And if you know me, this probably surprises you just as much as it surprised me. If not more.
You see, I HATE things touching my face. Pretty much anything. I don’t touch my hands to my face, my husband doesn’t touch my face, and I am very selective about what I put on my face.
I grew up and into my teens with not much acne at all. That is, until after college. Hello (adult) hormones, hello acne! I never had awful skin, but it was never great either.
And then come to now, and I have the best skin I have ever had. I wear nothing on my face except for Frankincense and mascara. That’s right, no foundation, no cover up, no powder, nothing.
I love, love, loveeeeeeeeeee not having to wear makeup (to cover up bad skin) and how clear my skin is. There are probably several things that contribute to the healthy skin that I have now, but I can tell you one thing. If you had said to me five years ago that I would have great skin and more so that I would use oils on my (face) skin now, I would have LOL’ed.
But I do use oils, on my face, and I love it.
When I first started using oils, I tried several different ones on my face, because I hoped that they would help like nothing ever had. They didn’t seem to, until Frankincense.
This oil is from the Boswellia sacra tree and is so old and cherished, it’s what the three wise man gifted to baby Jesus when he was born. It’s filled with anti-inflammatory compounds and is one of my favorite essential oils out there.
Try it on your face and see what it does for you! I have noticed clearer, smoother, and softer skin. I have little to no breakouts and I’m hoping it keeps my skin as young-looking as can be throughout the years.
- 15 drops Frankincense oil
Add these drops into a 15 ml bottle and fill the rest with a carrier oil. (I use sweet almond oil and this is the only carrier oil I will use on my face. (I tried jojoba and did not like it for my face.))
And that’s it. After washing my face, I apply a small about of this mixture, just enough for a light layer, and that’s it. I apply once or twice a day and my skin has never looked better.
Do you love Frankincense? What is your favorite use for this amazing oil?
Disclaimer: I use Young Living Essential Oils and based on my research, I believe these are the best, safest, and most pure oils on the market. PLEASE do your own research and determine which oils are best for you and your family.