Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their therapeutic and healing properties as part of the practice of aromatherapy. They are sourced from leaves, stems or roots of plants that are known for their health properties. Frankincense oil is renowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oils due to its extraordinary health benefits. Frankincense oil is from the genus Boswellia, a tree native to India that produces special compounds that have been found to have strong anti-inflammatory, and potentially anti-cancer, effects.
When used internally, Frankincense is thought to support a healthy cellular function by balancing the immune, nervous and digestive systems. This master oil has also been used to brighten the skin & reduce stretch marks.  When inhaled or diffused, Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness.

Tips for buying Frankincense oil

  • Look for oils that say ‘pure essential’ or ‘100% essential oil’

  • Be wary of synthetic oils by avoiding essential oils that say ‘fragrance oil’ or ‘perfume oil’

  • Research brand of essential oils.

  • Nurse Fiona recommends @doterra or @younglivingeo


Frankincense DIY recipes

  1. Frankincense water: Add 1-2 drops of essential oil to 2 Litres of filtered water.
    Drink throughout the day for an improvement in digestion, brightening of skin and reduction in inflammation.

  2. Frankincense stretch mark lotion: 4 drops Frankincense Oil, 4 tbsp Coconut Oil, 1 tbsp Olive Oil.
    Store in a glass jar & apply twice daily to stretch marks.

  3. Frankincense foot soak: Add 1-2 drops to hot foot bath and soak for 15 minutes

  4. Frankincense household multi-purpose cleaner: Add 1-2 drops of Frankincense oil, 2 drops lemon oil, 1 tsp bicarbonate soda, 500ml filtered water. Use to clean surfaces without use of chemicals.