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Frankincense, the “King of oils” is known for its high value as it was used in the mummification process of the royal and upper class in ancient Egypt. Frankincense has also been used in religious ceremonies and contemplative meditation practices for centuries.
According to preclinical research, Frankincense essential oil may promote healthy cellular function when taken internally. Experimental research suggests it may provide soothing internal effects, thanks to its high levels of α-pinene. Frankincense also helps maintain healthy skin structure, and its warm, spicy aroma creates a relaxing yet uplifting atmosphere.
Plant name: Boswellia Frereana
Plant family: Burseraceae
Native Region: Native to North Africa and India, but can also be found in Oman, Yemen and Western Africa.
Essential Oil Extraction Method: Steam distilled after the milky white resin from the bark turns into a hard orange-brown resin.
Properties: Analgesic, Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Cicatrizing, Cytophylactic
Affirmation: By the light of the divine I am whole
Blends well with: Citrus oils like Lime and Wild Orange together with Cypress, Lavender, Geranium, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang and Clary Sage
Safety: Can irritate sensitive skin. Dilute with a carrier oil. Use caution if you are prone to sensitive skin.
Frankincense was used to treat wounds and abscesses, skin rashes and dermal problems, inflammation, arthritis and gastrointestinal issues.
Known as the “King of the oils”, Frankincense is commonly used to relieve symptoms of indigestion, relieving inflammation and pain and can be used to reduce the appearance of scars and blemishes.
Frankincense enhances your mood and fights against stress and anxiety.
How Frankincense Can Support:
Depression & Anxiety
To help reduce the feelings of depression and anxiety, place a drop of Frankincense under the tongue and apply to your pulse points. Frankincense may also be diffused in your space for perfect, long-lasting tranquillity.
Frankincense is a powerful healer. Frankincense enhances the benefits and properties of other oils when used together. To treat the symptoms and pain experienced from headaches and migraines, blend 2 drops Frankincense, 1 drop peppermint and 1 drop Lavender together, roll behind the neck, on temples and centre of forehead. Then follow with 1 drop of peppermint on the thumb and press to the roof of your mouth.
Apply 1-2 drops of Frankincense, Peppermint, Basil, Rosemary and InTune to forehead, temples, or base of skull as needed; inhale a few drops from cupped hands. Do this to awaken your senses. (Extracted from our AOM Series 5)
Massage 1 - 3 drops into forehead, temples, back of neck, and chest as needed; inhale from cupped hands.
Apply 3 drops of Frankincense, Peppermint, InTune, Vetiver and Rosemary to back of the neck and temples. Also diffuse several drops. (Diffuse on your desk with the MySpace Diffuser)
Pain and Inflammation
Frankincense contains anti-inflammatory properties and is best for treating pain and inflammation. Place a drop under the tongue, or massage into inflamed areas for relief.
Various cells in our body have their unique role to help us function fully as healthy human beings. Take 1-2 drops of Frankincense in a veggie capsule to support your cells leaving you feeling energetic and strong. This is also great to build immunity.
Blisters from the Sun
Apply a few drops generously to the affected area to get relief from sunburn and blisters. Blend with Lavender and Aloe Vera for a soothing experience.
Massage 2-4 drops of Frankincense, ClaryCalm, Clary Sage, Peppermint and AromaTouch into abdomen, lower back and shoulders; apply to a warm compress over uterus area to ease and support menstrual cramps and pain.
Low Milk Supply
To encourage a better flow of breast milk, massage 3-5 drops of Frankincense, Basil, Clary Sage, Geranium, and Fennel into the breast area as often as needed. (For more information about this, grab a copy of Maternal Wellness by Stephanie McBride)
Massage yourself with 3-5 drops of Frankincense and Myrrh after a good shower and feel your soul align with your mind and spirit.
Appreciate the masculine
Blend Frankincense, Arborvitae and Hawaiian Sandalwood to use as a man-fume or to be diffused in his space giving him strength to overcome the challenges of today. Channel your inner masculinity by using this blend on yourself. (Extracted form Gifts of the Essential Oils book)
Ready to evolve
Frankincense works wonders on just about every chakra. However we have chosen to share its benefits for the Throat Chakra. Frankincense encourages truth. Blended together with Basil and Geranium, Frankincense has the ability to balance your throat chakra and support you as you repeat these mantras, ‘ I am comfortable in expressing my feelings in appropriate ways.’, ‘I am respectful of my value and speak with love only.’, In relaxing into my gifts and talents, I allow rediscovery of joy.’, ‘I love eating what is good for me and healthy for my body.’ (Extracted from Chakra Wellness Made Simple)
Drop Frankincense into your hands and inhale his aroma. Anoint the crown of your head, then soles of your feet before placing your hands over the heart. State 5 things that you are grateful for. (Extracted form Magic of the Essential Oils Card Deck by Adam Barralet)