Benefits of Frankincense Oil:
Arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis (RA) — Researchers from Cardiff University found that a rare type of frankincense can aid in inhibiting production of inflammatory molecules, and reducing the risk for cartilage tissue breakdown that are precursors to these debilitating conditions.
Colds and respiratory disorders — Frankincense oil can help separate phlegm deposits in your lungs, and may alleviate breathing difficulties among people with asthma, influenza, bronchitis, sinusitis and catarrh.
Oral health problems — Dental problems such as bad breath, cavities, toothaches, mouth sores and other infections can be alleviated through frankincense oil’s antiseptic properties. One study indicates that frankincense extracts helped manage inflammation caused by plaque-induced gingivitis.
Digestive disorders — One study has found that boswellic acids may help with digestive inflammatory diseases such as chronic colitis and ulcerative colitis.
Uterine health — This oil may help control estrogen production, regulate premenopausal women’s menstrual cycles, and assist in lowering uterine cancer risk by helping inhibit the development of post-menopause tumors or cysts in the uterus.
Lastly, frankincense oil is linked to cancer-fighting abilities. Researchers are looking into a component in the oil that may help inhibit cancer proliferation in the body.
How Does Frankincense Oil Work?
The effects and benefits of frankincense oil can be acquired by applying it topically. Just make sure to blend frankincense oil first with other carrier oils such as jojoba, coconut, olive or sweet almond oil. Applying this oil may help alleviate joint or muscle pain, promote hair root health, and stimulate healing of cuts, acne, insect bites or boils.
Adding a few drops of frankincense oil into a diffuser or vaporizer may help ease colds and other respiratory problems, and promote calmness and better breathing. You can also reap these benefits by adding frankincense oil to your bathwater.
How To Use
Bath & Shower
The essential oil is inhaled through the aromatic steam, as well as being absorbed by the skin. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel, or carrier oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to up to 2 drops per 2 tbsp. Not suitable for children under two years old.
This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby. Not suitable for children under two years old.
Relaxes your body and mind while helping to soothe aching muscles. For adults, use up to 15 drops in 2 tbsp of base oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, use up to 6 drops in 2 tbsp of base oil. Not suitable for children under two years old.
Diffusers & Burners
A natural air freshener, this technique creates a relaxing ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser. Not suitable for children under two years old.
Do not use undiluted on the skin. For external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes. Keep out of the reach of children. Flammable. Use within 12 months of opening.
DO NOT USE essential oil directly on your skin or hair.
ALWAYS use carrier oils for skin, hair or body.
Do not ingest. External use only. Keep away from children.
Once opened use within 6 months.
ESSENTIAL OILS SHOULD ALWAYS BE DILUTED AND NOT USED NEAT ON THE SKIN WITHOUT PATCH TESTING FIRST. IT IS ADVISABLE TO KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND TO CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL IF YOU HAVE ANY SKIN IRRITATION OR SYMPTOMS PERSIST.
— The practice of administering essential oils can be in several ways which include:
Diffused through the air:
Add 4-6 drops into an oil burner or oil diffuser.
In a bath:
Due to the potency, a small number of drops is all that is required. The reason for this is that oil and water do not mix as you may well know. Therefore, the oils will float on the top of the water and attached on the edge of the bath and onto your skin. Essential oils combined with hot water in the bath may potential cause skin irritation. A safe, effective way to use essential oils in a bath is to mix them with a liquid which will be able to combine them so that they mix and disperse within the water, such as milk or a carrier oil such as jojoba. The milk or carrier oil protects your skin, and helps the essential oils disperse through the bath water making it safer for both children and adults.
On the skin:
Massage them into the skin by first mixing into a carrier oil base or in a skin cream base. It is recommended that you use only one or two drops in a base oil or cream for topical use and seek professional advice in order to address particular health issues such as dry or itchy skin conditions before applying.
Add a few drops to a water spray bottle and shake well before spraying onto surfaces to use with a cleaning cloth. For floors, add a few drops to a bucket of hot water.
With regards to ingestion of essential oils. Though our oils are the finest and purest oils available, we do not recommend ingestion. It is against government regulation in United Kingdom to prescribe essential oils for medical purposes unless by a qualified health care practitioner who has knowledge of essential oil toxicology and an understanding of how essential oils interact with the body.