Essential Oils 101: Frankincense

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Not only was it one of the three gifts brought to Jesus by the wise men, but this oil is also well known for its warm and sweet scent. Young Living’s Frankincense essential oil stands on its own & pairs well to enhance the effects of other oils when it is mixed. Frankincense is a gentle oil and safe for young children. In fact, many will apply a drop of frankincense on the top of the head and down the spine of their newborn directly after birth in order to help with spinal alignment. There are even studies that have shown this oil can help with the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s, cancer, liver cirrhosis, and many other diseases. Wow!

Some uses for Frankincense essential oil:

  • Enhancing other oils
    • Frankincense can be used in combination with other essential oils to enhance their natural properties
  • Respiratory Infection (colds, coughs, pneumonia)
    • Inhale directly
    • Massage into the chest and throat and over the balls and arches of the feet
    • Apply a drop to a hot, damp wash cloth, place over nose & mouth and inhale deeply
    • Diffuse in your diffuser
  • Stress relief
    • Apply to temples
    • Rub a drop in your hands, cup hands together over nose and mouth, inhale deeply
    • Diffuse in your diffuser
    • Wear as a perfume
  • Asthma
    • Inhale directly
    • Massage into the chest and throat and over the balls and arches of the feet
    • Apply a drop to a hot, damp wash cloth, place over nose & mouth and inhale deeply
    • Diffuse in your diffuser
  • Disinfectant
    • Apply to cuts and scrapes
  • Depression / Uplift Mood
    • Wear as a perfume
    • Diffuse in your diffuser
  • Mental fatigue / clarity
    • Add to your bath water at the end of a long day, massage into your scalp or across your chest
  • Reduce inflammation
    • Take internally (a couple of drops in a capsule) or apply directly to inflamed area
  • Nervous & immune system support
    • Take a couple of drops in a capsule internally and/or apply to bottoms of feet
  • Brittle nails
    • Apply 1 drop on nails  to help strengthen brittle or weak fingernails
  • Muscle relaxant
    • Apply to affected area
    • Diffuse in your diffuser
  • Vertigo
    • Take 2 drops under the tongue immediately and an additional drop 30 mins later
    • Rub 2-3 drops behind & below each ear
  • Ulcers
    • Take internally in capsules. Gently massage into the reflex points of the feet
  • Cysts
    • Apply 1-2 drops on cyst 2 times a day until gone
  • Improve concentration
    • Apply 1-2 drops of on temples and/or back of neck
  • Itchy skin
    • Apply a drop to itching area
  • Wrinkles
    • Gently massage into the skin in upward circular motions on a daily basis
  • Insect bites
    • 1 drop on an insect bite to reduce swelling and speed up the healing process
  • Scars
    • Apply to scarred area from acne, surgery, stretch marks, etc. and rub in well
  • Relieve nervous energy
    • Apply a drop to the bottoms of feet
  • Memory
    • Diffuse in your diffuser
    • Inhale 1-2 drops via steam as needed
    • Massage into base of the toes
  • During pregnancy / labor
    • Apply to lower back to ease pain & calm senses
  • Postpartum depression
    • Add several drops to bathwater or a foot bath, rub into hair or receive during a foot massage as frequently as possible
    • Diffuse in your diffuser

What questions do you have about Frankincense essential oil? How have you used Frankincense essential oil?

Contact me if you would like more information on purchasing this incredible product!

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