Frankincense is a Lovely, Popular Essential Oil You Need
Posted on 10 April 2016
Frankincense is one of the most popular essential oils, along with Lavender and Peppermint - and for good reason!
Frankincense is incredibly versatile, it smells amazing, and it helps improve wellness.
Here are some ways to use Frankincense:
Here are just 7 simple ways to use Frankincense.
Support your immune system
Inhale (from its bottle, or diffuse it.) Frankincense is a wonderful essential oil for tranquility and clarity – and it will purify the air and kill microbes to support your immune system! You could also add some drops of Frankincense to a carrier oil or cream and use it topically to help your immune system. Or buy a blend already made with Frankincense in it!
Help relieve arthritis or inflammation
Put some drops in a cream or organic oil, and smooth on the affected areas. Arthritic hands, feet and joints love Frankincense. In the U.K., Cardiff University scientists found that Frankincense could inhibit the production of key inflammatory molecules, helping prevent the breakdown of the cartilage tissue that causes these conditions.(ScienceDaily August 4, 2011.)
Meditate with it
Diffuse while meditating or praying – it’s a great choice and so helpful.
Support your Mind and Spirit
Apply 1-2 drops of frankincense essential oil in a tsp. of carrier oil to the back of your neck and your temples for better focus or clarity. Frankincense can help with oxygenation.
Zen Out if Stressed – Rub Your Throat or Chest (and it Helps the Respiratory System, too!)
Frankincense in a carrier oil or cream, applied to the chest will invigorate and support deep breaths during occasional stress or if you are developing a sore throat or congestion. It is known to help with respiratory issues.
Diffuse with Lemon
Frankincense loves to be paired with lemon essential oil for a purifying aroma. Especially good if someone in your home has a cold – purify the air and keep those bacteria away!
Add to Your Own Facial Serum
2 drops of Frankincense + 2 drops of Lavender and an ounce of carrier oil (we like Baobab, Grapeseed or Jojoba) makes a beautiful face serum! (I add it to my Power Serum from time to time!) Use morning and evening for glowing healthy skin. Frankincense is wonderful for regenerating cells and supporting aging skin.