Frankincense 101

The basics:
Frankincense is a resinous oil that’s derived from tree sap. It’s been used for ages in traditional ceremonies (we’re talking biblical times) and was also used by ancient Egyptians in both perfumes and salves. Nowadays, it’s known for its relaxing, somewhat spiritual properties. We love diffusing Frankincense before bed, and also incorporating it into our beauty routines—because if it worked for Cleopatra, that’s definitely good enough for us.

Our source: India

How we use it:

  • Sleep is sacred: add 7 drops of Frankincense and 7 drops of Lavender in a diffuser beside your bed for a calming, nighttime aroma.
  • Smooth skin: add 2 drops topically under and beside the eyes to help prevent signs of wrinkles naturally.
  • Peaceful practice: put 5 drops into the palm of your hand and rub on meditation beads or crystals to help create a calming and restorative practice.

Blends well with: Lavender, Geranium, Ylang Ylang.

Illustration by Mary Clare Wilkie.

October 25, 2017
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