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Frankincense oil: The 'King' of oils

Frankincense oil: The 'King' of oils

What is frankincense oil?

Frankincense, also called olibanum,1 is derived from two types of Boswellia trees: Boswellia sacra and Boswellia carteri.2 The process starts with extracting the milky white sap from the tree bark and hardened into a gum resin in around 10 days,3 and scraped off as tear-shaped droplets.4 The resulting oil is pale yellow-green and has a woody, earthy and spicy aroma.5

Uses of frankincense oil

Frankincense oil has long been revered in the Middle East, where it's been used as an anointing oil and a perfume.9 It was often burned as incense in religious ceremonies conducted by the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Israelites too.10

Egyptian women also relied on frankincense as a fashion statement by burning and grinding it into a powder to make heavy kohl, a type of eyeliner.11 The oil is added in cosmetic and skincare products like lotions, perfumes, liquid soaps and shower gels,12 which may help:13,14

•Address dry skin, age spots, and wrinkles

•Speed up the healing of cuts, acne, burns, rashes and sores

•Strengthen hair roots and more!

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More About Green Foods

More About Green Foods

Super Greens

When it comes to our diet, green foods are arguably the pinnacle of natural nutrition. Also known as green superfoods, they’ve been a staple of the human diet for thousands of years and are one of our best sources of nutrition.

Even with all of our advances in science and technology, we still have yet to produce anything that rivals the healthy power of greens.

Not only are green foods powerhouses of nutrition, they also help to alkalize the body.* Green foods can help support a healthy body pH, a concern for many Americans today due to the high acidity of many popular foods and beverages.*

Ideally we should consume 3 to 5 servings of vegetables a day, but the fact is many of us don’t even come close. This is where supplements can help.

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How to Make Your Own All Natural Hand Sanitizer

How to Make Your Own All Natural Hand Sanitizer

It is a fact the commercial hand sanitizers are chemically-scented and made with toxic ingredients. While they do kill bacteria and viruses, these chemicals also seep into the pores of the skin and are absorbed into the bloodstream. The primary active ingredients in these sanitizers are Ethyl alcohol and Isopropyl alcohol. Ethyl alcohol is also know as ethanol, pure alcohol, grain alcohol and drinking alcohol. This is what kills the germs. Ethyl alcohol is used in some cosmetics to enhance the absorption of other ingredients, which means that anything mixed with it will move through the skin and into the bloodstream more easily.
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