It comes up every holiday season at every party I attend. “What is Frankincense, anyway?”
December is typically the only time of year Frankincense gets any attention. So I thought I’d shine the spotlight on Frankincense essential oil. It has some amazing health benefits no matter what time of the year it is!
BACKGROUND OF FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL
Frankincense’s first claim to fame was as a gift given by the Wise Men at the birth of Jesus Christ. Regardless of your religious beliefs, you can’t deny the power of this oil and its extraordinary health benefits. In addition to mentions in the New Testament, Frankincense is believed to have been used by the Babylonians and Assyrians in religious ceremonies. Some have even dubbed it the “King of Oils.”
Frankincense essential oil is steam distilled from the resin of several varieties of the Boswellia tree.
The internal and external health benefits of Frankincense essential oil are wide-ranging and cover a much broader scope than other essential oils. From reducing the appearance of rough skin and other skin imperfections to improving mood and cellular health, Frankincense should be on everyone’s go-to list. It’s a pleasant aroma that you’ll quickly grow to appreciate.
RELAX AND UNWIND WITH FRANKINCENSE OIL
Frankincense essential oil is best known for its soothing and rejuvenating properties. It also promotes feelings of relaxation, satisfaction, peace, and overall wellness when inhaled or diffused. It has a warm, woodsy aroma and is popular to use during prayer or meditation.
In your diffuser, combine it with Lavender and Wild Orange for a blend that is sure to soothe your worries and calm your stress! If you find yourself needing to release some negativity from your life, here is a great blend to reset your mood and help you keep control.
RELEASE NEGATIVE EMOTIONS ROLLERBALL BLEND
Add essential oils to 10 ml glass rollerball bottle. Fill with carrier oil of choice. Replace top and swirl to combine. To use, roll over pulse points, palms, heart, and temples. For immediate relief from negative emotions, roll on palms, cup over your mouth, and take 3-5 deep belly breaths.
STAY GROUNDED AND FOCUSED WITH FRANKINCENSE
Need more reasons to add this essential oil to your routine? Frankincense is purported to offer numerous mental, spiritual and emotional benefits such as grounding and purpose. When used during a massage, it soothes and re-energizes muscles. When inhaled, it can help you rediscover your center and offers rich spiritual elevation.
I know I have days where it seems like I just can’t get anything done, whether it’s because I am feeling foggy or just plain unmotivated. I am so thankful for my essential oils to help promote my productivity and clear the mental chatter to help me rock my day!
Here are some ideas that star Frankincense essential oil:
GET IT DONE ROLLERBALL BLEND
Add essential oils to 10 ml glass rollerball bottle and top off with carrier oil of choice. Replace top and swirl to combine. To use, apply to wrists, temples, back of neck, and behind ears for those times when you feel mentally and emotionally sluggish.
FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL FOR GLOWING SKIN
When applied topically to the face, Frankincense gives skin a healthy glow. It can rejuvenate your complexion and help diminish imperfections quickly. It is also soothing to razor bumps, burns, and other skin irritations. Simply dilute and apply to problem areas to harness its skin-refreshing benefits!
IMMUNE BOOST WITH FRANKINCENSE OIL
When family comes over, they bring more than drama. That’s right…germs. If you want to shield yourself and your family from getting sick, you’ll want to consider having some Frankincense essential oil on hand! It has powerful immune-boosting constituents that will help keep you healthy and kill airborne bugs when it is diffused. Try diffusing with Wild Orange and Clove for an uplifting, welcoming aroma that will do double-duty by purifying the air as well.
LIVER AND THYROID SUPPORT WITH FRANKINCENSE
When taken internally, Frankincense supports healthy cell function. You can always just put a couple of drops in a veggie capsule to harness these benefits. When you use Frankincense internally or topically, it can cut back on that inflammation that wreaks havoc on our bodies. In particular, your liver and thyroid tend to suffer when there is lasting inflammation. Both of these parts of your body are super important for maintaining your hormone balance and overall health.
Here are my go-to blends for showing your liver and thyroid some love. I love to use these every single day to give my body the boost it needs.
FRANKINCENSE: THE BOTTOM LINE
As you can see, Frankincense offers your body a whole host of potential benefits. It is definitely on my list of must-have oils for all of its qualities. From reducing the appearance of rough skin and other skin imperfections to improving mood and cellular health, Frankincense essential oil is a great one to incorporate into your self-care routines to keep your body and soul healthy!