Frankincense Sourcing

Why Co-Impacting is so Important in Harvesting Frankincense

Frankincense is very important to my health maintenance regimen.   My autoimmune disease is all about inflammation – too much of it!  One of Frankincense’s therapeutic properties is an anti-inflammatory property.  I use Frankincense  nearly everyday, alone or in a blend.

Frankincense also works well for another of my conditions: ADHD.  I use a blend of Frankincense and Vetiver to help manage my ADHD symptoms.

I believe every condition begins with the digestive system.  Frankincense contains properties that aids in digestion.  There’s a reason this is one of the most treasured of essential oils!

A majority of frankincense is harvested in Somalia.  Prior to Co-Impact sourcing In Cal Madow,  Boswellia trees were not sustainably managed, payment for the resin was low and buyers were hard to find.  Today things have changed.  Check out:  Conserve Cal Madow-Kaydso ah Cal Madow: Frankincense Systems Analysis

Ensuring a reliable source of quality frankincense takes planning and coordination.  The doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing Initiative in Somalia provides frankincense harvesters with greater opportunities for income, while providing doTERRA with access to skilled harvesters who help accomplish the intricate steps of frankincense resin harvesting.

Essential oil quality and the care taken to improve the quality of the growers and harvesters in Somalia.  This is just one of the reasons that I chose doTERRA as my essential oil provider.

All of this information instills confidence in the purity, quality and care that goes into bringing me the best essential oil to use in my regimen.

What the Heck is ADHD??

ADHD is a neurological condition.

You remember the movie Up, right?  The dogs all lost focus when a squirrel appeared.  You  have no idea how many people use ‘Squirrel!’ when I’m existing in all the areas in which I am observing, hearing or thinking something.  I’ve probably heard it 1,000 times.

SQUIRREL! From the movie Up

Typically, it runs in families.   According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the definition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is:

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.

  • Inattention means a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty sustaining focus, and is disorganized; and these problems are not due to defiance or lack of comprehension.
  • Hyperactivity means a person seems to move about constantly, including in situations in which it is not appropriate; or excessively fidgets, taps, or talks. In adults, it may be extreme restlessness or wearing others out with constant activity.
  • Impulsivity means a person makes hasty actions that occur in the moment without first thinking about them and that may have high potential for harm; or a desire for immediate rewards or inability to delay gratification. An impulsive person may be socially intrusive and excessively interrupt others or make important decisions without considering the long-term consequences.