"Some intentionally injure others through mocking, sarcasm with no intent to help. Others are trying to help." - Sterling W Sill
So this is where you get your Frankincense Essential Oil from!
From the beautifully ancient Boswellia trees in Somalia - and it's been happening for 1000's of years. LONG before you decided to enhance your meditation sessions with a few drops in the diffuser!
When a drop of Franki oozes out of the bottle and into your hand, in the comfort of your own home - it's not just a drop of oil. It's infused with the energy of these resilient tress, the land, the people, the culture, healing properties and the humanitarian spirit of a company helping our brothers and sisters across the seas.
When doTERRA look for essential oil sourcing, they deliberately choose locations where they can improve the individual, social, economic, and environmental well being of another community - whilst still producing the highest quality essential oils.
And this includes your Liquid Gold - or Frankincense Oil.
Harvesting Frankincense is an intense and delicate process, requiring careful planning and precise skill and takes over 5 months to harvest!
Frankincense is the hardened sap that runs from the Boswellia tress when they are 8-10 years old, when this sap hardens it forms the trees 'tears'.
Frankincense harvesters in Somalia leave their families and communities behind, as they travel long distances to remote locations, to harvest. When they return, the Frankincense resin collected is carefully cleaned, sorted and separated by the women of the community.
Despite this lengthy and difficult process, harvesters are often inadequately paid for their work and are unable to sell their frankincense at a fair price.
That's where the doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing Initiative steps in.
doTERRA has partnered with these harvesters and communities, to provide them with the opportunity to harvest for fair wages and on-time payments (including food and cash prepayments spread out during the year).
They do this by working directly with the harvesters - working around the middlemen.
doTERRA also ensures that the cleaning and sorting of the frankincense resins takes place as close to the harvesting locations as possible so that these jobs (typically held by women) remain in rural areas where they are most needed - making sure this is supporting the harvesting families. This doTERRA initiative also ensures these women receive fair wages with better working conditions.
So when people say they already have a bottle of Frankincense from another brand, I wonder if they know the true value of this healing gift from Mother Earth...
The King of Oils
"Frankincense promotes feelings of peace and overall wellness when used aromatically, while topical and internal uses provide modern health benefits.
Renowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oils, Frankincense has extraordinary health benefits.
In addition to its notoriety in the New Testament, the Babylonians and Assyrians would burn Frankincense in religious ceremonies and the ancient Egyptians used Frankincense resin for everything from perfume to salves for soothing skin.
This centuries-old knowledge contributes to the modern uses of Frankincense today. It’s soothing and beautifying properties are used to rejuvenate skin and help reduce the appearance of imperfections.
As the king of oils, Frankincense is known to support healthy cellular function. When inhaled or diffused, Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness." (Sourced from https://doterra.com/US/en/p/frankincense-oil)
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