WAYS TO STRENGTHEN  WITH  FRANKINCENSE


WAYS TO STRENGTHEN WITH FRANKINCENSE

June 21, 2017    
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IN ESSENCE...

  • When diffused, Frankincense Essential Oil can enhance the mood as well as combat stress and anxiety. It strengthens intuition and deepens a spiritual connection by enhancing focus.

  • In a massage, Frankincense Essential Oil effectively soothes many types of pain, both mental and physical. It soothes inflammation, repairs skin, and boosts digestion.

  • In a bath, Frankincense Essential Oil can nourish skin, reduce cold symptoms, and stimulate the body’s immune function through its anti-microbial properties.

  • In cosmetics, Frankincense Essential Oil stimulates cell regeneration, detoxifies pores, and relieves itchiness associated with dry skin.
 
 

A RE-CAP OF FRANKINCENSE OIL BENEFITS

Frankincense Essential Oil is an eminent and versatile oil that can be used on almost any part of the body for almost any ailment. The positive effects of Frankincense Oil are powerful and have beneficial impacts on interconnected body systems. It is famed for its ability to strengthen and invigorate the respiratory system, stimulate the immune system, reduce the appearance of aging, diminish anxiety, and eliminate bacteria, both on surfaces and in the air. It can be used in numerous body care products ranging from skin and hair care to emotional care through aromatherapy. This article highlights what can be achieved with natural homemade recipes that use the advantages of Frankincense Essential Oil.

 
 

USING FRANKINCENSE OIL IN A DIFFUSER TO RELIEVE STRESS AND ENHANCE FOCUS

Frankincense Essential Oil can be added to a diffuser or vaporizer and inhaled for its sedative, earthy fragrance that is known to enhance the mood and combat stress and anxiety. It is believed that, in spiritual practices, the scent of Frankincense strengthens intuition and deepens a spiritual connection by enhancing focus, regardless of the practice. A few drops of Frankincense added to a diffuser or mixed with water to make an air freshening spray can eliminate airborne bacteria. Sprayed in a bedroom at night, it can help achieve a state of relaxation and readiness for sleep.

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE AND MYRRH DIFFUSER BLEND TO RELEASE TENSION
INGREDIENTS AMOUNT
Frankincense Essential Oil 5 drops
Myrrh Essential Oil 5 drops
Cedarwood Essential Oil (optional - to lighten the aroma a bit) 5 drops
Orange Essential Oil (optional - to add a sweet, fruity aroma to the blend) 5-10 drops
 

Instructions

  1. Add all oils to a 2-mL glass bottle.
  2. Roll bottle between hands to thoroughly blend oils.
  3. Based on manufacturer’s instructions, add the appropriate number of drops to your diffuser.
 

TIPS

  • To increase the quantity, multiply the recipe above and add it to a larger bottle.
  • This recipe is not intended for topical use.

 

Myrrh Essential Oil: This antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-fungal essential oil is beneficial for reducing the appearance of aging due to its ability to rejuvenate skin, heal wounds, and soothe inflammation. Its expectorant property reduces phlegm, thereby relieving cough and cold symptoms such as congestion.

 

Cedarwood Essential Oil: This oil is known to enhance concentration and promote the retention of information. It tightens and tones the skin, promotes hair growth, and prevents wounds from developing infections. Its anti-inflammatory property soothes skin irritations and relieves muscle and joint pain.

 

Orange Essential Oil: This oil positively influences the body by providing a sense of upliftment, peacefulness, and cheerfulness. Its ability to alleviate anxiety, anger, and depression makes it beneficial for relaxing muscles, which promotes restfulness, drowsiness, and thus increased sleep duration.

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE DIFFUSER BLEND TO EASE STRESS
Ingredient Amount
Lavender Essential Oil 3-4 drops
Frankincense Essential Oil 2 drops
Orange Essential Oil 2 drops

 

Instructions

  1. Add all oils to a 2-mL glass bottle.
  2. Roll bottle between hands to thoroughly blend oils.
  3. Based on manufacturer’s instructions, add the appropriate number of drops to your diffuser.
 

