Frankincense & Frankincense Vitality


Frankincense has been traded around the Middle East for over 5,000 years. Not only is it mentioned frequently in the Bible, it also appears in the Ebers Papyrus, an ancient Egyptian scroll from approximately 1500 BCE, that documents its prevalent use in ancient times. The most famous use of Frankincense is in the Bible at the story of Christ’s birth, when the three Magi gave the Christ three gifts- gold, Frankincense and Myrrh (Myrrh is also an essential oil)

To obtain Frankincense, the boswellia carterii tree is cut, and a thick, saplike resin  slowly oozes out of the tree. Once the resin dries, it is collected and steam distilled.  It is also a key ingredient in many Young Living products, including Boswellia Wrinkle Cream, Brain Power™, Awaken™, Highest Potential™, and Forgiveness™


  • Has a stimulating, focusing aroma commonly described as honey-like, yet woody fragrance. 
  • Enhances prayer and meditation
  • Promotes the appearance of healthy-looking skin
  • Helps alleviate nervous energy, promote the feeling of roundedness, and helps promote a more restful night sleep.
  • Has over 10,000 uses and supports every system in the body, particularly immunity and respiratory system

Constituents to research – sesquiterpenes

🎁 IDEAS FOR USE-  INTERNAL (with Vitality™ only) 🎁 

Place a drop under the tongue or into a glass of water

Add to a smoothie or take in a vegetable capsule internally for daily health support

Supports immunity and respiratory systems.

🎁 TOPICAL & AROMATIC (non Vitality™) 🎁 

Apply a drop to the back of neck to support brain health and focus.

Diffuse for a relaxing meditative experience, perfect during prayer time or yoga

Can be used for massage after activity- helps promote muscle recovery

Apply topically on location for joint and muscle support

Rub with carrier oil onto chest for more restful night sleep

Add a drop to face moisturizer to promotes the appearance of healthy-looking skin 

and reduce the appearance of uneven skin tones 

Add to other essential oil blends for an uplifting, aromatic boost 


  • 2 drops Frankincense + 2 drops Lavender + 2 drops Stress Away- inhale deeply and repeat positive affirmations OR roll it on to reduce stress & promote relaxation
  • 2 drops Frankincense + 2 drops Lemon for quiet, reflective atmosphere
  • 1 drop Frankincense + 1 drop Palo Santo for incredible joint and muscle support
  • apply on location
  • 2 Frankincense + 2 Peppermint + 2 Lemon for a morning wakeup!

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Thieves- Young Living

💥 FUN FACTS 💥   

During the Middle Ages, a band of Thieves was arrested. They had been plundering the dead and dying bodies during the plague outbreak. When they were arrested, the King offered to let them keep their lives if they gave up the secret as to why they never contracted the plague, despite intimate contact with the disease. The recipe has been well researched and documented, and D. Gary Young was the first person to resurrect this ancient immunity blend in modern times. This blend is SO effective, that Young Living has designed an entire Thieves product line for personal care, oral hygiene and home care. Using Thieves household products is the smartest way to keep your home sparkling clean without any harmful toxins!


CLOVE–  originates in the Spice Islands, and the main constituent, Eugenol, has been heavily researched for its beneficial properties/ helps influence healing. Clove has an extremely high antioxidant count

LEMON– promotes health, supports all body systems, warming and invigorating

CINNAMON BARK -Cinnamon spice has been used for centuries to help support the immune system. Cinnamon enhances the activity of other oils, and stimulates purification and oxygenation

EUCALYPTUS RADIATA -originates in Australia, and there are over 900 different species-known to support respiratory system

ROSEMARY – thought to prevent forgetfulness and to quicken the mind by reducing mental fatigue. Helps improve circulation and stimulate the nerves


Supports healthy immune function

Contributes to overall wellness

Help support a healthy respiratory system

Soothing to the throat

Promotes and soothes healthy gums

Purifies the air

Stimulating and toning effect on the whole body

💥IDEAS FOR USE –  INTERNAL (with Vitality™ only) 💥

Put a drop under the tongue for spicy but soothing support

Add a drop to Ninxia Red each morning

Add a drop to a smoothie

Make Thieves Tea with Honey + Lemon oil + Thieves oil + water for immune support

💥 TOPICAL & AROMATIC (Non-Vitality™) 💥

Diffuse for immune support and stimulating aroma

Apply to feet bottoms & Vitaflex points

Dilute and apply over throat, chest, stomach or intestines for support

Rub under the arms to stimulate lymphatic support

Apply a drop over the site of a deep splinter to encourage the splinter to surface

Put a few drops in your dishwater or dishwasher to clean dishes and eliminate odor

Add a few drops to wool dryer balls

Add a few drops into the laundry for freshening or purifying


Boost Thieves with extra drops of Lemon

Companion Oils: Exodus II and ImmuPower

Companion Products for Immunity: ImmuPro, Inner Defense, Longevity

Thieves comes in your Essential Oil Premium Starter Kit! Join Young Living Today and get 24% off retail prices with a wholesale account.



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Keep the Pain Away

sleep deskI will never forget that moment. I was sitting in English Lit, my senior year of high school. The teacher was droning on and on, something about Virginia Woolf. All I could think about was my overwhelming desire to lie, face down on the floor and relieve the pain in my back. Shortly after class, my legs simply gave out. I’m sure it was quite a sight as I collapsed against my locker just as the bell rang for fifth period. My heroic boyfriend wrapped me in his letter jacket, carried me to his car and drove me home. I think he even brought me flowers, because, apparently, he thought I was dying. I couldn’t walk for three days. After endless hours of laying on a heating pad, I was suddenly right as rain.

