blends well with:
Sweet orange and other citrus oils, myrrh, lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary, cedarwood
For more information:
Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
Spicy, balsamic, sweet and peppery
Frankincense is considered a holy oil and has been used for thousands of years. Frankincense essential oil is derived from the resin of the Boswellia tree, which grows in very dry, rocky regions in the Middle East. Frankincense is very elevating, good for lifting mood and stimulating concentration and meditation. It is also known to be great for the skin and has been used for everything from an antiseptic for wounds and insect bites to fading stretch marks and wrinkles. Frankincense is also a carminative, and is good for relieving gas and improving digestion.
Aromatherapy benefits: calming, visualizing, meditative
Mental/Emotional: Anxiety, depression, fatigue exhaustion and burnout, fear, grief, happiness and peace, insecurity, loneliness, panic and panic attacks, stress
Physical: Anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, extreme coughing, scars and stretch marks
ORAC Value: 6,125 (TE/L)
How to Use:
For dietary or topical use.
When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid such as soy or rice milk, or dilute in a capsule with a few drops of olive oil.
Frankincense Ice Cream!
Holiday Diffuser Recipe
You will need:
a small jar
6-10 diffuser reeds
1 tablespoon jojoba oil (or another carrier oil)
1 tablespoon vodka
5-10 drops frankincense essential oil
5-10 drops myrrh essential oil
5-10 drops sweet orange (or any citrus) essential oil
Additionally, you made choose to add:
5 drops spruce or cedarwood essential oils
5 drops cinnamon essential oil
Mix the oils and vodka together and place in the jar with the diffusing reeds. Place this somewhere to enjoy and turn over the reeds whenever the aroma needs a boost.
Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Dilution recommended for both topical and internal use. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, etc. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children.
Please, be sure to use only pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils.
Aromatherapy References & Resources:
Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy. 1st ed. Kurt Schnaubelt. Healing Arts Press, 1998.
Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 4e. 4th ed. Churchill Livingstone, 2011. Shirley Price Cert Ed FISPA MIFA FIAM, and Len Price Cert Ed MIT(Trichology) FISPA FIAM.
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art. Kathy Keville. 2nd ed. Crossing Press, 2008.
The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils: The Science of Advanced Aromatherapy. Kurt Schnaubelt. Healing Arts Press, 2011.
Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth & Babies. Fritz, Stephanie. Gently Born Publications, 2012.
Young Living Essential Oils
National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA)