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Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense essential oil has a grounding, woodsy aroma that can be used to enhance your spiritual, meditation, or yoga practices. Applied topically, it promotes the appearance of healthy-looking skin while reducing the appearance of uneven skin tones. Frankincense Vitality essential oil has a spicy, exotic taste and carries properties that can help support overall well-being and a healthy immune system when taken internally.*

Frankincense essential oil is considered a holy oil in the Middle East, where it has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years and was one of the gifts given to Christ at his birth. Frankincense is mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus, an ancient Egyptian scroll from approximately 1500 BCE that documents its use. Young Living distills Frankincense essential oil from the resin of Boswellia carterii trees located in northern Africa, near the Arabian Peninsula.

*Frankincense and Frankincense Vitality are the same essential oil.

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How to Use Frankincense Essential Oil

The Young Living Training and Education team shares important history and information on the popular Frankincense essential oil!  Frankincense is one of the most versatile and favorites in our lineup of the best essential oils.

 

Diffusers and Accessories

Diffuser Recipes

 

Notes:

These are approximate drops.  Adjust these recipes to your needs.  If the recipe is too strong for you, add fewer drops.  Do you need more?  Just add more, but no more than 8-12 drops for all of our diffusers with the exception of the Aria diffuser which requires 15-25 drops.

Tip:  When you first begin diffusing, start with less and then build to more if desired.

 

Sleep Tight

  • 2 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops Stress Away essential oil

Just Get to It

  • 3 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 3 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 3 drops Lemon essential oil blend

Praise for the New Day

  • 2 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops Tangerine essential oil
  • 2 drops Lemongrass essential oil

Positive Thinking

  • 2 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops Cypress essential oil
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil

Snuggle by the Fire

  • 3 drops Bergamot essential oil
  • 3 drops Light the Fire™ essential oil blend
  • 2 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 1 drop Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil

Happy

  • 3 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops Peppermint essential oil

Wake-Up

  • 2 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 2 drops Lemon essential oil

The East Coast

  • 4 drops Cedarwood essential oil
  • 3 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops Valor® essential oil blend

 

Love Your Nails

Do your nails need some love?  Apply a couple drops of Frankincense to the base of your nails before bedtime.

 

essential oils for aftershave

10 Essential Oils to Use After Shaving

There are iffy ingredients everywhere, from skin care to soap, lotions to laundry detergent. We’re here to help you eliminate them from your life. On today’s toxin-free agenda, let’s talk about naturally derived essential oils you can use for aftershave!

When you look at the ingredients in traditional aftershave, what do you see? A list 10 miles long, full of words you can’t pronounce? No, thanks. Instead, here are the 10 best essential oils you can use in lieu of traditional aftershave products and a simple recipe for a DIY essential oil aftershave.

What is aftershave?

Aftershave does more than simply smell good. It is designed to help take care of sensitive, freshly shaved skin. An aftershave with good ingredients helps soothe skin irritation, moisturizes, and calms razor burn. Aftershave also closes pores to limit exposure to bacteria that can cause blemishes or acne.

YL tip: Aftershave isn’t only for faces. Apply it to your skin after shaving your legs, underarms, bikini area, and anywhere else you feel any post-shave sensitivity.

Best essential oils for aftershave

What essential oils are best at soothing after-shave skin? Here are 10 that we love for their moisturizing and cleansing properties. It helps that they also smell amazing when you apply them to recently shaved skin.

1. Blue Cypress essential oil

The sweet, woodsy scent of Blue Cypress essential oil is a fresh morning wake-up. The aroma blends well with other essential oil scents, making it easy to create your own custom scent based on the rugged smell of Blue Cypress.

2. Blue Tansy essential oil

Native to Morocco, Blue Tansy has been used traditionally in luxurious, high-end skin care products. Blue Tansy has a complex floral scent that will give you an air of exotic adventure. It’s also great for soothing skin and reducing the look of blemishes.

3. Carrot Seed essential oil

With a scent that’s sweet and earthy, Carrot Seed oil is the perfect wingman for a night out—whether you’re looking for someone new or spending time with an old flame. Make date night extra-exceptional by using Carrot Seed to make skin look healthy and glowing.

4. Cedarwood essential oil

Cedarwood carries a warm, woodsy aroma that is both subtle and sophisticated. It also helps to moisturize freshly shaved skin and provides a soothing sensation that’s exactly what you need after a close shave.

5. Eucalyptus Blue essential oil

Eucalyptus Blue gives off a calming and invigorating scent, making it a refreshing way to start your morning. When applied to the skin, it feels cool and soothing, a sensation that will help you feel comfortable after your shave. Using Eucalyptus Blue as an aftershave is a great way to feel spa-fresh. Take note: Using this oil after a hot shower can lead to a strong tingling sensation on the skin.

