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A Visit from the King

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When December finally comes knocking, there’s one oil on all our minds. It is so extremely valuable and versatile that any special promotion in which it makes an appearance is a big deal. And dōTERRA® likes to wish us a very merry Christmas by offering a way to score Frankincense, the king of them all, for free!

Four species of resin make up dōTERRA Frankincense essential oil, one of which (Boswellia sacra) is sourced in the Middle Eastern country of Oman. The Omani people, whose nation is located at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula, proudly hold the production of Frankincense oil as a part of their national heritage. Frankincense is considered the first worldwide export, due to an ancient trade route that originated in Oman, ran through Yemen and the Arabian Peninsula, and led into Petra, where it first went out to the rest of the world.

Frankincense is a warm, rich, beautifying oil with a vast kingdom of supportive applications. When in doubt about which oil to employ, count on Frankincense because of how it promotes cellular health — and with trillions of cells in our bodies, that’s definitely a good place to start! Rub the hands and feet with Frankincense oil, giving special attention to cuticles and nail edges to add health and strength to these sensitive areas that can suffer in tough, dry conditions. Add a precious drop or two to your favorite lotion, moisturizer, or shaving cream to bring on those soothing cellular effects.

Frankincense can rejuvenate the skin, promote sound sleep, and help balance emotions. As a group of magi clearly recognized in a world-famous historical account, Frankincense, both symbolically sacred and practically useful, makes for a wonderful gift. Try this festive diffuser blend in honor of that famous visit.

Christmas Present:

• 2 drops Frankincense

• 2 drops Cinnamon Bark

• 2 drops Wild Orange

The tangled branches and peeling bark of the Boswellia sacra tree appear inconspicuous, not at all letting on to the fact that a royal resin flows within. Farmers carefully space incisions in the bark, allowing milky liquid to flow out and dry into crystals. They make the next incision in the exact same spot, reopening the wound to produce an increased yield of resin. After this taxing process, the incision spot is allowed to heal and rest between seasons. How gentle an approach to both use now and preserve for future generations the gift of this special tree.

Our immune systems will gratefully accept a healthy boost from Frankincense during these upcoming winter months, when seasonal threats tend to loom extra large. Place one to two drops in a veggie capsule to take Frankincense internally, or choose to experience its spicy aroma to the max by placing the drop under your tongue. Prepare yourself: individual responses to the unique, woody taste of this oil vary widely! Just choose your favorite way of getting the cellular support of Frankincense into your body, and work it into your winter routine for head-to-toe benefits.

The warm, clean aroma of Frankincense promotes feelings of calmness and relaxation, assisting with emotional balance and easing tension. Whether it’s relational stress or simply a season of difficulty, use Frankincense to help promote a balanced mood. Place a few drops into your diffuser and inhale deeply, or include in a blend like this one.

All is Calm:

• 2 drops Frankincense

• 2 drops Lavender

• 1 drop Bergamot

How can we greet December in any other way than by welcoming a visit from the King of Oils? Warm, spicy Frankincense is a treasure made more accessible and affordable through this current seasonal dōTERRA promotion. I hope your experience with Frankincense, in all the richness of its symbolism and valuable cellular support, adds to the beauty and wonder of this special season.