Let's Be Frank About Frankincense
Why should I use Frankincense Oil?
Frankincense sacra (Boswellia sacra) is one of the most popular and beneficial essential oils on the market. It's therapeutic properties make it a great pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic and has also been claimed to be anti-carcinogenic.
FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL BENEFITS
1. SKINCARE (This is WHY it is our best seller)
Frankincense sacra essential oil is ideal for the skin as it contains a wealth of the necessary physical properties that feeds our skin. Frankincense essential oil is a powerful astringent, meaning it helps protect skin cells. It can be used to help reduce acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores, prevent wrinkles, and it even helps lift and tighten skin to naturally slow signs of aging.
It can help to tone the skin and keep it in good condition as well as fighting against common skin disorders like acne and eczema.
It also promotes the regeneration of new and healthy skin cells while reducing the appearance of scars and other blemishes. It can also help you look more refreshed by reducing the appearance wrinkles that we all have to accept as we get older.
- Apply the oil to any area of skin that requires your attention
- Dilute it first with another skin friendly carrier oil like coconut or jojoba oil
- Perform a test patch to ensure it agrees with your skin
For acne: If you are one of the many people suffering from acne (Adolescent or Adult), simply apply your diluted frankincense oil to your pimples with a cotton pad each evening before going to bed. Many people use frankincense essential oil in its undiluted form without any reaction but take care before using it neat.
The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties in frankincense oil can help soothe any redness and destroy bacteria. It also has astringent qualities that help tighten the skin and reduce any acne scars that you may be left with.
For wrinkles: Frankincense essential oil is one of the best natural remedies for wrinkles and other blemishes like age spots. It has excellent antioxidant and astringent abilities so just apply your diluted oil directly to your wrinkles and marks once or twice a day and you should notice the difference.
For Scars and Stretch marks: There is no quick fix for scarring but when used over time, frankincense may help at least diminish the visibility of your scars.
You can also add a few drops of frankincense essential oil to your regular lotions and creams or make your own home made recipe.
2. JOINT PAIN RELIEF
As we get older, we suffer more from joint and muscle pain. These distracting aches can make getting through the day a hard task. Some people are also unfortunate enough to suffer from rheumatism or arthritis. There are an abundance of products and services that offer some form of remedy but if you are looking for a natural treatment to ease your pain, fortunately, it appears that the reports of the pain relief offered by frankincense essential oil is justified.
According to research, frankincense oil is able to inhibit production of inflammatory molecules which are related to arthritis, gout and also inflammatory bowel conditions and asthma.
- To treat joint and muscle pain, you can dilute your oil with a carrier oil (Check out KOTANICALS's Activated Jojoba for this) and massage the mixture into the affected areas of your body several times each day.
- Alternatively just add a few drops to your bathtub and let the oil do its work.
3. STRESS RELIEF
Stress relief is a very broad term but frankincense essential oil can be used for the entire spectrum of emotional disorders that people commonly suffer with.
Essential oils like frankincense and lavender among others are extremely effective in relieving anxiety naturally. By simply inhaling the scent of one of these amazing oils, it can quickly instill a feeling of calmness.
If you are feeling stressed, then why not try diffusing your frankincense oil throughout the day at home or in your office? An individual may react differently to oils and their claims but frankincense can offer an excellent natural remedy for stress and anxiety.
4. FOR BETTER SLEEP
Poor sleep is often linked to anxiety, stress and depression and because frankincense essential oil is so effective against these disorders, it can also be used to help you overcome your insomnia and get a good night of uninterrupted sleep.
If you suffer from insomnia, you will be very familiar with the issues that it can cause. These related problems range from daytime fatigue and difficulty concentrating to potential physical problems in the longer term.
Dealing with your insomnia naturally is certainly desirable so along with other habitual and lifestyle changes necessary, diffusing frankincense essential oil at night should provide a calming relaxing atmosphere for a beautiful nights sleep..
5. GENERAL USES
Topical application: Dilute your Frankincense oil with a carrier oil to make a very soothing and effective massage rub to treat your aching joints and muscles.
Inhalation: for general mood and well-being, try inhaling your frankincense oil either directly from the bottle or by diffusing it in a machine.
Bath soak: add a few drops to your bath tub after you have finished running the water, sit back and let its wonderful properties wash over you. This can help both heal muscle and joint pain and also contribute to your mental health and well-being.
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About the author:
Founder of Kotanical..Finalist Jcidublin Digital experience. Artisan Distiller. Karl is turning Ireland into a essential oil hub one seed at a time with the help of his twin Lar .
KOTANICAL'S distilled Frankincense Sacra