1. Promotes Pain & Inflammation Relief –
Frankincense essential oil has been known to considerably reduce levels of inflammation associated with conditions such as arthritis, asthma, and symptoms caused by painful bowel & digestive disorders. It can also be useful for preventing the breakdown of cartilage tissue. This makes it a powerhouse choice in natural pain relief for anything that affects the muscles, joints, and tendons.
By diffusing frankincense oil and massaging it onto problem areas of the body, circulation can be improved, and symptoms of joint or muscle pain can be alleviated. To relieve tension from aching muscles, add frankincense to a warm, Epsom salt bath or place a drop or two on a towel and steam while in a hot shower.
2. Slows the Aging Process & Repairs the Skin –
Because of the protection of skin cells, frankincense oil provides it the ability to fortify the skin while developing tone, elasticity, immunity to bacteria, and rejuvenation of the skin cells to lessen the appearance of scars, stretch marks, acne blemishes, and wrinkles.
Add a few drops of frankincense oil to a carrier oil or unscented lotion, and apply directly to areas of concern to give skin nourishment and support the tightening, lifting, and healing of sagging or dry cracked skin. To aid in the healing of wounds put two to three drops on a cold compress and apply it directly twice a day. Although it is safe to apply frankincense essential oil to skin that is already in healing stages, take caution when placing it directly on broken skin and open wounds.
3. Aids the Immune System & Fights Off Bacteria –
One of the biggest reasons Frankincense oil is sought after is due to it’s considerably effective disinfectant and antibacterial properties. With the capability to enhance the immune system and defend the body (internally and externally) against infections, viruses, bacteria and germs, it’s not surprising that 100% pure, therapeutic-grade frankincense essential oil is out of stock regularly.
To naturally disinfect, kill and prevent germs from spreading, and reduce indoor pollution, diffuse frankincense oil throughout your home daily. To help break up phlegm, relieve cold, flu, bronchitis or pneumonia symptoms, place a few drops on a towel and inhale. This also can reduce inflammation in the nasal passages and make breathing easier, which can also benefit those who suffer from asthma and seasonal allergies. Frankincense can also be used in place of chemical household cleaners to eliminate bacteria in your home, and be a natural deodorizer.
4. Provides Stress Release & Emotional Balance –
Due to the chemistry of frankincense, which contains sesquiterpenes that stimulate the part of the brain that controls emotions, it is highly beneficial for relieving anxiety, depression, emotional fatigue, and insomnia. Research has shown that it can reduce the heart rate and lower blood pressure, therefore providing a sense of calm and comfort. Frankincense oil has also been known to be effective at releasing one’s self from the ego. Promoting grounding, enhancing intuition and spiritual connection, makes this essential oil a favorite in meditation, and spiritual and religious practices.
For stimulating feelings of peace, relaxation, and well-being — without the negative side effects and drowsiness caused by prescription medications — inhale Frankincense directly or diffuse it in your home. To relieve tension, stress and anxiety, add eight to ten drops to a hot bath or massage a couple of drops onto the bottom of your feet. If you have troubles with falling asleep at night or suffer from insomnia, diffusing it in your room can help to lower levels of anxiety, open the breathing passages to induce the ideal sleeping temperature, and diminish pain that keeps you awake, naturally.