Essential Oils – Part II

 

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Thank you to everyone for your prayers for our father.  We received so many positive comments from our last post on Essential Oils, we decided to continue to share the benefits of the essential oils that we are using. My sister and I are continuing to experiment with essential oils. 

Frankincense is now one of our favorites.  The three wise men gave baby Jesus gifts of gold to honor his royalty, frankincense for perfume, and myrrh for annointing oil.

Imhoptep was an ancient Egyptian physician of healing and medicine. Imhoptep, based upon our research recommended Frankincense oil for baths and massages nearly 6000 years ago.

Frankincense is used to support a healthy immune system, treat dry skin, reverse skin signs of aging and reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars.

Frankincense has a warm, woodsy, fruity fragrance that we really like.  Based upon Aromatic Science, PubMed.gov and Mercola.com, the benefits of using Frankincense oil are:

-boosts the immune system

-helps fade stretch marks and scars

-lowers blood pressure

-relieves pain from from rheumatoid arthritis

-provides relief from bronchitis and congestion of the nasal tract and lungs

-protects from premature loss of teeth and hair

-anti-cancer benefits

We could not find any side effects in our research, except that it should not be used during pregnancy because it induces delayed menstruation and  delays the advent of menopause.

We have been making homemade body butter with Frankincense oil.  It feels luxurious as you rub it all over your body after a shower or bath.  You may also use the oil with a diffuser or vaporizer or by absorbing it through the skin mixed with a carrier oil, such as olive or coconut oil.  We will keep you updated on the results we see by using Frankincense.

We ususally have a protein smoothie or omelette for breakfast but sometimes we have a craving for pancakes.  Since we are grain and gluten free making pancakes that are fluffy and taste good can be challenging.  We found a great recipe for pancakes on the Joyful Abode website created by Emily.

coconut flour pancakes

Fluffy Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Paleo Pancakes

Author: Emily Chapelle
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Makes: 18
Ingredients
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 Tbsp milk (almond or coconut milk works fine too, and we’ve even used water in a pinch)
  • Splash vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey (optional)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 6 Tbsp coconut flour
  • ¼ cup melted virgin coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together. I’ve found that adding the oil after everything else is combined works best to get the right texture. We used to use our stand mixer for this, but now we use our Vitamix 750 and the results are better than ever. I HIGHLY recommend using a high speed blender if you have one.
  2. Let the batter stand about 5 minutes so the coconut flour can absorb everything the way it likes to.
  3. Mix one more time.
  4. Cook pancakes over medium-low heat on a cast iron griddle brushed with just a little more coconut oil, or in a skillet. They take a little longer than regular flour pancakes do, but don’t be tempted to turn up the temperature – you’ll just end up burning them! Slow and low heat is better for coconut flour.
  5. Flip when you notice little bubbles starting to pop up in the batter.
  6. Finish cooking on the other side until the pancakes are fluffy and set.

Note:  The only changes we made to this recipe is that we added a tablespoon of vanilla extract and 4 tablespoons of raw honey.  Our side dishes in the picture are turkey sausage and bacon.  These pancakes are fluffy and delicious!

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Pure Emancipation grew out of our lifestyle changes and our goal to improve our overall health and well-being. We are now grain free, gluten free, and processed sugar free. We are happy to promote any products or brands that are aligned with our beliefs and can inspire others to join us on our journey. If you would like us try your products or brands, and/or advertise on our site, please contact us at : pureemancipation@gmail.com We hope to hear from you soon!

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47 thoughts on “Essential Oils – Part II

  1. thanks for the enlightenment about Frankincense oil. this looks a very beneficial oil. i know some people who might need it in my circle. going to recommend them. thanks again.

  2. Great info! I’m going to pass this on to my mom for my step-dad who is very gluten intolerant. I love how your posts always have so much background information in addition to the practical uses/recipes, etc. Thanks!

  3. I’ve just been experimenting with essential oils for a few years. I continue to be amazed at learning about how many ways that they can bring healing and
    comfort to our bodies.
    Body butter made with frankincense sounds exhilerating!

  4. Glad I found this post. I’ve just started using essential oils, but really don’t know what I am doing! I am also gluten free, and man do I miss fluffy pancakes! Thanks!

  5. I love essential oils and use them a lot in my home. It was terrific to read a bit more about their impact and origins in your post.

  6. I am intrigued by this recipe. I always just use white flour, but I know that I need to give it up or at least reduce the quantity I consume.

  7. Those pancakes look awesome! :] I’ve been meaning to find a use for my coconut flour, so this will be perfect! 😀

    P.S. Your social media links at the bottom of your post are linking to the picture icon instead of a sharing link! :O Just thought you might want to know!

  8. Thanks for posting this! I’m totally clueless when it comes to Essential Oils, so I love reading about it! I diffuse lavender and lemon in my baby’s room all the time! Smells so good!

  9. Love this post! I’m supposed to avoid gluten thanks to a chronic pain condition, so it’s always good to know that I have options as far as recipes go — and great tip about the oils! I’ll be sure to check it out.

  10. What great advice on the essential oil. I am so glad I found this post. I just started using it last month. Great information! Thank you so much

  11. I don’t know much about poils, where to buy them or what to do with them. I have an online who swears by the pure essentials. Off to go read about your anti flammatory smoothly.

  12. Frankincense always makes me think of the Three Kings at Christmas and then at Easter when they go to prepare Jesus’ body except he’s already risen.

  13. I’ll have to pass on that recipe, so many of my relatives and friends are “gluten free”. You do a great job at informing everyone of how essential oils can make a difference. I just started using oils and they’re wonderful.. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you for the kind words and visiting our blog! Please follow us on facebook, pinterest, twitter and bloglovin!

    • It has been fun experimenting with different gluten and grain free recipes. Thank you for visiting our blog and commenting!

    • We have discovered many uses for frankincense. Before research, we had also only heard of it from the bible. Thank you for stopping by our blog and commenting.

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