Why is frankincense oil so good?
It can actually reduce the appearance of sunspots and age spots. If you have uneven color on your skin, some whiteness in some areas, any spottiness or splotchiness, frankincense oil is the number one ingredient that can help even out skin tone and help get rid of sunspots and age spots.
Frankincense essential oil is a powerful astringent, meaning it helps protect skin cells. It can be used to help reduce acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores and wrinkles. Many of us have to deal with oily skin that often causes acne. Sometimes the products we use can over dry our skin causing even more problems. However, frankincense can ease the oil production while healing the skin instead of over drying it. Plus, it’s all natural! Simply take a wet cotton ball or pad and add a drop of frankincense oil. Dab the oil onto the affected area, especially the t-zone. Apply once daily for best results
The oil can be used anywhere where the skin becomes saggy such as the abdomen, jowls, or under the eyes. Mix six drops of oil to one ounce of an unscented oil like jojoba oil and apply it directly to the skin. Be sure to always do a small patch area though first to test for possible allergic reactions.
Frankincense has the ability to strengthen skin and improve its tone, elasticity, defense mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes, and appearance as someone ages. Studies have shown that it helps tone and lift skin, reduces appearance of scars and acne, and heals wounds. It can also be beneficial for fading of stretch marks, surgery scars or marks associated with pregnancy, and for healing dry or cracked skin
If you’re suffering from joint pain or arthritis, you’ll be glad to know that frankincense is a great home remedy and is highly effective. Many have achieved relief by simply diffusing the oil at bedtime and breathing in the vapor. This also helps to boost the immune system. Others have used frankincense in a carrier oil. You can create a pain relieving rub by adding four drops to an ounce of jojoba or argon oil. You can apply to the affected areas several times per day.
Frankincense is a unique way to give your mouth extra protection from oral issues. Protect your mouth from bad breath, cavities, infection, and more by using a frankincense mouth wash! This immune boosting rinse is easy to make. In a glass jar, combine one cup of purified water, ¼ teaspoon of salt, six drops of peppermint essential oil, three drops of frankincense oil, and ¾ teaspoon of baking soda. Shake well and use an ounce or two each time you rinse.
With our fast paced lives, we often don’t find enough time to meditate or practice deep relaxation. This causes our bodies to be in a continually stressed state. Frankincense, however, can improve our situations without a lot of time involved. With its lovely woody smell, frankincense essential oil can calm the mind, body, and spirit. It promotes a feeling of overall well-being and helps stress melt away. Simply diffuse the oil by placing three to four drops in a diffuser. Let the aroma bring peace to your mind as you go about your day or as you sleep.
Frankincense is a powerful anti-inflammatory, which makes it useful for respiratory problems such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, and bronchitis. It even helps with laryngitis. Diffuse it into the room where you intend to spend some time. For best results, use an ultrasonic cool mist diffuser. Never heat essential oils because heating them diminishes their therapeutic effects.
Use frankincense oil to help calm and center the mind, to promote spiritual awareness, and to cultivate a sense of inner peace while meditating. Frankincense contains compounds known as sesquiterpenes which work directly on the limbic system of the brain, the center of memory and emotions. Frankincense is calming, grounding, and centering to the nervous system. Diffuse it into your room, or just inhale directly from the bottle at the start of your meditation.
If you have any digestive distress, such as gas, constipation, stomach aches, irritable bowel syndrome, PMS or cramps, frankincense oil can help relieve gastrointestinal discomfort. It helps speed up the digestion of food, similar to digestive enzymes. Add one to two drops of oil to eight ounces of water or to a tablespoon of honey for GI relief. If you’re going to ingest it orally, make sure it’s 100 percent pure oil; do not ingest fragrance or perfume oils.
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