When stocking up on your staple essential oils, be sure not to forget the fragrant and autumnal frankincense oil. Fantastic for a multitude of uses, you’ll find yourself incorporating it into your life on a daily basis.
Promoting relaxation, calmness and serenity, it’s a wonderful scent to bring into your life that will soon become your go-to oil. Traditionally one of the Three Wise Men’s gifts to the Son of God, it’s easy to see why frankincense goes down in history as a well being force majeure when you check out some of the many uses below:
Blend your own day or night cream by adding just a few drops to your preferred base – or even to your shower gel for a great all-over body treat. Use fewer drops when adding it to a lotion for your face as a little will go a long way and it’s wise not to make your cream too potent. Use in a bath or in a bowl of hot, steamy water for a fabulous facial, adding a dash of lavender to take your steaming to a whole new level.
Because of frankincense’s healing and relaxing qualities, it’s a brilliant oil to add to your diffuser to set the scene prior to meditation or gentle yoga. You could even burn a frankincense-flavoured candle to add a flickering glow to calm your mind further as you relax and look inwards. Or for a quick hit, simply apply a couple of drops to your palms, rub them together and allow the aromas to swirl around your body and flood your senses.
Muscle and joint rub
For a soothing and relaxing massage, slow things down and give your joints and muscles a bit of tender loving care with a frankincense muscle rub.