15 Ways You Can Use Frankincense Oil Today
Frankincense is known as the KING of Oils for it's many incredible health benefits. It's often passed over because of it's higher price, but it is an exceptionally versatile oil to have in your home. It does go on sale every once in a while so if price is a concern keep an eye out for those times when you can get it for free or discounted and snag it. This is the one oil everyone should have in their home!
Clean and Disinfect - Frankincense is well known for its spiritual cleansing properties and is often used in religious ceremonies for that purpose but did you know it's also an excellent disinfectant for your home and body too? Place a couple of drops in your homemade cleaning mixture or add a couple of drops to baking soda to scrub your sink or shower.
Headaches - Rub a drop or two into the temples and across the forehead for headache relief. For very bad headaches or migraines place a drop on the thumb and press it to the roof of the mouth for faster, targeted relief.
Reduce wrinkles, scars/stretchmarks - Place a drop in your hand with your daily moisturizer and apply to your face to reduce wrinkles. For scars/stretchmarks use doTERRA Touch roller or dilute with a carrier oil and rub on scars and stretchmarks once or twice a day.
Cellular Health - Place 1 drop under the tongue each day for optimum cellular function.
Pain and Inflammation Reducer - use in carrier oil with 1-2 drops of Frank and apply topically to the affected area to reduce pain and inflammation. Add a few drops to warm bath water for an effective pain relieving soak for achy muscles.
Improve Immunity - use daily on the bottom of your feet to boost immunity and help prevent sickness.
Speed Healing of Wounds - Make a wound ointment like the one here and apply for quicker healing.
Reduce Anxiety - Add 5 drops of Frankincense to your diffuser to lower anxiety when you or others around you feel stressed.
Breathing Aid - Franks anti-inflammatory properties help reduce congestion when inhaled. Diffuse when breathing is difficult or inhale directly from the bottle.
Sleep Aid - Frankincense relaxes the body and is wonderful to aid sleeping. Add a few drops to your nighttime diffuser blend, add a drop or two to a carrier oil and rub on the bottom of feet before bed to aid in a restful nights sleep. Give this blend a try as you wind down for the night:
Expectorant - Place 2 drops in a mug of hot, steamy water, lean close and cover your head with a towel and inhale the steam to help break up mucus and phlegm
Reduce Itching and Swelling - dilute in coconut oil and apply to itchy swollen skin from insect bites or rashes as needed until gone.
Relieve Canker Sores - Add a drop to aloe vera gel and apply daily to canker sores to speed healing and reduce pain.
Improve Mood - Apply 1-2 drops to the base of the neck near the brain stem to improve mood
Deodorizer - Frankincense does wonders to deodorize stinky smells. Mix with baking soda and sprinkle in your carpet, let sit 20 minutes and vacuum. Mix a couple of drops in 8 oz of water and spray in your refrigerator or cabinets to deodorize stinky food smells. In a homemade room deodorizer add Frank to deodorize pet smells from your home.
Did you know???
Essential oils also have emotional properties that they encourage and discourage that can be very beneficial for our emotional well being. I use the Emotions & Essential Oils Guide and highly recommend it if you are interested in this sort of thing. Here is just a snippet of the information contained within about Frankincense:
I hope this post has inspired you to put Frankincense on your list of "must have oils" and gets you using it regularly! Let me know of other ways you use Frankincense in your life!