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Frankincense is another essential oil that can help you live a healthier more natural life. It is often used to support skin health. Frankincense has an earthy, basalmic scent that is calming and can increase spirituality and inner strength.

Topical Uses

  • apply 1-2 drops of frankincense essential oil daily to the face and neck to help repair sun damage, renew healthy looking skin, and to minimize oil production and breakouts
  • drop onto minor cuts,  scrapes and bruises to reduce redness and discomfort
  • massage several drops onto the temples or the back of the neck for stress relief

Inhalation Uses

  • diffuse frankincense oil to enrich  meditation and prayer
  • inhale or diffuse it to deepen breathing and encourage calmness

 


Lavender Essential Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
05/19/2011

Lavender is a very versatile essential oil that can be used to clean and sooth minor burns, scrapes and other skin irritations. It has a relaxing, refreshing scent and also balancing properties that calm the body and the mind.  Lavender essential oil can be used both topically and internally.

Topical Uses of Lavender

  • reduce or minimize scar tissue by massaging lavender on or around the area
  • massage lavender onto the soles of your feet or the back of your neck for a calming effect
  • soothe dry, chapped or irritated skin or relieve minor cuts or burns by rubbing lavender on the affected area
  • rub a drop of lavender on your palm and smooth it over your pillow or diffuse it to aid sleep
  • diffuse lavender to minimize seasonal reactions to pollen and dust mites

Internal Uses of Lavender

  • use lavender to infuse lemonade, marinades and dressings to create refreshing and unique variations on your favorite recipes
  • add a drop or two of lavender to your favorite herbal tea for a relaxing drink

There are many more uses for lavender essential oil. You can find other uses by searching Natural Body Guru for the term “lavender” or lavender essential oil. Tomorrow, we will discuss another highly useful essential oil so be sure and come back.


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