Frankincense essential oil is a tree or shrub that produces a gum or resin that can be steam distilled into an essential oil with huge health benefits. Frankincense oil has a wide array of uses, from supporting your immune system to reducing anxiety and stress.
The following are some popular uses of frankincense oil:
1. Heal wounds from cuts and burns.
Combine a few drops of frankincense oil with lavender essential oil and apply the mixture on the wounds. The mixture works great when it comes to healing wounds.
2. Reduce the appearance of scars.
Mix a few drops of frankincense oil with a few drops of fractionated coconut oil and rub it on the scars. Use it often to fade the scars.
3. Relieve the painful gout.
Mixed 50/50 with a carrier oil, frankincense oil has been shown to relieve the painful symptoms of gout.
4. Boost your immune system.
Frankincense oil is ideal for supporting a strong immune system to ward off illness more effectively, this is due to its antiseptic and disinfectant properties. To get its benefits, rub a drop of frankincense oil onto the bottom of each foot every day, especially essential during cold and flu season.
5. Reduce stress and anxiety.
Frankincense oil promotes relaxation and feeling of calm. You can simply rub a few drops mixed in a carrier oil on the back of the neck when you feel stressed.
6. Ease the pain of bee stings.
It has been proven that you can get an immediate relief from bee stings by applying a drop of frankincense oil to the sting.
Dilute 2 drops frankincense oil in a 1/4 of coconut oil makes a great moisturizer. Use it after washing your face to reduce wrinkles and get soften, refresh skin.
8. Relieve pains.
Frankincense oil is popular to relieve conditions where pain and inflammation are present, this is due to its strong anti-inflammatory property.
9. Relieve symptoms of colds.
Put a few drops of frankincense oil in a bowl filled with very hot water then bend over the sink with a towel draped over your head to contain the steam. Breathe in the vapors for some minutes.
10. Relieve fatigue.
Place a few drops of frankincense oil to tired joints and lower back for relief. Rub it on your hands after a long day of gardening to promote joint health.
11. Promote oral health.
Frankincense oil can treat oral health problems such as bad breath, toothaches and other infections.
You can make a refreshing mouthwash by mixing it with water and other essential oils, such as myrrh or peppermint.
12. Cure insomnia.
Diffuse frankincense before go to bed will give you a sound sleep by relieving nervous tension and anxiety.