I always knew that frankincense was one of the best oils to use. After doing more research on this amazing oil, I felt I needed to share what I had found with you guys. So, the health benefits of frankincense essential oil are just incredible and this special oil has so many properties that helps it be the top oil to use. In fact it has been nicknamed ‘the king of essential oils’!
Frankincense oil is extracted from the gum or resin of frankincense or olibanum trees, whose scientific name is Boswellia carteri. I was also amazed to find out that Frankincense has been a popular ingredient in cosmetics and oils burners for centuries. It has even been found in the remains of ancient Egyptian and Anglo-Saxon civilizations. Furthermore, it is closely associated with religious traditions and rites, particularly the Christian tradition.
Frankincense Essential Oil Health Benefits:
• It is as effective as an antiseptic, and even the fumes or smoke obtained from burning has antiseptic and disinfectant qualities that eliminate the germs as the smoke filters them out. It can be applied on wounds to protect them from becoming septic. (Purchase our Doterra frankincense oil and aromatherapy diffuser. Or our roller for cuts and grazes and minor wounds)
Improves Oral Health:
• The same antiseptic properties make it a useful preventative against, bad breath, toothaches, cavities, mouth sores, and other infections. (Purchase our essential oil to add to your toothpaste or add to baking soda, or try our Doterra toothpaste (I love it!)
• When applied it can make scars and marks from acne fade much faster. This also includes the fading of stretch marks and surgery scarring. (I have recently had a minor op and have been using our Dottera Frankincense roller morning and night, I have seen incredible results and so has the surgeon!)
• Since natural skin care and anti-ageing are hot topics these days, this essential oil has become very important. Frankincense oil promotes the regeneration of healthy cells and also keeps existing cells and tissues healthy. When you combine this aspect of this oil with its powerful astringent capabilities, you have a potent anti-ageing quality. It can also eliminate sun spots, remove micro-wrinkles around eyes and cheeks, and generally tone and tighten skin all over your body, while simultaneously replacing old or dying cells with new and healthy ones! (try adding a few drops of our Doterra Frankincense Oil to your everyday moisturiser, night cream or body cream)
• Frankincense is a very effective sedative because it induces a feeling of mental peace, relaxation, satisfaction and spirituality. It also awakens insight, makes you more introspective and lowers anxiety and stress. (You can use in an oil burner or one of our diffusers to bring you into a state of calm and deep relaxation)
Frankincense essential oil reduces obstructed and delayed menstruation and also helps with menopause. It also helps with the symptoms eg. Menstrual cramps, nausea, headaches and tiredness. Oh and mood swings. So use in a burner or diffuser, add drops of the essential oil to the bath or rub drops on the abdomen.