Perhaps the most precious of the ancient oils, Frankincense is highly sought after by modern consumers for its many uses including: relaxation, immune support, and mood enhancement. Frankincense essential oil has been a part of religious ceremony and used for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. One of the oldest medical documents known to man dating back to 1500 BC recorded the use of Frankincense oil by physicians and priests alike for the treatment of disease and illness. In the Holy Bible the reference to Frankincense brought by the three wise men to the baby Jesus attests to the value placed on this oil. It was of great value then and even now the difficulty in sourcing makes it one of the more expensive essential oils. Gum resin from trees in Oman, India, Somalia and Yemen and other areas of North Africa yeild much of the worlds Frankincense. DōTerra Frankincense comes from the country of Oman, the family is Burseraceae, and the oil is steam distilled from the resin tears extracted from the tree.
Tips from dōTERRA about Frankincense Essential Oil:
- Apply on blemishes to help improve the appearance of skin.
- Take 1-2 drops internally to help support your immune system.
- Apply 1-2 drops with Fractionated Coconut Oil to the bottom of feet before bedtime.
- Diffuse to promote relaxation.
- To help decrease anxiety, put 1-2 drops in cupped hands and inhale.
Apply 1 drop Frankincense, 1 drop Peppermint, and 1 drop Wild Orange to hands and inhale for a great pick-me-up.
Typical Applications for Frankincense Essential Oil:
Ancient ritual usage and modern research confirm that Frankincense has relaxing effects on the human body including uplifting mood and heightening awareness. These antidepressant properties can be achieved through various diffusion techniques and topical application including various forms of massage. This oil is also well suited to help with skin conditions. It is a mild oil that in most instances can be applied directly, if necessary. Help with acne to wrinkles, cuts and wounds to reducing scarring are all mentioned by those that have used this essential oil. Most practical for skin application is to make a 1% to 2% dilution with a carrier oil or a similar dilution in an ointment.
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