Early Sumerians and Egyptians used frankincense essential oil for incense, stomach ailments, skin care, and cosmetics; today, it continues to be prized for its usefulness. The aroma of frankincense stimulates the brain’s emotional center, soothing and calming the mind. Physically, frankincense essential oil strengthens the immune system, aids in rejuvenating skin and promoting healing, and helps compromised respiratory systems recover. If you are looking for an essential oil with the ability to improve mind and body alike, consider frankincense.
- Use in the bath or shower for absorption and aromatherapy benefits
- Diffuse for aromatherapy benefits and respiratory ailments
- Massage, diluted, for physical ailments
- Use with compress for muscle pain and stiffness
Because it can stimulate menstrual flow, pregnant women should avoid frankincense essential oil. Do not use if you are pregnant.
Aging skin Analgesic Antifungal Anti-inflammatory Antiseptic Anxiety Asthma Bedsores Bronchitis Carbuncles Cold Cough Diaper rash Diuretic Emotional balance Expectorant Fatigue Flu Laryngitis Menstrual support Nightmares Rheumatism Scars Sedative Stretch marks Wounds