Plumeria essential oil, also known as frangipani essential oil, is extracted from a tree that goes by the same name. The frangipani tree is native to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. It’s a lovely looking tree with large red flowers.
The aroma is a rich and strong scent. It’s an interesting scent, some people describe it by saying it’s romantic and alluring. So it’s no surprise if I tell you it’s used in perfumes and fragrances.
How to Use Frangipani Essential Oil
The three main methods of using frangipani essential oil are bathing, diffusing and topical application. It’s an oil for those who really appreciate a lovely, strong scent with when using oils.
Aromatic Baths with Frangipani Oil
Placing a couple of drops of plumeria in a warm bath makes for a relaxing experience. The oil will help heighten your senses and the steam helps to carry and disperse the oil. Your hair and skin will feel great too.
Using Frangipani Oil Topically
When using topically I always dilute oils with a carrier oil. Fractionated coconut oil is perfect, and will minimize any risk of skin sensitivity. When using this oil topically you’ll feel refreshed mentally, as well as benefiting from its skin moisturizing properties.
Diffusing Frangipani Oil
It’s an enjoyable oil to diffuse around the home due to it’s romantic and enticing scent. There are some obvious applications if you want to set a romantic mood. As well as using the oil for its relaxing properties if you’re trying to unwind and sleep better.
Plumeria Essential Oil Benefits and Uses
Plumeria is known for its moisturizing effects. When used topically and with a carrier oil as described above you can moisturize your skin while having a massage. Or you can just target dry skin areas.
This oil also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Making it a great choice to help with a wide range of health issues, such as headaches, muscular pain, reducing inflammation, and I’ve read many cases where it’s been helpful in reducing tinnitus.
What Does Plumeria Essential Oil Blend With?
This oil blends well with the citrus oils. It also complements other floral scents really well, consider some of the following oils if you’re looking to make a blend:
Plumeria Essential Oil Side Effects and Precautions
There are still more studies needed into frangipani. As with all essential oils, you shouldn’t use them if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or suffering from any illnesses. Always dilute with a carrier oil when using topically to avoid skin sensitivity issues.
It’s also recommended that anyone with epilepsy should avoid using this oil. Always use as directed on the bottle and buy quality, trusted brands to minimize the chance of using a product that isn’t pure.
Plumeria, or frangipani essential and fragrance oils have a lovely scent and offer some great therapeutic benefits. If you’re experimenting with oils it’s a fun one to use. It blends well with other oils and I’m sure you’ll find many uses for it.
I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.