What is Frankincense Essential Oil?
Frankincense essential oil comes from steam distilling a resin found in the Boswellia carterii tree. Frankincense essential oil has a LONG history of use throughout the world. Its story in history books often starts in the middle east, where the trees that the oil comes from are native. In the Middle East, Frankincense is considered a holy oil, and often used during religious ceremonies to enhance spiritual awareness and communications. The bible refers to Frankincense oil 52 separate times! Today the uses for Frankincense are countless, and only increasing as people experience the benefits of having this oil in their wellness kits.
Frankincense consist of monoterpenes, alpha pinenes, d-limonine, and sequiterpines (just to name a few constituents), all of which have incredible properties for maximizing health and spirituality. Keep in mind, essential oils are not medicine. One use may have noticeable effects, but more often you will need to incorporate them into your lifestyle to maximize the benefits you receive from them.
Why and How do you use Frankincense Essential Oil?
Frankincense is unlike any other essential oil, with its ability to support every system in the body, plus providing spiritual benefits as well.
Frankincense enhances your meditation, bringing you higher spiritual awareness, regardless of your religious or spiritual beliefs. Frankincense helps you feel a deeper spiritual connection, which makes you feel more gracious and compassionate. This increases your positive relationships and helps inspire people around you, which only increases how positive and happy you feel.
- Drop a drop of Frankincense on the top chakras (at the very top of your head) to enhance your yoga or deep meditation sessions.
Frankincense supports your skin by reducing wrinkles, brightening your skin, and reducing spots, making you feel more confident and beautiful. Feeling beautiful and confident help you become more productive and happier, which in turn creates a whole new level of happiness and positivity. When you look good, you feel better and act more confidently.
- This toner is easy to make, and my favorite to spray on my skin every day.
- You can also make this face cream (its incredible) to give your skin a special treat too.
Frankicense is fantastic to help reduce stress, calm nerves, or just help you relax and unwind from a long day, making you feel rejuvenated, and removing that extra weight on your shoulders associated with long, stressful days.
- Add a few drops to some epsom salts for a relaxing bath.
Purify the air
Frankincense is has an appealing, woodsy, balsamic aroma that can help purify the air along with providing a natural, uplifting scent. It helps make your home smell wonderful while giving you peace of mind that you’re not contributing to toxic overload in your home since you won’t need any room air fresheners that could contain toxic ingredients.
Frankincense is great at helping you relax, which helps you fall asleep. It also supports your respiratory system, so you can breathe easier, which helps you sleep longer with higher quality of sleep.
Frankincense also helps you feel better by specifically offering support to:
- your immune system
- your nervous system
- your cardiovascular system
- your digestive system
Frankincense is one of those oils that is easy to use everyday. Its grounding, uplifting, and pleasant aroma has so many uses and can easily be blended with other oils for targeted support, or just simply enjoyment.
How to Get Started with Essential Oils
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How do you use Frankincense Essential Oil? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!