The Benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil
I adore Frankincense. Beyond bringing back some special memories, Frankincense essential oils has some remarkable properties. You will always find it in my home.
The History of Frankincense
Did you know that there are over 50 Biblical references to Frankincense? Frankincense is considered the holy anointing oil in the Middle East, where it has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years.The ancient Egyptians used it in rejuvenation face masks. It was valued more than gold during ancient times, and only those with great wealth and abundance possessed it. It is often diffused to enrich prayer, meditation, and enhance relaxation.
5 Amazing Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil
Note: If you are unsure about the quality of your essential oils be very careful and do not ingest. Also, even though Frankincense is one of the safest oils (it’s a favorite of my children!), it’s always wise to put 2 to 3 drops(diluted in carrier oil) on the inside of your forearm to test for reaction, before using elsewhere on your body.
- Beautiful Skin
Frankincense essential oil is great for your skin. here’s why:
- 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 essential 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!
I use Frankincense EO in these products:
- Healthy Respiration
Support your respiratory system with Frankincense. Inhale directly from the bottle, diffuse, or rub into hands and inhale. You can also rub some Frankincense essential oil on your toes or directly under the toes. Apply to chest and/or spine.
I use Frankincense to calm my young children when they are sick, worried, or overwhelmed. I rub a few drops, diluted with a carrier oil, on their chest and they always seem so peaceful afterward.
- Help Support Emotional Well-Being and Hormones
Frankincense has been use as an uplifting mood booster. Diffuse it and notice the difference.
- Help with Clarity and Focus
Used topically on the base of the neck or used aromatically can help with mental clarity and improve focus. You can also place three drops in the palm of your hand, rub hands together to warm the oil, and then hold hands around your hose and mouth while taking 3 deep breaths.