the king of essential oils

Even if you don’t use essential oils, or if you have never had the experience of being inspired by the scent of this oil, you will recognize its name. Its history is ancient and has inspired kings and leaders over the thousands of years it has been used for its multitude of benefits. Its scent, although not common, is certainly familiar to most. Whether you’ve experienced it in a perfume, while burning a stick of incense, or at a religious function….you will recognize its scent.


Research has more recently discovered it can provide support for many ailments…including various infections.


This is why you should have this oil in your home….not convinced yet? Read on…

Its botanical name is Boswelia Carterii, but you might better recognize it as Frankincense.

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Its aroma notes will remind you of fresh wood, with balsamic and  citrusy notes, and some say even slightly spicy…

It is an oil that blends well with many other essential oils, including:  bergamot, basil, cardamom, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, coriander, cinnamon bark, geranium, ginger, myrrh, vanilla, citrus oils, lavender, patchouli, sandalwood, ylang-ylang,

5 ways Frankincense can support your health and wellness

Although I can probably list at least 2 dozen ways this king oil can support your health and wellness needs. I want to focus on those that will be the most helpful to you on a day to day basis. natural_skincare_ingredient_frankincense_oil.jpg

1. It can help support your immune system and help heal wounds

Its antiseptic and disinfectant qualities will help purify the surrounding air when diffused. Studies have also shown frankincense to help eliminate various bacteria, viruses and certain cancer cells. When applied on skin wounds, it has also shown to heal wounds more quickly and reduce chances of infections. Thanks to these incredible virtues, inhaling its fumes or steam, has also shown to reduce phlegm and cold or flu symptoms, thereby also acting as a respiratory aid.

Please follow suggestions and general safety guidelines before applying any essentila oil directly on skin.

2.  It can help reduce stress and emotions leading to a depressive state 111611-man-deep-breathing-dock

Through experience and studies, frankincense has also proven to be effective in reducing stress. It will bring on a feeling of relaxation, and mental peace. As with essential oils in general, it has a direct effect on the limbic system, influencing the manner in which your nervous system reacts. Its scent is what is defined as “grounding” and as such, will help you enter a state of natural serenity.

3. It can support symptoms brought on by indigestion 

Similar to digestive enzymes, frankincense will help speed up the digestive process when taken internally, and properly diluted, by speeding up the production of the enzymes and therefore the secretion of digestive juices. It will act as a diuretic and relax the muscles of the digestive tract, also improving blood circulation in this area of the body.

When taking frankincense oil internally, it’s best to dilute a drop in an edible carrier oil (like coconut oil), a teaspoon of honey or a glass of purified water or any non-acidic, non-dairy beverage.

Please follow suggestions and general safety guidelines before doing so.


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4. It can help relieve inflammation and pain

You might not know this, but frankincense is often added to both natural and blended medications or supplements as an agent to help relive inflammation and pain.

Agile_Flex_Support_60ct_2You can find it in this all natural anti-inflammatory supplement by Ingenium Naturals for instance.

However, if you prefer using the oil directly on your skin (please follow safety guidelines). You can benefit from its nature-derived anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects with a local massage.

Studies have shown a direct link to the reduction of inflammation in the body and the use of frankincense essential oil.

“Boswellic acids interact with several different proteins that are part of inflammatory reactions, but most of all with an enzyme which is responsible for the synthesis of prostaglandin E2, [these] acids block this enzyme efficiently and thereby reduce the inflammatory reaction.” – (1)

shutterstock_666371325.  Frankincense oil as a remedy for skin ailments and signs of aging

Thanks to its cytophylactic and astringent qualities, frankincense oil is able to help maintain healthy skin cells as well as ensure the regeneration of new ones. Its astringency will strengthen and increase elasticity of the skin, as well as help reduce the appearance of sun spots and other signs of aging.

 

 

 

It will furthermore:

  • reduce the appearance of acne and scars – thanks to its ability to help regenerate new skin cells
  • help heal cracked skin
  • help remove micro-wrinkles
  • help reduce sun spots
  • tone and tighten skin-thanks to its astringent qualities
  • will help eliminate germs and bacteria, and reduce outbreaks and skin inflammations
  • can help reduce symptoms of eczema or psoriasis by adding it to a carrier oil and massaging onto the affected area

How can frankincense oil be used? woman-smelling-essential-oils

It is a highly versatile essential oil that can be diluted with carrier oils such as jojoba, sweet almond, as well as with shea butter. Unscented carrier oils or butters are recommended.

  • Can be diluted and massaged onto skin to reduce appearance of scars and stretch marks, and help rejuvenate skin.
  • Can be diffused in a humidifier to improve respiratory function and purify the air, as well as improve and uplift mood
  • Can be applied to bottom of feet and palms, and onto temples, to improve and uplift mood
  • Can add a 2 drops to a cotton pd an inhale when feeling stressed or cannot sleep

Do you need anymore reasons?

If you are still not convinced of the benefits of this precious oil, perhaps you need to try it for yourself. As with other natural remedies, it can be a very powerful tool in support of your wellness. Its potency cannot be taken for granted, so please make sure this oil is best for you before you use it.

Frankincense is on my list of the 8 essential oils you should have in your home.…so do not delay!


You will find a premium quality of pure Frankincense Essential Oil here.

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Caution: There are no known adverse side effects. However,  frankincense essential oil should not be used during pregnancy, since it does act as an emenagogue and astringent.

 

All Ingenium Naturals Essential Oil are certified for purity and quality and most are also organic.

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