Written By Admin
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Referred to as the King of Oils Frankincense has a long and rich history of promoting health. Frankincense is known for being used as a prized and precious essential oil.
Throughout history it has been used by the Babylonians, Assyrians and Egyptians in religious ceremonies, and as a resin for balms and salves.
And not to mention the three Kings giving it to baby Jesus as an offering. Frankincense has so many health benefits you will wonder why you haven’t been using it on a daily basis.
Frankincense is taken from Boswellias when it is extracted from the bark of the tree. The milky-white sap quickly hardens to form a resin and then is scraped off the tree in droplet form.
The color and quality of this resin varies in its different forms, from the highest quality (clear and silvery in color) to the lowest (of a brown-yellow hue).
Today, the therapeutic value of the frankincense resin is held in high regard. Here are some of the health benefits it possesses:
1. Help with wounds
For best results, apply Lavender essential oil first then layer Frankincense on top. This combination is powerful when aiding wounds, cuts and burns.
2. Neurological support.
Frankincense oil is known to help with brain functions and functions of the central nervous system in particular. It is particularly good at helping with clarity of thinking, or balancing the emotions.
3. Reduce and fade scars.
Combine 2-3 drops of frankincense oil with coconut oil, and directly apply it on your skin for reduction of scars.
4. Helps the immune system.
Massage a small amount of frankincense into the balls of your feet daily to boost your immune system.
5. Reduce stress and anxious feelings.
Frankincense oil helps the body to relax and promotes feelings of calm. Massage the oil into the back of neck when feeling stressed.
6. Hormones and Memory
Frankincense can help improve the memory and can help balance hormones.
Add a few drops to your daily moisturizer to help reduce signs of ageing.
8. Head tension.
Frankincense can reduce feelings of the tension in the head.
Add up to six drops in a sink or bowl filled with hot water then bend over the sink with a towel draped over your head to keep the steam in. Inhale the vapors for at least five minutes, adding more hot water if needed.
10. Itch relief
Applying one drop of oil to the affected area will reduce the itch