You might have heard of Frankincense as it’s been referenced in the Bible. In fact, Frankincense and Myrrh were both given to Jesus at the time of his birth. At the time, both were considered more valuable than gold.
Today, Frankincense used for meditation and to promote healthy skin. In fact, I like to use frankincense and lavender together for a dynamic skin duo.
What is Frankincense Essential Oil?
Frankincense is distilled from the resin of of the Frankincense tree. With Young Living, their Frankincense essential oil is distilled from boswellia carterii trees located in northern Africa near the Arabian peninsula. While there are other sources of Frankincense, I personally love Young Living. It’s made a HUGE different in my skin tone and texture (I’ll explain more below).
Young Living does have two types of Frankincense available – and I’ll explain why:
- Frankincense (for topical and aromatic use)
- Frankincense Vitality (the white label – for dietary/internal use)
Why two bottles? It’s the exact same oil, but a product cannot be used for topical and dietary, according to product labeling standards. But do know that it IS the same oil. So how do you use Frankincense essential oil? I’ve got 10 great uses – keep reading…
10 Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil
- Help to brighten skin
Add about 10 drops of Frankincense essential oil to 1 oz of your favorite moisturizer (along with 5 drops of Lavender). It helps to improve the tone and texture of skin.
- Make a DIY facial serum
Just add 3 drops Frankincense and 3 drops Myrrh essential oils to 1 oz carrier oil (such as argan or rosehip) to make your own DIY facial serum.
- Make a homemade facial wash
This is one of my favorite recipes with Frankincense essential oil. Just add Frankincense, Lavender, liquid castile soap and some water to a small foaming pump bottle. Here’s the tutorial for my DIY face wash.
- Stay calm at the end of a long day
Add 1-2 drops of Frankincense essential oil to 1 tsp of carrier oil and massage neck and temples. It’s great to use at after a busy day.
5. Boost your mood
If you feel overwhelmed or out of sorts just apply 1-2 drops of Frankincense essential oil to your wrists and neck.
- Support wellness
Add 3-4 drops Frankincense Vitality to a spoonful of raw honey or an empty vegetable capsule and take internally as a dietary supplement. It helps to support overall wellness.
- Promote relaxation
Unwind by adding a 5 drops of Frankincense essential oil to a cup of Epsom salts along with 1 tsp almond oil. It helps to promote relaxation after a long day.
- Boost your toothpaste
Many natural toothpaste brands contain Frankincense or Myrrh (a cousin to Frankincense in the botanical world). Power boost your toothpaste by adding a drop of Frankincense Vitality to your toothbrush, add your favorite natural toothpaste and brush teeth as normal.
- Diffuse during yoga practice
The next time you practice yoga (or any stretching exercises at home), diffuse 6-10 drops of Frankincense. It helps to uplift your spirit, while making you feel grounded in the moment.
- Stay grounded during meditation or spiritual time
Diffuse 5 drops Lavender and 5 drops Myrrh during meditation to stay grounded and feel a sense of purpose.
What’s your favorite use for Frankincense essential oil? Please comment below and share with me.
Love & Sparkle,