Essential Oils are making a come back as self help health tools. Frankincense is one of the key ones from my perspective. It has been used for its health benefits since ancient times. It is one of the edible ones, so feel free to add a drop to shakes, rub it on the body, or run it in your oil diffuser.
Frankincense is the extract steamed from the resin of the Boswellia tree. The tree’s health and nutrition will determine the quality of the healing properties. It is recognized by those who study the healing qualities that the Frankincense that comes from Oman is the highest in the healing properties. It is often called Sacred Frankincense to differentiate it from North American Frankincense that is just not the same. Beverly Entin has put together a super list of uses. Her top 5 are here.
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.
That is just the beginning of what Frankincense can do. You can find the rest of her list here.
My favourite brand is Ashbury’s but there are many top quality Frankincense oils out there. Stick to reputable brands that tell you where it was harvested.
Inspired by Beverly Entin