Secret Uses for Frankincense You need to Know!
Frankincense essential oil is extracted from the dried resin from the Boswellia tree, which is predominantly found in Africa and Arabia. It has been used for generations for its healing benefits and was also used in ancient Egypt in the mummification process. Indigenous cultures used Frankincense in religious ceremonies and this essential oil is widely used in modern Ayurvedic medicine because of its healthy ingredients. Frankincense contains many healing ingredients such as: Phellandrene, Limonene, Pinene, Borneol, Farnesol and Myrcene which all have anti-inflammatory and disinfectant properties.
Uses for Frankincense
Research published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information revealed that 70% of patients showed improvement in their respiratory issues when they were treated with gum resin of the Boswellia tree, also known as Frankincense.
Diffusing Frankincense oil is a great way to naturally treat asthma and other respiratory issues.
To Use: Add 2-4 drops of pure Frankincense essential oil into your diffuser with clean water. Diffuse as desired to promote respiratory wellness.
(Note: Never take an essential oil internally without first checking with your physician.)
Frankincense contains many healing ingredients proven to improve a myriad of skin care issues. In addition to it being naturally antiseptic, it has been shown as an effective treatment to heal dermal fibroblasts. Frankincense was found to improve skin by reducing scar formation or wound healing. When safely applied to a wound, it can decrease healing time and prevent permanent scarring.
Anti- Acne Cleanse
Acne can be a difficult problem to treat and Frankincense oil can be a wonderful addition to your beauty routine. Dirt, sweat and make up can get trapped in pores and lead to breakouts. Using Frankincense essential oil as a face wash can help prevent acne and keep your skin looking clean and free of blemishes.
To use: Mix 3 drops of Frankincense essential oil in 4 tablespoons of warm water. Apply to face with a clean washcloth, careful to avoid getting into eyes and mouth. Let mixture rest on skin 3-5 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with cool water. For best results, wash your face with this mixture first thing in the morning before applying your make-up and then again before bed.
Medical Studies have shown frankincense can promote antidepressive effects and can be a natural treatment for moodiness. Many holistic health practitioners recommend applying a safely diluted solution of frankincense oil to your wrists, neck, and collar bone to promote a calmer mood and treat anxiety. You can also diffuse Frankincense oil in your home or office diffuser to induce a brighter mood.
Recipe for Calming Essential Oil Balm:
4 Drops of Frankincense Oil
2 Drops of Lavender Oil
6 tablespoons of Carrier oil of Choice
To Use: Apply a liberal amount of balm to wrists, neck and collarbone to induce a calmer mood as needed.
Frankincense can have many health benefits, but only if you are using a 100% pure product in a safe manner. Be sure to check with your healthcare provider before you start any natural treatment and discuss the risks and benefits before you begin using a new regiment.
We here at Mary Tylor Naturals are proud to offer a USDA certified, organic Frankincense product and offer our customers Better Ingredients for a Better Life.