WHAT IS FRANKINCENSE? A SIMPLE GUIDE TO ITS BENEFITS & USES

Updated: May 7

Frankincense Essential Oil is the most powerful natural anti-inflammatory remedy. Why? Learn its other numerous benefits & how to use it to boost your health!



WHAT IS FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL?


Frankincense is often called the “King of Essential Oils" because of its powerful extensive health benefits. Frankincense essential oil supports healthy cellular function, promotes feelings of peace, boosts the immune and respiratory systems, and supports smooth, healthy skin.


FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL: AN ANCIENT OIL

In addition to its notoriety in the New Testament, the Babylonians and Assyrians would burn Frankincense in religious ceremonies and the ancient Egyptians used Frankincense resin for everything from perfume to salves for soothing skin.


Frankincense Essential oil has been highly valued for over 5,000 years and this centuries-old knowledge contributes to the modern uses of Frankincense today.



WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY BENEFITS OF FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL?


1. FRANKINCENSE BENEFIT No. 1:

BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM AND MAY HELP TO TREAT SOME CANCERS


New research shows Frankincense may support a healthy immune function response and healthy brain activity.

Because of its potent effects on the immune system, some research has suggested that frankincense oil may be a natural way to treat certain kinds of cancer.


2. FRANKINCENSE BENEFIT No. 2:

SUPPORT HEALTHY CELLULAR FUNCTION


Frankincense promotes cellular function and the health of the joints, liver, lungs, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and urinary tract systems.



3. FRANKINCENSE BENEFIT No. 3:

PROVIDE A CALMING AND BALANCING EFFECT ON EMOTIONS


Rich in Alpha-pinene, Frankincense is emotionally calming and stabilizing. When diffused or applied topically, Frankincense oil induces feelings of peace, satisfaction, and overall wellness.


It combines well with essential oils like Bergamot or Lavender to create an experience of relaxation.


4. FRANKINCENSE BENEFIT No. 4:

POWERFUL ANTI-AGING ESSENTIAL OIL


Used for its anti-ageing benefits since antiquity, Frankincense is extremely beneficial for skin health.


It’s soothing and beautifying properties are used to rejuvenate skin and help reduce the appearance of imperfections when applied topically (just add a few drops to your daily moisturiser)


It may help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin imperfections.




HOW TO USE FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL

  • Rub Frankincense on your hands, neck, or bottoms of feet for a soothing, warming effect.

  • Apply topically to help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.

  • Massage on the temples throughout the day to balance mood.

  • Roll on pulse points and forehead during yoga or meditation.


CAUTIONS

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

We recommend using Doterra essential oils because they are 100% pure essential oils as they don’t contain fillers or artificial ingredients. If you would like to know more, click here.



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