Ready to relax? You deserve it. Essential oils have the amazing ability to help relax and calm the body, mind, and spirit. Frankincense essential oil is one popular oil for doing just that. Enjoy frankincense oil in bath with this homemade frankincense bath salts recipe that is sure to bring some tranquility your way!
Its capacity to quiet the mind and bring a sense of deep relaxation makes it a perfect essential oil to use in a warm bath. You can meditate while also softening and nourishing your skin with frankincense’s healing properties.
Let's look a little closer at frankincense essential oil first.
History of Frankincense
From the time of the Magi... to your diffuser, essential oils have captivated our senses. One of the oldest and most versatile oils is Frankincense, a resin oil from the Middle East.
Once popularly used around the world and thought to be one of the Middle East and Asia’s largest commodity, frankincense has continued to stay well-loved in today’s culture.
Many people have used frankincense for personal, religious, and medicinal uses. Egyptian women used the resin in their eyeshadows.
Frequently, the resin was incorporated into religious ceremonies and burials.
Frankincense is often burned symbolizing prayer.
Types of Frankincense Essential Oil for Bathing
There are several types of frankincense essential oil, here are the four most common ones:
- Frankincense carterii (most popular)
- Frankincense frereana
- Frankincense serrata (usually lowest cost)
- Frankincense sacra aka Sacred Frankincense
While each type has slightly varying aromas, you can use the frankincense oil of your choice for an aromatherapy bath. Frankincense is a non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing essential oil so it is safe for skin.
Frankincense Oil Bath Benefits
If you're looking for a way to relax after a long day, consider adding frankincense oil to your bathtub. It is beloved for its deep, resinous aroma and medicinal properties. Frankincense has a variety of benefits that can help you feel better both mentally and physically.
Here are just a few benefits that a frankincense bath can have on you:
- Nourishes dry and aging skin
- Powerful clarifying effects for the mind and body
- Enhances vitality during seasonal changes
- Brings comfort throughout the body
- Deepens spiritual connection and strengthens convictions
Not taking a bath but still want to enjoy all the benefits of frankincense? Try one of our frankincense essential oil diffuser blends.
How to Use Frankincense Oil in Bath
When added to a bath, you will need to dilute your essential oil first. A tablespoon of carrier oil or castile soap with 3-6 drops of frankincense essential oil will soothe your mind, body, and soul.
Another way to enjoy frankincense oil in your bath is to make bath salts using a mixture of Epsom salts, carrier oil, and frankincense essential oil.
Read more: How To Safely Use Essential Oils For Bathing
Frankincense Bath Salts Recipe
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 1 tablespoon Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 16 drops Frankincense essential oil
- 8 oz Mason Jar
Add all ingredients into a bowl, mix well until blended. Store in an 8 oz jar. To use, add 1/4 cup to bathwater. Soak for 20 minutes in warm water to relax and heal tired minds and muscles.
*Caution: Bath salts can make the bathtub slippery. Be sure to rinse your bathtub out well after done bathing with bath salts to remove any oil residue.
A nice, relaxing bath may not always be possible. A foot soak can be a great alternative. If you want to use this recipe for a foot bath, use 1-2 tablespoons in a foot basin of warm water.
Where to Buy Frankincense Essential Oil?
Don't have a bottle of Frankincense? Here are some favorite brands:
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