Where to begin on one of my favorite essential oils? There are so many therapeutic oils on the market that differ by brand and uses. Personally, my top three for aromatherapy and calming of the mind are: frankincense, lavender and ylang ylang. Today I will be discussing benefits of Frankincense for women’s health, including recipes + all the medicinal properties of the oil!
Frankincense essential oil has many holistic benefits for internal and external health, which amazes many when they try! It has incredible healing properties that date back to ancient times.
BACKGROUND ON THE OIL & MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Frankincense is an aromatic resin obtained from the Boswellia tree, which is native to Asia and Africa. Frankincense essential oil has a woody, earthy, slightly fruity, sweet, warm, and spicy aroma. Country of origin and quality of resin incense play an important role as the smell of essential oils.
In the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa – back in the ancient days of history, frankincense was valued as gold. Due to its properties, incense was used in Egypt for embalming mummies. The ancient Egyptians also widely used incense in their religious rituals.
Incense has always been used in the rituals of the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches, and is considered that they are able to drive away evil spirits.
Frankincense has been used widely in religious ceremonies, but in the recent years, the oil is being widely used in aromatherapy and cosmetics (including natural perfumes).
Besides the fact that incense is used in religious rituals, cosmetics and perfumes – incense oil can also be used for medical purposes.
Frankincense essential oil has properties for the following use: antiseptic, disinfectant, sedative, tonic, expectorant, astringent, carminative, and a diuretic.
Frankincense essential oil has a positive impact on the immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, nervous system and excretory system. In addition, it also relieves bronchitis, headaches and dental pain.
Frankincense essential oil has sedative properties. Using incense oil causes a feeling of relaxation, satisfaction and peace. It also helps to overcome the feelings of anxiety, anger and stress.
Place a few drops into a diffuser and watch the relaxation of the mind take over!
Frankincense essential oil has beneficial properties for ALL skin types! The essential oil has healing properties due to antibacterial properties and cytophylactic properties – perfect for both acne sufferers and mature skin. In addition, it can dissolve scars from acne. Essential oil of incense is also used for sucking on the skin and stretch marks after surgery related to pregnancy and childbirth. Frankincense essential oil helps to regenerate new cells and maintain the health of existing tissue.
- Frankincense Acne Spot Treatment: Place 2-3 drops of oil unto a q-tip and proceed to dab on affected pimple 2X per day.
- Frankincense for Stretch Marks: Add 15 drops of oil into organic, unrefined coconut oil (6 oz.). Stir the mixture and apply to affected areas once a day until symptoms subside.
- Frankincense Serum for Mature Skin: Add 3 drops of frankincense oil to 1 oz. rosehip oil. Apply 1 to 2X daily.
Frankincense essential oil has a positive effect on health of the uterus. Since this oil helps regulate the production of estrogen, it can reduce the chance of tumors and cysts in the uterus in postmenopausal women (after menopause). The essential oil of incense helps to delay menstruation; it also has a positive effect at pains in the abdomen, nausea, headache pain and fatigue during menstruation.
For a relief of monthly cramps – just apply 3 drops to lower abdomen area and massage thoroughly. The essential oil may also be added to carrier oil (jojoba, coconut) for a better massage benefit.
**Essential oil of frankincense has no unwanted side effects. However, the essential oil of frankincense is strictly forbidden to use during pregnancy.
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