‘Tis the season for frankincense! My favorite Christmas essential oil has a long history of use in health, religious, ceremonial, and sacred practices.
Frankincense History: The “King of Oils”
It is known as the “King of Oils” because of its respected history. The use of frankincense has been traced back to over 5,000 years ago when it was first used as incense. It was used in temples and for beauty treatments by the ancient Egyptians. Frankincense was even used in mummy preservation and in facial masks!
Frankincense is perhaps most well known for being one of the gifts given to the baby Jesus. It was highly regarded and a prized oil, commonly used in healing practices for both physical ailments and for emotional stress as well.
Frankincense Today: A Balancing & Grounding Essential Oil
Today, Frankincense organic essential oil is used in a wide range of health and beauty products. It is also a primary oil used for yoga and meditation. This earthy, heady fragrance promotes a balanced state. Organic frankincense essential oil is considered a grounding oil.
With its relaxing and balancing properties, organic frankincense essential oil is perfect when used first thing in the morning. Whether you start your day with prayer, meditation, or a strong cup of coffee, diffusing frankincense will promote a feeling of wellbeing and calm.
Frankincense Aroma & Blending
Although it does have a citrusy note, frankincense is a tree resin. It is produced from the resin of the Boswellia sacra tree. The sap is collected from the tree and processed to produce organic essential oil. Organic frankincense essential oil pairs well with other organic essential oils like lime, lemon, and orange. Its earthy scent and wellness boosting properties also work well with cypress, lavender, sandalwood, and clary sage.
The Key Benefits of Frankincense
- Nourishes the skin with anti-aging properties
- Astringent properties to help decrease acne
- Promotes inner peace and calm
- Helps reduce stress and anxiety
- Supports the immune system
- Provides joint support by reducing inflammation
How To Use Frankincense Essential Oil
Organic frankincense essential oil can be diffused throughout the day to promote balance and focus. Its calming properties are also useful in skincare. The oil rejuvenates and revives the skin. It works on the cellular level to support healthy growth and maintenance. The use of organic frankincense oil helps to slow premature aging by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, aging spots, and other blemishes. Traditionally, frankincense essential oil has also been used in lotions to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
For hand care, use organic frankincense to soothe dry, cracked cuticles. Add a drop to your favorite unscented hand cream and massage into the cuticle area. Frankincense is also beneficial in helping your fingernails. Place a drop on your fingertip and massage directly onto the nails and nail bed.
For ultimate relaxation, use a combination of massage oil and frankincense for soothing and healing.
Step 1: Purchase your organic frankincense essential oil. Add to your favorite unscented products and diffuse in your home and workspace.
Step 2: Stock up on unscented magnesium bath salts for ultimate healing and relaxation, and add a drop of frankincense oil to your bath or foot soak.
Step 3: Purchase an unscented lotion to add your frankincense oil to for peace and calm. Try this naturally unscented magnesium lotion. For your hands, use our unscented hand and body lotion. For maximum results, use our ultra-moisturizing unscented shea body butter for smooth and healthy skin.
Step 4: Breathe in the natural aroma of frankincense in every room. Either use your diffuser to spread the healing benefits of frankincense, or add a drop or two of frankincense to our unscented spritzer.
If you haven’t had a chance to try frankincense already, be sure to give it a try this Christmas season! Our other favorite holiday essential oil scents include uplifting orange and cooling peppermint.
As always, if you have questions or need help purchasing, please contact me any time.