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Frankincense: Energetic Medicine for Balance

As Christmas approaches, I think of the Magi who gave gifts of Frankincense, Myrrh, and gold to baby Jesus. Frankincense is a general nervous system tonic and likely it was used topically to support the baby Jesus. Myrrh is antiseptic and was likely used to prevent infection of umbilicus.

With a history of over 5,000 years and over 200 chemical constituents, Frankincense is a staple among many essential oil users. Because of all the different chemical compounds it contains, it is an incredibly versatile oil. Many call it their "desert island" oil, because it's the one oil they would take with them to a desert island if they had to choose.

If I were stranded on a desert island, and got a cut or wound, I would apply Frankie to speed healing and reduce scarring. Let's say I have arthritis and I need something to reduce the pain and inflammation so I can hobble around and search for food, I'd apply Frankie to my joints. Or, I just like to keep my skin healthy and glowing for when I return to civilization, I'd rub Frankie on my face.

Maybe I freak out daily about being rescued—I'd inhale Frankie to calm down. One of the unique characteristics of Frankincense is its ability to both ground you and connect you to the heavens. When I inhale it, I immediately feel more stable and my central channel feels like it is being knitted together. It is also an adaptogen, which means it will increase your energy if you are low in it, and calm you down if you are hyperactive.

Below is a seven-minute video in which I talk about some practical and energetic effects of Frankincense, as well as teach you a simple technique you can do any time to change your mood.

Frankincense grows in arid, barren landscapes like Somalia and Oman. It is an incredibly resilient tree. It may feel like we are traversing through the desert of this pandemic. There is so much loss and grief. Where do you find your resilience? Are you leaning on your faith? Your daily self-care? The oils are incredible allies for health and healing.

This month, doTERRA is having a promotion where you can get a FREE 15mL bottle of Frankincense ($68 value) when you make a purchase of 200PV or more. If you are not already a member and would like to get started with the oils, please enroll on my website,, or call me for guidance on what products can help you.

Our December energy healing tune-up is on Dec. 16. It's a deeper dive into Frankincense energetically. I'll teach you how you can use your "light hands" to balance the brain, as well as lead you through a guided meditation with Frankincense. We'll be blessed with the presence of spirit guides and angels to support us. Cost is $20 and you can sign up here:

Many blessings,

Tuan Anh


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