Taking Care Of Myself Naturally

How To Use Frankincense And Myrrh Oils

by Amelia Graves

Frankincense and myrrh oils are two of the best-known essential oils on the planet, and for good reason! Both of these oils have a host of therapeutic benefits, and they also smell lovely, both alone and when combined. Here's a closer look at each of these oils and how to use them best.

Frankincense Oil

Frankincense oil hails from the Middle East. It comes from a tree, which is not surprisingly called the frankincense tree. Its woodsy aroma will make you feel like you're out in the forest, which can be very calming and comforting when you are feeling anxious. In fact, that's one of the primary uses for frankincense oil — to calm anxiety.

If you want to use frankincense oil to ease stress and anxiety, all you need to do is rely on its scent. You can place a few drops on some pine cones to make potpourri. Or, you can mix frankincense oil with a carrier oil, like almond oil, and place it in a reed diffuser. Another option is to put a dot or two of the oil on your wrists. Whenever you move your arms, the scent will waft up, giving you a sense of relaxation.

Another noted effect of frankincense is its ability to kill germs. You may want to diffuse it into the air after someone in your home has been sick in order to eliminate the virus or bacteria from the air.

Myrrh Oil

Myrrh oil is derived from a different tree, known as the Commiphora myrrha. It has held important healing roles in ancient Egyptian and Chinese cultures. Myrrh oil has an earthy scent that may remind you of patchouli.

Myrrh oil is known primarily for its pain- and inflammation-relief benefits. If you mix it with a carrier oil, you can rub it directly on sore joints or muscles and experience some relief. Myrrh oil is also thought to kill germs, so you can use it on small, open wounds to help prevent infection. Some people have even found that it acts as a sunscreen and helps prevent sun damage when applied to the skin.

If you love essential oils, then frankincense and myrrh oils are two of the classics you should strongly consider using. Look for frankincense and myrrh essential oils for sale through a supplier, and then work to build your collection. You won't regret investing in these products.