Another one of my favorite essential oils is Frankincense, it has so many truly amazing benefits, but the ones I love most are the anti aging properties and the spiritual connection. Frankincense can help relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression and promotes spirituality. It works as a sedative inducing feelings of peace, relaxation and satisfaction. It also promotes deep breathing and intuition. I suffer from anxiety and depression like many others out there and I find my mind going a million miles an hour sometimes, it can be hard to focus and stay calm. Once I start diffusing the Frankincense I feel a shift in my breathing and feelings. I become more positive and open minded, it has been an amazing discovery for me. I love to diffuse it while I'm reading or writing also, everything just starts to flow and I feel at peace.
Frankincense has great anti aging benefits, who doesn't love that?! It is a cytophylactic, promoting regeneration of healthy cells and keeps existing cells and tissues healthy. It can eliminate sun spots, remove micro wrinkles from eyes and cheeks, and tone and tighten the skin all over your body, while simultaneously replacing old or dying cells with new and healthy ones. All of my anti aging products contain Frankincense and I also add some drops to any body lotion I use to help with stretch marks and tightening of my skin. We all know how getting older goes and what babies can do to our bodies! I said last night I just want to pour frankincense all over my body, head to toe!
The other health benefits of Frankincense are:
Prevents premature hair loss
Helps fade stretch marks and scars
Preventative measures against oral issues
Gives relief from bronchitis and congestion
Boosts immune system
Remedies stress and anxiety
Rich in antioxidants and anti aging properties
Relieves pain from arthritis
Helps heal boils, infected wounds and acne
Helps with circulatory problems
Helps fight cancer (it has been proven to treat cancer cells, when becoming chemotherapy resistant)
Helps with inflammation
Frankincense can have a strong smell to it alone, so if you want to blend with other essential oils it goes wonderful with Lime, Lemon, Orange, Benzoin, Bergamot, Lavender, Mryh, Pine and Sandalwood. I'll leave you with a tip for deep relaxation and an amazing night's sleep...put a few drops of Frankincense into a bath for yourself and enjoy!