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).
When I discovered frankincense essential oil, I was impressed by the wide array of uses this one essential oil has.
Today, I wanted to share some of the best uses for one of my favorite essential oils.
1. Immune system support
Rub a drop onto the bottom of each foot each day or diffuse in the air to build and maintain a healthy immune system.
2. Clear skin
To reduce the size of blemishes, dab on tea tree essential oil. To help blemishes fade quickly, dab on frankincense essential oil.
Frankincense essential oil promotes feeling of calm and relaxation. Rub a drop onto the bottoms of your feet in the morning or apply behind your ears when you feel stressed.
4. Occasional 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 and rejuvenating skin. Mix a drop of frankincense with a drop or two of fractionated 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.)
7. Strong nails
Want beautiful, strong fingernails? Rub frankincense essential oil into your nails to strengthen and nourish them.
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 2 drops in a 1/4 tsp of coconut oil and apply after washing your face to moisturize, soften and refresh skin.
10. Back and joint discomfort
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. The most cost-effective way to get frankincense essential oil is as part of an essential oil starter kit. You save buy buying essential oils in bulk and getting a discount on all essential oil orders.
Want to learn more about using (and getting) essential oils? Click here to download a free copy of my ebook, Simple Family Wellness. You’ll learn how to use essential oils and get my top 16 essential oil recipes.