Frankincense Oil Uses and Benefits

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Known as the king of essential oils, Frankincense has a variety of notable uses and benefits. This powerful essential oil is revered for its ability to beautify and rejuvenate skin when applied topically, and to promote cellular health and immunity and produce a healthy inflammatory response when taken internally, among other benefits. Just as in its treasured past, Frankincense oil is highly valued in the doTERRA community and continues to be one of the most popular essential oils.

Frankincense Oil Uses and Benefits

  1. Room Spray. Add Frankincense’s incredible aroma to any room in your house by making this DIY Room Spray. Start by getting an empty glass spray bottle and putting in 15 drops of Frankincense oil, 15 drops of Grapefruit oil, and 30 drops of Douglas Fir oil. Top off the rest of the bottle with water. Just spritz this spray on carpet, furniture, or in the air of any room you desire. Experience its relaxing and peaceful benefits. 
     
  2. Razor Bumps. Even though shaving may be essential, razor bumps are not. Provide relief to your skin with Frankincense essential oil by mixing 2 drops with Fractionated Coconut oil in your palm. Gently apply to the skin. 
     
  3. Yoga. Diffusing Frankincense essential oil will aid you in focusing your intention for the day. The fragrances of Frankincense oil will also help bring added satisfaction, peace, relaxation, and even feelings of overall wellness to your morning routine. Place 3-4 drops in a diffuser. 
     
  4. Cellular Function. Try taking Frankincense oil internally by adding one to two drops in a Veggie capsule. This natural supplement will help support healthy cellular function. In fact, doTERRA has found Frankincense oil to be so beneficial in supporting cellular function that doTERRA uses it in their highest selling supplements—the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack. Try this DIY supplement and experience the cellular benefits you may be in need of.


     
  5. Dry Hands/Nails. Add a couple drops of Frankincense oil to the moisturizer of your choice to help hydrate and rejuvenate the skin and around the cuticles. The scent of Frankincense essential oil combined with your moisturizer will add a warm, spicy, and clean scent to your skin. You’ll want to take this lotion with you wherever you go!
     
  6. Feeling stressed?  The chemical components of Frankincense result in an extremely powerful aroma that can help to dispel negative feelings—like stress. If you are feeling like the pressures of life are weighing down your mood, apply Frankincense to the bottom of your feet, center of chest, temples or wrists. The soothing sensation and aroma will promote feelings of relaxation and a balanced mood. 
     
  7. Facial Rejuvenation. With a simple combination of bentonite clay, cider vinegar, and essential oils, your face will feel nourished and fresh. Because Frankincense oil contains properties that help revitalize and beautify the skin, this homemade clay mask with Frankincense essential oil will prove ideal for facial care. For best results, apply this mask to your skin once a week and enjoy that continual fresh facial glow. 
     
  8. The King. With so many benefits and uses, Frankincense essential oil has rightfully earned its title as the “king” of all essential oils. It’s beautifying, aromatic, and health-promoting* properties are extremely powerful and can easily improve an everyday lifestyle. For anyone seeking a helpful essential oil tip, always remember, if in doubt, use Frankincense.  

Fun Fact

One Frankincense Boswellia Sacra tree can produce a couple of pounds of resin each year. If properly cared for, it can produce resin for hundreds of years.

The Tree

Frankincense oil is produced from the resin of the Boswellia sacra tree. The resin of a tree is a sap-like substance with a high viscosity. For centuries, the resin of the tree has been obtained by slashing or making an incision into the tree, which then emits large amounts of resin. After the resin secretes from the tree, it is then scraped off or collected as it drips onto the ground. When doTERRA obtains the resin from trees, the trees are carefully scored or “bled.” From there, the resin is delicately distilled and essential oils are extracted.

Oils that Blend Well with Frankincense

Frankincense oil blends well with citrus oils like Lime, Lemon, and Wild Orange, and other oils such as Cypress, Lavender, Geranium, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, and Clary Sage for diffusion.



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