TIPS

  • To increase the quantity, multiply the recipe above and add it to a larger bottle.
  • This recipe is not intended for topical use.

 

Lavender Essential Oil: This calming oil is a popular choice for those looking to relieve both emotional and physical stress ranging from sadness to headaches. Its soothing scent diminishes feelings of restlessness and exhaustion. It improves sleep by reducing feelings of anxiety and emotional distress as well as reducing pulse rates. It promotes a sense of inner peace by diminishing irritability.

 

Orange Essential Oil: This oil positively influences the body by providing a sense of upliftment, peacefulness, and cheerfulness. Its ability to alleviate anxiety, anger, and depression makes it beneficial for relaxing muscles, which promotes restfulness, drowsiness, and thus increased sleep duration.

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE DIFFUSER BLEND FOR MENTAL CLARITY
Ingredient Amount
Frankincense Essential Oil 6 drops
Patchouli Essential Oil 5 drops
Sandalwood Essential Oil 4 drops
 

Instructions

  1. Add all oils to a 2-mL glass bottle.
  2. Roll bottle between hands to thoroughly blend oils.
  3. Based on manufacturer’s instructions, add the appropriate number of drops to your diffuser.

 

TIPS

  • To increase the quantity, multiply the recipe above and add it to a larger bottle.
  • This recipe is not intended for topical use.

Patchouli Essential Oil: The calming scent of Patchouli Essential Oil relieves anxiety, stress, and depression, making it effective for achieving relaxation. This oil is known to have a grounding and balancing effect on emotions. It relieves stress and thereby strengthens the immune system.

 


Sandalwood Essential Oil: This oil is known to promote awareness as well as a sense of relaxation, calmness, and harmony.

 

 
 

USING FRANKINCENSE OIL IN A MASSAGE TO RELIEVE PAIN AND INFLAMMATION

After dilution with an unscented carrier oil, Frankincense Essential Oil can be absorbed into the skin via topical application. It is known to prevent the body from producing molecules that cause inflammation related to arthritis, asthma, painful bowel disorders, and other inflammatory ailments. By preventing the breakdown of cartilage tissue, it helps decrease muscle, joint, and tendon pain naturally. Frankincense Essential Oil is popular for its astringent, disinfectant, and digestive properties. Its antiseptic property protects the wound from becoming infected and facilitates healing. It protects cells and can fade scars by boosting cellular regeneration.

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE MASSAGE BLEND FOR PAIN RELIEF
Ingredient Amount
Jojoba Oil (cold pressed) 1/4 cup
Lavender Essential Oil 2 drops
Peppermint Essential Oil 2 drops
Frankincense Essential Oil 5 drops

 

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a dark bottle.
  2. Cap the bottle and gently shake it to mix the ingredients.
  3. If the fragrance is too strong for personal preference, an additional 1 to 1.5 tbsp (15 to 22mL) of carrier oil may be added.
  4. Shake bottle gently to thoroughly mix all ingredients again.
  5. Massage 1 tsp of the blend into the affected area.

 

Jojoba Oil: This carrier oil is actually a liquid wax that resembles sebum, which is produced by human skin glands and which acts as a conditioning agent for skin. It is best known for its ability to balance skin’s oil production by removing excess oil and for preventing skin irritations. It locks in skin’s moisture and protects it from harsh environmental elements.

 

Lavender Essential Oil: This popular oil is known to relieve stress that is experienced both physically and emotionally. Its calming scent alleviates the feelings of sadness, anxiety, and fatigue. By promoting relaxation and reducing pulse rates as well as feelings of irritability, it induces calmness and improves sleep.

 

Peppermint Essential Oil: This oil is popular for its cooling scent that improves focus and mental clarity, boosts energy, clears the respiratory tract, and releases muscle tightness. It is used to soothe and reduce aches and digestive problems. Its anti-microbial property protects the body against bacteria.

