Fifteen Ways to Use Frankincense
Here you go— the Frankincense Fifteen! There are so many ways to use Frankincense essential oil on a daily basis, but we polled our readers and have listed the top 15 Ways to Use Frankincense:
15. Beautiful Skin (use neat or mix with lavender and apply to face morning and night)
14. Caring for Cuts (apply a few drops on cuts and scars)
13. Immune Support (take a few drops in a gelatin capsule)
12. Jaw Comfort (mix with Deep Blue Soothing Blend to provide relief)
11. Bedtime Lullabies (mix with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to children’s feet at night)
10. Back Relief (apply neat on lower back for soothing comfort)
9. Pick-Me-Up (mix with Peppermint and apply to bottom of feet)
8. Stress Relief (apply to temples for soothing comfort)
7. Cough Comfort (apply on neck and throat to soothe irritations in throat or with coughs)
6. Forget Frustrations (apply behind the ears and on wrists to erase frustrations)
5. Home Sweet Home (diffuse in the home for a pleasant aroma)
4. Bug Bites Beware (apply on itchy, scratchy skin to soothe irritations)
3. Walk With Me (apply and follow with heat on knees to ease discomfort)
2. Anxiety Anyone? (apply a few drops to cupped hands and breathe deeply)
1. Mood Balancer (diffuse or apply to neck to find harmony and clarity)
I suffered from RLS (restless leg syndrome). I sat on the side of the bed, I put two drops of Frankincense on the sole of one foot, rubbed the soles of both feet together and climbed into bed. Surprise and relief ! I had a peaceful rest with no RLS at all. My sister visited from another country and I told her of my success. She also suffers from RLS, and experienced the same result as I.
A great relief to both of us.
This a was amazing. My throat was on fire and my glans were swollen. I put 2 drops of Frankincense on my throat. With in 3 minutes the pain was gone. I reapplied it a few more times and within 1 days I had no issues with my throat. I do now put one drop under mt thong every morning.
I love Frankincense oil and have been using it, along with Helichrysum to help treat my lower back injury (I have three herniated discs that are getting better with lots of good alternative treatment!), sooth my nerves and uplift my spirit. I also add a little Frankincense EO and Rose Hip Seed oil to my face to soften and calm redness. I love it and even just added a feature on it to my personal prose blog The Most Beautiful Thing at http://www.mostbeautifulthing.com.
I’d like to end by saying that I’ve used Frankincense oil from other companies and think that doTERRA’s is the best quality, best fragrance, hands down!
Thanks and blessings,
The following is an excerpt from an article entitled Tales of the Road from Forbes.com
“Alfred Hitchcock once said that conversation is the enemy of good wine and food. I wonder what he’d say about conversations on the weather. Or in our days, about conversations on traffic. In much of the world that has been snared by its clutches, traffic has become the new weather that occupies our bored banter. Traffic is the cherry on top of the double digit growths.
Beyond the nuisance, is there anything wrong with a little traffic? Turns out that traffic can cause an increase in blood pressure, heart rate and stress. A study that examined heart attack survivors found that being stuck in traffic was an independent risk factor and that the patients had more than double the risk for a heart attack when they were in traffic right before their event. Is it the stress of traffic, that precipitated the heart attacks? Probably, but there is little we can do from the comfort of our cars to combat traffic. What we can combat is our stress.
The Sweet Smell of …
New research shows that the smell of cinnamon or peppermint may curb driver fatigue, increase alertness, and ease frustration behind the wheel. Chew on some cloves, or use air fresheners or auto diffusers with fragrances of these essential oils to keep you calm.”
Many of us have used dōTERRA essential oils in our home and in the work place for these very reasons, however, if you’re like me you probably spend a fair amount of time in your car. Below are just a few ways you can enjoy your favorite stress relieving scents while driving:
GEL AIR FRESHENER:
2 Cups of Distilled Water
2 Tablespoons of Salt
Glass or Plastic Jars/Lids/Containers
4 Plain Packages of Gelatin
dōTERRA Essential Oil
Heat to a boil one cup of distilled water and two tablespoons of salt in a saucepan adding as much or as little food coloring as you’d like to obtain the desired coloring. A clear gel air freshener will result if no food coloring is added.
Mix the packages of plain gelatin into the remaining cold cup of distilled water.
Upon boiling, remove the distilled/salt mixture from the heat and add the gelatin/water mixture. Stir until the gelatin crystals are dissolved.
Add the essential oil of choice to the air freshener container (10 drops works well). Add the gelatin mixture to the jars – it will look cloudy but will clear upon cooling.
Allow the containers to set at room temperature overnight. If you need to cool the mixture faster, place in the refrigerator for a few hours but be aware that the scent will permeate the refrigerator.
Cover the containers with plastic wrap and a coordinating ribbon. Feel free to be creative!
To release the scent simply remove the plastic wrap.
HANGING AIR FRESHENER:
Fabric (new or from clothing you no longer wear)
Cardboard (or very stiff paper)
dōTERRA Essential Oils
Cut the material and cardboard into the same desired shape. You can often find patterns online but be creative, any shape will do!
Take the two pieces of material and place a few drops of your favorite essential oil on each.
Glue the material to the cardboard on both sides, if you sew stitching the two pieces together also works.
Whole punch the completed design and tie the string through the hole, place on the rear-view mirror in your car.
If the scent fades simply apply a few more drops of essential oil!
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