Even the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans knew all the benefits of frankincense essential oil (or the king of oils). The Egyptians were taking baths in this oil because they believed that it has rejuvenating properties. This oil is not only effective in calming the mood swings; it also helps to reduce stress and improve the general health status. Frankincense essential oil is made from the aromatic resin of the incense tree and has a spicy scent with a touch of lemon and honey. When you learn all its benefits, you will not want to live without it!
1. Relieves cough
If you caught cold and you can’t stop sneezing, this oil can be of great help. Apply it on your neck and throat, then put a few drops in a glass of water and gargle with it.
2. Removes scars
Mix frankincense oil with coconut oil and rub the mixture on your scars. Leave it on. After several applications, you will notice improvements.
3. Relieves insect bites
If your skin is red, itchy and stings, apply a few drops of frankincense essential oil on the affected area and rub gently.
4. Boosts your immune system
Ingest a few drops of frankincense essential oil to give a boost to your immune system. You usually catch colds and other diseases because of your weak immune system.
5. Relaxes your mind
Apply a few drops of frankincense essential oil on your neck to help you focus. This will also help you feel more balanced emotionally. The frankincense essential oil promotes the production of dopamine and norepinephrine that help counteract fatigue, mood swings and a lethargic condition.
6. Heals wounds
Apply the frankincense essential oil on the cuts or other skin wounds to heal faster.
7. Helps wrinkles disappear
You don’t necessarily need to resort to Botox injections or use tons of anti-wrinkle creams to get rid of wrinkles. Simply mix frankincense essential oil with lavender leaves and apply the mixture on your face in the morning and in the evening. Leave for a few minutes and rinse with warm water. You will be amazed by the results.
8. Reduces stress
If you are stressed more than ordinary, just put few drops of frankincense essential oil on the palm of your hand and inhale. You will be more calmed and relaxed after that.
9. Helps sleep better
If you have trouble falling asleep, have a restless sleep or you are unable to get up in the morning, put a container filled with water and frankincense essential oil next to your bed and you will feel better right away and spend a restful night, finally!
10. Helps you meditate
Frankincense essential oil is often used for meditation because it helps to breathe deeply. Use it if you want to try to meditate and relax. You will concentrate better.
Who would have thought that an essential oil could do so much good for your body and mind?