BOTANICAL NAME: Boswellia carteri
ORIGIN: Oman, Egypt, Dubai (UAE)
AROMA: Frankincense has a warm and spicy, woody aroma with a hint of citrus
COLOR: Clear to pale yellow or brown
PLANT PART: Resin
PET SAFE: Yes. Have your animals smell it directly from the bottle or place a drop or two in your palm, then smell. Or place a drop in your palm and pet head to toe.
Because it is approved as a Food Additive (FA) and Flavoring Agent (FL) by the FDA, Frankincense Oil is readily available on the market in many different qualities. Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children. Dilution recommended for both topical and internal use. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, etc. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
Continuing with my essential oil series the next oil is up Frankincense. I don’t even know where to begin with this miraculous oil. If I had to pick my favorite oil it would without a doubt be Frankincense oil. Most people chose lavender as their top oil but I choose frankincense because it does everything and more. I have been using Frankincense since I was a little kid. My mom used to burn the granules so being able to own this precious oil is a huge blessing as it has helped my mind and body in more ways then I can write. Frankincense oil is available from a number of different regions, Indian frankincense is much milder, not as powerful and is not as good quality as the frankincense from Egypt, please keep that in mind if you are looking to use Frankincense medicinally.
Frankincense Oil is extracted from the gum or resin from Frankincense or Olibanum trees, whose scientific name is Boswellia Carteri. Frankincense has been a popular ingredient in cosmetics and incense burners for centuries. It has even been found in the remains of ancient Egyptian and Anglo-Saxon civilizations. It is closely associated with religious traditions and rites. Frankincense oil has been used to awaken our spiritual awareness and connect with spirit for 5000 years or more. It helps to release parts of our ego which holds us back from connecting with our soul, as well as feelings of unworthiness and insecurity.
Scientists have observed that there is some agent within frankincense which stops cancer spreading, and which induces cancerous cells to close themselves down. He is trying to find out what this is. “Cancer starts when the DNA code within the cell’s nucleus becomes corrupted,” he says. “It seems frankincense has a re-set function. It can tell the cell what the right DNA code should be. “Frankincense separates the ‘brain’ of the cancerous cell – the nucleus – from the ‘body’ – the cytoplasm, and closes down the nucleus to stop it reproducing corrupted DNA codes.” The frankincense that we hope can stop cancer cells from spreading is the highest quality available. Going to your health food store or super market to purchase frankincense is pointless and will not help medically like a high quality oil will.
Alleviate Nervous Energy
Apply frankincense essential oil on the bottom of your feet to help alleviate nervous energy.
I use frankincense oil daily to deal with my lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Apply 2-3 drops of the oil to the area of concern. Consider taking internally if using 100% pure frankincense oil.
Apply 1-2 drops of oil to the skin everyday or add a few drops to your favorite moisturizer. You will be amazed how soft your skin will feel.
The antiseptic properties in this oil can help combat and prevent bad breath. Try gargling with this oil daily. Add 1-2 drops to your natural toothpaste.
Apply 1-2 drops of frankincense essential oil to the back of your neck and your temples for better focus.
Immune System Support
Apply 1-3 drops of frankincense oil to the soles of the feet for immunity throughout the year.
Speed up healing of bites by apply 1-2 drops to the area of concern.
Apply a single drop 3-4 times a day. If the mole is dark and ragged around the edges and/or growing quickly, see your healthcare professional for an assessment and possible treatment.
Frankincense can break up phlegm in the respiratory tract and lungs bronchitis-related congestion. Apply frankincense oil to the throat, chest, use in a steam tent or gargle with it.
Frankincense is a powerful anti-Inflammatory and can be used to relieve conditions where pain and inflammation are present. Apply it topically or take internally with a veggie capsule. I take a combination of Frankincense and Copaiba essential oil internally every day.
Diffuse throughout a room, or inhale directly from bottle to promote peacefulness.
Use the same method as mentioned above.
Restless Leg Syndrome
Apply 2 drops of frankincense with a carrier oil and apply it to the soles of the feet every night.
Apply frankincense to scars to fade the appearance of scars.
Apply a single drop the skin tag 3-4 times a day until they are gone. Also consider using oregano essential oil.
Apply a drop to the temples to relieve stress and promote calmness.
Apply 1-2 drops to the gums, tooth. Gargling with with this oil is also very helpful. Also consider using clove essential oil.
Apply a single drop 3-4 times a day.
Use the same method as aging skin.