Frankincense Night Cream

Sarah Baker of Good Day Chicago and the Balanced Babe writes about her use for the aromatic oil, Frankincense and shares here her Night Cream recipe... it is easier than you think.

  • Cocoa Butter: the majority of the remedy calls for cocoa butter which is a rich natural cream that contains many vitamins and minerals that deeply hydrate our skin (and helps with stretch marks). Some sources believe that cocoa butter also helps with scar reduction.

  • Sweet Almond Oil: high levels of Vitamin E, a major skin savior! It can also be used as an oil cleanser since it is light enough to unclog pores when massaged into the skin, followed by rinsing thoroughly. I use Sweet Almond Oil to remove mascara in the evening.

  • Coconut oil: Due to its saturated fats, this oil is another great ingredient that locks in moisture.

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RECIPE

  • 1/2 cup cocoa butter

  • 2 tbsp sweet almond oil

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

  • 40 drops frankincense essential oil

Step 1: Blend the cocoa butter, sweet almond oil and coconut oil in a high speed blender.

Step 2: Once well mixed, add the essential oil and whip it again until light and fluffy.

Step 3: I would store it in a glass jar and keep it in a cool dry place. This amount will last you a while and you really only need to use it sparingly!

This DIY frankincense facial night cream helps me hydrate my skin after a long hot yoga session or epsom detox bath.

I have been experimenting with essential oils in my remedies over the years and my current favorite is frankincense. Frankincense is used in meditation and prayer ceremonies because of its high vibe aroma (in incense form), and properties that ground and reduce stress and anxiety. I dab the essential oil behind my ears when I practice a morning yoga sequence.

Because of it’s potential therapeutic effects, I like adding Frankincense essential oils to my bath, body lotions, serums and aromatherapy diffuser. Besides its heavenly aroma, it has many benefits and uses when applied topically:

  • lowers PMS cramps by massaging a blend of frankincense and cedar wood on the lower abdominal area

  • relieves inflammation

  • smooths the appearance of skin

  • acts as an astringent

  • contains anti-aging properties

  • can improve skin tone

  • helps with acne and blemish prone skin

 

Bethanie Ashton