Frankincense is known as the Oil of Truth. This supportive essential oil encourages new perspectives by promoting wisdom, spirituality, and enlightenment. Frankincense “shields the body and soul from negative influences and assists the soul in its spiritual evolution.” Even more, Frankincense enhances meditation and combats feelings of abandonment and negativity. The purpose of this blog post is to provide you with some background information in order to establish a basic understanding of Frankincense essential oil.
Frankincense comes from the Burseraceae botanical family, which is the fancy, scientific word for resinous trees and shrubs. The main chemical constituents found in frankincense are monoterpenes, which contain antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties. The extraction method for Frankincense essential oil involves the distillation of the gum/resin of Boswellia trees, which grow primarily in West Africa. If you are interested in learning more about essential oil extraction, check out my blog post here, which covers the basics of essential oil extraction and the importance of quality.
The primary uses for Frankincense essential oil include aneurysms, arthritis, asthma, balance, breathing, cancer, concussion, confusion, depression, immune system support, improved vision, inflammation, memory, mental fatigue, moles, MRSA, multiple sclerosis, postpartum depression, scarring prevention, ulcers, warts, and wrinkles.
Research is currently taking place around the world to better understand the potential power of Frankincense essential oil in fighting cancer cells. Studies have identified that in cases where cancer cells are unresponsive to chemotherapy, they can be responsive to the healing powers of frankincense. The future of Frankincense and its role in preventing and treating cancer could be the ultimate game changer. If you would like to do some additional research and learn about the studies that have been conducted on the primary uses of frankincense, the U.S. National Library of Medicine website is a fantastic resource!
Frankincense essential oil can be applied via all three application methods–topical, aromatic, and internal. Topical: Frankincense essential oil can be applied directly to the skin on the area of concern or on reflex points. Aromatic: Frankincense essential oil can be inhaled directly of diffused. Internal: place 1 drop under your tongue or take using a veggie capsule!
- Feeling extra stressed or anxious? Rub a few drops of Frankincense on your temples and wrists for a calming effect! You can also diffuse frankincense to uplift your mood!
- In need of an immunity boost? Place 1 drop of Frankincense under your tongue on a daily basis to support healthy cellular function!
- Looking for a natural way to reduce age spots and wrinkles? Add 1 drop of Frankincense to your daily moisturizer for extra skin rejuvenation!
- Experiencing joint pain or discomfort? Apply Frankincense to the direct area of concern for anti-inflammatory relief!
- Has winter weather caused your nails to feel brittle and dry? Rub 1 drop of Frankincense on your nails for extra strength!
- Need to enhance your environment during yoga or meditation? Diffuse Frankincense and align with your daily intentions!
- Do you feel a tension headache coming on? Press 1 drop of Frankincense to the roof of your mouth and apply Lavender and Peppermint to the temples, back of the neck, or reflex points for relief!
Where do I get most of my information from? The sources I completely rely on and fully trust are Modern Essentials and Emotions & Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing. Check out these books if you are interested in learning more about the benefits of Frankincense essential oil!
What are some of your favorite ways to use Frankincense essential oil? How do you incorporate this essential oil in your daily routine to regulate your emotions? I would love to hear your thoughts!
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