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Posted on: February 10, 2017

8 Surprising Uses For Frankincense Essential Oil

We have been using essential oils for therapeutic and healing properties for thousands of years as part of aromatherapy.  They consist of the leaves, stems or roots of plants that have been used for health reasons.

What is Frankincense?

Seems like an odd name but never the less has many beneficial uses. Frankincense is a common essential oil used in aromatherapy.  It offers a variety of health benefits. Some of its uses are for relieving chronic stress and anxiety, reducing pain and inflammation, boosting immunity and can potentially help fight cancer.

What is Frankincense Uses?

Frankincense oil can be used by absorbing it through the skin or inhaling the oil. It is usually mixed with what they call carrier oil, such as jojoba oil or an unscented lotion. It transmits messages to the limbic system of the brain, which influences the nervous system.

Top 8 Frankincense Uses

Stress-Relieving Bath Soak 

Frankincense oil produces the feeling of peace, relaxation, and satisfaction.

Natural Household Cleaner

Frankincense oil is an antiseptic and helps eliminate bacteria and viruses from your home. Use it to help reduce indoor pollution and deodorize and disinfect any room or surface in your home.

Natural Hygiene Product

Frankincense oil is great for your oral hygiene regimen. It can help prevent tooth decay, bad breath, cavities and oral infections.

Anti-Aging and Wrinkle Fighter

Frankincense essential oil is a powerful astringent, which helps protect skin cells. It helps reduce acne blemishes, prevents wrinkles and the appearance of large pores.

Relieves Symptoms of Indigestion

Frankincense helps any digestive distress, such as gas and constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and even PMS cramps.

Scar, Wound, Stretch Mark or Acne Remedy

Frankincense oil may decrease the appearance of scars. It can also reduce the appearance of stretch marks and dark spots. Also, helps heal surgical wounds.

Natural Cold or Flu Medicine

Frankincense essential oil helps provide relief from coughing. It helps eliminate phlegm in the lungs. It is also used as an anti-inflammatory in the nasal passages, helping to breathe easier. 

Helps Relieve Inflammation and Pain

Frankincense oil helps improve circulation, joint, and muscle pain. Massage into your muscles, joints, feet or neck for relief from pain.

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