People have been using essential oils for centuries. They have used them for different purposes, from aromatherapy treatments for different health problems to ingredients in the most efficient home remedies.
Essential oils are very beneficial and they are produced from plant’s roots or leaves.
There are numerous of essential oils, but frankincense oil is one of the most beneficial.
Frankincense oil (olibanum) deals with cancer, stimulates the immune system, diminish inflammation and pain, and eases chronic stress and anxiety.
This oil is produced from a Somali tree known as Boswelliasacara or Boswelliacarterii. This tree actually needs minimal conditions to grow.
The uses of Frankincense Essential Oil:
Frankincense essential oil is mostly used through inhalation or by rubbing it on the skin. It can also be combined with other oils, like jojoba or carrier oil. This oil soothes the nervous system but you should be very careful because if you somehow consume it can act as a toxin.
8 Best Frankincense Uses
1. Bathtub stress reliever
This essential oil is so powerful, that you need only a few drops of it to get the biggest benefits. It can also use it via vaporizer and inhale it every day. Frankincense oil will help you get rid of your anxiety and will increase your spiritual powers.
2. Natural Household Cleaning product
The frankincense oil is a natural antiseptic and can kill bacteria and leave your home spotless. That’s why it is often used to sanitize. If you want to cleanse the air in your home, you can use an oil diffuser.
3. Personal Hygiene Product
Frankincense oil can keep your oral hygiene spot on. It is very beneficial in dental problems and can easily solve oral infections, bad breath, or tooth decay. If you combine this oil with baking soda, you can make a perfect toothpaste.
4. Anti-Aging & Wrinkle Fighter
Frankincense essential oil successfully protects skin cells. It can prevent wrinkles and appearance of large pores, reduce acne blemishes, lift and tighten skin naturally, and can slow signs of aging.
You can use this amazing oil anywhere where the skin becomes saggy such as under eyes, jowls, or the abdomen. All you have to do is to mix 6 drops of oil to one ounce of unscented oil and apply directly to the skin. But, don’t forget to test it on a small area for possible allergic reactions.
5. Treats Indigestion
Indigestion problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome, cramps, PMS, stomachache, constipation, or gas, are all solvable by using frankincense oil. Just mix 1-2 drops of oil and 8 ounces of water or 1 tbsp. of honey.
First, consult you specialist and the use this treatment. It is taken orally.
6. Heals scars, wounds, stretch marks or acne
The oil can fade scars in a blink of an eye and can deal with dark spots, surgical scars, stretch marks, acne blemishes, and eczema. Just combine 2-3 drops of the oil with an unscented base oil and rub skin with it carefully.
7. Genuine cold or flu warrior
Frankincense essential oil relieves symptoms of flu, cold, and other respiratory infections unclog the nose, prevents asthma, and eliminates mucus in the lungs. Take a clean and dry cloth and pour a few drops on it. Inhale to improve your condition.
8. Prevents inflammation and pain
Frankincense essential oil is good for treating neck and joint pain, and digestive disorders. Take a diffuser or add a drop of oil to steaming water, soak a clean and dry cloth in it and inhale throughout the night.
The benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil
1. Neutralizes stress and outbursts
If you inhale this essential oil you will significantly calm down your nervous system without any additional stress.
2. Stimulates the immunity and reduces illness
A lot of studies have already proven that frankincense oil can help you get rid of harmful viruses, bacteria, and even cancers.
The oil protects your mouth, skin, and household. Additionally, it fights against toothaches, cavities, bad breath, gingivitis, mouth sores and more.
3. Fights cancer and alleviates chemotherapy side effects
According to a recent study, this powerful essential oil has a chemical compound known as AKBA. This compound can destroy cancerous cells that survived the chemotherapy process.
4. Eradicates dangerous germs and bacteria
The oil can successfully get rid of dangerous cold and flu germs from your body.
5. Enables skincare and diminishes aging signs
The frankincense oil can tighten your skin and enhance its vitality. This way you will reduce the aging signs.
Frankincense essential oil is amazing with healing wounds, fading scars, and treating stretch marks.
6. Regulates hormone levels
The Frankincense oil can regulate your menstrual cycle, can prevent or treat pain, mood swings, fatigue, nausea, anxiety, headaches, constipation, and cramps. Moreover, it boosts the production of estrogen and reduces the chances for cyst growth.
7. Boosts digestion
Frankincense oil can stimulate the digestive system, accelerate the bowel movement, triggers the digestive enzymes production, soothes the digestive tract muscles, elevates the urine production, and enables solid blood circulation.
8. Promotes solid sleep
This wonderful oil has a lot of calming effects on the body and offers a good night sleep, because it relaxes the muscles, fights insomnia and encourages the breathing airways to perform better.
9. Reduces inflammation and pain
The frankincense oil can treat various health problems, such as painful bowel disorders like IBS, asthma, arthritis, and others.
Frankincense Interactions/Side Effects
Frankincense essential oil has almost no side-effects. The only thing to keep in mind is to not consume it orally but only externally.
Frankincense Oil DIY Recipes
The frankincense oil can be combined with carrier oils like coconut oil, jojoba oil, Shea butter, or with lavender essential oil.
Here are some natural recipes to help you get the best out of this incredible oil:
Homemade Frankincense Soap Bar
This is a pure skin saver. It is full of vitamins and hydrating properties.
Prep time: 30 minutes
- 20-30 drops frankincense essential oil
- Soap base
- 5 drops pomegranate oil
- Oval Bar Molds or Decorative Soap Mold
- Take a glass bowl, place soap base and transfer bowl to a saucepan with water.
- Melt the soap in medium temperature. Then let it cool off. Add the frankincense and pomegranate oil and mix well.
- Pour into soap forms and let it cool off.
Scar Reducing Body Butter
Prep time: 5 minutes
- 2 oz. Shea butter or coconut oil
- 10 drops of Jasmine Oil
- 10 drops Frankincense Oil
- Small Container or jar to combine the ingredients
- Melt Shea butter and add other oils. Mix well. Keep at room temperature.
- Pour it into a toothpaste tube and keep in the fridge for 5-10 minutes.
- Then, use a mixer to stir in the oils.
- Sleep Inducing Facial Cream or Body Rub
Prep time: 5 minutes
- 5 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- 5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 1/2 Tablespoon Organic Coconut Oil
- 1/2 Teaspoon Olive Oil
- Small Container or jar to mix the ingredients
- Soft the coconut oil.
- Combine the coconut oil with remaining oils and mix well. Apply on face and body.
- Homemade Frankincense and Myrrh Lotion
- Use to hydrate.
Prep time: 90 minutes
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup Beeswax
- 1/4 cup Shea butter
- 2 tablespoon vitamin E
- 20 drops frankincense essential oil
- 20 drops myrrh essential oil
- BPA free plastic lotion dispenser bottles
Take a glass bowl and mix Shea Butter with beeswax, coconut oil, and olive oil. Then, place the bowl in a saucepan filled with water. Warm up until everything is melted enough.
Place the mixture in the fridge for 1 hour until everything’s solid.
Finally, add vitamin E and essential oils and mix once more. Pour into a container and keep it in a cooler place.