We all know the virtues of Frankincense in meditation and spiritual practices, but did you know that Frankincense is great at helping reduce stress. In fact, studies have found that Frankincense when applied topically has stress-reducing properties, has antioxidant and detoxifying effects, and can compensate for sleep loss. Frankincense can help ease feelings of anxiousness and stress.
Stress can affect our work performance. We can become fatigued, we get headaches, and we can have tension within our bodies.
To help ease some of those symptoms, place a drop of Frankincense on your handkerchief or tissue, keep in your pocket. Smell it when you feel stressed at work, or are in stressful situations.
Aromatherapy jewelry such as lava stone bracelets is a great way to get the benefits of essential oils without overpowering others (like a diffuser can do).
There are a number of small portable handheld diffusers you can carry with you and use. They generally run for 30 seconds before switching off and are a great non-invasive way to diffuse oils.
Frankincense blends well with so many other oils, especially ones that assist with stress. Other oils you could add with the Frankincense include Sweet Orange, Rose, Lavender, Bergamot, or Clary Sage. Try different combinations and see what ones you prefer the smell of, and make you feel relaxed within your body.