12 Surprising Ways Frankincense Benefits Your Health, Healing, And Wellness…

12 Surprising Ways Frankincense Benefits Your Health, Healing, And Wellness

 

Frankincense is one of the oldest and most widely used oils on the planet.

Highly valued for its wonderful aroma and healing benefits, Frankincense became a popular commodity in the ancient world- especially in the east.



But as time has moved into the modern era, the healing benefits of this wonderful oil have been nearly forgotten by most people.

Luckily for us, scientists have studied it, and what they’ve found is nothing short of fascinating.

These are some of the healing benefits they discovered.



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1) Relieve painful gout

Mixed 50/50 with a carrier oil (such as sweet almond oil, Jojoba oil, olive oil, etc.), frankincense oil has been shown to relieve the painful symptoms of gout.


2) Reduce the appearance of scars

Frankincense oil can help with wound healing and may decrease the appearance of scars.

It may also help reduce the appearance of dark spots caused from acne blemishes, stretch marks, eczema and help with healing of surgical wounds.

Mix a few drops of frankincense oil with a few drops of fractionated coconut oil and rub it on the scars.

Use it often to fade the scars.


3) Ease the pain of bee stings

It has been proven that you can get an immediate relief from bee stings by applying a drop of frankincense oil to the sting.


4) Boost the immune system

Due to its antiseptic and disinfectant properties, Frankincense oil is ideal for supporting a strong immune system.

It can be used to prevent germs from forming on the skin, in your home, and especially in the mouth.

Rub a drop of frankincense oil onto the bottom of each foot every day, especially essential during cold and flu season.

It’s great for any area that continuously gets infections.


5) Anti-wrinkles

Frankincense essential oil is a powerful astringent, meaning it helps protect skin cells.

It can be used to help reduce acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores, to prevent wrinkles, and even help lift and tighten skin to naturally slow signs of aging.

Diluting 2 drops frankincense oil in a 1/4 of coconut oil makes a great moisturizer.

Use it after washing your face to reduce wrinkles and get softer, refreshed skin.


6) Reduce stress and anxiety

Frankincense oil promotes relaxation and feeling of calm.

You can simply rub a few drops mixed in a carrier oil on the back of the neck when you feel stressed, or deeply inhale the wonderful aroma.


7) Relieve fatigue

To improve circulation and lower symptoms of joint pain or muscle pain related to conditions like arthritis, digestive disorders, and asthma, try massaging frankincense oil to the painful area or diffusing it in your home.

Place a few drops of frankincense oil to tired joints and lower back for relief.

Rub it on your hands after a long day of gardening to promote joint health.


8) Heal wounds from cuts and burns

Combine a few drops of frankincense oil with lavender essential oil and apply the mixture on the wounds.

The mixture works great when it comes to healing.


9) Cure insomnia

Diffusing frankincense before going to bed will give you a sound sleep by relieving nervous tension and anxiety.


10) Relieve pains

Frankincense oil is popular to relieve conditions where pain and inflammation are present- this is due to its strong anti-inflammatory property.


11) Relieve symptoms of colds

Put a few drops of frankincense oil in a bowl filled with very hot water then bend over the sink with a towel draped over your head to contain the steam.

Breathe in the vapors for a few minutes.


12) Promote oral health

Frankincense oil can treat oral health problems such as bad breath, toothaches, and other infections.

You can make a refreshing mouthwash by mixing it with water and other essential oils, such as myrrh or peppermint.


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Sources:

http://www.backdoorsurvival.com/powerful-uses-of-frankincense-essential-oil/
http://shalommama.com/frankincense-essential-oil
http://www.sustainablebabysteps.com/frankincense-essential-oil.html

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Matt is the content manager of the Sivana blog, an enthusiastic Yoga teacher, and life voyager. He strives to inspire conscious living and conscious dialogue- not only for others but for himself. He's the founder of TheYogaBlog.com. You can find him on Facebook.

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