One of the most overlooked oils is Frankincense. The number of people using it is just starting to grow recently. More and more wellness practitioners are recommending its naturally amazing healing qualities. And what’s better, there are no known side effects that come with using this particular oil. As a standalone, it treats cuts and wounds well. Protects you from infection because of its antiseptic properties. Using it after the wound has healed also prevents scarring. It’s a great natural cleaner. Frankincense is called the “king of oils” for many reasons.
Here’s where you start discovering why you should make it part of your health regime starting today:
King of Cleaning
The right combination helps soothe many health ills. Lavender, oregano, tea, lemon, and peppermint are some of the mixtures that are used a lot lately. As an external cleaner, some use a drop of the oil together with homemade soap to clean floor. You can go further with it and use the oil to clean your teeth even. That’s right, oil as a substitute for toothpaste. You mix it with baking soda to create your very own toothpaste. It eliminates bad breath, helps with canker sores, toothaches, and other infection
Improves Eyesight and Sleeping Habits
Other than it’s cleaning powers, if you combine about 3 drops of Frankincense, helichrysum oil, and cypress and massage them around your temples and brow area, this will ease circulation towards the nerve endings of your eyesight. Also, thanks to its calming properties, frankincense oil can be used to treat migraines. Dilute it with a carrier oil such as olive oil or almonds oil and then place two drops onto your fingers and rub into your temples.
If you are having trouble sleeping, the oil can make you feel relaxed and improve your sleep quality. Diffuse it before your bedtime to relieve nervous tension and get a good night sleep and you’re all set for a good 9-hour sleep.
Ease up Digestion and Bone ills
Frankincense oil is so versatile that it can even do the work for you in the stomach department and ease up digestion. It’s a natural remedy for aches like upset stomach and acid reflux. It relieves arthritis and joints pain. Mix it with a carrier and rub into the painful areas before you go to sleep, it will give you a relief.
Supports the Immune and Respiratory Systems
As the antiseptic properties of the oil make it good at support a strong immune system to fight against the cold and flu. Makes the job much easier. It has the ability to boost your blood stream, for people who suffer from poor circulation, massage a few drops of the oil into the back, along with the spine, at the bottom of your feet each day to maintain a strong immune.
Especially when inhaled via a diffuser, Frankincense oil is great for opening up the lungs and clearing the respiratory tract. Inhaling the oil may also provide relief for asthma, bronchitis, nasal congestion, and more. Sprinkle a few drops of frankincense oil on a handkerchief and inhale as often as possible.
Cares for the Skin and Nails
If you dilute frankincense oil with coconut oil makes a great skin moisturizer, use it after washing your face to refresh and soften your skin. It’s commonly used to clear up acne and control oil. Put a few drops of the oil on a cotton ball and apply on the wrinkles and fine lines will make them less noticeable. Apply it on the affected areas to relieve the itching and irritation caused by skin allergies. It also helps fade the appearance of stretch marks on the skin, apply 1-2 drops of the oil twice a day. This method is also useful for removing skin tags and moles.
Rub frankincense oil into your nails will strengthen and nourish them to help you own strong and beautiful nails;
Dilute frankincense oil with coconut oil makes a great skin moisturizer, use it after washing your face to refresh and soften your skin.
I mentioned calmness and feeling of relief earlier. This one extends its soothing qualities to our seat of emotions. When you feel stressed, simply apply a drop of frankincense oil at the temples or on the back of the neck to get a relief and a feeling of calmness. It works well as a stress and anxiety fighter. It helps you combat the feelings of helplessness
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