A few years ago, the only reference I had to frankincense was the story of the three wise men and baby Jesus (said like Daryl Hannah in Steel Magnolias).
Today, I wanted to share some of the best uses for one of my favorite essential oils.
1. Immune System Boosting
Rub a drop onto the bottom of each foot each day or diffuse in the air to strengthen your immune system and protect you from illness.
2. Clear skin
To reduce the size of blemishes, dab on melaleuca essential oil. To help blemishes fade quickly, dab on frankincense essential oil.
Frankincense essential oil is a great stress reliever. Rub a drop onto the bottoms of your feet in the morning or apply behind your ears when you feel stressed.
4. Head tension
My go-to remedy when my head needs some TLC is a drop each of lavender and frankincense essential oils. Rub into the temples and forehead.
5. Reduce scar appearance
Frankincense is excellent at reducing the appearance of scars. Mix a drop of frankincense with a teaspoon of coconut oil and rub onto scars morning and night.
6. Bee Stings
We’ve gotten near-immediate relief from bee stings using frankincense essential oil. Apply a drop to the sting. (Dilute with kids.)
Apply a drop to the palms of the hands and rub them together. Cup over your nose and breathe deeply. Frankincense is great at promoting a sense of calm and helps prevent feelings of anxiety (combine with lavender essential oil for enhanced effectiveness).
8. Soothing owies
Mix a couple drops of frankincense essential oil with one tablespoon of coconut oil for an easy balm to make owies feel better quickly. Frankincense is also used to optimize skin repair. Or, use my multipurpose herbal healing balm, which already contains frankincense.
9. Skin Beautifying
Dilute 1-2 drops in a teaspoon of coconut oil and apply after washing your face to moisturize, soften and refresh skin.
10. Back and joint aches
Apply 1-2 drops of frankincense essential oil to tired, achy joints and lower back for relief.
Where to get frankincense essential oil
Frankincense is one of the more expensive essential oils you’ll find and there are many different oil companies that sell it. However, as many of you know, I love doTERRA‘s essential oils.
The most cost-effective way to get frankincense essential oil is as part of an enrollment kit. You save buy buying essential oils in bulk and save 25% on all essential oil orders.
To learn more about getting essential oils from doTERRA, visit my doTERRA page.