When it comes to essential oils, frankincense oil is the one oil you want to use regularly. There are so many powerful benefits to using this oil that it should be considered your top essential oil for health and wellbeing.

Frankincense Oil, also called olibanum, is sourced from the resin of the Boswellia tree family that is grown in African and Arabian regions. Often referred to by its botanical name, Boswellia, it has long been revered for its healing properties and used throughout the centuries in religious ceremonies for its role in enhancing spiritual connection.

You can experience the benefits of frankincense oil by applying it topically, diffusing the oil and inhaling the aroma or by consulting a qualified practitioner who can advise you on how to take it internally.

Below are some of the amazing benefits to be gained from regularly using frankincense oil.

Reduce Overall Inflammation and Fight Cancer Cells

Frankincense oil has strong anti-inflammatory properties and this is perhaps the most significant benefit of using the oil. Not only is it considered to be a powerful tonic as it benefits all systems in the body, but it has been shown to reduce inflammatory markers and even proven to reduce damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Studies have also demonstrated its ability to fight certain types of cancer cells.

No other essential oil has demonstrated such powerful anti-inflammatory actions.

Boost the Immune System

Frankincense oil boosts the production of white blood cells, your bodies defense system and, as mentioned above, it helps to prevent inflammation. This combined action acts as a powerful boost for your immune system.

Using frankincense oil regularly is an effective way to prevent illness and improve your immune system.

Heal Skin and Prevent Aging

Applied topically with a carrier oil, frankincense oil can benefit the skin in a myriad of ways. It can help to reduce scars, prevent and reduce wrinkles, improve skin tone and help heal wounds, eczema and acne.

Add frankincense oil to your beauty regime and not only will your skin benefit but your senses and nervous system will love the woody, earthy and slightly fruity aroma.

Relieve Stress and Anxiety

This revered oil has an amazing ability to relieve stress and anxiety, leaving you feeling calm, rejuvenated and in balance. By inhaling the scent and taking a few deep breaths, the oil is able to penetrate the nervous system, inducing feelings of calm and relaxation.

Studies also demonstrate that frankincense oil is able to activate channels in the brain that reduce anxiety and depression.

Use a diffuser around the home or your workspace as a way to inhale the powerful scent of frankincense oil and support feelings of wellbeing.

Balance Hormones Naturally

It is widely considered that frankincense oil can help reduce PMS and menopause symptoms due it’s positive effect on the endocrine system as a whole and it’s ability to balance hormone levels.

Specifically, frankincense oil is considered to be one of the most effective oils for helping to improve thyroid function and reduce inflammation present in autoimmune conditions that affect hormones.

Importantly, you can use frankincense oil every day as a way to reduce stress and lower cortisol levels, which in turn improves hormonal balance.

To do this you can diffuse the oil or dab 1-2 drops on your wrist and inhale the scent. Even using it as part of your skincare routine will help to lower your stress levels.

As you can see, frankincense oil can provide amazing benefits for your physical, emotional and spiritual health. It is the one oil that you want to be using every day and including in your self-care regime.


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