6. Frankincense essential oil

Frankincense is timeless, the kind of scent that signals confidence to anyone you meet. It is also used in spiritual and meditative practices, making it an ideal companion in the morning while you’re trying to frame your day.

7. German Chamomile essential oil

Steer clear of morning stress. German Chamomile essential oil has a calming aroma that helps you feel peace when you combine it with deep breathing during your morning commute.

8. Lavender essential oil

After you shave, use a few drops of Lavender essential oil to make your skin look a little more youthful. Lavender’s warm, comforting scent is also an invitation for your favorite people to draw closer.

9. Patchouli essential oil

Make your morning shave the beginning of feeling grounded throughout the day. Patchouli’s warm, complex scent helps you feel centered and relaxed. Using it as an aftershave can help improve the appearance of your skin.

10. Tea Tree essential oil

If you’re prone to blemishes, Tea Tree might be the oil for you. Tea Tree helps reduce the appearance of blemishes, making them less obvious. Tea Tree oil is also great at moisturizing and cleansing the skin, so it’s one of the best options available for an aftershave.

How do you make aftershave with essential oils?

Want to try your hand at an easy DIY? Try this natural recipe for a DIY aftershave that uses essential oils. It won’t sting (that means no slapping your face and screaming each morning) and using the glass spray bottle for application is easy.

Ingredients:

  • 3-ounce spray bottle
  • 2 tablespoons witch hazel
  • 2 tablespoons carrier oil (we used sweet almond oil)
  • 1 tablespoon distilled water
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable glycerin
  • 10 drops essential oil (use any combination of the oils above)

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a 3-ounce spray bottle and shake to mix.
  2. Shake well before using, then spray directly on the skin, avoiding eyes, nose, mouth, and other sensitive areas.
  3. Gently pat or rub in.
  4. You may store this recipe for about a year.

 

 

Skin Moisturizer

After a day out in the Sun, or any day where your moisture-hungry skin requires some extra TLC, give it the gift of this relaxing, soothing and beneficial facial mask. Raw honey is loaded with nourishing minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and natural enzymes. Frankincense essential oil is just good for your skin – it will thank you!

Ingredients
  • 3 tsp. Raw Honey or Raw Manuka honey-raw being the key word
  • 1-2 drops of Frankincense essential oil
  • 1-2 drops of Lavender essential oil

 

 Directions
  1. Mix the honey, Frankincense and Lavender essential oils together.
  2. Rinse your clean face with warm water.
  3. Massage the mixture onto your face, leaving it there for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Rinse off using a microfiber face cloth and warm water.
  5. Pat dry with a clean cloth.

Oatmeal Bath Soak

Pamper yourself with this oatmeal bath soak recipe infused with Tea Tree, Frankincense, and Lavender essential oil! In just a few steps, you can create an extra indulgent experience. Finely ground oats soothe dry and itchy skin, while Epsom salt and premium essential oils take this soak to the next level of luxury. The best part? It’s easy to keep this homemade oatmeal bath soak on hand, so you have it whenever you need it!

 

 

DIY Body Butter

Making body butter with essential oils is easy with this creamy, custom-scented recipe from Young Living. This homemade body butter recipe requires coconut oil, cocoa butter, and your favorite essential oils. Just melt the oil and butter, then add essential oils. Whip the ingredients until fluffy in a stand mixer, and you have the best body butter for keeping your skin looking luxurious. If you have ever wondered how to make body butter, this video will teach you how!

Suggested oil combination for recipe
  • 6 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 6 drops Cedarwood essential oil
  • 6 drops Lavender essential oil blend

 

 

DIY Roll-on Recipes

Add the appropriate number of drops to a 10ml roll-on bottle*.  Top off the bottle with a V-6 Carrier Oil or carrier oil of your choice.

 

Be Well
  • 15 drops Thieves
  • 10 drops Frankincense
  • 5 drops Lemon

 

Ouch
  • 15 drops Lavender
  • 10 drops Frankincense

 

Happy Skin
  • 15 drops Frankincense
  • 15 drops Lavender

DIY hack

Re-use your Young Living bottles.  I clean my 5ml essential oil bottles (see note) when they are empty and remove the product label.  I apply the new labels and use the AromaGlide roller fitments from Young Living.  These bottles work very well for this purpose.

Note:  You do not need to to clean the empty bottle if it is a bottle for one of the oils in the recipe.

 

 

How to Use Roller Fitments in Premium Starter Kit

Join Haley, from the Young Living Training and Education team, as she explains how to use the roller fitments that are included in the Premium Starter Kit.

 

 

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* The statements and information regarding this product  have not been evaluated by the FDA.  Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.  Most of the product information describing Young Living products is directly from Young Living Essential Oils, LC, and can be found online at YoungLiving.com

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