5 Frankincense and Lavender Blends For Stress

For many, summer is intended to be a time to relax. At least, a little more than usual. Go on a vacation. Sit by the pool. And on and on.

But, as you know, that’s not always the case. And it’s certainly not the case during the busier seasons.

Well, essential oils can give you the calmness you crave all year long.

This article will outline our favorite frankincense and lavender blends for stress. Hopefully you will find them useful to ease your anxiety this summer and throughout the year.

First, the benefits of these two amazing oils…

Frankincense Essential Oil - Benefits

Benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil

What’s it good for? Frankincense is a precious oil that has been used for millennia (remember the frankincense and myrrh used in the Bible?). In addition to it’s sweet, refreshing scent, frankincense is well known for its healing and therapeutic properties.

In addition to the anxiety-relieving benefits it offers, frankincense has many other uses, including:

  • Natural cleaner: As an antiseptic, frankincense can eradicate various viruses and bacteria throughout your home. Diffuse in your home to disinfect, deodorize, and curb indoor pollution.
  • Skin health: A potent astringent, frankincense can protect skin cells and slow signs of skin aging. It can be applied to prevent the onset of wrinkles and eliminate minor acne blemishes.
  • Pain and inflammation: Frankincense can boost circulation and decrease muscle or joint pain relating to a number of conditions. Massage the oil to the areas you are experiencing pain or diffuse throughout your home.
  • Cold symptoms: Depending on the severity of your symptoms, frankincense can act as a natural cold medicine remedy. By applying to your chest, back of the neck, and bottom of your feet, you can relieve a cough and remove phlegm buildup in your lungs.

Lavender Essential Oil - Benefits

Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is the most widely used essential oil in the world. And it has quite the history. In fact, ancient texts reveal that it has been used in spiritual and medicinal practices for more than 2,500 years. The Romans used it to bathe and incense the air. The Egyptians used it as a perfume for mummification. Etc. etc.

Adding to its stress and anxiety-relieving benefits, lavender has the following uses:

  • Sleep and insomnia: A study that examined a group of college students discovered that lavender oil improves quality of sleep by 60 percent. Another study found that lavender provided immediate improvements on people suffering with insomnia.
  • Headaches: Migraines and tension headaches are something millions of people all across the globe struggle with. A study in the European Journal of Neurology revealed that migraine-sufferers saw a massive reduction in pain after inhaling lavender for 15 minutes.
  • Stomach discomfort: People often find lavender as a great tummy-tamer. It is particularly effective for those prone to motion sickness from traveling in a car or on a plane.
  • Cuts and burns: Known for its antimicrobial properties, lavender can counter bacterial and fungal disorders while preventing a range of infections. In fact, there have been more than a hundred studies conducted to establish this truth.

Lavender and Frankincense Stress Blends

Stress can surface for a variety of reasons. Lack of sleep can cause stress. Depression can bring on anxiety. Work. Relationships. The list goes on.

That’s why it’s best to experiment with a variety of lavender and frankincense (and other essential oil) blends. Depending on the root cause of your stress, below are five recipes you can try.

The quantities shown are intended for a diffuser application. However, you can apply a topical blend by mixing one or two drops of each oil with a carrier oil.

Frankincense Lavender Blends

Stress from lack of sleep

  • 2 drops of lavender
  • 2 drops of frankincense
  • 2 drops of vetiver
  • 1 drop of cedarwood

Frankincense Lavender Blends - Stress Sleep

Stress from depression

  • 3 drops of lavender
  • 3 drops of orange
  • 2 drops of frankincense

Frankincense Lavender Blends - Stress Depression

General stress variation #1

  • 2 drops of lavender
  • 2 drops of frankincense
  • 2 drops of chamomile
  • 2 drops of ylang ylang

General stress variation #2

  • 2 drops of lavender
  • 2 drops of frankincense
  • 2 drops of bergamot
  • 2 drops of geranium

General stress variation #3

  • 2 drops of lavender
  • 2 drops of frankincense
  • 2 drops of lime
  • 2 drops of orange

If you want to apply your frankincense and lavender blend while you’re out and about – and you don’t feel like getting your fingers all oily – you might consider a portable aromatherapy solution.

Frankincense Lavender Blends - General Stress

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