4 ways to use Frankincense

Ah Frankincense. This little bottle of goodness is one of my favourites because it is so versatile! 

Frankincense comes from the Boswellia species of tree and is native to Ethiopia, Somalia, India, and the Arabic Peninsula and has been used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese health practices. It was used anciently in everything from perfumes to lotions for soothing the skin.

History lesson aside, I use 'Frank' for everything from supporting my liver function to improving my emotional wellness (it's a very soothing and calming oil). Here are my top 4 ways to use Frankincense. 

1. Diffuse Frankincense during your morning practice

Frankincense has a very warm, spicy and clean aroma and I love to have it in my diffuser during my morning meditation or yoga practice. I find it really helps ground me and focus my intention for the day. It induces feelings of peace, satisfaction, and overall wellness.

2. Add it to your skincare routine

As a PCOS sufferer, I have struggled for years with hormonal blemishes and adult acne. Since starting to add a drop of Frankincense, my skin is less prone to breakouts and blemishes are less noticeable. It's a great oil to help rejuvenate the skin and give a healthy glow!

3. Apply to the bottoms of your feet

As I mentioned, Frankincense is a very soothing oil and one of my favourite ways to use it is to rub a drop into the soles of my feet. If I'm feeling particularly anxious or emotional, I find it promotes feelings of relaxation and balances my mood. Remember to dilute in fractionated coconut oil to avoid skin sensitivities or if using with little ones. 

4. Take in a Veggie Capsule

Another way to use Frankincense is to take it internally using one to two drops in a veggie capsule. It promotes cellular health and can be consumed daily for these internal benefits. It may also support healthy immune function, digestive health, the cardiovascular system and joint function*

Side note:  If you want to find out how you can get your hands on a FREE bottle of Frankincense this month, drop me an email: gemma@gemmasands.co.uk <3