Frankincense essential oil is a favorite of mine, and of many people. It smells wonderful and has so many great uses and powers.
Here are just 7 simple ways to use Frankincense.
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!
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.)
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.
Frankincense in a carrier oil or cream, applied to the chest will invigorate and support deep breaths during occasional stress. It is known to help with respiratory issues, too.
Frankincense loves to be paired with lemon essential oil for a purifying aroma. Especially good if someone in your home has a cold – keep those bacteria away!
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! Use morning and evening for glowing healthy skin. Frankincense is wonderful for regenerating cells and supporting aging skin.
Be sure to review our Safety First page before using any essential oil!