What Is Frankincense Essential Oil?
Frankincense oil is from the genus Boswellia and sourced from the resin of the Boswellia carterii, Boswellia ferreana or Boswellia serrata trees that are commonly grown in Somalia and regions of Pakistan. This tree is different from many others in that it can grow with very little soil in dry and desolate conditions.
The word frankincense comes from the term “franc encens,” which means quality incense in old French. Frankincense oil is used by either inhaling the oil or absorbing it through the skin, usually mixed with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil.
Frankincense Essential Oil Benefits
Frankincense oil calms the mind, clears the lungs and throat and eases breathing making it excellent for use when meditating. It is also known to help in repairing aging skin, age spots, wounds, scars and inflamed skin.
Frankincense Oil for Acne Skin Benefits
Frankincense has the ability to strengthen skin and improve its tone, elasticity, defense mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes, and appearance as someone ages. It may help tone and lift skin, reduce the appearance of scars and acne, and heals wounds. It may also be beneficial for fading of stretch marks, surgery scars or marks associated with pregnancy, and for healing dry or cracked skin.
Anti-Aging and Wrinkle Fighter
Frankincense essential oil is a powerful astringent, meaning it helps protect skin cells. It can be used to help reduce acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores, prevent wrinkles, and it even helps lift and tighten skin to naturally slow signs of aging. The oil can be used anywhere where the skin becomes saggy, such as the abdomen, jowls or under the eyes. Mix six drops of oil to one ounce of unscented oil and apply it directly to the skin. Be sure to always do a small patch area test first to test for possible allergic reactions.
Frankincense oil immediately induces the feeling of peace, relaxation, and satisfaction. Add a few drops of frankincense oil to a hot bath for stress relief, or to your diffuser/vaporizer.
Help stop colds
All you need to do is put a few drops of our Frankincense oil in a pot of steaming water, or put a few drops in your diffuser. Inhale the steam, and this will combat anything internal. Frankincense oil can help break up deposits in your respiratory tract and lungs.
Perfect for skin use
Frankincense Essential Oil may help you with your scars, wounds or stretch marks. It’ll also help your skin look younger.
Dilute 4-6 drops in water for aroma diffuser.
How to Use Frankincense Oil:
For external use only. Do not use in pregnancy. Keep out of eyes and ears. Keep out of reach of children. If contact occurs, rinse well with clean water.