Essential oils are extremely popular nowadays. Mainly every condition can be treated or eased with an essential oil and it’s no wonder aromatherapy is taking such a big step for a very justified reason, because they are truly beneficial for all of us.
Meet Frankincense Oil or also known as the Kings of Oils and you’re about to find out why this name is well given to this oil. Its daily use can surely improve your overall health and you can easily combine several essential oils for best results.
This oil is present and acknowledged many years ago. It was usually used in the religious purposes, however it wasn’t long ago since people started using it as a medicine as well.
It is extracted from the bark of the tree, taken from Boswellias and its milky sap quickly turns into a hard resin. Later on, this resin is scraped off the tree in the shape of a pear droplets.
The color of the resin determines the quality of the Frankincense. The highest quality is usually silvery or clear in color and the lowest quality appears in brown-yellowish color.
So, if you haven’t used or tried Frankincense oil so far, maybe the following list of benefits will make you change your mind:
- Reduces the scaring
Using a few drops of Frankincense oil will help you greatly with those terrible scars. Applying two or three drops of this oil directly on the skin will help you fade the scars and smoothen the skin.
- Helps with cut wounds, burns and scrapes
Frankincense oil is generally convenient and suitable for every type of skin due to its anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
For best results you can easily combine Lavender and Frankincense oil and these two essential oils will work miracle on the wounds. You’ll recover from it quickly and with ease. Apply the Lavender oil first and then top it off with Frankincense.
- Boosts the immune system
Diffusing Frankincense oil throughout your home or simply in your bedroom will influence positively on your immunity. However, you can also massage the balls of your feet regularly and boost your immune system.
- Improves the function of the central nervous system
Another benefit from using Frankincense is the neurological support that this essential oil has to offer. It’s especially beneficial for the function of the central nervous system by improving the balance of emotions and the clarity of thinking.
- Fights off stress-related depression
We are familiar with the power of stress and the negative impact it may have on the human body and brain, on a long term exposure. However, we can’t fight off stress easily and that’s way many medical conditions are closely related with accumulated stress, such as depression.
Frankincense, like any other essential oil has the power to calm you down, slow the organism and relax you to the point where stress is no longer present. So, whenever you feel stress is winning the battle over you, massage you neck and relax.
- Improves the quality of your skin
You can use Frankincense as a moisturizer for healthy and glowing skin. This essential oil has also the power to slow down the aging process, so using few drops of this oil can come in handy when entering the mature age.
- Balances the hormones
The regular and proper use of Frankincense oil can help you greatly, especially if you suffer from hormone imbalance. It will improve the balance of your hormones.
- Fight itchiness
If you have problems with mosquito bites or any type of rash, Frankincense oil and its soothing properties will solve the problem in no time. Apply a few drops of this oil on the affected area and massage it for some seconds. You’ll notice that the itch will be gone in no time.
- Helps with headaches and migraines
Stress and tension is also closely related to frequent headaches or migraines. So in order to ease the pain, massage your head or neck with a few drops of Frankincense oil and feel the difference.
- Clarifies the vision
Massaging each of your temple provides clarity for your vision and eases the tension in your eyes, especially if you spend several hours in front of the computer. Add a few drops of the oil on the index finger and massage the temples gently.
- Eases congestion
If you are struggling with congestion, then adding several drops of Frankincense oil in hot water may be the perfect treatment for you. Bend over the water and breathe in the vapors for five minutes by adding hot water when needed.
Be cautious with the water temperature, scorching hot water may be dangerous for your skin and eyes and you may want to add normal hot water.
- Promotes oral health
Making your own toothpaste with baking soda, coconut oil and Frankincense oil will be a great way to fight off oral infections, bad breath, cavities and canker sores. Due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and healing properties, Frankincense oil will help your greatly to promote and enhance your oral health.
- Helps you Sleep better
Due to its soothing properties, Frankincense oil will help you relax, slow down and sleep like a baby. So, after a tiring day, treat yourself with a massage with Frankincense oil and sleep better than ever.
- Eases the joint pain and reduces the swelling
If you have joint pain or tension in the muscles, then applying Frankincense oil on the affected or hurting area will ease the pain and relax your muscles.
- Improves the efficiency of other essential oils
Frankincense oil has the ability to drive other essential oils deeper into the cells and therefore improve their efficiency. Applying Frankincense oil over other essential oil will increase the efficiency as well as improve the properties of the other essential oils.
- Helps in removing the warts and moles
Using Frankincense oil can help you greatly, especially if you face problems such as warts, skin tags and moles. Apply a drop of Frankincense oil 3 or 4 times per day and repeat the action until the imperfections are gone.