10 Ways to Use Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense essential oil is renowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oils. Frankincense has extraordinary internal and external health benefits. In addition to its fame as a kingly gift in the New Testament, the Babylonians and Assyrians would burn Frankincense in religious ceremonies and the ancient Egyptians used Frankincense resin for everything from perfume to salves for soothing skin. This centuries-old knowledge contributes to the modern uses of Frankincense today. It’s soothing and beautifying properties are used to rejuvenate skin and reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
As the king of oils, Frankincense is known to promote cellular health and immunity and can be consumed daily for these internal benefits. It also promotes a healthy inflammatory response and acts as an overall tonic to the body’s systems, helping them function optimally. When inhaled or diffused, Frankincense induces feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness.
Here are 10 Ways to Use Frankincense
1. Grounding for the Day Ahead
Diffuse during your yoga practice or morning meditation to focus your intention for the day.
2. Mood Balancing
Apply to the bottom of your feet to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance the mood.
3. Cellular Wellness
Take one to two drops in a Veggie capsule to support healthy cellular function.
4. Nourish Your Skin
Add to moisturiser to reduce the appearance of blemishes and to rejuvenate the skin.
5. Nail Health
Apply a drop of Frankincense to maintain healthy looking fingernails.
6. Ease Sore Hands & Feet
After a day of outdoor activity, massage frankincense into hands and feet for a warming and soothing effect.
7. Relax & Revitalise
Add a few drops of Frankincense to the bath for a relaxing soak.
8. Restful Sleep
Add Frankincense to your diffuser at night to help promote a restful sleep.
9. Time To Focus
Apply 1-2 drops of Frankincense to your temples and the back of your neck to help improve your concentration.
10. Youthful Skin
Frankincense can help promote youthful, radiant looking skin and slow the signs of ageing by reducing the appearance of skin imperfections. Dab with a drop of carrier oil to trouble areas.