Frankincense essential oil has been used for 1000s of years for it’s therapeutic benefits. It has also been long used in Ayurvedic medicine. Derived from the resin of a tree known as Boswellia, Frankincense’s powerful health benefits can be found in the species carterii, frereana and sacra which are commonly found in Somalia where the best Frankincense is found.
Frankincense has a warm, woodsy balsamic aroma. It’s main chemical compounds are a-pinene, limonene and a-thujene.
The health benefits of Frankincense essential oil are so numerous that it has come to be known as the King of Oils or Liquid Gold. The history & uses of Frankincense are well documented, both in ancient history and in our modern day.
You will find Frankincense mentioned in the Bible along side Myrrh and gold, and in fact was one of the gifts given to the Baby Jesus from the Magi/ Three Kings. Frankincense was used by the Assyrians and Babylonians in ceremony and the Egyptians used Frankincense to beautify the skin.
Today Frankincense is used in everything from emotional wellness to smoothing wrinkles. It supports a healthy immune system, protecting us from seasonal threats. Frankincense supports oral health and soothes the digestive tract.
Frankincense is known to support healthy cellular function and when inhaled or diffused Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation and overall wellness.
The Boswellia tree is a very rugged tree, growing in very inhospitable conditions. It has not only adapted but it thrives, growing in hard rocky soil with very little water. The resin drops collected from these hearty trees are known as tears.
My brand of Frankincense can be applied topically without dilution. When applying to newborns consider diluting with a small amount of a quality carrier oil. Frankincense can be used aromatically in a cool mist diffuser. Never burn Frankincense as this will destroy its therapeutic properties.
Our Frankincense can also be taken internally. I daily apply a drop or two to my tongue and then press my tongue to the roof of my mouth. Some like to place a drop under their tongue. However you chose to use your Frankincense, make it a daily routine.
How to use Frankincense:
Oil Pulling: Add a drop of Frankincense to your favorite pulling oil. Mine is extra virgin organic coconut oil.
Headaches: If you feel a migraine or headache coming your way, just add one drop and place it on your thumb. Place your thumb to the roof of your mouth. This is an incredible and “life-saving” way to stop migraines almost immediately.
Skin Care: Add 10 drops of Frankincense to your favorite body oil or lotion for a smooth appearance.
After A Workout: Apply Frankincense to sooth tired joints and muscles.
Afternoon Pick Me Up: A drop of Frankincense and Peppermint in the palm of your hand inhaled through your nose will give you a nice boost of mental clarity.
Beautiful Skin: Frankincense may improve the appearance of fine lines and scarring, softening and smoothing.
Relaxation: Add a few drops of Frankincense to a warm bath or on the soles of your feel for pain or discomfort.
Healthy Cellular Function: 1-3 drops of Frankincense daily. Oil may be put into a gelatin capsule for easy and tasteless ingestion. The easiest way is under the tongue or on the roof of your mouth.
Mother & Child Bonding: Frankincense when applied to both to the newborn and the new mom can promote a healthy bonding experience, instilling feelings of warmth, calm and safety.
Want to know more about Frankincense oil or how to use it or where to get it? You can visit www.wellconsulting.org or meet with Meg for an Essential Oil Wellness Session. Add essential oils into your life now and you will be very grateful for the many benefits they bring!