wonderful ways to use frankincense on the skin is to heat enough coconut oil to fill a small glass container with.  Once it’s melted, I pour into the container, let it sit to cool down a little bit and than add frankincense to it.  I fasten the lid and give it a good couple of shakes to disperse the oil throughout, and than will place in the refrigerator to cool and solidify.  I love to massage into my skin at  bedtime, it smells wonderful.

DUSTING POWDER: With all the reports about the questionable use of talcum powder, I followed this recipe to  make my own. It’s economical, customizable, and easy! Package it in a cute tin, inside a sealed bag, or in a fancy salt shaker with a bow, and it makes a great homemade gift!

BODY SCRUB: I LOVE body scrubs! It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is.  And what I love even more is being able to make my own.  It allows me to change the scents and receive the awesome added benefits of whichever essential oil I choose.  Frankincense with a hint of orange makes for a mysterious, exotic scent that is perfect during an evening bath/shower.

Sugar scrubs work very well in helping to rid the body of dead skin cells by speeding up the exfoliation process.  Thus exposing new, glowing, healthier skin. I like to make mine with sugar and olive oil in a glass container.  I usually use about 5 drops of each oil, or 10-15 drops of a single essential oil.

CHEST RUB/COUGH/CONGESTION: I have read that frankincense is amazing at breaking up congestion and so during cold/flu season I will make a chest rub using coconut oil and frankincense and store in a cool, dark place so that it’s ready to grab when in need.

COLD/FLU/IMMUNE SYSTEM: Frankincense is a wonderful immune booster. Diffusing throughout the day, or applying to the bottoms of feet can help strengthen the immune system and support it during times of cold and flu. Young Living also carries the resin that can be emitted into the air using a resin burner.

MENTAL CLARITY/FOCUS/MEDITATION: frankincense can help with concentration and improve mental performance at work or school. I like to apply to the bottoms of the feet, or  inhale by placing a couple drops in my  hand and breathing in deeply.  It can also be applied to the base of the neck (top of spine) to help increase focus.

DEPRESSED MOOD: Frankincense is mild and soothing in its aroma and when diffused can uplift the spirit and elevate the mood, pulling me out of a funk.

SKIN WOUNDS/BLISTERS/SORES: I apply frankincense directly to a wound, blister or sore to help prevent infection and to help increase effective healing.

SCARS: Old scars from acne or stretch marks from rapid weight gain/loss or child bearing…I like to rub frankincense oil into the skin area, gently massaging and breaking up scar tissue. It helps result in the quicker fading of the scars.

SKIN TAGS/WARTS: This takes a little patience and time but is so worth it.  I had a skin tag that I began applying frankincense to, and in about two weeks, I noticed it had fallen off and was gone!  I also had an ugly, brown patchy mole along my hairline by my temple that I began applying frankincense to, and over some time it began to flake off and disappear.

COOKING: After speaking of skin tags and warts, I’m sure the thought of food is at the bottom of your list right now, lol…however, I do have a recipe for some Frankincense Ice Cream should your appetite return and you would like to try a cool, refreshing, mysterious treat. :D

 

So there you have it, just a few ways that we use Young Living’s frankincense essential oil around our home. There are many other uses for using frankincense and these are just a few ways.  I would love to hear how you incorporate it into your daily life so please leave a comment sharing your favorite use for frankincense essential oil. 

“In Our Home” Series

The following are from past posts in this series.

Lavender

Lemon

Peppermint

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