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Frankincense Essential Oil - Benefits & Uses

Essential oils are popular among many people throughout the world. Whether you use them for incense and relaxation or therapeutic properties like healing, the benefits can be endless for some essential oils. Frankincense oil is not as popular as lavender or other well-known oils, but can be extremely beneficial to incorporate into your daily routine. This versatile essential oil is used for hair care, skincare, and health purposes.

Reduce Inflammation

Frankincense has anti-inflammatory effects that may help reduce joint inflammation caused by arthritis. Most arthritis pain is caused by inflammation around the joints and bones. Using Frankincense oil on these areas can help reduce the inflammation, which in turn helps relieve some of the pain as well.

Relieve Asthma Symptoms

In some studies, Frankincense was shown to relieve the symptoms of asthma. People were given the oil to breathe in or a placebo and the people had an easier time breathing when the oil was used. Using Frankincense as incense or candle within your home might help relieve your symptoms regularly if you are asthmatic.

Improve Your Gut

Frankincense’s anti-inflammatory properties may also help your gut function properly. In some herbal remedies, it was shown to reduce abdominal pain and bloating in people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Frankincense oil may help to improve gut health, digestion, and ease digestive disorders such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis as well.

May Fight Certain Cancers

Frankincense essential oil may even fight against certain types of cancer cells. In a Cancer study , it reduced 60% of cancer cells in the brain compared to placebos. Specific cancers frankincense may help fight are:

  • Breast cancer

  • Prostate cancer

  • Pancreatic cancer

  • Skin cancer

  • Colon cancer

Improve Hair Texture

This oil can help hair remain shiny and moisturized as well. Incorporating Frankincense oil into your hair products moisturizes your hair and scalp, which helps to prevent dandruff. Additionally, it smooths the hair follicles which can help to improve hair growth.

Timshel Apothecary handcrafts small batches of simple, aromatherapeutic, and rejuvenating products to use in your home and on your body. All-natural ingredients like tea tree oil are crafted into eco-friendly items to provide you with the best care. Timshel Apothecary's top priority is the overall well-being of customers and the environment. They aim to create a harmonious relationship between the two through education and sustainable practices.

More Info

Botanical Name: Boswellia serrata

Plant Part: Resin

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Origin: India

Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid

Consistency: Medium

Strength of Aroma: Medium

Aromatic Scent: Frankincense Essential Oil has a rich woody, earthy scent with a deeply mysterious nuance

Aromatherapy Benefits: Calming, Visualizing

Frankincense Essential Oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing.

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