Essential Oils At Home ~ Frankincense

Frankincense is a very popular and commonly used essential oil, sourced from the resin of the Boswellia carterii or Boswellia sacara tree, this remarkable tree can actually grow & flourish in very little soil in extremely dry conditions. Frankincense has been spoken & sung about for generations, and widely known, as it was one of the first gifts given to Jesus Christ by the 3 wise men after his birth.

Either diffusing into the air to inhale or applying and absorbing through your skin, normally mixed with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut or jojoba oil. Research tell us that Frankincense affects the limbic system of our brain – which affects our nervous system and when we inhale the oil – it’s been shown to reduce our heart rate and lower high blood pressure. Unlike prescription medication for anti-anxiety and depression, Frankincense doesn’t have any negative side effects and does not cause unwanted drowsiness.

Many studies show that frankincense boosts our immune system to prevent illness, which helps our bodies destroy bad bacteria, viruses and cancer cells. It will also prevent germs from forming on your skin, inside your mouth or on surfaces. Which means you can naturally relieve oral health issues, prevent gingivitis, toothache, mouth sores and bad breath. Because of it’s antiseptic & disinfectant properties, the ability to successfully kill cold and influenza germs from the surfaces in our homes and surroundings, so we can stop using chemical household cleaners. Shown to help fight off specific types of cancer cells, a  study  in 2012 found a particular chemical compound in frankincense named AKBA could eliminate cancer cells which was resistant to chemotherapy.

Frankincense helps protect skin cells, strengthen the skin layers and improve tone & elasticity while protecting against bacteria & blemishes. By toning and lifting skin, it reduces the appearance & prevents wrinkles and helps lift and tighten skin to naturally.  Apply to the abdomen, jowls or under your eyes, see the recipe below.  

And don’t forget to balances your hormone levels with the Frankincense, as it will relieve pain & cramps, headaches, and anxiety & mood swings. It can also regulate estrogen production, which may reduce the risk of tumor or cyst development in premenopausal women.

Lower your  anxiety or chronic stress that keeps awake at night, by using Frankincense as a sleep aid. The calming and grounding scent naturally helps you fall asleep & open your breathing passages and keeps your body at the correct temperature for extended slumber.

Frankincense oil can also inhibit the processes of inflammatory molecules that cause body pain like Arthritis, IBS, Crohn’s Disease and Gluten Sensitives and those suffers of Celiac Disease. It can also prevent cartilage tissue breaking down and reduce inflammation levels in the body, making it a natural treatment option.

Don’t forget only purchase pure essential oil or 100% essential oil from a reputable source.

Facial Oil Recipe

6 Drops of Frankincense Organic Essential Oil

1 ounce of Fracitioned Coconut Oil

Mix in a small dark glass bottle.

Apply directly to the skin.

*Always do a small patch area test first to test for possible allergic reactions

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