Society is starting to learn more and more that using pure essential oils has many benefits and lots of different ways to be used in their everyday lives. There are health benefits that go a long with using these types of oils. One of those oils that has been around for centuries and is starting to come to the forefront is referred to as Frankincense.
This particular oil comes from the Boswellia tree that is found in areas like Africa and Arabian Peninsula, and even India. There is an important element in frankincense essential oil and that is monoterpenes, which help in promoting relaxation. There are many popular uses for Frankincense essential oil, including in medieval times during religious ceremonies. Some cultures even believed the white smoke the essential oil put off when burned was powerful when it came to their sacred places. The oil has been known to even be burned in temples and around burial grounds. It was also known to be used as an insect repellent and Egyptians used it in their mummification procedures.
In today’s times are many ways to uses of frankincense oil.
- Used in perfumes
- Lotion and soap bars
- Incense sticks
- Body sprays
- Oral hygiene items, such as homemade toothpaste
Benefits of frankincense essential oil include such things as:
- Cleaning uses
- Helps cellular function
- Reduce appearance of skin irritation
- Support nervous system
Essential oils are becoming more and more popular as society is looking for a more natural way of caring for their bodies. Frankincense essential oils are on that list of oils to keep on hand because of all the uses and benefits that come with this oil.
Frankincense oil can be ingested internally. It can also be used externally and enjoyed in a way that is a normal use for any essential oil.
As society leans toward learning from nature and taking what she offers, Frankincense oil is on the top of the list with its spicy, woody aroma that can be enjoyed in many different ways, depending on what is needed from the use of essential oils.