Top 6 Ways To Use Frankincense Essential Oil

By the number of blog posts we have on Frankincense, you probably realize by now that we LOVE this amazing essential oil. Hailing from the Middle Eastern part of the world, it can be used to reduce the risk of sickness, as well as promote a healthy level of emotional balance. When used daily, Frankincense can alleviate the reoccurrence of headaches, balance the entire body, and promote the longevity of a healthy, sharp mind. Frankincense is a “must have” in the daily routine to promote optimal, overall health.

There are 6 main ways that we recommend using Frankincense Essential Oil: diffuse, inhale, NEAT, massage oil, bath, and ingestion. This oil is not part of our “The Gift” set for nothing! With its ability to affect emotional balance, the immune system, the nervous system, and skin, there are many, many ways Frankincense can aid our health.

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USES

DIFFUSE: Place 2-3 drops in your favorite diffuser for a couple hours a day.

Emotional Balancediffuse when feeling alone or depressed to relax the mind and uplift mood

Ease Tensiondiffuse when contentions are high in the home or office to help bring a feeling of unity and togetherness

INHALE: Place 2-3 drops on a tissue or handkerchief.

Calmingbreath in to calm the nerves and mind

Asthmabreath in deeply to help calm and expand the lungs/airways

NEAT: Undiluted oil placed directly onto the skin.

Bottom of Feetplace the bottoms of your feet together forming a cup shape and put 1-2 drops in the “cup”. Rub feet together or rub in with your hands to help promote overall daily health and calm the body.

Itchy Skin/Bug BitesRub a drop or two as needed to relieve the itchiness and disinfect bites

WartsAdd 1 drop to the wart 2-3 times a day until gone (may take a couple of weeks)

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MASSAGE OIL: In 2 Tbsp carrier oil, mix 4-5 drops of Frankincense EO.

Arthritis/Joint Painmassage into affected area for relief

Disinfecting Pain Relievergently massage onto small burns, cuts, rashes, and scrapes

Skin Ailmentsuse for wrinkles, scars, eczema, acne, and stretch marks

BATH: Combine 4-5 drops with 1 cup of Epsom Salt or 1 Tbsp Honey.

Dissolve in Warm Wateruse in the bath to ease inflammation, uplift mood, relax muscles, and strengthen the immune system. 

INGEST: 1 Drop a day.

Teaspoon of Honeyheard of “a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down”? Taking 1 drop of Frankincense in a small teaspoon of raw honey can help promote immunities, especially during Flu season

Headachepress one drop into the roof of your mouth with your thumb to help ease headaches

*BONUS: Miscellaneous other ways to utilize Frankincense!

ShowerOn a clean washcloth, place 1-2 drops and rub all over the body right before your final rinse. This promotes skin health and is revitalizing to the body.

Lotionmake your own amazing DIY lotion with Frankincense and Myrrh with this recipe!

Precautions

Keep out of reach of children. Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or nursing, please consult with your physician before using. Always avoid contact with eyes.

Reviews for Frankincense Essential Oil

“I just marveled at the efficacy of frankincense yesterday. I got three nasty insect bites with reddening around the bite about an inch or so and decided to try frankincense. Miracles do happen and they happened to me. I love the stuff. So yes, thank you for being my supplier. I am always recommending you to anyone who is interested in using essential oils because I am a huge fan!!!”~M. Shellenback

“I’ve been using a drop of Frank in my moisturizer in the morning and another drop at night in the lotion I use before bed. It’s been a couple of months and the dark age spots on my face have lightened considerably. Good stuff!”~Sue C.

“Another one to never run out of. I love the price of the 5 ml bottle, it allows me to keep this oil around for a long time.”~Ellen

“I used it to treat a wound it has been working like a charm”~Robin M.

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~The Spark Team~

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The Gift: Frankincense & Myrrh

A couple months back we introduced you to the King of Essential Oils, Frankincense. Today we would like to introduce his Queen, Myrrh.

These two oils are a powerhouse, whether combined or in solidarity, for all things health, beauty, immune support, pain, infection, emotional support, and so much more.

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Very long ago, the Three Wise Men brought baby Jesus three unique gifts; they were Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.

frank-1Frankincense comes from the Boswellia Frereana trees located in Middle Eastern parts of the world. It can be used to reduce the risk of sickness, as well as promote a healthy level of emotional balance. When used daily, Frankincense can alleviate the reoccurrence of headaches, balance the entire body, and promote the longevity of a healthy, sharp mind. Frankincense is a must have in the daily routine to promote optimal, overall health.

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myrrh-1Myrrh is extracted from the Myrrh tree (or shrub), also located in the Middle Eastern Region. It has been used for centuries during meditation, and it can also be used to assist in the balancing of emotional tension and depression. This time of year can bring a lot of unforeseen emotions and circumstances. Make sure that you have the “Queen of Oils” along your side no matter what treacherous or joyous journey you may embark upon.

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The gift of giving is an amazing thing! This week only we would like to GIVE YOU a FREE bottle of Frankincense AND Myrrh as our gift to you with any $150+ order.

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Frankincense: Diffuser King.

ALL HAIL THE KING!! (The “King” of oils that is)

Why is Frankincense considered to be the “King” of essential oils?

