20 Powerful Uses of Frankincense Essential Oil

There is a long list of essential oils which have tons of benefits.

However, it has been shown that the most powerful of all is the Frankincense essential oil, sometimes called “Frank”.

Even though, some may reject it from the beginning because of its high price and exotic smell, Frankincense oil is well known for curing many diseases, skin problems and pain.

What is Frankincense?

Frankincense oil dates from ancient times, even having religious context. It has been considered to be a precious plant-derived treasure and it has been given to Jesus in The New Testament.

Despite having taken part into the Bible and Christianity, according to the Hebrew Bible, frankincense oil is a component of the holy incense ritually burned in Jerusalem’s sacred temples during ancient times.

The Frankincense oil comes from the genus trees, especially Boswellia Sacra and Boswellia Carteri. The milky white sap is taken from the tree bark, left to harden for a few days and later on, scraped off in tear-shaped droplets. The highest quality frankincense would have a clear silvery color, with a slight green tinge. On the other hand, the brown-yellow varieties are the cheapest and most available.

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You will recognize the Frankincense oil by its woody, spicy, earthy, and slightly fruity aroma, which is calming and relaxing. The oil is sweeter, cleaner and fresher than the frankincense resin.

20 Uses of Frankincense Oil for Health, Wellness and Healing

To show you that the Frankincense oil is the “King of all oils” we have made a research and will present you the 20 uses of the Frankincense oil.

  1. Reduce fade scars

In order to reduce scarring you should continue with the use of the frankincense oil over the wound after it had already healed.

  1. Heal wounds from scars, scrapes, burns

A combination of lavender oil and frankincense oil will hear scars, scrapes, burns and open wounds in a short period of time.

  1. Boost and protect your immune system

Because of the many antiseptic properties that frankincense oil has it is great to foster your immune system. You should massage the balls of your feet every day with a few drops of frankincense oil. In addition to the massage, you can try diffusing it into your home especially at night, before going to sleep. It will protect you during the cold and flu season.

  1. Relieve the symptoms of gout

A mixture of Frankincense oil with the same amount of carrier oil (coconut oil) will help you relieve the symptoms of gout. If you have flared-up gout applying the mixture 4 times a day you will feel a relief of the symptoms.

  1. Manage the stress and anxiety

You can use the mixture of coconut oil and frankincense oil mentioned previously in order to relieve anxiety and stress. Just by applying a few drops at the back of your neck you will feel an instant relief. Inhaling the aroma of the frankincense oil will also give you a relief if you are anxious. Just by putting a drop on your hands, rubbing them, and bringing them to your nose to smell it, will help you.

  1. Anti-aging

If you rub Frankincense oil to the wrinkles or fine lines on your face and hands they will be not so noticeable. Have if mind not to apply pure frankincense oil, but mix it with a carrier oil first (coconut oil, sweet almond oil). You can also add just a drop of Frankincense oil to your daily cream.

  1. Mitigate depression and feeling of helplessness

If you suffer from depression, just apply a few drops of Frankincense oil at the back of your neck, around the brain stem a few times a day.

  1. A perfect replacement of NSAIDS/Advil

The anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties of Frankincense oil make it a perfect substitute of drugs.

  1. Relieves itching

Just a drop on the affected area will bring an instant relief.

  1. Colds and congestion

Put a few drops of Frankincense oil into a bowl with hot steamed water and bend over your head, covered with a towel. Breathe in the vapors for about 5 minutes and repeat this 3-4 times. It will make your breathing easier.

  1. Clear up cystic acne

One drop of Frankincense oil a day, on the acne and repeating the procedure for about 2-3 days will clear up your cystic acne.

  1. Relieve arthritis pain and swelling

Mix Frankincense oil with a carrier oil and put the mixture on your aching joints throughout the day and before going to bed.

  1. Relaxation

By adding 5 to 6 drops of Frankincense oil to a diffuser and breathing in the oil will create a relaxed atmosphere which you can use for meditation.

  1. Remove moles, skin tags, warts

A drop of pure Frankincense oil over the mole, skin tag or wart 3-4 times a day will make them disappear in a few days.

  1. Enhance vision

Frankincense oil has the power to improve your vision and possibility to eliminate the need to use glasses. You can use it along your optical bone and it can even halt the progression of glaucoma. However, be careful not a single drop of frankincense oil to get into your eyes.

  1. Reduce swelling from insect bites

A drop of Frankincense oil will reduce the swelling and itching caused of insect bites.

  1. Oral Health

Make your own toothpaste which will be natural and beneficial for enhancing your oral health. Oral health problems, such as bad breath, cavities, infections, tooth aches and cancer strokes will no longer be a problem for you. You should mix baking soda, frankincense oil, and coconut oil to make your own toothpaste.

  1. Prevent insomnia and promote sleep

Diffuse some frankincense oil before bedtime, so it will relieve your anxiety, relax you and help you fall asleep.

  1. Restless leg syndrome

Mix two drops of Frankincense oil with carrier oil and massage your feet each night to relieve the restless leg syndrome.

  1. Remove musty odors

In a small bowl with water pour a few drops of Frankincense oil and place the bowl in your room to remove musty odors and give freshness to the air.