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Frankincense Essential oil

Another jewel in my toolbox for helping my clients feel better is frankincense essential oil. One of the most amazing essential oils that has been used for thousands of years in many cultures like Egyptian, Romans, ancient Greeks, etc for so many purposes from perfumes and incense to healing or cleansing spiritually in certain religions. At one time valued more highly than gold, frankincense is viewed by many as one of nature’s special blessings.

The aroma of this oil is medium-strength balsamic, rich, warm, slightly spicy, sweet, woody, earthy and pleasant that presents a base fragrance note.

In the last few years, the western science is becoming more aware about the value of this

miracle resin: currently, there are about 1000 scientific studies about frankincense for different uses on

Frankincense is an aromatic resin obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia in the family

Burseraceae. The trees grow in desert rocky soils and can grow to 20 feet tall and have

various shapes and personalities. The average rain fall must be below 4”, in order for them to thrive. They are also very particular about the conditions of the soil. They grow only in the

frankincense belts, where lime deposits in the soil contains specific minerals.

Boswellia trees begin producing resin after eight to 10 years; at that point, you can make

incisions in the bark to extract the resin. There are several different species of Boswellia trees, including sacra, carterii, and serrata. Each of these species produce slightly different

iterations of Frankincense essential oils.

Here are a few health benefits (the applications are so many):

  •  Emotional stability and healing (frustration, grief, bitterness, etc)

  •  Mental clarity, focus, awareness, memory

  •  Brain health

  •  Limbic system stimulant

  •  Anti-inflammatory

  •  Stimulates lymph drainage

  •  Immune system support

  •  Headaches

  •  Antiseptic

  •  Astringent

  •  Expectorant

  •  Sedative

  •  Digestive support

  •  Diuretic

  •  Tonic

  •  Joint, muscle, and nerve pain

  •  Infections

  •  Skin healing

How to use Frankincense Essential Oil

  •  Topical application diluted with a carrier oil (Saint John's Wort)

  •  Diffusing for a peaceful and focused day

  •  In a bath soak for peace and relaxation

  •  Internally if it is 100% pure, 1-2 drops in a bit of honey

written by Ioana Grigore

Certified Master FootZonologist

Anthem AZ

*Check with your practitioner if you are taking any prescription medication. These statements are not evaluated by FDA. No diagnosis, cure, claims or treatments are being made.

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