Frankincense. This is probably one of the most coveted essential oils. If you recall, Frankincense was one of the gifts brought to Baby Jesus by the Three Wise Men. And it’s no wonder why they brought it as a gift. Frankincense essential oil can stimulate the immune system, support the body’s endocrine system, and naturally calms the body. Historically, Frankincense was considered even more valuable than gold.
Here is what Young Living has to say about Frankincense essential oil:
Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) has a sweet, warm, balsamic aroma that is stimulating and elevating to the mind. Useful for visualizing, improving one’s spiritual connection, and centering, it has comforting properties that help focus the mind and overcome stress and despair. Frankincense is considered the holy anointing oil in the Middle East, where it has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. More recently, it has been used in European and American hospitals and is the subject of substantial research. Frankincense is also a valuable ingredient in skin care products for aging and dry skin. The ancient Egyptians used it in rejuvenation face masks.
Here are just a few uses for Frankincense essential oil:
- Inhale Frankincense essential oil after lunch to spiritually refocus.
- Rub Frankincense essential oil on the bottom of your feet to help alleviate nervous energy.
- May be beneficial in reducing the appearance of scars when applied topically daily.
- Apply 1-2 drops of Frankincense essential oil directly to sun-damaged areas of skin twice per day to help fade spots.
- Apply 1-2 drops of Frankincense essential oil to the back of your neck and your temples to improve concentration.
- Apply 1-2 drops of Frankincense essential oil to brittle fingernails to help restore nails.
- Inhale directly or diffuse. Massage into the chest and throat and over the balls and arches of the feet for respiratory support.
- Diffuse Frankincense essential oil whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed. Massage into the feet to help support emotional well-being.