I use Frankincense every single day and here is just ONE of the ways that I do!
I use Frankincense (the Oil of Truth) as a base note in my aromatic dressing, added to Organic Coconut Oil, along with Myrrh (the Oil of Mother Earth) and whatever mid or high note is calling to me. Often it is Bergamot (the Oil of Self Acceptance) and/or Clary Sage (the Oil of Clarity & Vision). I have a daily ritual, where once showered, I combine the oils in the palm of my hand and rub them onto my body. I play particular attention to my heart space, belly and hips and speak words of affirmation and love.
‘I belong. I am connected. I am worthy. I step out in love. I honour myself. I am open to truth. I can manage. I am enough.’
After 50+ years of speaking unkindly to my body, I am experiencing significant change by adopting this simple, mindful daily practice.
As an Adult Child of an Alcoholic, it has been a struggle for me to manage life ‘appropriately’ on a daily basis. I have tried to mask this for 50+ years, resulting in some crazy behaviour, overwhelming emotions, a fear of life and my own struggle with addiction.
So today, to dress in Frankincense and Myrrh is to give ME the gift of CONNECTION to myself. It is difficult to explain, yet I feel supported and connected in a way I have never known before. I am finding that to be supported on every level of life – physical, emotional, spiritual and financial is a very blessed way to be.
Now this is just one way that I use Frankincense. There are many more ways that I use it, which may unfold in the pages of my blog. Contact me if you’d like to know more – I’d love to hear from you.
I’m off to make some Raw Chocolate infused with Essential Oil!
See the Emotional properties of Frankincense below- excerpt from the Emotions & Essential Oils Book. No wonder I love it! I think it’s got to be my favourite.
Frankincense reveals deceptions and false truths. It invites individuals to let go of lower vibrations, lies, deceptions and negativity. This oil helps create new perspectives based on light and truth. Frankincense recalls to memory spiritual understanding, gifts, wisdom and knowledge the soul brought into the world. it is a powerful cleanser of spiritual darkness. Frankincense assists in pulling ‘scales of darkness’ from the eyes, the barriers from the mind and the walls from the heart. Through connecting the soul with its inner light, this oil reveals the truth.
Frankincense supports in creating a healthy attachment with one’s father. It assists in spiritual awakening and helps an individual feel the fatherly love of the Divine. When one has felt abandoned or forgotten, Frankincense reminds them that they are loved and protected. While this oil is incredibly powerful, it is also gentle, like a loving father who nurtures, guides and protects. Frankincense shields the body from negative influences and assists the soul in its spiritual evolution. Enhancing practices of prayer and meditation, this oil opens spiritual channels that allow an individual to connect to God. Through the light and power of Frankincense, the individual can draw closer to divinity, healthy masculinity and the grandeur of the True Self.
The emotions addressed by this oil include – Abandonment, spiritual disconnection, distant from father, unprotected, spiritual darkness.


Last year I went on holiday to Tasmania, Australia. For this I had to fly in an aeroplane or two to get there. Being the highly anxious flyer that I am, I’d decided to see a doctor for some Valium to get me through, although this prospect scared me somewhat too. My beloved daughter Mamatree offered to send me dōTERRA’s Grounding Blend (Balance) of Essential Oils to try as an alternative, which I accepted with some trepidation.  This was the first of many surreal experiences of the power of Essential Oils. I used about half a bottle in that week. I dressed my feet in a carrier oil and ‘Balance’ every morning. I wore it on my pulse points. I carried it in my handbag and placed drops into the palms of my hands, inhaling deeply seeking balance as needed.  On the way to Cradle Mountain we stopped to enjoy the view and this was a life defining moment for me. Overwhelmed with the beauty of the mountain I raised my hands in awe of life and sensed something ‘new’ rising up within me. 

I called out ‘Yes!’ across the mountains. 

I called out, ‘I say YES to life!’ 

It was a strange sort of knowing – a sense of personal power that was somehow foreign yet very familiar to me. A paradox of sorts. Like I knew something and yet maybe I knew nothing at all.

Rumi tells us ‘Life is a balance of holding on and letting go’. I really like that. I’ve been a seeker my whole life. I’ve been chasing balance for a long while now and I’m learning. I’m giving up the chase. No more chasing for me. Just balance. Right there. In my handbag whenever need it.

And painting. More and more painting for sure.

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