My first experience with Frankincense was when I was a teenager and went to a Greek Orthodox Church service with my grandfather. I have vivid memories of the priest walking down the centre aisle, holding a silver vessel containing and burning what I now know to be Frankincense. It was quite the ceremony and now every time I smell Frankincense I am transported back to that very moment. The power of aroma is quite astounding. I am sure that for each of you, there are certain aromas that evoke powerful feelings and memories.
Renowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oils, Frankincense has been used for many thousands of years. In addition to its notoriety in the New Testament, the Babylonians and Assyrians would burn Frankincense in religious ceremonies and the ancient Egyptians used Frankincense resin for everything from perfume to salves for soothing skin. This centuries-old knowledge contributes to the modern uses of Frankincense today. It’s soothing and beautifying properties are used to rejuvenate skin and help reduce the appearance of imperfections. When inhaled or diffused, Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness. It is fondly referred to as the ‘king of oils’ due to its many uses and benefits.
A few favourite Frankincense recipes I have been using:
Winter Warmer Diffuser Blend
- 2 drops of Wild Orange
- 2 drops of Cinnamon
- 2 drops of Frankincense
Combine all oils, with water in your doTERRA diffuser and enjoy.
Invigorate and Energise Rollerball Blend
- In a 10ml rollerball bottle combine - 5 drops of doTERRA Elevation, 5 drops of Wild Orange and 5 drops of Frankincense. Top with a carrier oil of your choice and roll on the soles of your feet, insides of wrists and across the back of your neck.
You can find Frankincense in the doTERRA Home Essentials Kit or purchase it individually. If you would like to find out how you can obtain doTERRA essential oils at wholesale prices, please check the ‘essential oil’ and ‘workshop’ page of this website. Alternatively, drop me an email and I will be happy to chat xx
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