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE MASSAGE BLEND FOR INFLAMMATION AND ARTHRITIS RELIEF
Ingredient Amount
Frankincense Essential Oil 14 drops
Sweet Orange Essential Oil 10 drops
Turmeric Essential Oil 8 drops
Sweet Almond Oil 2 tbsp

 

Instructions

  1. Blend all oils in a dark glass dropper bottle.
  2. Massage 1 tsp of the blend into the affected area.
 

Sweet Orange Essential Oil: This oil positively influences the body by providing a sense of upliftment, peacefulness, and cheerfulness. Its ability to alleviate anxiety, anger, and depression makes it beneficial for relaxing muscles, which promotes restfulness, drowsiness, and thus increased sleep duration. Orange essential oil is known to prevent fungal infections and to inhibit the growth of further bacterial growth, which is useful for disinfecting wounds.

 

Turmeric Essential Oil: This oil relieves common cold, anxiety, and depression symptoms. It's protective and anti-inflammatory properties help ease joint and muscle pain. Historically, it has also been used to ease stomach pains by improving digestion. It eliminates toxins, promotes heart health, strengthens the immune system, and boosts circulation.

 

Sweet Almond Oil: Almond carrier oil provides an intense hydration suitable for all skin types. This skin-softening lubricant is almost odorless and is packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins and essential fatty acids. Skin will look and feel nourished and revitalized.

 
 

USING FRANKINCENSE OIL IN A BATH TO RELIEVE STRESS & REJUVENATE SKIN

In aromatherapy, the calming, grounding fragrance of Frankincense Essential Oil has demonstrated its ability to naturally reduce anxiety, stress, and depression without causing drowsiness. This is beneficial in treating issues with sleeplessness; it can act as a sleep aid by reducing the pain that causes insomnia and allowing the body to reach a temperature that is ideal for facilitating the onset of sleep.

Frankincense Oil not only boosts cell regeneration, it also maintains the health of existing cells and tissues. This ability along with its astringent property makes Frankincense Oil an effective oil for slowing down the look of aging skin anywhere on the body, as it can smooth and tighten the look of wrinkles and reduce the appearance of blemishes such as sun spots.

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE BATH BLEND FOR RELAXATION & STRESS RELIEF
Ingredient Amount
Frankincense Essential Oil 10 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 5 drops
Bergamot Essential Oil 5 drops
Full-Fat Milk 1 cup
 

Instructions

  1. Pour milk into glass container/jar.
  2. Add the essential oils to the milk and mix well to create an even emulsion.
  3. Add the blend to a hot bath.
  4. Relax in the bath for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

 

Lavender Essential Oil: This calming oil is a popular choice for those looking to relieve both emotional and physical stress ranging from sadness to headaches. Its soothing scent diminishes feelings of restlessness and exhaustion. This relaxing oil improves sleep by reducing feelings of anxiety and emotional distress as well as reducing pulse rates. It also works by promoting a sense of inner peace by diminishing irritability.

 

Bergamot Essential Oil: This energizing oil is known to boost circulation and to reduce nervous tension, stress, and anxiety, which in turn replaces negative mental states with feelings of joy, refreshment, and vigor. The relief of heavy emotional stressors such as sadness may lead to reduced blood pressure, enhanced relaxation, and better regulation of the sleep hormones serotonin and dopamine, which may lead to better sleep.

 

Full-Fat Milk: Using milk in cosmetics can improve the complexion by cleansing, exfoliating, smoothing, and softening the skin. It can soothe skin irritations such as wounds and can reduce the appearance of wrinkles. In hair, it works as a conditioner that can restore natural sheen.

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE AND BATH SALT BLEND TO REJUVENATE SKIN
Ingredient Amount
Epsom Salt 1 cup
Dead Sea Salt ¼ cup
Baking Soda ¼ cup
Essential Oils (see suggested blends below) 8-10 drops
 

Instructions

  1. Pour Epsom Salt into a clean mixing bowl.
  2. Add Dead Sea Salt to the Epsom Salt. Mix well.
  3. Add Baking Soda to the salts. Mix well.
  4. Add Essential Oil(s). Mix well.
  5. Spoon the final product into clean jars (such as canning or jam jars).
  6. When adding the salts to a bath, ensure complete dissolution in water to avoid slipping.
  7. Depending on the size of the bathtub, use between ¼ to ½ cup of this salt blend per bath.

