I am going to dive into individual essential oils and what they do. If you missed this post, go check it out before reading this! I have really loved my essential oils thus far and I have to say that my favorite is frankincense. I love the smell, the benefits, and the history.
This was the one oil I was really excited when I first bought my starter kit. I knew there were endless opportunities with this oil and I’m still learning some new techniques and benefits!
In ancient times, frankincense was a very popular oil and people were always trying to get their hands on it. Frankincense was often used as a perfume as well. In the Bible, frankincense was one of the gifts that the three wise men brought to Jesus at His birth. Clearly, this is a “holy” oil and has great benefits.
On Young Living’s website, this oil retails for $96! If you are a wholesale member, a 15 mL bottle costs $73. I think it would be worth it to get the starter kit- it really does pay off! Some brands also do have this oil for less money, but you might be risking quality.
Frankincense can be diffused, taken internally, or applied topically. My favorite method is applying it topically, as I have not tried taking it internally (yet). If you were to take it internally, you could buy vegetable gel capsules, drop a few drops in that capsule, and just swallow it with some water. This way, you won’t have to taste the oil yet you will reap all of the benefits.
Frankincense has many benefits. My favorite it using it topically to cure acne. When I feel a breakout coming on, I just take a little drop “neat” (without carrier oil) and I apply it directly. I love the smell of the oil- it reminds me of facial! I cannot testify for this one, but I know that frankincense has helped reduce wrinkles as well!
Another common use is diffusing it to promote happiness. Just smelling this oil brightens my mood, so if you are feeling down, depressed, or sad, just diffuse 3 drops and you’ll be feeling a whole lot better!
If you have had a long day at work or school, try diffusing this oil to promote relaxation.
When applying topically, some people apply oils directly on the spot of interest, but applying oil on the bottoms of your feet is another great option. Your feet absorb liquids very quickly, so apply frankincense on the bottoms of your feet can overall improve your health.
There are so many more uses for frankincense, but I think my list would be too long and never ending, hence why it is my favorite oil! Here are a few more ways to use frankincense:
Add to lotion to improve skin.
Add to face wash to improve skin.
Take internally for allergies.
Use on skin to reduce/improve stretch marks.
Apply on cuts to help heal.
Apply on nails to strengthen.
Apply on skin that has had a lot of sun exposure to heal.