Frankincense

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Frankincense essential oil has a long and regal history that dates back centuries. 

According to the bible it is a holy oil, the baby Jesus was given three gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh by the three wise men. Today recent research is revealing the true power of this original Christmas present. Frankincense oil has the incredible ability to heal scars, stretch marks and even eliminate wrinkles. From cell regeneration to reducing age spots and healing wounds its healing ability is unrivalled.

Today this wonder oil is used in famous and expensive beauty products all the time to help heal skin, making it look flawless and beautiful. But trust me, you don’t have to spend a fortune on these big brand products to take advantage of the Frankincense magic. Personally I buy my own pure organic Frankincense essential oil and make my own beauty products at very reasonable cost, and best of all I can make extra for my friends and family!

Frankincense oil has cytophylactic qualities, which means it naturally helps stimulate skin cell regeneration. You can use it to make your own healing cream, apply and use to visibly reduce wrinkles, stretch marks, and scars. Here’s a recipe for a healing cream that I find absolutely luxurious and which will also make an awesome homemade Christmas gift for someone really special.

Frankincense blends well with other essential oils (like Lavender for example) so go ahead and add a few drops of your favorite if you feel like it. In a double boiler melt 1 cup shea butter and ½ cup organic coconut oil. 1. Once melted take the mixture off the heat and let it come to room temperature. 2. Add ¼ cup of almond oil, ½ teaspoon Vitamin E oil ( you can buy vitamin E capsules that you can open and get the oil from) and 40 drops of Frankincense essential oil. 3. Transfer the mixture to an electric mixer bowl. 4. Whisk until it is thickened. 5. Store in a mason jar with a tight lid or even squirt bottle. Decorate with a label, a sticker or a ribbon if you plan to give away as a gift.

Another easy recipe that you can make at home is a Frankincense sugar scrub. Sugar scrubs can be used on your hands and on your entire body. They are fantastic at exfoliating your skin to eliminate dead skin cells and will leave it looking beautiful and feeling silky smooth. Make this sugar scrub by following the steps below: 1. Mix 1 cup of sugar with 1/8 - 1/4 cup of virgin olive oil or organic coconut oil. You need to get enough oil to make a good consistency, but you don’t want it too oily. 2. Mix in 5 drops of frankincense essential oil. 3. Store in an air tight container. Friends and family will be amazed at such a personal gift, and you can make several batches.

And here’s an idea...if you truly want to of fer something similar to the gift given that first Christmas night, purchase some myrrh essential oil and make one of the above beauty products using myrrh. Package the gifts in some gold paper, or add a little chocolate wrapped in golden foil. Frankincense, myrrh and gold. That will be sure to bring the spirit of Christmas to your own home, heart and to everyone that you give it to.

Have a wonderful fun-filled festive season!

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Sunday, 27 March 2016 14:17

Daily Uses of Frankincense

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When I first got Frankincense essential oil I was so excited, I wanted to get into the habit of incorporating it into my daily routine. This turned out to be really easy, so before long I was noticing the difference on my skin and now, I save loads of money.

With Frankincense I no longer had to buy expensive beauty products, lotions and creams. I would love everyone to discover the secret to natural beauty and the many benefits, (besides saving money) so here are a few tips just for you!

The first thing I did was add a couple of drops to my existing moisturizer which felt particularly soo thing on my face. When I ran out, I ordered a tub of plain organic natural moisturizer online, I simply added my Frankincense and a drop or two of Lavender. I’m still using that tub! It has lasted such a long time.

Or you could try making your own luxurious anti-wrinkle cream which is relatively easy and inexpensive . The items you will need to make it are: ½ cup cocoa butter, ¼ cup organic coconut oil, ¼ cup sweet almond oil and 50 drops of frankincense. Using a double boiler melt your cocoa butter, coconut oil and sweet almond oil until they become liquid. Set the mixture in the fridge and let it set until it is so lid but not completely hard (about 20 minutes). Once solid, remove it and whip it using an electronic whisk. Add the Frankincense oil and whip more until the cream is soft and fluffy. Spoon it into a mason jar and use it twice a daily directly on your wrinkles.

If you have scars from acne try making this oil blend, use it daily to reduce their appearance. Mix together 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil, 3 drops of Frankincense, 3 drops of Lavender and 3 drops of Lemon. Keep the blend in a small glass bottle and massage in a couple drops at least twice a day.

Are you a dry skin sufferer? Frankincense oil has the power to strengthen and moisten your skin. To create a simple lotion combine ½ cup of organic coc onut oil, ¼ cup of pure Moroccan Argan oil, 4 drops of Frankincense and 2 drops of Lavender essential oil. Mix together well and keep in glass bottle, (preferably brown or blue to make it last longer). Apply as much as you need all over your body daily.

Create your own sugar scrub to use on your body. Be sides the skin exfoliating benefits of a sugar scrub (which leaves your skin silky smooth) it is also effective in reducing the signs of stretch marks and you can even use it if you experience symptoms of PMS. Combine ¾ cup raw sugar and ¼ cup of granulated sugar. Mix into the sugar 1/8 - 1/4 cup organic coconut oil. You want the mixture to have an oily consistency but not be too moist. Stir in 5-10 drop s of Frankincense oil.

Create a natural and effective vapor rub that you can use whenever you are congested. Using a double boiler, melt 1/8 cup beeswax with ½ cup of coconut oil; add the following oils: 25 drops of Tea Tree oil, 10 drops Rosemary, 5 drops Frankincense. Pour the mixture into small containers and let it set. Apply it to your chest and back when needed.

Make your very own Neosporin (used to treat minor wounds, cuts, scrapes, burns and to help prevent /treat mild skin infections) and not only save money but feel good about using a natural product to help heal without any side effects. So combine: 10 drops Frankincense, 10 drops Tea Tree oil, 10 drops Lavender oil and 5 ml witch hazel. Obtain a 10 ml container with a roller ball on top (you can buy the se online), put the mixture in the vial and use it when needed, as much as needed.

Nowadays with so many chemicals being added to everything, it’s extremely gratifying when you know exactly what is in a product and that it’s all totally natural. To be honest I feel like you can really only be totally safe when you have made it yourself. So have fun experimenting with all my favorite recipes and remember, nature knows best, so my advice is... go organic and natural!

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