 

Epsom Salt:  These salts are known to facilitate the expulsion of toxins from the body, relieve stress, promote relaxation, soothe inflammation, and enhance the body’s nutrient absorption.

 

Dead Sea Salt: These salts are known to balance skin’s moisture, boost circulation, relieve muscle pain, improve metabolic functions, and detoxify.  


Baking Soda: This finely powdered salt is known to help detoxify the body and to soften skin to make it smooth.

 

 
 

RELAXING FRANKINCENSE OIL BLENDS FOR BATHS

To reduce skin imperfections and uplift the mood, try this…

Ingredient Amount
Frankincense Essential Oil 3 drops
Patchouli Essential Oil 3 drops
Orange Essential Oil 3 drops

 

Patchouli Essential Oil: The calming scent of Patchouli Essential Oil relieves anxiety, stress, and depression, making it effective for achieving relaxation. This oil is known to have a grounding and balancing effect on emotions. It relieves stress and thereby strengthens the immune system.

 

Orange Essential Oil: This oil positively influences the body by providing a sense of upliftment, peacefulness, and cheerfulness. Its ability to alleviate anxiety, anger, and depression makes it beneficial for relaxing muscles, which promotes restfulness, drowsiness, and thus increased sleep duration. Orange essential oil is known to prevent fungal infections and to inhibit the growth of further bacterial growth, which is useful for disinfecting wounds.

 

To ease tension, reduce blemishes, and soothe skin, try this…

Ingredient Amount
Frankincense Essential Oil 4 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 4 drops

 

Lavender Essential Oil: This calming oil is a popular choice for those looking to relieve both emotional and physical stress ranging from sadness to headaches. Its soothing scent diminishes feelings of restlessness and exhaustion. This relaxing oil improves sleep by reducing feelings of anxiety and emotional distress as well as reducing pulse rates. It also works by promoting a sense of inner peace by diminishing irritability.

 

To ground, balance, and relax the body, try this…

Ingredient Amount
Frankincense Essential Oil 4 drops
Sandalwood Essential Oil 4 drops
 

Sandalwood Essential Oil: This oil is known to soothe skin irritations such as inflammation, wounds, or acne and can reduce the appearance of aging skin. Sandalwood Oil is used to improve mental clarity, memory, calmness, and libido. It is believed to fight bacteria that contribute to respiratory ailments.

 
 

FRANKINCENSE OIL IN COSMETICS TO IMPROVE SKIN HEALTH

By blending Frankincense with other essential oils and diluting the mixture, it can be used in cosmetics to make natural homemade products. In shampoos, its tonic property is believed to help strengthen hair roots, while in skin care products it is reputed to help heal wounds and minimize the appearance of scars and blemishes by supporting the regeneration of skin. 

Frankincense Oil is a tonic that boosts overall health. By applying it topically all over the body, it can benefit respiration, digestion, as well as the nervous and excretory systems. It aids the body in improving the absorption of nutrients and strengthens the immune system.

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE BODY BUTTER TO REDUCE SCARS AND MOISTURIZE
Ingredient Amount
Beeswax 50 mL / 2 oz. (3 Tbsp + 1 tsp)
Cocoa Butter      50 mL / 2 oz. (3 Tbsp + 1 tsp)
Fractionated Coconut Oil (MCT) 50 mL / 2 oz. (3 Tbsp + 1 tsp)
Mango Butter 50 mL / 2 oz. (3 Tbsp + 1 tsp)
Frankincense Essential Oil 40 drops (40 drops)
Sweet Orange Essential Oil 60 drops (50 drops)

 

Instructions

  1. Combine the wax, butters, and MCT in a cooking pot.
  2. Heat on the stove until melted.
  3. Stir gently but thoroughly.
  4. Remove mixture from heat, and when it begins to appear cloudy, stir in the Essential Oils.
  5. Pour the mixture into sterile jars, cap them loosely, and let them sit for 4 hours undisturbed.
  6. Apply the finished butter to affected areas of the body.

