Frankincense comes from trees in the boswellia genus. Native to the areas around the Red Sea, these small trees grow throughout north-eastern Africa and surrounding areas. These unique trees produce a gum resin which is gathered by making an incision, or “wound” in the bark of the tree. The resin then “bleeds” out, and dries over the “wound” and is then scraped from the tree. This is raw Frankincense.
Traditionally used as incense and as a powder, today via steam distillation we gather the Frankincense Essential Oil, which is very widely used, has a rich aroma, and carries great therapeutic value.
Some of the main therapeutic properties of 100% Pure Frankincense Essential Oil are:
How do you use Frankincense? Here are 10 Great Ways to Start:
Fade Scars: After a wound has healed, frankincense can help fade scars – apply to effected area to promote skin healing and health.
Fight Phlegm: Inhaling Frankincense can relax breathing passage ways, and lower congestion in the sinuses, throat, and lungs. Add Frankincense Oil to steaming water and inhale steam.
Reduce Stress: Massaging a drop onto each temple can greatly reduce stress. You also can mix a few drops with a carrier oil, and apply to the back of your neck. Frankincense is also a great addition to a warm, relaxing bath soak!
Boost Immunity: Massage into feet and diffuse through the home to boost immunity – especially useful during cold and flu season.
Lift Mood: Apply over brain stem and neck to lift mood and give a great boost to your day.
Deeper Sleep: Diffuse Frankincense in your bedroom to fill your room with the relaxing aroma, and take slow, deep breaths through your nose and out of your mouth to fall asleep quickly and soundly.
Stomach Issues: Gas, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), cramps, pains, and constipation can be aided by combining 1 drop of Frankincense Oil with 1 tablespoon of honey. Swallow and feel relief from these symptoms.
Restless Legs: If you get restless legs when laying down or relaxing, apply Frankincense to the bottom of your feet, and rub into palms, cup hands, and inhale the scent deeply. It will relax your body and mind and allow you to relax.
Skin Care/Anti-Wrinkle: Apply to lines and wrinkles to reduce appearance, and also try mixing 50/50 with a carrier oil in a roller bottle to ease application. Frankincense also is a great addition to any daily moisturizer.
Frankincense Essential Oil is one of the most popular and most useful oils available, and Spark Naturals is proud to offer 100% Pure, Un-Diluted Essential Oils that are available to everyone. Click the big blue button to visit our official shop and see what we have to offer – we know you’ll love it!