Frankincense essential oil is a fantastic all round tonic, potentially helping balance mood, hormones, boost immune function, helps lessen arthritic pain, promotes sleep, and prevents infection, among many attributes. Frankincense essential oil is a great antiseptic substance, especially for cuts and grazes on the skin, and also helps the healing process as it is an anticoagulant. It may also help tone and lift the skin due to its astringent qualities, and has been shown to help reduce scaring as it promotes healthy skin regeneration.
Frankincense is a good hormone balancer, potentially helping relieve symptoms associated with both pre-menstrual tension and menopause. It has a calmative effect on digestion, helping relieve gas, indigestion and promoting good transit time in the intestines. Like Bergamot, Frankincense essential oil may also help relieve respiratory congestion and mucous, and it boosts the immune system, helping ward off infection. It’s a great essential oil to add to your scent bag during the winter months!
WARNING: Like all essential oils, to be safe, you should avoid using Frankincense essential oil during the early stages of pregnancy.