I received my package from Jade Bloom in the mailbox yesterday. (Well, to be honest I checked the mail yesterday, but any-who.) I recently saw a deal from Jade Bloom on FB offering a FREE Myrrh essential oil with any $10 purchase and FREE SHIPPING. I was on that like bee’s to a hive! So instead of only ordering the minimum to get the freebie, I ordered two oils that I absolutely love that one- I was out of and the other I was low on. I was out of the Spikenard, I haven’t had my hands on this since we moved from Hawaii back to NC. I also ordered Frankincense which is what I was low on and being very frugal with use until I reordered. All of the Jade Bloom oils are 100% Pure oils and I figured with the many positive reviews an feedback, I was missing out on something here and I certainly was!
I consider these three oils together to be the “Holy Trinity” of Essential oils. Why? Each of them are referenced in the bible during significant times in Jesus life and each have phenomenal therapeutic, medicinal powers.
SPIKENARD from JB
Spikenard is also called nard, nardin, and muskroot, is a class of aromatic amber-colored essential oil derived from Nardostachys jatamansi, a flowering plant of the Valeriance family which grows in the Himalayas of Nepal, China, and India. It is distinguished by having many hairy spikes out from one root. It is mentioned on few occasions in the bible as “nard”, one being Mary’s alabaster box and the expensive offering oil breaking being wasted and the other she washed Jesus feet with nard and her hair. Disciples questioned why she bought such expensive oil to waste when it could help the poor by being sold for 300 pence. Jesus reminded them to always do for the poor as there’ll always be poor, yet there would not always be him in the flesh. (John 12:1-8) Mary spent an entire years wages to buy this oil to anoint Jesus’ feet before the Last Supper.
Spiknard is a phenomenal herbal medicine used for naturally relieving anxiety, tension, insomnia, inflammation, stress, digestive problems, weak immune system and infections, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome and nervous problems. The powdered stem of this magnificent plant is taken internally to cleanse the uterus, help with fertility and treat menstrual disorders. Possesses an intense aroma and amber color, heavy, sweet, woody and spicy fragrance. A quite earthy fragrance that blends well with frankincense, geranium, patchouli, vetiver and myrrh oils.
My goal with this oil was to gain relief from insomnia, fibromyalgia relief with the anti-inflammatory properties, anxiety relief and meditation. Well, as we know not every brand of EO can be trusted but I assure you, you can trust Jade Bloom for high quality at an affordable price for this oil especially! For the last few days I have been experiencing a fibro-flare and feeling a great deal of discomfort, mentally overwhelmed and anxious. I decided to do a steam cloth while in a hot bath with the nard on a hot, steaming cloth and deeply inhaled and fully exhaled, I repeated this about 5 times. As I exhaled each time, it was as though the weight on my shoulders and mind was melting away with each breath I released. Every ache and muscles tension eased away if not completely, within bearable measure. This was absolutely the best sleep I’ve had in months and I have remained relaxed the following day. Now, please keep in mind to use this very sparingly if you decide to try it because the relaxing effects are quite phenomenal. This is considered a natural sedative by many sources. I totally understand why!
I paired with frankincense and myrrh as I said so lets move on to the Frankincense experience.
Frankincense comes in may types, and its quality is based on color, purity, aroma, age, and shape. Silver an Hojari are generally considered the highest grades of frankincense. More than 82% of the product comes from Somalia, some frankincense also gathered in adjacent Southern Arabia and Ethiopia, Sudan and other central African countries. In Somalia, its harvested in three ecological zones; Cal Madow, Cal Bari, and Karkaar.
Frankincense is mentioned 17 times in the KJV Bible. The Magi presented to Jesus gold, frankincense and myrrh according to the book of Matthew. These were standard gifts for a king, deity giving honor in the ancient world.
Uses of frankincense are perfumery and aromatherapy, an ingredient you’ll possibly find in skincare. Frankincense resin is edible and is used in traditional medicines in Africa and Asia for digestion and healthy skin. In India, it’s referred to as “dhoop” and been used for hundreds of years for treating arthritis, healing wounds, strengthening the female hormone system and purifying the air. It’s suggested that burning frankincense daily in the house brings good health in Somali, Ethiopian, Arabian and Indian Cultures. Frankincense can also be used for relief from stings.
Studies have been done showing frankincense to distinguish cancerous cells from normal cells and suppress cancer cells viability among many other studies.
Frankincense is one of my absolute must have oils. It has been beneficial in helping combat RA (rheumatoid arthritis) symptoms in my knees, wrists and hands. I see a significant difference in when I am using this oil and when I am not. Again, Jade Bloom delivered an outstanding and effective oil with this as well! Definitely recommend. But hey, what “myrrh” can we ask for?
Myrrh is a natural gum or resin extracted from a number of small, thorny tree species of the genus Commiphora. Myrrh resin has been used throughout history as a perfume, incense, and medicine. Myrrh mixed with wine can also be ingested. This is also the “oil of holy ointment” in the book of Esther (2:12) as one of the substances used in the purification of women; and several other passages as perfume. It is said that Jesus was offered wine with myrrh on the cross and refused. Myrrh was also used for embalming, known as a stimulative and cosmetic medicine as well. It is actually mentioned in the bible 152 times! One of the three gifts of the Three Wise Men to Jesus at his birth.
Myrrh oil is still commonly used today as a remedy for a variety of ailments. Researchers have taken more interest in myrrh because of its potent antioxidant activity and potential as a cancer treatment. It has also been known to be effective in combatting certain parasitic infections. Two primary compounds most active in myrrh have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. One having effect on our emotional center, helping us remain calm and balanced. Both compounds terpenoids and sesquiterpenes are both being further investigate for their anticancer, antibacterial benefits as well as other potential therapeutic uses.
Myrrh is common in Africa and the Middle East and is botanically related to Frankincense, is also one of the most widely used essential oils in the world.
This is one of my commonly used and required oils which also I have experienced relief from aching joints and anxiety. I use in meditation and diffuse as well with frankincense.
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