Known as the king of essential oils, Frankincense has a variety of important uses and benefits. This powerful essential oil is respected for its ability to beautify and rejuvenate skin when applied topically. It promotes cellular health, immunity and produces a healthy inflammatory response when taken internally,* among other benefits.
With all of its many uses, there is no question as to why Frankincense was highly esteemed by ancient civilizations and used for the most sacred of practices.
For some religions, Frankincense is correlated with one of the most prized possessions of ancient biblical times, as it was considered valuable enough to be given as a gift to Christ after his birth. Frankincense is also used during religious ceremonies for salves for soothing skin and perfume. The perfume or aroma that Frankincense emits promotes feelings of satisfaction, peace, relaxation, and overall wellness, which explains its unique value in ancient times. 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.
One of Frankincense’s most powerful benefits is its ability to promote health, specifically cellular function.* Try taking Frankincense oil internally by adding one to two drops in a Veggie capsule. We put the oils on us, remember that it is equally as important to take them internally as well. This natural supplement will help support healthy cellular function.* In fact, doTERRA has found Frankincense to be so beneficial in supporting cellular function that doTERRA uses it in their highest selling supplements—the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack®.
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Here are ten of the ways I share with new oil users about how to use Frankincense
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 a 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
A drop each of lavender and frankincense essential oils, rub into the temples and forehead.
5. Reduce scar appearance
Frankincense is excellent for 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 stung area.
7. Strong nails
Want beautiful, healthy fingernails? Rub frankincense essential oil into your nails to strengthen and nourish them.
8. Soothing skin injuries
Mix two drops of frankincense essential oil with one tablespoon of coconut oil for a natural balm to make injuries feel better quickly. Frankincense is also used to optimize skin repair.
9. Skin Beautifying
Dilute two 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.