First of all, I am not a licenced aromatherapist or anything near like that. I just love what my journey leads me to when I have typical problems or issues arise. It’s amazing and exciting to find that something works other than a pill, over the counter or otherwise, which is why I am so excited about Frankincense! Specifically, Frankincense Carteri!
First of all, a quick caution on using eo’s (ie. essential oils), essential oils should never be applied directly to skin or inhaled through a vaporizer or diffuser, nor ingested. For topical use (means on the skin), test the essential oil on a small patch of skin before applying it to other areas. You should dilute with a carrier oil, cream, or lotion accordingly.
I have inflammation in my hands and fingers, thumbs, even an ankle. Do you relate? Could it be age related or, maybe from all the texting we do or computer work(not the ankle, lol!)?? Not real sure.
Nonetheless, I took a roll-on bottle I bought from a natural food store and put some almond (fractionated coconut oil would also work well) oil in it, then, added about 6-10 drops of my frankincense oil to it. I rubbed that on my sore joints!
The first time I tried this, it was on a painful ankle joint , but, actually my journey with frankincense started out a couple of years before when…
Hubby was having headaches, restless legs and couldn’t sleep. I wasn’t finding a lot to help with all that, which wasn’t a potential toxin, ie., acetaminophen, ibuprofen. Vitamins such as calcium and magnesium were only helpful to a point.
I came across Frankincense oil in my research, bought a bottle of it. Honestly, I made my husband use it first, because , well, number one, he is completely sceptical. I knew if it worked on him, well, then, it would work for me!
We rubbed a small amount on the bottoms of his feet; You can also add the oil to pressure points, temples, back of neck, even , yes, your belly button! With that said, I tell other enthusiastic listeners repeatedly to not ingest it, but, instead to rub essential oils on the bottoms of the feet, as it has the largest pores on the body and absorbs quickly! Wah-Lah!
He was so impressed the next morning how effective it was more than we even anticipated. It continues to helps his restless legs and sleeplessness. I quickly tried it then the next night for myself, and have been hooked ever since l!
As my research continued(s) on this little jewel of essential oil, I found it has anti-inflammatory properties! no wonder it helps so much with my aches and pains (This is the part where my sore ankle joint comes in!) . I rarely need to apply it to my ankle anymore.
From there I read about it being helpful for heavy periods( this is where my belly button comes in!). I know , I know, I will only say it really does work applied in the belly button and around it! 😉
Now, I have moved on to painful finger joints and thumbs! I am happy to relay to you my encouraging results. It seems to be effective in my case(s), at least. 🙂
I encourage you all to research and learn about alternative methods to deal with age old problems. You may be super surprised! Be sure to leave me a comment or update if you try frankincense! I look forward to hearing from you!
Okay, go team! Do you have other oils you would like to read about? Leave you suggestions below.
Until later, Pj