Frankincense Essential Oil is steam-distilled from the resin of the Indian Boswellia Serrata tree, also known as the Frankincense tree.
It has been used since the ancient past, with references of the treasured resin bestowed to Jesus by the three wise men. This essential oil is considered to be one of the most therapeutic oils, renown for its ability to tighten the skin and help with cellular regeneration. It is also highly anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, making it a common ingredient in anti-aging skin care products and personal care formulations.
Here are some Tips & Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil:
Anxiety or Stress: Apply a drop at the temples to relieve stress and evoke a feeling of calmness. Rub a few drops mixed with a carrier oil* on the back of the neck when you feel anxious.
Cuts, Scrapes or Burns: Apply a drop of Lavender first then add a drop of Frankincense on top (both oils work great together).
Immune System: Its antiseptic properties make it ideal for supporting a strong immune system. Massage a few drops into the balls of your feet every day. Diffuse throughout your home (especially in the bedroom at night) — this is especially good during cold and flu season.
Itching: Apply a single drop to the affected area for relief.
Moles, Skin Tags or Warts: Apply a single drop 3-4 times a day until gone. If the mole is dark and ragged around the edges and/or growing quickly, see your healthcare professional for an assessment and possible treatment.
Restless Legs Syndrome: Massage 2 drops with a carrier oil to the bottom of your feet nightly to relieve.
Scars: Dab a drop on scars to help them reduce and fade.
Sleep: Diffuse 1-3 drops at bedtime to help slow down your breathing and relieve tension and anxiety.
Sun Spots: Apply 1-2 drops directly to sun-damaged areas of skin. Try it twice per day and watch the spots fade.
Wrinkles: Dab a drop on fine lines and wrinkles to make them less noticeable. You can also add a drop to your daily moisturizer.
*Some good carrier oils are: jojoba, olive, coconut, fractionated coconut & grapeseed oils.