If you want to experience the many benefits of frankincense essential oil, you'll need to mix it with a carrier oil before applying it to your skin.
Frankincense is a powerful essential oil that can help reduce stress, anxiety, and inflammation, as well as improve skin health. However, it is potent and should always be diluted with a carrier oil to avoid skin irritation.
Step 1: Preparation
To mix frankincense with a carrier oil, you'll need a small glass bottle and a dropper.
Step 2: Choosing the Carrier Oil
First, choose a carrier oil that is suitable for your skin type. Some popular choices include coconut oil, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil. These carrier oils are known for their moisturizing and nourishing properties, making them great options for mixing with frankincense.
Step 3: Mixing Process
Next, fill the glass bottle with your chosen carrier oil, leaving some room at the top. Then, add a few drops of frankincense essential oil to the carrier oil. The typical ratio for diluting essential oils is 2-3 drops of essential oil per teaspoon of carrier oil, but you can adjust this ratio based on your skin's sensitivity and the strength of the essential oil.
For frankincense, you may want to start with a lower ratio and increase it as needed.
Step 3: Blending
Once you've added the frankincense oil, seal the bottle and shake it gently to mix the two oils together. Now, your frankincense essential oil is ready to use. You can apply it directly to your skin, using a dropper to measure out the desired amount. Mix it into your skincare routine by adding a few drops to your moisturizer or body lotion.
By mixing frankincense with a carrier oil, you can enjoy its wonderful benefits while keeping your skin safe from any potential irritation. Whether you want to use it for aromatherapy, massage, or skincare, properly diluting frankincense essential oil is essential for getting the most out of its healing properties.