5 Reasons to Give Yourself the Gift of Frankincense
Everyone loves Frankie. He’s calm, wise, and the bearer of many great gifts – the Father Christmas figure of the essential oils world, if you will. In fact, it wouldn’t be right for me to write this post without first inhaling his warm spicy aroma. Mmmm... I do love me some Frankie.
Here’s the deal: we know Frankincense has been revered for centuries. In the New Testament, our friend Frankie was one of three gifts bestowed on Baby Jesus by the Three Wise Men; the Egyptians used him for everything from perfume to soothing skin salves; and the Babylonians and Assyrians burned him in religious ceremonies.
So, unlike other fleeting health fads, Frankie has well and truly stood the test of time. But why?
dōTERRA’s Frankincense essential oil is sourced from Oman, Somalia and other areas of North Africa, and actually combines the resin extracts of four different species – Boswellia carterii, sacra, papyrifera, and frereana – to produce a pure, potent oil with extraordinary health benefits. Here are 5 of my faves:
1. FRANKIE SAYS RELAX
When inhaled or diffused, Frankincense promotes feelings of peace and relaxation – who doesn’t need more of that?! He blends beautifully with other oils, particularly any of the citrus oils (also mood enhancers), and can also be applied to the bottoms of the feet for an instant mood makeover.
2. FRANKIE LOVES THE SKIN YOU’RE IN
Aging – we’re all doing it. And while I firmly believe we need to embrace the privilege of growing old, there’s no harm in giving our skin a little helping hand. Frankie reduces the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, blemishes, scarring, and stretch marks, all while nourishing our body’s largest organ. I use Frankie daily in my face serum and body oil along with Lavender, Geranium and Tea Tree essential oils. He’s food for your skin, seriously.
3. FRANKIE GETS COSY WITH YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Studies have shown that Frankincense has immune-enhancing abilities that may guard against bacteria, viruses and even more serious health conditions. I love combining Frankincense, Oregano, OnGuard (dōTERRA’s Protective Blend) Lemon and Tea Tree essential oils along with some Fractionated Coconut Oil in a roller bottle and applying to the bottoms of my feet whenever I feel like I might be coming down with something – it works a treat!
4. FRANKIE SUPPORTS HEALTHY CELLS
One of the most widely studied essential oils for his therapeutic properties, Frankie nourishes the blood and brain, and supports healthy cellular function*. dōTERRA’s Frankincense oil can be taken internally by adding one to two drops to a veggie capsule or, even better, by investing in dōTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality Pack® supplements – they’ll kick your inner energizer bunny into action STAT!
5. FRANKIE IS THE OIL OF TRUTH
While the therapeutic application of essential oils is largely focused on the physical, these gifts of the earth also hold emotional and spiritual qualities. In the Emotions & Essential Oils book by Enlighten, Frankincense is described as the Oil of Truth. Here’s a short extract:
"Frankincense reveals deceptions and false truths. It invites individuals to let go of lower vibrations, lies, deceptions and negativity. This oil helps create new perspectives based on light and truth. Frankincense recalls to memory spiritual understanding, gifts, wisdom and knowledge the soul brought into the world. It is a powerful cleanser of spiritual darkness. Frankincense assists in pulling the "scales of darkness" from the eyes, the barriers from the mind and the walls from the heart. Through connecting the soul with its inner light, this oil reveals the truth.”
Add Frankie to your yoga/meditation/writing practice and feel the difference.
In December, dōTERRA gifts everyone who places a 200+PV order (“PV stands for ‘Product Value”) a FREE 15ml bottle of Frankincense (retails for $132 NZD). Yep, you read that right – you can get your Frankie on for free. Email me directly and I’ll hook you up, lady!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Emma Lawrence is the founder of Thank Goodness, an award-winning journalist, Essential Oils Educator and dōTERRA Wellness Advocate. She lives on New Zealand’s beautiful Coromandel Peninsula and believes wholeheartedly in a daily self-care practice, lifelong personal development, and growing a thriving business anchored in generosity and gratitude.