Frankincense essential oil provides a fragrance that has long been used- but there’s more to this powerful essential oil than you may have originally thought. To find out more, read on for a comprehensive list of the known benefits of Frankincense essential oil…
The Known Properties of Frankincense Essential Oil
Like most essential oils, Frankincense has a variety of properties that can be highly beneficial to human health and well-being. Frankincense oil is…
- Antiseptic (prevents the growth of microorganisms that cause disease),
- Astringent (causes skin contractions),
- Antidepressant (improves good mood),
- Sedative (calming),
- Diuretic (promotes the increased production of urine),
- Aphrodisiac (enhances libido),
- Fungicide (deters fungal growth),
- Insecticide (kills insects)… ,
- … and many more besides!
So that’s the theory; now, let’s investigate what the use of it can offer you in practice.
#1 – A Boosted Metabolism
Frankincense is an effective tonic that is capable of boosting your body’s metabolism, allowing you to burn calories faster. Frankincense essential oil is also cytophylactic, which means it is able to encourage the production of new cells and red blood cells. This boosts oxygenation of the organs, which in turn boosts your metabolism further.
However, you should not ingest Frankincense oil to receive these metabolism-boosting benefits – you can achieve the same results via aromatherapy or skin application.
Frankincense is naturally calming and helps to reduce bodily inflammation, especially for inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Add Frankincense oil to a massage blend for pain relief from such conditions.
#2 – Protection from Infection
Frankincense helps to protect against infections and has been known to help protect wounds and ulcers from infection. It should be noted that Frankincense oil, like any other essential oil, should not be used neat on the skin – always dilute in a carrier oil, such as grapeseed oil, prior to use.
#3 – Skincare Benefits
The astringent properties of Frankincense oil mean that it can help reduce the signs of aging on facial skin, preventing sagging and helping to tighten muscles. To use Frankincense essential oil for this purpose, add a couple of drops of Frankincense to a carrier oil or existing skin care product – just be careful not to use too much, and always patch test if your skin is prone to sensitivity.
#4 – Mood Enhancement
When used either dermally or as part of an aromatherapy blend, Frankincense can brighten your mood and offer relief from the symptoms of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.
#5 – Easing of Convulsions
Frankincense essential oil used in aromatherapy can help to ease convulsions, such as coughing or even epileptic attacks.
#6 – Increased Urination
This may not sound like a benefit, but the diuretic properties of Frankincense oil can help to control your appetite, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and even stimulate weight loss.
#7 – A Better Sex Life
Frankincense is an aphrodisiac and, as a result, can help alleviate issues such as low libido, sexual anxiety, and erectile dysfunction. These properties can be experienced in both aromatherapy and dermal usage.
#8 – Increased Nutrient Absorption
The modern diet is often lacking in nutrients, but you can be sure you get all you need by using Frankincense oil dermally or via aromatherapy. This is due to Frankincense’s tonic properties, which help to improve the absorption of nutrients while also toning the intestines, stomach, and liver.
#9 – Natural Deodorant
Many store-bought deodorants contain harmful chemicals that have been linked to a variety of diseases – but using diluted Frankincense oil ensures you don’t have to use them. Simply blend the oil with a carrier oil and apply to your armpits for a natural deodorant solution.
#10 – Insect Repellent
Frankincense essential oil is a great alternative to store-bought insect repellents. Add the essential oil to a spray bottle of water and you should be able to keep ants, flies, mosquitoes, and other creepy crawlies at bay.
#11 – Faster Recovery from Fungal Infections
Used diluted on the skin, Frankincense essential oil can help to treat fungal infections such as Athlete’s foot and encourage faster healing. However, do not use any essential oil on skin that is actually broken or open, as this can cause pain and risks overdose.
While many of us associate Frankincense with the “hippie” lifestyle, the benefits above are genuinely helpful to everyone. By choosing to use Frankincense essential oil either applied to the skin (when diluted) or in aromatherapy, you can look forward to all of the practical benefits as listed above – enjoy!
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