Oh, where to begin with this heavenly oil? This oil is miraculous and perhaps the most precious of the ancient oils. Frankincense Oil is renown for it’s many incredible healing benefits due to it’s properties as an antiseptic, disinfectant, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, digestive, diuretic, emenagogue, expectorant, sedative, tonic, uterine and vulnerary substance.
Frankincense Oil is extracted from the gum or resin from Frankincense or Olibanum trees, whose scientific name is Boswellia Carteri. Frankincense has been a popular ingredient in cosmetics and incense burners for centuries. It has even been found in the remains of ancient Egyptian and Anglo-Saxon civilizations. It is closely associated with religious traditions and rites, particularly in the Christian tradition. Frankincense oil has been used to awaken our spiritual awareness and connect with spirit for 5000 years or more. It will help us release parts of our ego which hold us back from connecting with our soul, as well as feelings of unworthiness and insecurity.
- tones and lifts skin, heals and protects skin (against boils, wounds, acne and other skin maladies), fades and heals scars
- promotes regeneration of healthy cells and keeps existing cells and tissues health
- eliminates germs (either by burning resin or applying oil topically)
Frankincense Oil promotes regeneration of healthy cells and also keeps the existing cells and tissues healthy. When you combine this aspect of frankincense oil with its powerful astringent capabilities, you have a potent anti-aging quality that frankincense oil is often used for. It can help you to eliminate sun spots, remove micro-wrinkles around the eyes and cheeks, and generally tone and tighten skin all over your body, while simultaneously replacing old or dying cells with new, healthy ones!
- acts as a sedative, great for insomnia, helps anxiety, anger and stress.
- relieves pain associated with rheumatism, arthritis, etc., soothes inflammation.
- improves digestion and alleviates gas, abnormal sweating, uneasiness, and indigestion
- promotes urination to purify the body and reduce bloating
- helps regulate estrogen production and delayed menstruation. Helps PMS symptoms and pain.
- relieves cough and phlegm, bronchitis, and congestion
- relieves body pain, headache, toothache and rise in body temperature (fever) associated with sickness
- tones up all the systems operating in the body: respiratory, digestive, nervous and excretory systems
- strengthens absorption of nutrients in the body
Overall, Frankincense essential oil tones and boosts health and is therefore considered a tonic. It benefits all the systems operating in the body, including the respiratory, digestive, nervous and excretory systems, while also increasing strength by aiding the absorption of nutrients into the body. Furthermore, frankincense oil strengthens the immune system and keeps you strong and protected for the future.
Suffering from Anxiety or Stress?
Frankincense Oil is very effective as a sedative, because it induces a feeling of mental peace, relaxation, satisfaction and spirituality. It also awakens insight, makes you more introspective and lowers anxiety, anger and stress. When feeling anxious or if you anticipate some sort of stressful episode, add some frankincense oil to a diffuser or a vaporizer. Frankincense essential oil promotes deep breathing and relaxation, which can open your breathing passages and reduce blood pressure, moving your mental state back to calmness.
How I use Frankincense Oil:
I have both undiluted frankincense oil and frankincense oil that is diluted in jojoba oil (pictured above). Both of these are great but I like to use them for different reasons.
I use undiluted frankincense oil directly on my skin and it has never caused any irritation though you should always patch test when using essential oils. If I have a stubborn pimple or any patch of redness, I directly apply the undiluted oil to the spot with a cotton pad and within 1-2 nights the pimple and/or irritation is gone. The biggest difference I have noticed in my skin since using this oil is that when I wake up my skin literally glows and feels so incredibly soft.
I use the diluted oil as a treatment for Fibromyalgia. I apply a generous amount to the back of my neck before bed and it has helped to reduce my pain greatly. I also like to apply it to my stomach whenever I am having discomfort as it has many digestive benefits. Because this oil can be so beneficial for chronic pain, I have started to apply it to my lower abdomen/uterus area every other night to hopefully help with my Endometriosis pain.
When I am having an anxiety attack or just feeling generally stressed, I put some undiluted oil on a cotton pad and take a deep breath. I will also leave the cotton pad under my pillow case to help me have a deep sleep. It is amazing how just a few whiffs of this oil can help immediately reduce stress and anxiety. Another great way to use this oil is to put a few drops in your bath and soak in it. It will help to relax your muscles and your mind! I am researching taking this oil internally and plan to take 1-2 drops daily for digestive and immune health but want to make sure I am using the best brand before I do that.
Frankincense Oil blends well with Lime, Lemon, Orange and other Citrus oils as well as Benzoin, Bergamot, Lavender, Myrrh, Pine and Sandalwood oil but my favorite thing to blend Frankincense with is Myrrh. the two of these oils work like magic together.
Note: There are no known adverse side effects. That being said, frankincense essential oil should not be used during pregnancy, since it does act as an emenagogue and astringent. Check with your doctor before ever using an essential oil internally.
Have you ever used Frankincense Oil? What are your thoughts? Please share in the comments!
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