Gift Of The Earth: Frankincense


Frankincense essential oil is derived from the Boswellia sacra tree native to Ethiopia, northern Somalia, south-western Oman, and southern Yemen.

After the resin secretes from the tree, it is then scraped off or collected as it drips onto the ground. When doTERRA obtains the resin from trees, the trees are carefully scored or “bled.” From there, the resin is delicately distilled and essential oil extracted.

Often referred to as the 'king of oils' , Frankincense was one of the gifts given to baby Jesus by the Maggi. It was highly esteemed by ancient civilizations and used for sacred practices and during religious ceremonies. 

A Complex Chemistry

Frankincense oil contains an intricate mixture of monoterpenes such as alpha-pinene, Limonene, alpha-Thujene, and beta-Pinene. 

This unique chemical composition contributes to Frankincense essential oil’s renewing effects when applied topically and ability to support diverse cells in the body when taken internally. 

The monoterpenes also contribute to the aromatic benefits of Frankincense oil, including its ability to promote relaxation and a sense of focus.

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Frankincense is one of the gentlest oils to have on hand. It’s properties as an antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, immune stimulant, expectorant and adaptogen make it a useful addition to supporting your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being.

Frankincense For Your Body

1| Skin Care

Frankincense is a natural astringent that helps regenerate healthy cells and keep existing tissue healthy and strong. It is this power to protect and repair skin cells that makes frankincense your most powerful anti-aging essential oil.

Frankie has been used to lift, tone and tighten skin, prevent wrinkles, reduce dark spots and pore size, heal and prevent acne and slow the signs of aging. 

Frankincense has the power to heal wounds, rash, eczema, burns, cuts and scrapes as well as soothe dry and chapped skin. It can even be used to reduce new and old scars and stretch marks.

You'll be able to enjoy the benefits of frankincense in your skincare by adding a few drops to your existing moisturizer, shampoo, body lotion, or virtually any other beauty product. You can use Frankincense with Geranium, Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood, and Myrrh. 

2| Healthy Immunity

Frankincense strengthens the immune system by increasing the number of white blood cells in the bloodstream and by reducing inflammation, which is known to be a primary risk factor for chronic disease.

Frankincense essential oil’s antiseptic properties come into play when it comes to boosting the immune system. 

Frankincense oil can pass through the blood brain barrier into brain cells.  This means it can help the protect the cells from damage, help the body repair damage, or trigger cell self-destruction (apoptosis) in cells that are beyond repair.

Frankincense For Your Mood

The rich, earthy aroma of frankincense is known to induce feelings of peace and relaxation and that's because:

1| Its aroma can best be described as serene. It holds a blissful and immediately calming aroma which is also remarkably gentle. 

2| Frankincense has a natural anti-depressant quality. It will help you naturally release and overcome the stresses and tension that led to the feelings of anxiousness in the first place. 

3| Frankincense is Energetically Cleansing. It is used in spiritual and meditation ceremonies worldwide. It's believed to cleanse energy where it's used, and by extension in and around the people in its area of effect.

Take advantage of frankie's relaxing properties by:

:: Diffusing some at your desk or in your home

:: Adding a few drops to your bath water to help take down the stress level a notch or two. For an extra relaxing bedtime bath, blend frankincense with a few drops of chamomile or lavender.

:: Mix 3 drops of Frankincense and 3 drops of Wild Orange together in your palms and inhale.  Focus on all the good positive things around you.  Be aware of goodness in yourself and in others. Relax the chest and heart.

:: To support your brain health, mix 1 drop each of Frankincense and Peppermint oil together, rub on forehead, back of neck and inhale deeply.  Use this blend morning and night for all kinds of cognitive concerns.

Frankincense For Your Emotions

Frankincense is the Oil of Truth, as per the book Emotions and Essential Oils.

Its centering effect allows one to focus clearly and is an ideal aid to meditation, contemplation, prayer and ceasing mental chatter and stilling the mind.

Frankincense can help create a healthy connection with one's father. It helps remove the negative emotions of abandonment, distant from father, and feeling unprotected.

Frankincense can help you re-script the stories and experiences that you've had with your dad. This would be a great oil to diffuse as you journal and reflect on your relationship with your father. 

Frankincense will smell nicer the more you heal your relationship with your father.

Frankincense For Your Spirit

Allow Frankincense to help you feel enlightened, wise, spiritually open and more connected with God.

Frankincense helps release the feeling of spiritually disconnected and spiritual darkness. 

Allow Frankincense to remind you that you are loved and protected.

Frankie will assist you in your spiritual journey and helps you let go of negativity and deceptions. 

Use Frankincense often to break down heart and mind barriers and walls and open up to God’s love and direction.

The more you use Frankincense, the younger and more alive you will feel.  

* please note that these statements are for informational purposes only and are not intended to make any claims of treating or curing any disease.

Would You Like In On Some Frankie This December?

Join Me Live On Facebook As I Take You Through 7 Days Of Frank Education {these classes will be recorded and available for 1 month}

For those in my private FB oiling community, I’m hosting 31 Days Of Frank, with a new tip or story about how to use Frankincense for the month of December.

Also, for every qualifying 200 PV order this month through to 15th January 2019, you can get your hands on a FREE 15 ml. bottle of frankincense from doTERRA {retailing it at 93 USD} . Take advantage of this offer here.