It was as if nothing had ever happened.

hay baleUntil it happened again.

And then… again.

Granted, I wasn’t exactly responsible with my teenage body. What teenager is? Besides eating junk food, staying up late and drinking copious amounts of beer (underage,) I spent a lot of time riding horses and working hard in the barn. I remember my father chastising me not to lift the massive hay bales over my head, Much stallsor shovel such heavy loads of manure. “Bend at your knees, not at the waist!” he would say. But I was young and strong. What did I care if my back would plague me when I was old? That was then. THIS is now. Like all teenagers I was invincible. And I never though I would age…

Now I have aged… relatively speaking.

And my back flares up just like it did when I was sixteen. Only now there’s no one to carry me home and put me to bed. No one to call in sick for me. No one to homeschool my kids for me. Or drive them to basketball. Or make dinner. Or do the laundry… you get the picture. It isn’t pretty.

I distinctly remember the day when I realized something in my life had to change. I was plowing through Ibuprofen like it was candy. Motrin and Advil had become my daily vitamins. Sometimes it was morning pain. Sometimes it was before bed. But it was some time every day. And I hadn’t even turned forty yet.

God is good like that. He allows us to come to our own realizations first, and then He steps in with the answers we need. Usually, those answers were there all along, we just hadn’t figured out that there was a bed

First, a college friend of mine called me to catch up. She told me about her dad, in the hospital with kidney failure. The best the doctors could tell, he had taken too much ibuprofen over the span of his life. That scared me. A lot.


wheat foodThen another friend (a doctor) shared with me some research she had done with regards to gluten being a trigger for inflammation. I didn’t need to hear anything more.

I went home and tossed all our bread, pasta, bagels, Thomas’ English Muffins… clearly I was desperate!

Over the next few months, I noticed I didn’t need my daily dose of Vitamin M (Motrin). The inflammation has significantly subsided. Not only that, but my energy was restored and my foggy head was cleared. I had no idea wheat had become such a personal toxin. Eventually, I hardly needed anti-inflammatories at all. At least not for those day-to-day aches and pains. It was almost miraculous how much better I felt. Younger. Stronger.

gardening_back_painBut I still have flare ups. When I spend too many hours bent over, gardening. Sometimes it’s after vigorously washing the car (ok, so that’s rare) Once, my back went out after an evening in high heels!!! OK, that’s pretty sad.

And there I would be, popping meds for pain, picturing my friend’s dad in his hospital bed.

Panaway bottleThen I was introduced to Pan Away through my Young Living Premier Kit. It comes in a funny looking bottle- with a child-proof cap, like from the pharmacy. When my lower back flared needed support, instead of reaching for a pill bottle, I massaged a few drops of PanAway onto my lower spine with my fingertips, “just to see what it would do,” if anything.

Keep in mind, I was completely skeptical. After all, how could this spicy mixture of peppermint, clove, helichrysum and wintergreen actually bring support?

No less than five minutes later, I understood the power of essential oils. Not only was my back comfortable, it felt GREAT! I felt, somehow, refreshed! Strengthened!

eodr1What IS this magical potion, anyways???

To satisfy my curiosity, I took the plunge and ordered “Big Blue,” my Essential Oils Desk Reference. And I started reading everything I could get my hands on about the power of plants for healing. Here’s a snippet of what I’ve learned:

PanAway works wonders for joint support because of the special properties of it’s four ingredients

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Helichrysum – has been researched in Europe as aid in promoting tissue and nerve regeneration, as well as providing circulatory support. It has been used in France for many things, particularly and spine support. Helichrysum is well known for its restorative qualities that ease every day wear and tear on the body

WintergreenWintergreen/ Birch – has a soothing activity that is beneficial for bone, joint and muscle support. It is known for its properties associates with muscle, bone and joint wellness.

CLoveClove – is a powerhouse of oils that has been used for thousands of years in countless indigenous cultures to treat a wide variety of issues.  Overall, clove is very stimulating, has a strong therapeutic effect helps influence healing.

PeppermintPeppermint – has powerful soothing properties because of it’s main constituent, menthol. It has a tremendous soothing and cooling effect. For centuries, peppermint has been used to aid digestive comfort, and now they are discovering its value in promoting comfort throughout the body- muscles, joints, skin, bones… A 1994 study in Germany found that peppermint oil exerts significant therapeutic effects on patients.

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In this unique blend, the individual oils work in unity with each other to not merely ease discomfort, but to stimulate healing. I’ve personally discovered that PanAway not only offers immediate comfort, it helps promote a continuing comfort level into the future. No man-made pharmaceutical has that kind of power. Period. Standard over-the-counter drugs may dull the discomfort, but they certainly have ZERO healing powers! I was taking over-the-counter meds as a daily regimen, with no end in sight. In stark contrast, the more I’ve used PanAway, the less often I’ve needed it. In fact, after six months of relatively infrequent use, I almost NEVER need joint support!!!

Someday, I honestly think I won’t need PanAway at all. I am absolutely blown away and in awe of the HEALING power of essentials oils.

Aptly named, PanAway truly, TRULY keeps the pan away.

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