Essential oils are known for their healing properties and valued as natural alternatives to medications and processed items. They are used in aromatherapy and beauty products with extremely beneficial and uplifting effects.
Frankincense essential oil is a popular example. Perhaps best known for being one of the gifts brought to Jesus by the three wise men, this prized oil is sourced from the resin of the Boswellia tree in India. It brings numerous healing properties, including:
Pain Relief and Reduced Inflammation
Inflammation in the body is a precursor to many diseases. It also accelerates the aging process. Frankincense inhibits the production of inflammatory molecules to help reduce inflammation of the joints, internal organs and respiratory system. Less inflammation also means reduced pain and discomfort, as inflammation is a primary factor in chronic pain.
A Stronger Immune System
Research has shown frankincense also strengthens the immune system by destroying viruses, bacteria and even cancer cells. Its immunostimulant activity makes it highly effective in enhancing oral health and reducing the bacteria that can lead to cavities, gingivitis and other dental problems.
Fights Cancer and Offsets Chemotherapy Side Effects
The anti-inflammatory as well as anti-tumor effects of frankincense make it effective against some types of cancer, including skin and breast cancer. It also works against cancers that have become immune or resistant to chemotherapy. Its anti-inflammatory effects help to heal and offset the effects of harsh cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, which can otherwise have damaging side effects.
Heals Digestive Problems
The detoxifying effect of frankincense benefits gut health and the digestive system. It eases bloating and cramping while also reducing nausea and indigestion. This is due to its ability to accelerate the secretion of digestive enzymes while improving circulation in the organs of the digestive system. This can help with the disruptive symptoms of IBS, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Stress and Anxiety Relief
When used in aromatherapy, frankincense reduces blood pressure and heart rate, bringing a calming effect and reducing the symptoms of depression. However, unlike some prescription medications for these issues, there are no negative side effects.
Frankincense is also an astringent that has disinfectant and antimicrobial effects. It can reduce incidents of cold and flu and can be used in place of harsh, chemical-based cleaners.
Improves Skin Health
When included in topical lotions and beauty products, frankincense brings benefits to skin tone and overall dermal health. It accelerates the healing of cuts and sun damage while improving skin tone and elasticity. It also reduces the appearance of scars, blemishes, acne and stretch marks while healing cracked skin, irritation and redness. Overall, it has a soothing effect that gives skin a healthy glow and evens out skin tone. Skin is naturally more youthful-looking and vibrant.
A Better Memory
Believe it or not, frankincense essential oil may also boost your memory and learning functions. There is also evidence that when pregnant women ingest it orally, memory and learning is enhanced in their children.
Improves Sleep Patterns
The anti-inflammatory effects of frankincense open breathing passages and soothe the muscles and tissues throughout the body to facilitate relaxation. Its positive effects on mood and stress levels have a calming effect, all of which help to relieve insomnia and promote deeper, more restful sleep.
Some of the top uses of frankincense essential oil include in bath soaks, cleansers, as a scar reducer, anti-aging remedy and a natural cold and flu remedy. At Sheer Miracle, we offer a specialized Sea Mineral Hydrating Mist that’s organic, vegan, paraben free and never animal tested.
Our Sea Mineral Hydrating Mist is packed with essential oils including frankincense as well as natural sea minerals to hydrate your skin after you’ve spent time in the sun. The scent is sure to lift your mood and brighten your day! Learn more by clicking here.