My Take on Frankincense Essential Oil

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Although I’ve blogged about this before, my discussion on Frankincense was on my old blog and this essential oil is worthy of a revisit anyway. This oil is my favorite of all the essential oils I’ve tried and that is why it’s featured first on essential oils week.

Frankincense in pure form before processing into essential oil

Frankincense is one of the oldest and most powerful of the essential oils, some claim it even cures cancer! I use it for prevention, energy, clarity and concentration. It is the way I start most every day, a drop of this and Lemon in my water which I then sip on throughout the day, it wakes me up and gives me a pep in my step.

Essential oils such as Frankincense can be used in this way, or diffused in a diffuser or inhaled straight from the bottle. It can also be used topically with a little carrier oil like almond, coconut or jojoba and rubbed on age spots to lighten them, or the forehead to help with concentration.

Essential oils pass through the skin, making them transdermal, where they then enter the circulatory system and cells. This is what makes them so powerful and some compounds in essential oils have such small molecules, they can pass through the blood-brain barrier.

In addition, healing through the olfactory system is what is known as aromatherapy and therefore simply diffusing certain essential oils can help speed up getting over a cold or prevent it in the first place.

 Frankincense is one such oil. It is one of the ancient oils the wise men brought to Jesus as a gift along with Myrrh.

The highest quality essential oils are Organic, Therapeutic Grade Essential, 100% Pure oils and you want to make sure you buy from trusted brands recommended by your doctor or aromatherapist.

I’m not allowed to go into brands I like here, but honestly, I have tried several different brands I know to be trustworthy and I have my favorite in all of them.

Because they are quality, they cost more, but you can’t take chances with your health, so buy from the best. I have personally had such a good experience using mine, I have come close to a panic when I run out!

When I first started using them 2 or 3 years ago, I did so to gain better health and help me in my weight loss efforts. Frankincense and Lemon EOs are my magic bullet, I don’t want to be without them.

More pep in my step meant I could exercise again, plus the added benefit of elevated mood, reduction of inflammation,  and getting over my depression meant I was able to get off my antidepressants. (Don’t worry, my doctors approved.)

Speaking of doctors,  Dr. Axe has a great book that is one of my go-to publications for info on EOs called The Kings Medicine Cabinet, which is where some of this info presented here today came from.

Along with a plethora of great information and history on essential oils, there are handy reference charts that show which oils are applied topically, whether or not you need a carrier oil and which ones are safe for internal use.

I can’t copy from the book, however, it is a free download and if you can’t get it,  email me and I’ll forward you a copy.

If you could have an oil with so many benefits to have in your arsenal, this would be my top choice. I do hope this inspires you to give it a try because really, it can only help.

Even if you don’t want to be as brave as me, get yourself a good diffuser, they are sold in most health food store and online, and some quality Frankincense, and tell me if in a few days, you don’t notice a difference in your mood, energy and spiritual awareness.

Also, please educate yourself by grabbing a copy of the book-I can suggest other resources as well, and let me know if you have any questions I can answer for you.

20 Replies to “My Take on Frankincense Essential Oil”

  1. Ooh… I have a bottle of this I bought for something else and just so happened to pull out all my EOs a couple days ago.

    I’ve been having very serious cognitive issues lately and it can’t possibly hurt. Thanks so much for the info!

  2. I have a diffuser that I don’t use often enough. I think I even have frankincense and lemon… so I will give it a try!

    1. Good deal! Let me know how you like it and if it makes a difference in the way you feel!

  3. I’ve only recently got an oil diffuser and was a bit clueless as to what oils to get, so I started with vanilla just because I liked the smell. Will have to order Frankincense & lemon as you rate both so highly, so thank you for sharing this! 🙂
    Caz xx

  4. well, ain’t that the kicker? i had a bottle of frank about four, five years ago. i liked the smell, so every now and then i’d open it and take a sniff – like an addict. Then someone told me that i could get addicted, and because it sounded creepy, i put it away and eventually threw it away.
    Now, a drop in one glass of water? i need the concentration and a little energy for exercise. Cold water, warm water?

    1. I drink it in ice water with a drop of lemon essential oil. That’s the important thing, ONE DROP EACH, and high quality oils like the ones Dr Axe makes….I believe I linked to his Frankincense in my post. You cannot get “addicted” to essential oils, but you can hurt your internal organs using too much, or the wrong brands. That’s why I stressed only buying organic, 100% Pure, therapeutic grade oils. Now, opening the bottle and taking a sniff? Totally safe and/or putting 5 drops in a diffuser alone or combined with other oils (like lemongrass and bergamot) also totally safe. I can email the book to you if you like, or there’s another good one by Jill Winger-just let me know, I have lots of ebooks on EO’s. 😊

      1. I’d appreciate if you e-mail it to me. I’ve read plenty of articles on the internet, to be honest, but since i no about 0 people who use it, i was wary of trusting any sources. Now, if you drink it and says it’s great, that’s a testimonial from someone i e-know.

        1. Exactly, and I’ve been doing it for years, my kidney doctor says it’s fine and I always get an A+ on my lab work! Blood and urine! I’ll send you a couple to start with, I should have your email.

  5. I love essential oils mixed with water in sprayers. I spritz linens, the air, myself. I’ve been on a citrus and sandalwood kick, but I’ll have to try frankincense. I haven’t smelled it often enough to even bring up a scent memory. 🙂

    1. It’s very different and it works so well! Another way to use it is in roll-on bottles like perfume. Then when you need to pick up throughout the day you can just sniff your wrists! 😊

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