Frankincense oil, also known as the King of Oils, is a sacred treasure which can transform your life due to its healing properties. It was widely used by Babylonians, Egyptians, and Assyrians as part of their religious ceremonies as well as a resin for salves and balms. Interestingly, the legend says that baby Jesus was given frankincense as an offering by the three wise men.
Frankincense is obtained from the resin of the Boswellia carterii or Boswellia sacara tree, which is native to Somalia. The color of the resin is usually associated with the quality of the resin itself. For instance, clear and silvery color indicates the highest quality while brown or yellow color is linked to a resin with low quality.
Now, frankincense oil is obtained by steam distillation of the resin and it is widely used for medicinal purposes. Among them are:
1. Head Tension
Frankincense relieves conditions which are associated with tension and pain.
2. Neurological Support
Frankincense essential oil improves the function of the central nervous system, ably balancing emotions, helping with a clarity of thinking, etc.
3. Heals wounds from cuts, burns, and scrapes
The combination of frankincense essential oil and lavender essential oil works wonders when it comes to treating wounds. For optimal results, apply lavender oil first and then apply frankincense on the top.
4. Removes moles, warts, and skin tags
Simply apply a drop of the oil, 3-4 times daily until the mole/wart/ skin tag disappears.
5. Reduces Scars
To reduce scars, mix 2-3 drops of frankincense oil with coconut oil and apply onto the affected area.
6. Boosts Immunity
To boost immunity with the help of this oil you can either massage a few drops into the balls of your feet or diffuse it throughout the bedroom before bedtime.
Add 5-6 drops to a diffuser and breathe in the oil to create a calming atmosphere and boost your mood.
8. Reduces Stress and Anxiety
Since it promotes calmness and relaxation, rubbing a few drops of frankincense oil combined with a carrier oil on the back of the neck helps reduce stress and anxiety.
9. Hormones and Memory
Frankincense promotes hormonal balance and boosts memory.
10. Aging Skin
You can either mix a few drops of frankincense oil with coconut oil and apply onto the skin or add a drop of it into you moisturizer.
Pour 6 drops of frankincense oil in a sink/ bowl filled with hot water. Bend over it with a towel draped over the head. Breathe in for about 5 minutes, adding hot water as needed.
12. Promotes Better Sleep
Diffuse frankincense oil before bedtime to relieve tension and have a nice sleep.
13. Improves Vision
Apply a few drops of frankincense oil in your hand and then rub it onto each temple. This simple trick helps improve vision and make things much clear.
14. Relieve Joint Pain and Swelling
Combine it with a carrier oil and rub it onto the painful joints before bedtime and during the day, when needed.
15. Relieve Itching
As little as one drop of frankincense oil applied onto the itchy are provides instant relief.
16. Oral Health
Frankincense oil prevents oral health issues, such as a toothache, cavities, canker sores, and bad breath. To fight off these issues, combine it with baking soda and coconut oil and use it as toothpaste.
17. Boosts Efficacy of Other Essential Oils
Applying frankincense over other essential oil enhances its properties and penetrates deeper into the cells.