I first learned about frankincense and myrrh essential oils and their healing properties while watching “The Truth About Cancer,” a weekend binge of 9 episodes. While I am not completely convinced that natural remedies will cure cancer, I am convinced that all natural skin care and beauty products along with a healthy diet of mainly fruits and vegetables will reduce your risk of all illness, including cancer.
I said this several years ago when I started this blog: “Why use chemical laden skin care products that may cause cancer when you have other options?” Why take that chance? Fast forward to 2016 and there are thousands of women not only switching to an all natural lifestyle but actually making and even producing their own body lotions, shampoos, lip balms, face creams, and even toothpaste! Using an all natural base of shea butter or coconut oil and adding essential oils with healing properties can produce wonderful smelling, effective body lotions and body butters.
After learning about the benefits of adding frankincense and myrrh to ones beauty regimen (Dr. Josh Axe dedicates an entire page on his website to frankincense oil and cancer), I started my own research.
According to researchers out of Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, the potential cancer-killing properties of frankincense are due in part to it regulating cellular epigenetic machinery, which highlights its ability to influence genes to promote healing.
Just some of the benefits of frankincense oil
• Reduces inflammation
• Cancer-fighting properties
• Spiritual awareness
• Boosts immunity
• Fights infections
• Improves anxiety
• Heals skin and reduces acne and scarring
• Promotes urination to purify the body and reduce bloating
• Regulates production of estrogen
• Relieves body pain
Immediately upon learning about this miracle oil, the hunt was on. Hours later, I learned that a combination of frankincense oil and myrrh oil can have even more benefits. Both are gum resins extracted from shrub like trees of the same plant family which grow in parts of Asia and Africa and have been used since ancient times for their healing properties as both have similar healing characteristics.
Some of the proven benefits of Myrrh oil
• Aids in digestion
• Fades scars
• Disinfects wounds
• Heals eczema
• Potent antioxidant
• Anti cancer benefits
• Strengthens gums
Now I know many of you will be interested in making your own Frankincense and myrrh body lotion so here is the recipe from draxe.com
Homemade Frankincense Myrrh Body Lotion Recipe
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ cup Bees wax
¼ cup shea butter
2 tbsp Vitamin E
20 drops frankincense essential oil
20 drops myrrh essential oil
I, on the other hand am not a soap maker nor do I intend on ever being one so I headed over to my favorite go to site for all things natural, Etsy. Lo and behold I found the perfect whipped body butter with frankincense and myrrh made by Red Lips Studio Bath & Body. Not only does it smell incredible, but my skin stays moisturized throughout the entire day!
Every batch is made to order and expires at 6 months. The ingredients include Shea butter, coconut oil, essential oils, olive oil, vitamin E, and natural preservatives. The cost starts at $4.50 for ½ oz. if you want to sample and only $14.50 for 8 oz. So worth the price for the hydrating effects alone. Your body will love this frankincense myrrh body butter. Click like and save 20% good through July 30th.
Myrrh oil can have toxic effects if used in excess. It should be avoided during pregnancy due to its stimulating nature.
Tell us about your favorite natural skin care products using essential oils….