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Frankincense comes from an oleo gum resin that originates from the Boswellia Frereana tree in the Middle Eastern region of the world. It was one of the gifts given to Jesus by the Three Wise Men. It’s properties and uses are universal and extensive. It can be used to support emotional balance, assist with the alleviation of pain and inflammation, as well as immune support. Its restorative properties can also benefit those who have or had tumors, seizures, mental disease, or have suffered brain injuries. It can be applied topically, aromatically, or internally.

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When in doubt, pull the Frankincense out!

Here are 2 of our Favorite Diffuser Recipes featuring Frankincense:

“Unconditional Love” Diffuser Recipebamboo in home

  • 7 drops of wild orange
  • 4 drops of frankincense
  • 2 drops of bergamot
  • 1 drop of ylang ylang
  • 1 drop of geranium

“Brain-Fog Buster” Diffuser Recipe

  • 1 drop cedarwood
  • 1 drop frankincense
  • 1 drop patchouli
  • 1 drop sandalwood
  • 1 drop vetiver

Recipes can also be placed in a 10ml roller bottle, fill remainder with carrier oil, and applied as needed for on the go support.

Enjoy, and remember! 15% Off Frankincense THIS WEEK online!

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1 Jar, 5 Salves: DIY Frankincense Salves

We are focusing on our versatile Base Salve this week, and as many of you have received your Spark Naturals Frankincense Oil from the Premium Oil of the Month Club this month (or will if you sign up today!), we wanted to share with you some of our favorite recipes.

Frankincense Essential Oil – Why We Love It

Frankincense comes from trees in the boswellia genus. Native to the areas around the Red Sea, these small trees grow throughout north-eastern Africa and surrounding areas. These unique trees produce a

Oil of The Month – Frankincense

Frankincense has been known as the gift of kings since bible times – and for good reason. Frankincense can be used topically or aromatically, and has a variety of wonderful uses. Frankincense has a wonderful scent, and with its

D.I.Y. Lotion: Frankincense & Myrrh

This DIY Lotion is super easy and it is GREAT! With the amazing skin benefits of these 2 Essential Oils, along with these other great ingredients, this lotion/body butter smells divine! Make a batch to share with your friends, and SHARE this recipe with them on Facebook!

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INGREDIENTS:
– 1/4 cup olive oil (Organic)
– 1/4 cup Spark Naturals coconut oil
– 1/4 cup Spark Naturals Bees wax
– 1/4 cup shea butter
– 2 tbsp Vitamin E
– 20 drops Spark Naturals frankincense essential oil
– 20 drops Spark Naturals myrrh essential oil
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DIRECTIONS:
– Put olive oil, coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter in glass bowl then place that bowl in sauce pan with water.
– Heat stove to medium and mix ingredients together
– Once mixed put in refrigerator for an hour until solid
– With a regular mixer or hand mixer beat the mixture until it is whipped and fluffy. Then add essential oils and vitamin E and mix
– Fill container and store in cool place

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Incredible Benefits of Black Pepper Essential Oil

Black Pepper Piper Nigrum is a common essential oil that has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine and by the ancient Greeks. It originates from Madagascar, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China, and comes from the unripe fruit/berry, which grows from a small white flower on the woody vine. It’s smell is sharp, warm, strong, woody, and spicy, with a watery viscosity that is usually a greenish yellow to a yellowish white color. It is steam distilled and has many uses and benefits. Black Pepper can be used topically, internally, and aromatically.

Black Pepper is commonly known as a cooking spice that brings out the flavor in food, but its topical and internal benefits are also very appealing. Black Pepper is high in monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, known for their antioxidant activity and ability to help fight seasonal and environmental threats. Black Pepper can be used to help in the treatment of pain relief, chills, colds, muscular aches, digestive problems, rheumatism, coughs, calm anxious feelings, increase circulation to the skin, and exhaustion.

Black Pepper should be used with caution when applied topically due to its strong warming sensation, but can be used to promote healthy circulation. It can also be used as a general digestive tonic to help stimulate appetite, tone colon muscles, and aid in the healthy digestion of foods. It should always be kept out of reach of children and if you are nursing or pregnant, please consult your health care provider before using it. Avoid contact with the eyes!

Oils that blend well with Black Pepper are: Bergamot, Clove, Fennel, Clary Sage, Coriander, Lavender, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Geranium, Lemon, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Wild Orange, Rosemary, Sage, Lime, YIang Ylang, Melaleuca, and Lemongrass.

Properties of Black Pepper are: analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, aphrodisiac, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, laxative, rubefacient and tonic.

Possible uses:

  • Take one to two drops in veggie caps daily when seasonal threats are high
  • Diffuse or inhale to calm anxious feelings
  • Add to a base slave to use for tired aching limbs, sore muscles, and to help sort out bowel problems.
  • Create a soothing and warming massage by combining one to two drops with Spark Naturals Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • Add to entrees, soups, meats, and salads to bring out the flavor and assist digestion.

Recipes to Try:

Muscle Rub

Combine oils in roller bottle and apply to sore muscles are needed.

Arthritis, Inflammation, Nerve Pain

Combine all oils in a glass bottle and shake to mix oils together. Massage into painful, swollen joints twice a day or as needed.

Wake Up Diffuser Blend