Last Updated on September 7, 2021 by Andre
What Is Frankincense Oil? Known as the King of Oils? Put it this way if it is worthy of the King of Kings, so it is for you. Read more on its benefits and uses
Frankincense comes from the Genus Boswellia (also known as Olibanum).
The Boswellia tree grows mainly in the Arabian and African areas, including Oman, Yemen, and Ethiopia.
Oman is best known as the main favoured source of Frankincense due to its purity compared to other places.
The Ancient Greeks, Romans, and India would trade the Frankincense through the old trading routes.
Frankincense has had many uses over the years, from the Ancient Egyptians, where it is commonly used as part of the mummification process.
The Egyptians would use Frankincense in perfumery and cosmetics.
In India, it was primarily used as incense for spiritual purposes, along with Ayurvedic Medicine.
Along with China, the Greeks would use Frankincense to deal with many forms of illness, both internal and external.
Frankincense is highly valued spiritually and used in the Church as incense or resin during various religious ceremonies to clean and purify.
Often used during meditation to open the psychic centre and connect with the Crown Chakra.
From Resin to Oil.
Frankincense is originally a resin that comes from the Genus Boswellia, where the tree goes through a process called stripping and, as a result, a milky white sap left to harden and dry over a few days.
This forms into a gum-type resin scraped from the tree bark and later sorted for its quality.
To produce the resin to an Essential Oil begins with the steam distillation of the resin.
Here the resin produced becomes the purest volatile oil available and is then bottled in dark glass at its most potent form.
Frankincense Essential Oil Benefits and Uses.
There are many properties within the Essential Oil of Frankincense, which are as follows:
Anti-oxidant, anti-catarrhal, expectorant, anti-depressive, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and astringent are some of the properties found within Frankincense Essential Oil.
You will notice that all the benefits mentioned below can greatly help boost the immune system, giving you better health overall.
1. Helps fight against Flu and cold.
Containing antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties will certainly work against those colds and flu you may be encountering.
Along with helping to get rid of that dreaded cough.
To help clear the nasal passages, place a few drops into an Oil Diffuser, and enjoy the aroma while it makes your breathing easier.
Having the diffuser helps to keep germs away from anyone else in the room.
2. Stress and Anxiety Relief
When adding a few drops into the diffuser, clear the atmosphere will allow the home to feel more at ease and relaxed.
Great to add a few drops to the bath to help you to relax and enjoy the moment.
3. Improve Oral Hygiene
With its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, Frankincense will help relieve oral problems to prevent gingivitis, bad breath, mouth sores, and strengthen the gums.
A great example is Living Librations Toothpaste.
4. Helps with Cell regeneration
As an astringent, Frankincense Oil is great to use for many forms of skin issues.
Its Astringent benefits may help rejuvenate and tighten the skin’s skin and wrinkles around the eyes.
You will find It can help to reduce stretch marks and fading scars.
5. Improve sleep function
Frankincense Oil reduces cortisol levels aiding in better sleep, which can go hand in hand in relieving stress and anxiety.
This is great to use with a diffuser, as it will also help clear the nasal passages to make breathing much easier and more comforting to fall asleep quicker.
6. Improve spiritual connection
Considered powerful spiritually, Frankincense is ideal to use and connect with the Crown Chakra (hence being called the King of Oil), thus opening the crown Chakra and allowing a greater flow and connection to higher loving energies.
Great to use in a burner, as incense, even diffuser while meditating.
7. Improve Breathing
With its Anti-Catarrhal and expectorant properties, it will help with Bronchitis, Asthma which can help to clear and aid in easier breathing.
It will also help to dry excess mucus.
8. Calming and soothing
Frankincense is a wonderful calming oil that can help to soothe and calm the mind and emotions, thus helping relieve a lack of insecurity, confusion, and nervous depression.
However, there are no known adverse side effects; however, it is generally best to avoid it during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester.
Should you be pregnant or nursing, please consult a qualified Aromatherapist or medical practitioner, preferably one who understands essential oils and natural remedies.
Remember that Frankincense Fragrant oils are not used for any health benefits as they are synthetically made and do not process any properties mentioned above.
Here are some great Frankincense oils to choose from to help you out.
Please note if you are not sure of how to dilute, you will also find many oils pre-diluted with carrier oils in the listing below.
Have you used Essential oils before?
Let us know how you went and what benefits did you received in its use.
For those who used Frankincense spiritually, I would love to hear from you, and perhaps you have some great ideas that you created in connecting to your higher self.
Please provide your comments below, as many can benefit from your wonderful experiences in using Frankincense oil.
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