Soul of Essential Oils: Frankincense

Often called the “king of oils” Frankincense promotes feelings of peace and overall wellness when used aromatically, while topical uses provide modern health benefits.
Renowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oils, Frankincense has extraordinary health benefits and is a holy oil in the Middle East.
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As an ingredient in the holy incense, it was used anciently during ceremonies to help improve communication with the creator.
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.
As the king of oils, Frankincense is known to support healthy cellular function.
When inhaled or diffused, Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness.
Health Benefits of Frankincense
  • May support healthy cellular function (currently being researched in cancer studies)
  • Promotes feelings of relaxation and eases anxiety and stress.
  • Reduces the appearance of skin blemises, tone and sun damage.
  • As an antiseptic, can be used diluted for healing wounds and skin ulcers.
The Soul of Frankincense
Frankincense is known as the oil of Truth.
Power, enlightenment, intuition, protection, wisdom, and connection with our divine masculine.
Supporting our spiritual connection, prayer, meditation, higher power and guidance.
Frankincense may bring up old feelings of being unprotected or disconnected, raising these emotions to the light for true healing.
Frankincense reminds us of who we are, who we are born to be, past lives and our sacred contracts. It brings us home.
Focused, grounded and fierce.
Archangel Michael encourages you to use Frankincense to cut ties with the past and own your power, purpose and truth.
It’s believed the reason that Frankincense was given at the birth of Jesus was to remind him of who he was born to be, and is encouraged to use aromatically for babies, or topically/aromamatically for adults during a period of ‘rebirth’ and ‘remembering’ of why they are here.
I am connected with my true power, divine purpose and inner wisdom.
“I am not afraid – I was born for this” Joan of Arc
How to Use
  • Rub Frankincense in your palms before meditation and prayer (activating your heart chakra)
  • Helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections (add a drop daily to your face oil or moisturiser)
  • Apply to the bottoms of feet to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.
  • Perfect soul soothing addition to your bath or massage oil.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in a diffuser
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Frankincense is a safe oil although must be used with respect.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
Resources + Further Reading:
Modern Essentials
Emotions and Essential Oils
Learn More About Essential Oils (and joining my essential oil family): HERE

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