Frankincense Frankincense essential oil is particularly recommended for psycho-emotional balance. For which mental ailments should it be used and how? Responses from Emilie Jolibois, Cosmetic Ingredient Research Expert at Aroma-Zone *.
What is that ?
TheFrankincense tree the latin name is Boswellia carterii groups together a twenty species small trees. It is part of the Burseraceae family. He is originally from Asia and Africa (Ethiopia, Oman, Somalia, Yemen…). He likes desert, dry, very sunny areas.
Frankincense frankincense tree is approximately 2 meters high. Its trunk is twisted with a bark that flakes easily. Its leaves are green-gray in color and form clumps at the top of the twigs. Its flowers have 5 petals of creamy white color.
What parts are used to make Frankincense essential oil?
It’s here gum-resin which exudes from the tree when incising the bark which is harvested, then distilled to obtain the essential oil.
The gum resin is collected in the fall and sometimes in the spring after having cut the trunk. It takes about three weeks from the time the gum resin flows and then coagulates, before it can be recovered.
TheFrankincense frankincense essential oil contains monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes and boswellic acids.
What are the properties of Frankincense frankincense essential oil?
Frankincense essential oil has many qualities.
– It is particularly famous for its psycho-emotional effects. It is effective against depressed, the stress, the morale drops, the nervous tension. It harmonizes the nervous system, it balances the emotions, it relaxed, it promotes relaxation, meditation, spiritual elevation.
– Frankincense essential oil is also recommended for the skin, because of its virtues healing, repairing and regenerating. It is used in anti-aging-care for mature skin, in care for dry, damaged skin.
– She treats the healing difficult skin ulcers, the bedsores.
– She is anti-fungal, interesting to treat skin yeast infection.
– Frankincense essential oil is also used to boost the immune defenses, to prevent winter infections.
– It is useful for free the airways, in case of bronchitis especially.
– She helps fight against addictions (smoking cessation).
Frankincense essential oil can be used from three ways different: by skin massage, especially to treat skin problems, in diffusion and olfaction for the nervous system and emotional balance. However, the oral route is not recommended.
Here is how to use Frankincense essential oil for everyday ailments to overcome them.
– To fight against depressed
Mix 35 drops of Frankincense essential oil in 4 ml of Jojoba vegetable oil. Pour the mixture into a glass bottle fitted with a codigoutte or into a roll-on. Apply a few drops on the Solar plexus and the internal faces of cuffs when the need arises, and breathe deeply.
– To promote healing
Mix 10 drops of Frankincense essential oil in 5 ml or 1 teaspoon of Rosehip vegetable oil. Pour the mixture into a glass bottle fitted with a codigoutte. Apply 2 to 3 drops of the mixture to the scar twice a day and massage.
– To overcome bronchitis or respiratory infection
Mix 35 drops of Frankincense essential oil with 35 drops ofRavintsara essential oil (orEucalyptus radiated) in 3 ml of apricot vegetable oil. Pour the mixture into a glass roll-on. Apply a few drops in friction on the chest and the top of the back every morning during the winter.
– To stimulateimmunity
Mix 35 drops of Frankincense essential oil with 35 drops of Frankincense essential oil Ravintsara (orEucalyptus radiated) in 3 ml of apricot vegetable oil. Pour the mixture into a glass roll-on. Apply a few drops in friction on the chest and the top of the back every morning during the winter.
– To fight against cellular aging (anti-aging)
Mix 10 drops of Frankincense essential oil in 20 ml of vegetable oil of Raspberry, Rosehip, Argan, Jojoba (your choice). Pour the mixture into a pump bottle. Use a few drops of this serum as a daily face treatment in the morning and / or evening.
– For meditate
Mix 70 drops of Frankincense essential oil with 35 drops ofElemi essential oil and 70 drops ofBergamot essential oil. Pour the mixture into a glass bottle fitted with a codigoutte. Place 40 to 60 drops of this mixture in an electric diffuser, or 10 drops in the water of a fogger. Diffuse in living rooms in cycles of 10 to 15 minutes, no more!
– To promote well-being
Mix 50 drops of Frankincense essential oil and 50 drops ofhemlock essential oil. Pour this mixture into a glass bottle fitted with a codigoutte. Pour 40 to 60 drops in an electric diffuser or 10 drops in the water of a fogger. Diffuse in living rooms in cycles of 10 to 15 minutes maximum.
– To free oneself from addictions
mix 35 drops of Frankincense essential oil with 35 drops ofAngelica essential oil. Pour the mixture into a glass bottle fitted with a codigoutte or into a roll-on. Apply a few drops on the Solar plexus and the inner sides of the cuffs if necessary. Then breathe deeply. Be careful not to expose yourself to the sun after application because the essential oil of Angelica is photosensitizing. Otherwise, replace it withKunzea essential oil or from Roman chamomile.
A perfumed body treatment
For those who want a perfumed body care ‘homemade’ in their bathroom, just mix 50 drops of Frankincense essential oil in 30 ml ofdesert date vegetable oil. Pour a little of the mixture in the palm of your hand and massage your body with it.
What precautions should be taken with Frankincense essential oil?
– Frankincense essential oil must always be diluted before any skin use. – Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes, nose and ears.
– It keeps away from heat and light.
What are its contraindications?
Frankincense essential oil should not be used in children under three years of age, nor at pregnant women and mothers who breastfeed their babies.