Frankincense & Myrrh
Essential Oil News
Different but similar in some ways:
Both are the dried sap or resin after the bark is cut.
Both grow in hot arid climate of the middle east.
Frankincense & Myrrh
Both Frankincense and Myrrh are mentioned as gifts that the wise men brought to the baby Jesus. This week it seems appropriate to cover these again, especially for those who've recently become interested in essential oils.
Here are the newsletters I created for each of these precious essential oils:
Next Monday, I plan to include links to the other oils I've featured this year.
An Important Message about Quality!
Many companies sell this essential oil under the generic name Frankincense and offer their oils at a significantly lower price than companies that offer genuine pure essential Frankincense. The companies with inexpensive bottles of Frankincense essential oil even label them "pure", but some of those oils have been shown to be diluted with inferior oils and even with turpentine!
Because of a lack of industry standards and a lack of regulation for terms such as "natural" or "pure", much of what you find at the drug store is NOT a therapeutic grade essential oil and may lack real quality or even contain contaminants or adulterants (way more common than you'd think).
A LOT goes into creating a high quality essential oil.
A good brand should follow these guidelines:
· Proper plant varieties
· Each plant grown indigenously for the healthiest plant
· Grown without chemical pesticides, herbicides, etc.
· Harvested with precise timing to ensure peak properties
· Extracted with proper temp and pressure to preserve oil molecules
· Third-party testing of every batch
· Stand behind the internal use of their oils
The largest organ in your body is your skin.
Anything applied to your skin is absorbed into your body.
Anything inhaled, is also absorbed into your body.
If a bottle of essential oil states “external use only”, do you really want that impacting the cells of your body through absorption?
Hi! My name is Pamela Swamy and in August of 2015, it will be 2 years since I was first introduced to essential oils.
As a registered nurse, I was initially highly skeptical of essential oils but over time have personally experienced amazing responses from using them. Essential oils can be used for so much more than their fragrance and there are many online resources where you can find more information. Some of that information I will be sharing here.
It is important to note that before using any essential oils, you want to know for sure they are safe and pure enough to be taken internally. There are NO regulatory standards and the labels don't always state what is actually inside the bottles.
If you want more help in knowing how to determine if oils you want to try are safe and pure, please contact me by email or phone.