On the fifth day of Christmas Young Living scent to me 5 Balsam Fir, 4 Frankincense, 3 Wise Men, 2 NingXia Reds and a bottle of Lavender oil.
Did You Know?
In Biblical times there was only one other thing that had more value than Frankincense and that, wasn’t gold – it was Balsam. Interestingly, research from Israel suggests Balsam oil was called “gold.”
The researchers who found these latest scrolls and translations are saying now it might have been Balsam oil, Frankincense and Myrrh that was brought to the Christ Child – and not frankincense, myrrh and the metal gold. Frankincense, Myrrh and Balsam were very commonly used throughout the regions, and Balsam grew on the inland north slopes of southern Arabia, north of where the Frankincense trees grew then and still grow today.
What a treat to get Balsam Fir. I remember one very profound healing for myself with this precious oil. I was listening to Gary Young on a conference call, when he was able to take a well needed break from harvesting Balsam Fir in Idaho. I had been suffering from upper chest pain for several months, nothing terrible, but the pain was constantly there. It was a feeling of pain in my muscles. After listening to Gary and better understanding the amazing healing qualities of Balsam Fir, I decided to put several drops across my chest. I am always amazed at the results that I receive when using Young Living therapeutic-grade essential oils. This time was another of those ah ha moments. Within seconds the pain in my chest was totally gone! I did not have any more pain but I continued to apply the oil for the next few days and the pain has not returned.
Young Livings balsam fir is harvested and distilled in northern Idaho by Gary Young. This incredible oil has been used for years in folk medicine for its supportive properties of the circulatory and respiratory systems. Balsam fir is traditionally used to aid tired and sore muscles.*
Balsam fir looks much like a beautiful conifer tree-similar to something you’d decorate during the Christmas season. At the balsam fir winter harvest in northern Idaho, the entire tree is cut and delicately distilled. Gary Young personally selects the trees and oversees the entire harvest and distillation process. During the past few harvest seasons, Gary has also invited Young Living members to participate in this unique event.
If you are interested in helping with the harvest of Balsam Fir, please contact me and I will provide you with more information on this amazing time. The harvest will be during the month of January in 2010 and again in 2011 and possibly more winters after.
The plant constituents in balsam fir have historically been used to support respiratory function and ease muscular and joint discomfort. To use balsam fir for respiratory support, simply inhale straight from the bottle or include a few drops in a Young Living diffuser-the fresh pine scent is very grounding and relaxing. Balsam fir can also be beneficial as part of therapeutic massage. Balsam Fir aids in supporting the circulatory and respiratory systems and may also help ease discomfort following rigorous physical activity.*
To use, mix one part balsam fir with one part Young Living V-6TM Enhanced
Vegetable Oil Complex and massage onto trouble spots. The primary natural plant constituents absorbed through the skin are alpha-pinene, beta pinene, camphene, and limonene. When used together, these key constituents can work to soothe localized muscular discomfort.
Not only is Balsam Fir a must for every home because of the medicinal benefits but the scent is so beautiful and especially perfect during the Christmas time. When you diffuse the essential oil of Balsam Fir it smells like being in the forest and is a very blessed scent and wonderful air freshener!!
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.