16 Ways to Use Frankincense!

June 27, 2015

16 Ways to Use Frankincense!


The Roman Empire coveted the Frankincense trade, Augustus Caesar ordered 10,000 Roman troops to invade the region in order to control Frankincense production, but the troops never made it through the desert and had to turn back. Frankincense is still a precious commodity as clinical documentation piles up proving it to be effective for cancer, aging, memory and core health.

1. Anti-Inflammatory: Studies show Frankincense has anti-inflammatory properties, much like NSAIDS/Advil.

  • Combine Frankincense with Marjoram to reduce muscle, joint and bone pain. Massage 2 drops of each with fractionated coconut oil into large joints like knee and shoulder. Half dose for smaller joints. Reapply as needed.
  • Relieve inflammation in the respiratory system by diffusing Frankincense or inhaling vapors from a bowl of hot water.
  • Place 2 to 3 drops of Frankincense under the tongue 1 to 2x daily to reduce inflammation, nerve issues, and depression.
  • Reduce gum disease, slow recession of gums by Oil Pulling with Frankincense. Add 1 drop each Frankincense, Lavender Thieves Immunity Blend and Melaleuca to 1 tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil. Swish for 20 minutes and spit into the garbage and brush your teeth! Great practice and worth reading about {HERE}.
  • Get rid of stubborn headaches by placing 1 drop of Frankincense on pad of thumb, pressing the essential oil on the roof of mouth and holding for several seconds.
  • For Restless Leg Syndrome relief, apply 2 drops Frankincense with carrier oil to the bottom of each foot and massage each night.

2. Anti-aging: Frankincense is beneficial for various skin conditions including the lessening of wrinkles and reduction of age spots. Many have found a bonus side effect of applying Frankincense on the face, improved vision!

  • To reduce fine lines around eyes, blend equal parts Frankincense, Cypress, Lavender and fractionated coconut oil in a glass roller bottle. Dab on facial bones surrounding eyes morning and night after washing face, careful not to get too close to the eyes! Dilute with carrier oil if you so.
  • Apply Frankincense neat, (undiluted) to uneven skin tone.
  • Add a drop of Frankincense to your moisturizer with every use!
  • Apply undiluted to acne or occasional breakouts.
  • Apply with a little fractionated coconut oil to wounds to reduce scarring. Great for stretch marks.

3. Immunity Enhancer: Whether it be from bacteria, virus or external toxins that we come in contact with on a daily basis, we all need the immunity enhancing quality of Frankincense.

  • Frankincense supports the production of white blood cells. Take 2 to 3 drops under the tongue twice daily, for depleted white blood count, drip and massage 2 drops of Frankincense with carrier oil along the spine and back of neck daily.
  • Apply to temples for management of stress.
  • Apply to the base of brain stem 2x daily to help with depression.
  • Add Frankincense to Airway Respiratory Blend (ravintsara, spearmint, ravansara, himalayan wintergreen, lime, helichrysum and peppermint), massage on chest and throat for a persistent cough.
  • Layer Frankincense over any essential oil to enhance that oils properties and drive the oils deeper. Think of Frankincense as a "kickin it up a notch" essential oil because it is and it DOES!

While this is a very short list of all the benefits of Frankincense, it's a good representation of just how broad and deep it's properties go. If I had one essential oil to depend on, Frankincense would be the one!


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