Frankincense is a semisolid flammable organic substance formed from the plant excretions of the Olibanum trees also known as Frankincense whose scientific name is Boswellia carterii, Boswellia ferreana, Boswellia serrate. They are usually native to India, regions of Pakistan and Somalia. Frankincense has been linked to different religions throughout history especially in Christianity where it was one of the gifts offered to the baby Jesus by the Three Wise Men mentioned in the bible.
What is Frankincense Made Of?
The compounds present in Frankincense essential oil are alpha-pinene, alpha-phellandrene, limonene, beta-myrcene, beta-pinene, beta-caryophyllene, p-cymene, terpinen-4-ol, verbenone, sabinene, and linalool. These compounds are responsible for the antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, disinfectant, tonic, cicatrizant, uterine, vulnerary, expectorant, carminative, digestive, diuretic, cytophylactic and emmenagogue properties of Frankincense oil.
Benefits of Using Frankincense Essential Oil
The benefits of using Earth Vibes Frankincense essential oil are plenty. Its wide array of therapeutic properties will give you solid reasons why this essential oil is a must-have in your essential oil kit.
- Boosts Immune System and May Help Fight Bacteria
Researchers at Mansoura University in Egypt has found out that Frankincense oil shows immuno-stimulant activity that may help destroy bacteria, virus and some say cancer growths. It can be used to prevent germs from forming on skin, mouth and in the atmosphere inside your home. Using Frankincense essential oil can help clean the air from pathogens allowing you to breathe cleaner air. This is beneficial during the flu season because of its antiseptic and disinfectant properties that eliminate cold and flu germs present on the air.
- Helps Reduce Stress, Eliminate Negative Emotions and Aids in Restful Sleep
Inhaling the essence of Frankincense has shown to decrease blood pressure and heart rate allowing the person to stay calm amidst stressful situations. It can help relieve anxiety attacks and counter feelings of depression. It has a calming, woodsy and grounding aroma that allows you to fall asleep easily. It helps open the breathing passages that facilitating your body reaches a temperature ideal for sleeping.
- Helps Prevent Skin Aging, Decrease Inflammation and Aids in Wound Healing
According to a review published at the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, Frankincense essential oil has shown to have reduced the appearance of stretch marks, surgery scars, and helps soothes skin redness and irritation. It may also help in toning and lifting the skin preventing the appearance of fine lines and sagging of skin. It acts as a stimulant for cellular turnover helping the skin to shed out dead skin cells and replace with new skin cells helping achieve a more vibrant skin. Its anti-inflammation properties help relieve symptoms of joint pain, muscle pain, arthritis, and other pain-related conditions. It can even relieve asthma and painful bowel disorders.
- Boosts Oral Health
The antiseptic and disinfectant properties of Earth Vibes Frankincense essential oil make it an effective way to get rid of bad breath. Place 2-3 drops of the oil in a glass of water and swish inside your mouth for a couple of minutes. Perform this method after brushing your teeth and experience a whole new level of mouth freshness.
How To Use Frankincense Essential Oil
You can use Frankincense oil by inhalation through the process of aromatherapy or topical application using a mixture of 10 drops of Frankincense essential oil and 30ml of Jojoba oil or Coconut oil as carrier agents.
Stress Relieving Warm Bath
Add a few drops of Earth Vibes Frankincense essential oil to the tub of warm water and feel the relaxation in your body taking place.
Disinfecting the Air
Place 2-3 drops of Frankincense essential oil to your diffuser to clean the air from pathogens lurking around.
Skin Toning and Healing
Mix 2-3 drops of Frankincense essential oil with an unscented carrier oil or lotion. Apply on skin areas with surgical scars, stretch marks, redness, acne blemishes or irritated skin. Make sure you do not use on broken skin or open wound directly. Allow the wound to heal initially and apply Frankincense essential oil on it.
Decongesting Cough and Colds
Using your diffuser, place 4-5 drops of Earth Vibes Frankincense Essential oil into the container and start diffusing into your room. Inhale the essence of frankincense to relieve symptoms of flu and decongest and expel the phlegm in the lungs.
Relieving Muscle Pain
Mix about 10 drops of Frankincense essential oil into 30ml carrier oil – Jojoba or Coconut oil. Use as a massage oil on the aching areas and experience relief in no time.
Mix different Earth Vibes Essential oils to bring more aroma and therapeutic benefits into your home or body. Frankincense essential oil is a volatile oil that can perfectly mix with other essential oils. Combine Earth Vibes Frankincense essential oil and Lavender essential oil to get the optimal relaxing feeling that you need especially on a stressful busy day. You can make a homemade balm, face cream, and massage oils just by combining a few essential oils in a carrier oil and saving it in a handy container.