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Frankincense is one of the best essential oils for sleep that I know!
It’s very talented at helping people feel relaxed, and at calming down cycles of “overthinking” that can keep a lot of people lying awake and staring at their ceilings all night. (So frustrating!)
But even though Frankincense likes to spend time in peaceful solitude, sometimes it likes to be with friends, too.
So when Frankincense decided to create a new sleep recipe, it “interviewed” a few of its friends, looking for some of the best essential oils for sleep to partner with.
If you’ve never burned loose resin incense, it’s very easy. There’s something soothing about it too—just the sight of the incense smoke rising from the natural loose incense, perhaps out of a beautiful incense burner, can help you feel connected to the moment. You can watch me burn loose incense in this video. (It can help to watch someone do it if you’re new to the process.) Making your own loose incense recipe can be such fun, too. Working with resins, herbs, and essential oils can put you in touch with a creative side of yourself connected to nature. Not to mention it fills your home with gorgeous aroma! This is a variation of a popular loose incense recipe I created for YouTube. You can watch me make that here, and follow the same process for this blend. I’ll also share directions for you below. […]
What makes a “sacred body oil”? We can start with essential oils traditionally used in rituals and for purification! One thing I love about essential oils is that they manage to heal us on multiple levels at once. Let’s take Frankincense essential oil, for example. Frankincense is amazing for skin care and respiratory support. It eases inflammation, soothes irritation (like itching or pain), and supports skin to heal itself. It’s great for headaches and muscle tension, too. But Frankincense also helps soothe us emotionally and mentally. It’s been used throughout history for things like meditation, rituals, contemplation, and sacred body oil and perfume. Frankincense essential oil supports us body and mind (and heart!) […]