Essential oils have been used for thousands of years. Among many other ways of application, aromatherapy became quite popular. Frankincense oil is one of the most commonly used essential oils. It is sourced from small trees that originally grew wildly around the Red Sea.

Research shows that there are many health benefits associated with the use of this magical oil.

It has been used effectively as part of traditional and natural medicine. And even modern research has found it to be highly effective.

According to a research study conducted at Virginia Tech, frankincense oil can be helpful in the treatment of malignant melanoma.

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In another study, a derivative drug made from frankincense (known as 5-Loxin) was found to be effective in treating osteoarthritis.

Frankincense oil has also shown effectiveness in the treatment of bladder cancer. According to research study at the Johns Hopkins University, this herb’s smoke is effective in giving relief from depression and anxiety in animal subjects. This has been attributed to the essential oil’s psychoactive properties.

There are so many more reasons for making frankincense oil an essential part of your life.

1. Emotional Benefits

Frankincense oil is commonly used as part of meditation practice. This is because of its powerful spiritual and emotional benefits.

In fact, it is attributed the powers of helping an individual eliminate the evils in their mind and achieve spiritual benefits. In other words, it has been found to be helpful to those practicing meditation achieve better focus.

This essential oil also helps promote the sensation of relaxation and calmness. It is recommended to apply a drop of it on the bottom of your feet. You may also apply it behind the ears whenever you feel you are stressed out.

2. Improve Your Sleep Quality

Having trouble sleeping?

The above-mentioned benefits of frankincense oil also help in promoting good quality sleep. It can also help you feel relaxed before going to bed.

Diffuse the oil in your bedroom before you want to sleep. You would be amazed by the results.

3. Reduction of Scar

There are many benefits of using frankincense oil for your skin. It works by rejuvenating the skin. It also reduces scars.

You can use if by mixing just 1 drop of the oil in 2 drops of coconut oil. Rub this mixture on the scars every night before you go to bed.

It can also enhance your beauty.

Mix 2 drops of frankincense oil in quarter teaspoon of coconut oil and apply when you wash your face. It will help soften, moisturize and rejuvenate your skin.

4. Stronger Nail

The beauty benefits of frankincense oil are not just limited to your skin. They can also strengthen and beautify your nails.

Just rub the essential oil on your nails and they will help in nourishing them.

5. Relief for Lower Back

Do you want to give some relief to your aching lower back or joints? Frankincense oil can do that for you in a natural way. Apply 2 drops of the oil on the area and you will be amazed by the results.

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6. Get Rid of the Phlegm Problem

This essential oil is effective in breaking down phlegm in the lungs and respiratory tract. It will help significantly reduce the congestion in your lungs, bronchi and nasal tract.

Frankincense oil also works as an anti-inflammatory and antidepressant. This helps in relaxing your breathing passages.

How to use?

Mix 6 drops of frankincense oil in 1 bowl hot water. Take the steam by placing your head over the bowl and putting a towel over your head. Take deep breaths and do this for 5 minutes. Repeat until you get total relief.

7. Fight Indigestion

There are almost limitless health benefits of frankincense oil.

Frankincense oil can work as a natural remedy for a wide range of digestive problems including the following:

  • Constipation
  • Stomach ache/cramps
  • PMS
  • IBS
  • Gas

Just add 1 drop frankincense oil in 1 tbsp honey and take it. It is important that you use 100% pure frankincense oil. Don’t use the fragrance oil.

8. Treat Insect Bites

If you have an insect bite, apply just a drop of this essential oil on the site. It will give you relief from the sting. Make sure to dilute it when using for your kid.

9. Strengthen Your Immunity

Frankincense oil can also make your immune system stronger.

Take a few drops and massage on the ball of the feet. Do this every day and your immunity will grow stronger.

You can also diffuse it in yr bedroom.

10. Remedy for Restless Leg Syndrome

Do you have restless leg syndrome?

Mix 2 drops of the oil in some carrier oil and apply on the bottom of your feet. You will be amazed by the wonderful results.

You can blend frankincense oil with myrrh oil, lavender, lemon, lime, sandalwood, pine or even orange.

References:

http://shalommama.com/frankincense-essential-oil

http://www.sustainablebabysteps.com/frankincense-essential-oil.html

http://herbs.lovetoknow.com/How_to_Use_Frankincense

http://www.naturallivingideas.com/14-genius-uses-for-frankincense-essential-oil/