The first time you heard of Frankincense may have been in the context of wise men presenting it to a baby. If it simply sounds like an obscure, outdated gift to you, then think again! Frankincense is often called the King of Oils, due to both its amazingly wide range of modern uses and the fact that ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and pretty much every ancient religion prized it highly. Do you know how using dōTERRA®Frankincense essential oil can actually place you among the ranks of the wise? Lean in for five ideas about how to put the King of Oils to good use!
Encourage healthy cellular function. From head to toe, your body can benefit from the restorative properties of Frankincense. Place one to two drops in a veggie capsule and take internally, or choose to experience its spicy aroma to the max by placing the drop under your tongue. (Be prepared: responses to the unique, woody taste of Frankincense can vary widely!)
Assist immune function. The immune system will gratefully accept a healthy boost during these upcoming winter months, when environmental threats somehow seem bigger and badder than at any other time of year. Snuggle up close with a loved one and apply Frankincense directly to the bottoms of their feet, a prime entry point for delivering this kingly oil’s benefits quickly to the body. Make sure your own feet get a turn, too!
Promote healthy skin. Apply Frankincense topically to help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. This usefulness applies to both young and old; the oil’s restorative qualities can help with multiple skin issues. Apply the essential oil by itself or with a few drops of a carrier oil, such as dōTERRA® Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Increase focus and clear thinking. The warm, clean aroma of Frankincense promotes feelings of relaxation, assisting with emotional balance and easing tension. Whether it’s the usual holiday stress that’s getting to you or a more intense season of difficulty, use Frankincense to help promote a balanced mood. Place three to four drops in a diffuser and inhale the aroma deeply.
When in doubt, use Frankincense! This may sound overly general, but as you grow your dōTERRA®collection, it’s helpful to know which bottle reigns in power. As a general rule of thumb, keep Frankincense handy and use it whenever support is needed.
There are plenty of ways to adapt this versatile oil to your specific needs and preferences. Whichever method you choose, you can now join the ancient civilizations of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and others who have given Frankincense its due honor as resin royalty!
Find out why Dr. Hill thinks Frankincense is one of nature’s most valued gifts by watching the video below!