Many have asked me how we use our frankincense essential oil around the home and so I compiled a list to share with you.
BEAUTY CREAM/WRINKLE REDUCER: One of the wonderful ways to use frankincense on the skin is to heat enough coconut oil to fill a small glass container with. Once it’s melted, I pour into the container, let it sit to cool down a little bit and than add frankincense to it. I fasten the lid and give it a good couple of shakes to disperse the oil throughout, and than will place in the refrigerator to cool and solidify. I love to massage into my skin at bedtime, it smells wonderful.
DUSTING POWDER: With all the reports about the questionable use of talcum powder, I followed this recipe to make my own. It’s economical, customizable, and easy! Package it in a cute tin, inside a sealed bag, or in a fancy salt shaker with a bow, and it makes a great homemade gift!
BODY SCRUB: I LOVE body scrubs! It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is. And what I love even more is being able to make my own. It allows me to change the scents and receive the awesome added benefits of whichever essential oil I choose. Frankincense with a hint of orange makes for a mysterious, exotic scent that is perfect during an evening bath/shower.
Sugar scrubs work very well in helping to rid the body of dead skin cells by speeding up the exfoliation process. Thus exposing new, glowing, healthier skin. I like to make mine with sugar and olive oil in a glass container. I usually use about 5 drops of each oil, or 10-15 drops of a single essential oil.
CHEST RUB/COUGH/CONGESTION: I have read that frankincense is amazing at breaking up congestion and so during cold/flu season I will make a chest rub using coconut oil and frankincense and store in a cool, dark place so that it’s ready to grab when in need.
COLD/FLU/IMMUNE SYSTEM: Frankincense is a wonderful immune booster. Diffusing throughout the day, or applying to the bottoms of feet can help strengthen the immune system and support it during times of cold and flu. Young Living also carries the resin that can be emitted into the air using a resin burner.
MENTAL CLARITY/FOCUS/MEDITATION: frankincense can help with concentration and improve mental performance at work or school. I like to apply to the bottoms of the feet, or inhale by placing a couple drops in my hand and breathing in deeply. It can also be applied to the base of the neck (top of spine) to help increase focus.
DEPRESSED MOOD: Frankincense is mild and soothing in its aroma and when diffused can uplift the spirit and elevate the mood, pulling me out of a funk.
SKIN WOUNDS/BLISTERS/SORES: I apply frankincense directly to a wound, blister or sore to help prevent infection and to help increase effective healing.
SCARS: Old scars from acne or stretch marks from rapid weight gain/loss or child bearing…I like to rub frankincense oil into the skin area, gently massaging and breaking up scar tissue. It helps result in the quicker fading of the scars.
SKIN TAGS/WARTS: This takes a little patience and time but is so worth it. I had a skin tag that I began applying frankincense to, and in about two weeks, I noticed it had fallen off and was gone! I also had an ugly, brown patchy mole along my hairline by my temple that I began applying frankincense to, and over some time it began to flake off and disappear.
COOKING: After speaking of skin tags and warts, I’m sure the thought of food is at the bottom of your list right now, lol…however, I do have a recipe for some Frankincense Ice Cream should your appetite return and you would like to try a cool, refreshing, mysterious treat. :D
So there you have it, just a few ways that we use Young Living’s frankincense essential oil around our home. There are many other uses for using frankincense and these are just a few ways. I would love to hear how you incorporate it into your daily life so please leave a comment sharing your favorite use for frankincense essential oil.