Using essential oils as alternative medicine can do many wonders for your health. Each essential oil is good but due to its numerous benefits, Frankincense oil is considered the king of all oils.
It’s extracted from the resin of the Boswellia carterii tree, which is grown in Somalia. Frankincense oil was widely used since ancient times. Egyptians, Assyrians and Babylonians used it in their religious rituals. And the legend has it that baby Jesus was given Frankincense oil by the three wise men.
Frankincense oil is used for its fragrance in the aromatherapy treatments, as a beauty product and it also has many medicinal uses.
Here are 20 uses of the Frankincense oil which may improve your life greatly.
- Maintain Good Oral Health
Frankincense oil has antiseptic properties and therefore is effective as preventative measure against problems with the oral health such as toothache, bad breath, cavities and similar infections.
Whenever you’re buying your toothpaste make sure that it contains Frankincense oil. Or even better make your own toothpaste by combining some baking soda and Frankincense oil.
- Heal Minor Cuts, Burns and Scrapes
Apply a layer of Frankincense oil on some minor injuries like cuts, burns and scrapes and cover it with a cloth if needed. Leave the oil to do its job for a few hours. Apply as many times as necessary.
- Improve Your Nervous System
No other oil provides better neurological support that the Frankincense essential oil. Its aroma will help you balance your emotions and clear your thoughts. Its fragrance will also help you achieve relaxation, peace and satisfaction and give you strength to go through your day. So next time you are doing your morning yoga or meditation don’t forget to diffuse some Frankincense oil in the room in order to improve the experience.
- Frankincense Oil Will Reduce and Fade Scars
Mix 2-3 drops of Frankincense Oil with some coconut oil and apply the mixture directly onto the scar. Do this regularly and watch the scars go away.
- Boost Your Immune System
Apply a few drops of Frankincense Oil onto the balls of the feet and massage gently. Do this on a daily basis and strengthen your immune system in a natural way.
When you don’t have time for this massage, simply diffuse some Frankincense Oil through the room where you spend most of your time.
- Reduces Anxiety and Stress
- Balances the Level of Hormones
Frankincense Oil balances the hormone levels and that way it relieves cramps, pain, headaches, nausea, constipation, fatigue and mood swings, symptoms connected with menstruation and menopause.
The oil also regulates the production of the estrogen, thus reducing the risk of cyst or tumor development in premenopausal women.
Frankincense Oil is helpful in cells regeneration and in maintaining existing cells healthy. Therefore this essential oil is efficient anti-aging fighter. It removes the wrinkles around the cheeks and eyes, removes sun spots and tones your skin by replacing old cells with new healthy ones.
Add a few drops of Frankincense Oil in some coconut oil and apply the mixture on your skin. You can add a few drops in your face cream and daily moisturizer as well.
- Relieve Congestion
Add six drops of Frankincense Oil in hot water. Bend over the water and cover your head with a towel so you could inhale the steam better. Inhale for a few minutes. Add more hot water if necessary. But be careful not to burn yourself, the water should be hot but not boiling.
- Relieve Itching
Just rub some Frankincense Oil on the itching area and feel instant relief.
- Sooth Swelling and Joint Pain
Apply some Frankincense oil onto the swelling or painful joints before going to bed. If necessary do this throughout the day as well.
- Remove Skin Tags, Moles and Warts
Simply rub the area with a drop of Frankincense oil, 4 or 5 times a day, until the problem disappears.
- Cleans your Skin
Dup a ball of cotton into some Frankincense oil and apply onto the problematic area in the morning and in the evening.
- Freshen Up the Space
Add a few drops of Frankincense oil in a bowl of water and leave the bowl into the room until the space is filled with fresh smell.
- Fights Insomnia
Diffuse some Frankincense oil in your bedroom. The fragrance will help you relax, relieve anxiety and nervousness and slow down your breathing. You’ll finally be able to have a good night’s sleep.
- Increases the Efficiency of Other Essential Oils
Add a layer of Frankincense oil over any other essential oil in order to enhance their properties and help them absorb deeper into the cells.
- Improves Digestion
You don’t have to reach out for the antacids any time you are suffering from indigestion. Now there is a better and healthier way to improve the digestive system. Frankincense oil will not only suppress the symptoms but will also speed up the secretion of the digestive juices and speed up the food movement through the intestines.
- Fights Cancer
Frankincense oil can be also effective in fighting cells of some types of cancer. According to a study conducted in 2012, the Frankincense oil contains the compound called AKBA which was found effective in killing cancer cells, which are resistant to chemotherapy.
- Removes Harmful Germs and Bacteria
Frankincense oil has antiseptic and disinfectant properties and therefore is efficient in eliminating flu and cold germs from both your home and your body in a natural way.
- Act as Natural Cold or Flu Medicine
Fight a respiratory infection from flu or cold by using some Frankincense oil to relieve the coughing. The oil will also remove the phlegm in the lungs.
Frankincense oil has anti-inflammatory properties as well, so it will clear your nasal passages and ease your breathing, even if you suffer from allergies or asthma.
If you don’t own an oil diffuser, you can add several drops of Frankincense oil on a cloth and breathe into it.
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