Frankincense has been used since the beginning of time in spiritual ceremonies and beautifying rituals. Distinguished by a complex, woodsy and sweet aroma, Frankincense essential oil is known for its mental and emotional grounding qualities and is sought after for its beauty benefits.
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Frankincense Essential Oil
Historical Uses for Frankincense
Frankincense was used in ancient sacrificial ceremonies and rituals because it was believed to help improve communication with God.
- The Bible contains over 52 references to Frankincense.
- One of the oldest known scientific records dating back to 16th century B.C., the Ebers Papyrus, contains references to Frankincense.
- According to scripture, it was one of the gifts given to the Christ child.
Aroma and Tips for Blending
- Frankincense oil is distilled from the resin of Boswellia carterii trees located in northern Africa near the Arabian Peninsula.
- It derives its distinctive, rich, balsamic scent from the naturally occurring constituent alpha-pinene.
- It is considered a base note when blending with other oils.
- Frankincense blends well with all other oils due to its enhancing and equalizing characteristics.
- Frankincense essential oil can be used for topical, aromatic, and internal applications.
- Frankincense for internal use can be found using Young Living’s Vitality line of essential oils.
Tips & Recipes for Using Frankincense Essential Oil
- Frankincense essential oil is gentle and safe for most people to use.
- We suggest applying this essential oil with a carrier oil to help it stay on the skin longer and for a longer-lasting effect.
- Take advantage of the skin health properties of Frankincense oil by whipping up a batch of our Owie Ointment to have on hand.
- Calm your emotions and alleviate occasional nervous irritability by using Frankincense topically in one of our many roller blends which contain Frankincense. Try:
- Frankincense can also be diffused for emotional and mental grounding.
- Try one of our Diffuser Blends for Peace and Contentment.
- We love using Frankincense in our “Inspired” Men’s Essential Oil Cologne and our “Warm Heart” Perfume Spray to create earthy, non-floral fragrance options for both men and women! These make fabulous gifts for Valentine’s Day or even Mother’s or Father’s Day!
- The beauty benefits of Frankincense – it supports and smooths the skin – makes it a natural choice to use in our:
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