 

Beeswax: When added to creams and butters, Beeswax acts as a thickening agent and makes them more spreadable on the skin. By exfoliating and helping skin retain moisture, Beeswax prevents skin from drying out and promotes the appearance of rejuvenated skin.

 

Cocoa Butter: This moisturizer increases levels of endorphins and serotonin, providing a general emotional boost. The magnesium contained in the cacao is believed to prevent mood swings. Phenylethylamine, which is a stimulant in the cacao, can lead to a keen sense of awareness, energy, and endurance.

 

Fractionated Coconut Oil (MCT): This type of Coconut Oil is also called “liquid coconut oil.” It mixes well with other oils in a product and extends the product’s shelf life. It penetrates the skin quickly and adds moisture without clogging pores.

 

Mango Butter: This non-greasy butter absorbs easily into the skin to soften and deeply moisturize. Its anti-oxidant properties reduce the appearance of wrinkles, making it an anti-aging moisturizer. Mango Butter is also known for its anti-inflammatory property and for protecting skin from UV radiation.

 

Sweet Orange Essential Oil: This oil positively influences the body by providing a sense of upliftment, peacefulness, and cheerfulness. Its ability to alleviate anxiety, anger, and depression makes it beneficial for relaxing muscles, which promotes restfulness, drowsiness, and thus increased sleep duration. Orange essential oil is known to prevent fungal infections and to inhibit the growth of further bacterial growth, which is useful for disinfecting wounds.

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE SERUM TO MOISTURIZE OVERNIGHT
Ingredients Amount
Carrier Oil (Almond Sweet, Borage, Evening Primrose or Wheat Germ suggested) 4 tsp (20 mL / 0.7 oz.)
Frankincense Essential Oil (Egyptian) 5 drops
Neroli Essential Oil 3 drops
Rose Otto Essential Oil   2 drops

 

TIP

  • If making a larger quantity, store in a dark glass bottle and use as needed.

     

 

Carrier Oil of Your Choice: Carrier oils help to dilute essential oils before topical application, as their potency can be harmful when used in high concentrations without dilution. Carrier oils also help essential oils remain on the skin longer without quickly evaporating.

 

Neroli Essential Oil: The scent of this oil uplifts negative moods and promotes sensuality by encouraging libido and enhancing arousal. Applied to the skin, it protects wounds from becoming infected and guards against toxins. It promotes easy breathing by inhibiting the production of excess mucus in the nose and throat.

 

Rose Otto Essential Oil: This oil is known to relieve anxiety, reduce feelings of depression, enhance libido, balance hormones, and improve the complexion by reducing the appearance of rosacea and acne.

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE FACE MASK TO PURIFY, SOOTHE, AND SOFTEN SKIN
Ingredient Amount
Bentonite Clay 2 Tbsp
Egg Yolk 1
Raw Honey 1 tsp
Frankincense Essential Oil 3 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 2 drops

 

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Apply mixture to face and leave on for 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse mask off with warm water.
  4. Moisturize face (Organic Coconut Oil suggested)

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE FACE CREAM TO NOURISH AND HEAL SKIN
Ingredient Amount
Cocoa Butter ½ cup
Coconut Oil ¼ cup
Jojoba Oil 2 Tbsp
Sweet Almond Oil 2 Tbsp
Frankincense Essential Oil 40 drops

 

Instructions

  1. In a double boiler, melt the Cocoa Butter.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the melted Cocoa Butter with the Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil and Almond Oil.
  3. Place the bowl in the fridge until the mixture hardens.
  4. Once it has cooled, put it in a stand mixer and whip.
  5. Scrape off the sides of the bowl with a spatula to ensure everything has been thoroughly whipped. Continue to whip it until it is well mixed and fluffy.
  6. Add the Frankincense Essential Oil and whip it again.
  7. Store the cream in glass jars.
  8. Apply to the face cream to the skin as needed.

 



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