100% Frankincense Essential Oil
BEST USES FOR FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL
Aroma: Warm, woody, resinousand grounding
Production method: Steam-distilled
Plant part: Resin
Main constituents: alpha-pinene, limonene, myrcene, and beta-caryophyllene
- expectorative(helps to discharge mucus from your lungs)
FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS
Essential oil blends well with bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, coriander, scotch pineand silver fir. You can also mix frankincense with lime, lemon, orange, and grapefruit essential oils to create the perfect blend - grounding and uplifting.
5 BENEFITS OF FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL
Due to its main therapeutic constituents, frankincense essential oil is good for treating several conditions:
HISTORY OF FRANKINCENSE
Deservedly called the king of oils, frankincense is an aromatic resin with phenomenal benefits and extraordinary history. A beautiful small tree (more like a shrub) with white or pale pink flowers. Frankincense yields an oleo gum resin that is obtained by making incisions into the bark. The essential oil is then produced from the resins through steam distillation.
The English word frankincense comes from the Old French expression franc encens, which was used to denote 'high-quality incense'. The word ,,franc’’ in Old French stands for 'noble and pure'.
The use of frankincense for spiritual, religious and medicinal purposes trails back to ancient civilizations. It had a significant status with the ancient Egyptians who used it during mummification rituals. Boswellia resins were also commonly used in the Roman Empire during religious services, with Christianity being the predominant religion.
Did you know that Frankincense is mentioned in the New Testament as one of the three precious gifts of the Magi that were presented to the Christ Child? Frankincense is mentioned at least 140 times in the Bible.
Adopted and cherished by Babylonians,Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians, frankincense is a symbol of purity and immortality. Nowadays, it is used to relieve agitation and chronic unrest, reduce pain and inflammation, boost immunity and even as an adjuvant treatment for some types of tumours.
WHAT IS FRANKINCENSE OIL GOOD FOR?
The aroma of frankincense essential oil soothes and calms the soul and the mind. On an emotional level, it is just the natural remedy you need to help you feel grounded and be more mindful.
Physically, frankincense essential oil strengthens the immune system, supports your skin health and helps with respiratory disease. If you are searching for an essential oil with the potential to harmonize the mind and the body, consider frankincense.
MEDICINAL USES OF FRANKINCENSE OIL
Frankincense essential oil has been shown to kill breast cancer cells and suppress tumour aggressiveness and growth. The boswellic acids that are present in frankincense oil seem to cause the breakdown of tumour cells, including cell cycle progression.
A recent study from 2020 found that the Acetyl-11-Keto-β-Boswellic Acid (AKBA) in frankincense has immense potential in treating cancer. The research concludes that boswellic acid can potentially combat non-small-cell-lung cancer(NSCLC) through cell cycle arrest, cancer cell death induction, and tumorigenesis suppression.
Science-based claims regarding frankincense oil's immunomodulatory properties come from the international journal Phytomedicine. The research article reports that boswellic acids have a positive effect on some chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, bronchial asthma, osteoarthritis and Crohn's disease.
Studies have shown that frankincense can reduce redness and irritation in the skin and even the skin tone. In China, frankincense oil has been used as a skin remedy for bruises and wounds.
FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL - BENEFITS
Relieves joint inflammation and pain
To reduce inflammation and relieve joint and muscle pain related to conditions such as arthritis and osteoarthritis, massage frankincense oil onto the painful area. Use almond or hemp oil as a base to dilute the frankincense oil. You should feel relief and less stiffness right away.
Complement cancer treatment
Frankincense essential oil has been shown to help combat specific types of cancer cells, such as breast cancer cells and lung cancer cells. It can enhance the radiosensitivity of radiation-resistant lung cancer cells.
Researchers in China even explored the anticancer effects of frankincense and myrrh oils altogether. The results suggest that breast cancer cell lines were greatly affected by the combination of myrrh and frankincense oils.
Can alleviate bronchitis and asthma
Frankincense essential oil can help eliminate phlegm in the lungs and acts as an anti-inflammatory and expectorant agent in the nasal passages. There are even some claims suggesting that boswellic acid in the frankincense essential oil can reduce asthma severity.
To treat respiratory diseases, add 5 drops of frankincense essential oil to a diffuser and breathe for 5 minutes or rub 2 drops diluted in base oil directly onto your chest.
Lifts your spirits
Frankincense oil may help you feel peaceful and calm. It is ideal for prayer time, meditation and relaxation practices. Furthermore, professional aromatherapists often use it to cope with grief and sadness. Warming, woodsy and balmy, frankincense is perfect for strengthening one's spirit and mental resilience.
If you feel lost and purposeless amidst all the chaos and ever-pressing matters surrounding you, let the invigorating aroma of frankincense soothe your heart and soul.
Rejuvenates mature and irritated skin
Thanks to its cell-renewing properties, frankincense oil is ideal to add to your anti-aging rituals.
Additionally, it can be used to relieve skin inflammatory conditions such as sunburn and rosacea. Frankincense oil soothes the affected areas and restores the epidermis's health.
A 2017 study examining the biological activities of frankincense essential oil in human dermal cells suggests that frankincense could reduce the chance of scar formation during wound healing. Due to its anti-proliferative activity, frankincense oil could contribute to a better and faster wound healing process. The study concludes that frankincense oil greatly affected the signalling pathways that are relevant to tissue remodelling.
FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL - PRECAUTIONS
As with any essential oil, use frankincense essential oil wisely. Some side effects include nausea, headache or drowsiness. Pregnant women should avoid using it.
FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL - RECIPES
Frankincense “Peace” blend
Do you feel chronically stressed and overwhelmed by all that is happening to you? Do you feel like you have lost connection with your inner world and your mind is spiralling with negative thoughts? Take a moment and try this heavenly frankincense blend:
Breathe freely blend with frankincense
Did you get a cold? You are relentlessly coughing? If you have to deal with all the unpleasant symptoms of the cold or the flu and are experiencing trouble breathing freely, try this blend and your lungs will thank you. Mix:
Frankincense oil for face
Are you looking to incorporate frankincense oil into your beauty rituals? With its anti-inflammatory and cell-renewing properties, frankincense oil is ideal for treating wrinkles, uneven skin tone and dull complexion. Try this fast and easy recipe for the ultimate luxurious experience. Mix:
Frankincense and coconut oil miracle lotion
If you suffer from dry, even itchy skin and your body and face scream hydration, this recipe is for you. Try this natural remedy to quench your skin and relieve the tightness associated with severe dryness. Mix:
Frankincense blend for inflammation and pain relief
Arthritic joints can be paralyzing with all the pain, stiffness, and discomfort coming with such diseases. Sometimes it can even deprive you of your daily routine, making simple activities such as stair-climbing much more challenging. Try this simple and natural DIY recipe. Mix:
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS: Frankincense oil is a highly concentrated product and should only be used with extreme caution. Please note that all information is provided for informational purposes and we always recommend additional consultation with a specialist before usage, especially when used in childhood, during pregnancy, breastfeeding or if you suffer from chronic diseases! Avoid contact with eyes, mucous membranes, inner ear and other sensitive parts of the body! Keep out of reach of children!