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Frankincense Essential Oil


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The Essential Life

Frankincense Essential Oil

by britten thompson

You're probably most familiar with Frankincense thanks to its presence in the Nativity Story. Throughout history, Frankincense has been revered as a deeply spiritual oil, which is probably why one of the Three Wise Men thought it would be the perfect gift for The Baby Jesus. It's also a really gentle & versatile oil & it's another one of my favourites.

I'm not partial to most floral Essential Oils &, unfortunately for me, most of the calming & relaxing Essential Oils are from the floral family. Frankincense, on the other hand, has a ton of calming & anti-anxiety properties. It's great for diffusing in your bedroom through the night to help you have a deeper & more restful sleep. As a bonus, Frankincense is also a powerful decongestant which is great if your have a cold.  


Assist Alzheimer’s patients with frankincense essential oil

For patients suffering with Alzheimer's disease, frankincense essential oil can help to slow the progress of the disease & help with memory loss. For maximum benefits, the oil can be diffused in an ultrasonic diffuser. This one is great because it's small & compact which makes it excellent for travel if you're using Essential Oils to help someone who might be in & out of the hospital often.

Relieve arthritis pain with frankincense essential oil

To relieve arthritis pain, rub a few drops of Frankincense Essential Oil into the affected joints daily.

Treat asthma with frankincense essential oil

Frankincense also helps with the treatment of Asthma.  Simply add Frankincense Essential Oil to a carrier oil like coconut oil, or olive oil, & massage the mixture into the chest & throat. At night, also rub the mixture into the balls & arches of your feet.

Cure a cough with frankincense essential oil

For a persistent cough, add a few drops of Frankincense Essential Oil to steaming water, place a towel over your head, & inhale deeply.  Continue inhaling the steam until the water is no longer warm enough to produce it.

Support your immune system with frankincense essential oil

Diffusing Frankincense in your home throughout the evening will help boost your immune system. Try this during cold & flu season to keep viruses at bay & to keep your family healthy & happy.

Prevent scarring with frankincense essential oil

Frankincense is an amazing oil for your skin! To prevent scarring, massage a drop of the Essential Oil onto a cut or scrape. 

Treat acne with frankincense essential oil

Frankincense can also reduce acne scarring, & even diminish the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. Add a few drops of Frankincense to your everyday facial moisturiser & use in the morning & evening.

Solve tummy troubles with frankincense essential oil

For tummy troubles, Frankincense can be added to capsules & taken internally. If you don't have any capsules available, add 1-2 drops of Frankincense Essential Out to a single drop of honey or agave, & then add the mixture to tea or a glass of water to ease heart burn & indigestion.  

Restore mental alertness with frankincense essential oil

Frankincense can also serve as a pick-me-up when you're feeling a little fatigued, try adding a few drops to your steam shower, or bath water in the morning. You can also massage Frankincense Essential Oil into your scalp after washing & conditioning your hair first thing in the morning. Leave the oil on your scalp & allow it to be absorbed into your body.

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Frankincense’s woody and clarifying aroma is perfect for blending with most citrus essential oils. It also smells great with peppermint. For a more traditional aroma, blend frankincense essential oil with myrrh. Frankincense also goes well with blue tansy, copaiba and lavender.

What is your favourite frankincense essential oil blend? Let us know here and we’ll share your recipe on The Essential Life blog.

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