I adore Frankincense. It reminds me of my sweet baby boy. My amazing midwife rubbed a some Frankincense essential oil on his brand new body not long after he took his first breath… and as I snuggled him close those first 24 hours I could still smell the Frankincense. Now, nearly 8 months later, I still think of that precious newborn in my arms whenever I smell Frankincense essential oil. So yeah, it’s a favorite. But beyond bringing back some special memories, Frankincense essential oils has some remarkable properties. You will always find it in my home.
The History of Frankincense
Did you know that there are over 50 Biblical references to Frankincense? Frankincense is considered the holy anointing oil in the Middle East, where it has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years.The ancient Egyptians used it in rejuvenation face masks. It was often referred as the oil “used to treat every conceivable ill known to man” it was valued more than gold during ancient times, and only those with great wealth and abundance possessed it. More recently, it has been used in European and American hospitals and is the subject of substantial research. Frankincense is also a valuable ingredient in skin care products for aging and dry skin. It is often diffused to enrich prayer, meditation, and enhance relaxation.
5 Amazing Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil
Note: My experience and expertise is with Young Living Essential Oils. The uses listed here are safe with these oils. If you are unsure about the quality of your essential oils be very careful and do not ingest. Also, even though Frankincense is one of the safest oils (it’s a favorite of my children!), it’s always wise to put 2 to 3 drops on the inside of your forearm to test for reaction, before using elsewhere on your body.
1. Beautiful Skin
Frankincense essential oil is great for your skin. It promotes the regeneration of healthy skin cells. It is a great oil to use for scarring, cuts, stretch marks, pock marks, moles (pre-cancerous and cancerous). It is also used as an anti aging oil to reduce wrinkles and slow signs of aging. I love to mix a couple drops of Frankincense in coconut oil as part of my oil cleansing method routine.
2. Help with Asthma
Support your respiratory system with Frankincense. Inhale directly from the bottle, diffuse, or rub into hands and inhale. You can also rub some Frankincense essential oil on your toes or directly under the toes. Apply to chest and/or spine.
3. Fight Cancer Cells
Note: I’m not suggesting that Frankincense will cure your cancer, but I was amazed to read about some of the studies being done on Frankincense as a cancer-fighting protocol. It has been shown to selectively kill bladder cancer cells (read more about that here). And according to Dr. Suhail, M.D.:
- Chemical extracts of Frankincense resins might possess anti-cancer activities, based on their anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic activities in rat astrocytoma cell lines.
- Frankincense essential oil have also been shown to possess cytostatic and cytotoxic activities in multiple human cancer cell lines, including meningioma cells, leukemia cells, hepatoma cells, melanoma cells, fibrosarcoma cells, colon cancer cells, pancreatic cancer, and prostate cancer cells.
- Derivatives of boswellic acid are suitable for the palliative treatment of progressive or relapsing brain tumors (Read more about that here and here.)
4. Help Support Emotional Well-Being and Hormones
Frankincense has been use to treat depression as it contains sesquiterpenes. Sesquiterpenes stimulate the limbic system of the brain and the hypothalamus, penial, and pituitary glands. The hypothalamus, as the master gland of the human body, produces many vital hormones including thyroid and growth hormones. (Read more here and here.)
5. Help with Clarity and Focus
Used topically on the base of the neck or used aromatically can help with mental clarity and improve focus. You can also place three drops in the palm of your hand, rub hands together to warm the oil, and then hold hands around your hose and mouth while taking 3 deep breaths.
Other known uses for Frankincense
Frankincense essential oil has also been used for:
Stress relief, arthritis, warts, seizures, inflammation, over all improved immunity, visual enhancement, cysts, brittle nails, allergies, insect bites, bronchitis, respiratory infections, diphtheria, headaches, hemorrhaging, herpes, high blood pressure, inflammation, stress, tonsillitis, typhoid, and ulcers.(Read more about how other people are benefiting from Frankincense EO here.)
Where to Buy Frankincense Essential Oil at Wholesale Prices
Because essential oil are so powerful and potent, quality matters a lot. After lots of research I chose to go with Young Living essential oils. Frankincense is part of the YL Premium Starter Kit. I simply adore this kit and highly recommend it for anyone looking to get started with essential oils. Not only is it the best value. But you get so many great oils that you will love. If you’d like to learn how to order these amazing essential oil at wholesale prices click here.
DISCLOSURE: Not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader.
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