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Essential Oils 101: Premium Starter Kit Series Frankincense Edition
Here is the Frankincense edition of the Essential Oils 101: Premium Starter Kit Series.
In this series we discuss the 12 essential oils that come with in Premium Starter Kit by Young Living Essential Oils.
Since 2016, I have turned to my essential oil for many of my personal needs and have look to eliminate store-bought products from our home. My personal story has been nothing but a success and I hope that you will accept my anecdotes and consider starting your own journey.
I value every one of the twelve essential oils included in the Premium Starter Kit because each one has impacted our family in various ways. Each oil offers unique properties that can be used individually, or in combination as we will explain.
I truly believe that the essential oil starter kit is an excellent first step in investing in your wellness. For those of you who do not have oils already, and would like to become a member to receive free education from our community, you can order your kit today!
For those of you already with oils, I want to actually see you using them. Please do not hide them in a cabinet or under the bed. Get them out of the box, and use them! I will help to show you how.
My favorite “F” word is Frankincense!
Frankincense is an oil that I have been using from the very beginning of this essential oil and natural wellness journey. If you are not familiar, you can read about my skin story.
When I got my very first starter kit the first blend I used was Frankincense and Lavender.
By eliminating the harsh unknown ingredients in my standard routine, I actually seemed to finally make some progress. This was a big deal to me because I was beginning to think that I would live with horrible skin for the rest of my life.
After years of trying various personal care products without success, I had found that these little amber bottles were actually making a difference. I could honestly not believe the myriad of uses that I was discovering (and still discover to this day).
My go-to for how to use my oils is my desk reference. This book has so much detail and is super easy to read. I literally still use it almost every day.
I have had several "break-through" moments while using oils. I am sure you will too if you give them the chance and use them consistently.
Frankincense may help smooth the appearance of healthy-looking skin.
There are many others to learn about as well. Please consult your desk reference to learn more!
Further, there are a few books that I recommend having as a resource if you are using Young Living Essential Oils.
A Brief History of Frankincense
Frankincense has been known to be used for thousands of years. It is largely considered one of the oldest essential oils.
Frankincense is considered the “holy anointing oil” in the Middle East and has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years.
You may often hear Frankincense mentioned in the bible and was often given as a gift to Christ, valued more than gold.
In many forms of Eastern medicine, Frankincense is used to support various facets of overall health and wellness.
Grounding and Calming Aroma
My husband always knows exactly when I use Frankincense because of the distinct aroma. He says it smells like a church when I use it. Frankincense can be describe as having a sweet, warm, Boswellia aroma that is stimulating or centering.
Frankincense is useful for its comforting properties, helping the mind focus or overcome challenges. Since everyone is different, we all may use essential oils differently for our own environment.
There are many properties of Frankincense that may result in using it for different reasons such as running late to work, stuck in traffic, heading into church or school, fussing children, or enhancing yoga, what ever it may be you can find something relaxing coming from Frankincense.
Frankincense is considered to be an earthy essential oil that can be uplifting. Personally, I find it is very valuable during my mindfulness meditation or yoga practice and makes an excellent addition to supporting a good nights' sleep. The aroma of Frankincense creates a safe, calming, relaxing, and comforting environment.
Here are some ideas for using Frankincense aromatically
Use it for Stress Support
When I find myself in a funk due to environmental or personal stressors, I know this is an essential oils that I can count on. Its' uplifting qualities and strong aroma allow me to find a personal sense of calming. I add a few drops to the diffuser or apply a few drops of frankincense directly to my wrists.
Promote Overall Tension Relief and Calming
For whatever brings tension to your life, combat it by applying a drop of Frankincense on the neck and shoulders.
Promote an Environment of Mental Clarity
As I have said, Frankincense can help ground and focus so use during prayer, meditation, or mental strain due to its' unique aroma. After I apply the roller or a few drops directly and take a few deep breaths while I feel the calm wash over.
Use it at School
I haven't been in school for a while but I still take some classes for teaching. I apply on the back of neck or put a few drops into the diffuser when I need to facilitate a higher level of focus.
Yoga, Mindfulness, or Meditative Practice
Frankincense is a perfect essential oil when the room is quiet and you are left with your thoughts.
I recently had the opportunity to attend a friend's essential oil and yoga workshop in Philadelphia. The studio used Young Living oils. By adding essential oils to the yoga, I certainly felt more grounded and centered than ever before after class. Now I make essential oils part of every practice.
I typically do my yoga practice at home and have found many great free Youtube channels to facilitate my practice. I enhance the session with the diffuser on and topical application of essential oils that set my intentions for the day. I also really enjoy applying my yoga roller to my wrists, feet, and spine before the practice.
How to make a Yoga Roller:
Natural Skin Care Routines
Again, Frankincense may help smooth the appearance of healthy-looking skin.
Here are a few ideas
Brittle Nails: Apply several times per week to nails and base of nails
Nighttime Under Eye Roller: In a 5 ml roller bottle, add 5 drops of Frankincense, 5 drops Lavender, 5 drops of Lemon essential oil, fill the rest with sweet almond oil. Only apply this roller at night due to lemon causing photosensitivity in the sun.
Boo-Boo Roller: In a 5 ml roller bottle, add 5 drops of Frankincense, 5 drops of Helichrysum, 5 drops of Lavender, 5 drops of Myrrh, fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil.
Frankincense is part of many of our wellness regimens that we use consistently to stay above the wellness line and support my body.
Wellness diffuser blend: Frankincense, Lemon, Thieves, Raven and Eucalyptus create an aroma that smells amazing. From fall through winter you can most likely smell these in my diffuser in my locker room office or living room.
Wellness roller recipe: In a 5ml roller bottle, add 5 drops of Frankincense, Lemon, Thieves, and Raven, then fill the rest of the roller with fractionated coconut oil. I apply on the bottoms of my feet and up my spine every night.
Wellness Bath Salts Recipe:
I often use Frankincense Vitality as a dietary supplement to support well-being and normal cell health!* Here are several ways that I use Frankincense Vitality:
Wellness Capsule: In a “00” veggie capsule, add a drop of Lemon Vitality, Thieves Vitality, Frankincense Vitality, and Copaiba Vitality then fill the rest of the capsule with fractionated coconut oil by using a dropper. Put the other half of the veggie capsule on top and take with water.
Since the aroma of Frankincense invites an environment of peace and relaxation, I apply before heading to bed. Frankincense allows me to become balanced and ready for quality sleep. One of our highest rated articles is how to improve sleep.
There you have it. Our favorite ways to use Frankincense essential oil!
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