Essential Oil - Frankincense
Frankincense is an ancient oil and one that has always been highly prized for both its symbolic meaning and its medicinal qualities. The sweet warm balsamic fragrance of the oil is often described as pine and lemon. The heavenly scent is highly prized in aromatherapy and for mediation. It is known to relieve stress and depression and improve mental clarity. The refreshing scent also makes a great natural deodorizer.
Beyond the power of its aroma the essential oil of Frankincense has many properties that make it great for your skin. A small amount as part of your skin care regiment (such as a few drops in your favorite moisturizer) helps eliminate sun spots, remove fine lines, and tone and tighten skin. It slows signs of aging. It reduces acne and acne scars. It has antiseptic and disinfectant properties that kill germs when a diluted solution is applied to wounds. It is anti-inflammatory and sooths pain.
It is also useful as part of your dental care routine. A few drops of frankincense essential oil in your toothpaste can help prevent cavities, toothache and mouth sores and other infections.
Using steaming essential oil in a vaporizer or over the stove can help sooth coughing and eliminate phlegm. It helps open airways. It is a natural way to ease the aches and pain, headaches and rise in temperature associated with colds. It also boosts the immune system and helps the body fight infection. Botanical Name: Boswellia Serrata
Warning: Essential oils are for external use only.
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A Few Words of Caution:
Essential oils are for external use only. They should not be taken internally.There are no known adverse side effects. That being said, frankincense essential oil should not be used during pregnancy, since it does act as an emmenagogue and astringent. Benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil: