The king of all oils is definitely frankincense oil. It has a long history of being used for many medical issues. Frankincense is known for being used as a prized and precious essential oil.
Throughout history it has been used by the Babylonians, Assyrians and Egyptians in religious ceremonies, and as a resin for balms and salves.
And not to mention the three Kings giving it to baby Jesus as an offering. Frankincense has so many health benefits you will wonder why you haven’t been using it on a daily basis.
This oil comes from Boswellias, it is extracted from the bark of the tree. The milky-white sap quickly hardens to form a resin and then is scraped off the tree in droplet form.
The color and quality of this resin varies in its different forms, from the highest quality (clear and silvery in color) to the lowest (of a brown-yellow hue).
Today, the therapeutic value of the frankincense resin is held in high regard. Here are some of the health benefits it possesses:
Help with wounds For best results, apply Lavender essential oil first then layer Frankincense on top. This combination is powerful when aiding wounds, cuts and burns.
Neurological support.Frankincense oil has the ability to support the nervous system by reducing stress, it is an anti-anxiety oriented, helps clarity of thinking and balances the emotions.
Fades and reduce scars.Just combine 2-3 drops of frankincense oil with coconut oil, and directly apply it on your skin for reduction of scars.
Helps the immune system.Massage a small amount of frankincense into the balls of your feet every day to enhance your immune system. You can also diffuse it throughout your home or in your bedroom at night.
Reduce stress and anxious feelings.Frankincense oil helps the body to relax and promotes feelings of calm. Massage the oil into the back of your neck when feeling stressed.
Hormones and MemoryFrankincense can help balance hormones and improve memory.
Anti-ageing Mix a few drops of the Frankincense with unscented oil (like coconut) and apply to your skin. You can also add a drop of frankincense oil to your daily moisturizer.
Head tension.Frankincense can be used to relieve conditions where pain and tension are present.
Congestion.Put six drops in a sink or bowl filled with hot water then bend over the sink with a towel draped over your head to keep the steam in. Inhale the vapors for at least five minutes, adding more hot water if needed. Be careful not to scald yourself; the water should be hot, not boiling.
Relieve itchingApplying one drop of oil to the affected area will bring immediate relief.
Helps joint pain and swellingCombine it with a carrier oil, and rub it into the painful joints at night and during the day if needed.For clear skinApply one drop to spots both morning and night.
Relaxation With a diffuser add 5 – 6 drops of the frankincense oil. Afterwards, breathe in calmly and open your senses to make a pleasant atmosphere. What’s more use this oil as a perfume, which will improve your mood.
Remove moles, skin tags, and warts.Simply rub a drop of the oil 3 or 4 times every day until the wart, mole and skin tags disappear, a few drops will get rid of these unwanted lesions.
Enhanced visionTake 1-2 drops of Frankincense in your hand and rub your index fingers with it. Massage the temples and this will improve your vision and clear things for you.