Frankincense essential oil is obtained from the dried and distilled resin of the Frankincense tree, which is native to in the dry, mountainous regions of Africa and the Middle East. Frankincense has a woody, spicy smell and can be inhaled, absorbed through the skin, steeped into a tea or taken as a supplement.
Used in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years, frankincense appears to offer certain health benefits, from improved arthritis and digestion to reduced asthma and better oral health. It may even help fight certain types of cancer
Here are some useful tips of using Frankincense Essential Oil:
- Keep Young
Add one drop of frankincense essential oil in the base oil or base lotion every morning and evening to lighten spots, remove wrinkles, reduce pores, and firm skin. It is used as a daily skin care product.
- Improve vision
Dilute frankincense with carrier oil and apply it around the eyes, morning and night, which can relieve myopia and reduce the degree of presbyopia.
- Lowering blood pressure
Apply 2-3 drops of frankincense oil to the pulse beats of both wrists twice a day, morning and evening.
- Relieve stress
Apply frankincense oil to the back of the neck, ears, or temples, or drop it on the palm of your hand. After rubbing lightly, move to the nose for deep breathing several times, or smoke incense, which can balance emotions, relieve anxiety and relieve stress or diffuse using a diffuser or nebulizer
- Soothe the nerves to help sleep
diffuse or apply frankincense oil to the soles of your feet to calm and soothe your sleep.
- Help wound healing
Apply frankincense oil directly to the wound to help the wound heal (can be used with lavender).
- Improve Attention
Scenting frankincense with citrus essential oils or scenting with peppermint will refresh your mind and irritability, help to focus and increase concentration.
- relieve cough symptoms
Applying frankincense oil to the back of the neck and throat can relieve itching and coughing.
- Relieves dizziness and motion sickness
Apply 2 drops of frankincense to the temples, behind the neck, shoulders, or incense.
- Relieve discomfort during pregnancy
Pregnant women can apply frankincense to the soles of their feet to relax and soothe emotions, diffuse in the room or apply a drop of massage to the chest and neck.