Frankincense Essential oil
When you’re seeking tranquillity and peace, Frankincense essential oil soothes nervous tension, anxiety and fear. It slows and deepens the breath, stimulates immunity and diminishes signs of ageing. Use on the skin, as medicine and even to eliminate airborne bacteria. Its sweet, woody aroma smells divine, so it’s no surprise that multi-faceted Frankincense essential oil was a gift for baby Jesus,
What does Frankincense essential oil do?
Frankincense essential oil is truly versatile.
If you’re worried about wrinkles or skin imperfections, Frankincense oil stimulates the growth of new cells and reduces the appearance of fine lines and skin discolouration. When used on cuts or scars, its astringent properties tighten pores and promote faster healing.
For stuffy noses, Frankincense oil clears nasal passageways, relives congestion and eases breathing. And if your skin is red, swollen or itchy, the
anti-inflammatory qualities provide relief.
How to use Frankincense essential oil?
15 ways to use Frankincense oil
Frankincense essential oil for Your Body
Frankincense essential oil for Joint and muscle pain
Mix 10 drops of Frankincense oil with 30ml almond oil. Massage into the affected area.
Urinary tract infection and Frankincense essential oil
To alleviate the discomfort of urinary tract infections, use 8–10 drops in bath water. Use this in addition to doctor-prescribed medication.
Asthma, bronchitis and coughs
To ease congestion, use 2–3 drops in 30ml of carrier oil and rub on your chest to treat asthma, bronchitis and coughs. For laryngitis, you can rub the blend on your throat. You can also use 2–3 drops of Frankincense oil in a diffuser, or try steam inhalation. Place a couple of drops in a bowl of very hot water, put a towel over your head and inhale the aromatic vapour for 10 minutes.
To relieve painful gout symptoms, create a blend of equal parts coconut oil and Frankincense oil. Apply 3–4 times a day and the pain should ease in a few days.
For tummy troubles, mix 1 drop of Frankincense with 1 tablespoon of honey. This facilitates digestion without any side effects, unlike common antacids, which only suppress symptoms.
If you feel bloated, Frankincense oil promotes urination and helps you lose extra water weight, as well as removing fat, sodium, uric acid and various other toxins from the body.
Immune system support
To strengthen and support your immune system, massage a few drops of Frankincense oil into the balls of your feet every day and enjoy the benefits of its antiseptic properties. You can also use a diffuser to spread its essence throughout your home, and particularly in the bedroom at night. It’s a must-have during cold and flu season.
Restless leg syndrome
To relieve jumpy legs, mix 2 drops of Frankincense oil with carrier oil. Apply nightly to the bottom of each foot and massage.
Balance hormone levels
If you’re thrown off balance by PMS or menopause symptoms, mix 3–5 drops of Frankincense oil into 1 tablespoon of olive oil or coconut oil, and rub directly onto your lower abdomen. Frankincense oil also helps to regulate estrogen production and can reduce the risk of developing tumours or cysts in pre-menopausal women.
To fade stretch marks or scars from acne, wounds or surgery, apply a few drops of Frankincense oil diluted in avocado oil or almond oil.
For mature or prematurely ageing skin, and for skin that has been damaged by the sun or pollution, add 3–5 drops of Frankincense oil to your skin care products to boost their rejuvenating power. You can also create a healing
toner: In a spritzer bottle, add 10 drops of Frankincense oil to 30ml pure water. Shake well before use.
For a healthy scalp, add 2–3 drops of Frankincense oil to your shampoo. This will also moisturise your hair follicles and both prevent and treat hair loss.
Frankincense essential oil FOR YOUR MIND
If you’re overcome by anxiety, fear and stress, Frankincense oil has a sedative effect and can ease feelings of isolation, panic and grief. It is also known to sharpen concentration.
To increase focus, diffuse Frankincense oil throughout your room, or add 2–3 drops to your collar or pillow. You can also dilute it with a carrier oil and massage into your feet and toes or use it as a full body massage.
Before or after your yoga session, put a few drops of Frankincense oil in your palms, rub your hands together and inhale the oil.
Frankincense essential oil fOR YOUR SPIRIT
To quieten your mind and connect to a higher power, Frankincense oil’s grounding, clarifying properties enhance meditation and prayer. It also helps to break unproductive links with the past and encourages greater self-esteem.
Depression and helplessness
At least twice a day, apply a few drops of Frankincense oil to the back of the neck, especially around the brain stem.
Ingredients in Frankincense essential oil
What is Frankincense essential oil made from?
100% Frankincense essential oil
Steam distilled from the Boswellia carterii tree resin.
Botanical Name: Boswellia carterii
Country of Origin: Somalia
Aroma: woody, sweet, spicy
Chemical constituents: A-pinene, limonene, b-myrcene
The main chemical constituents of Frankincense are Limonene, Pinene, Borneol, Farnesol, Phellandrene and Myrcene.
Limonene has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties.
Pinene is known to strengthen and invigorate the respiratory system. Studies have also reported its diuretic properties.
Borneol is widely used to reduce the length of time taken to fall asleep, to increase the depth of sleep and the perception of well-being.
Farnesol reduces ageing by smoothing the look of wrinkles and increasing skin’s elasticity.
What does Frankincense essential oil blend with?
Keep out of reach of children
If sensitivity occurs, discontinue use.
Avoid contact with eyes and sensitive areas of the body.