The frankincense essential oil is obtained from a plant , the Boswelia carterii, and has anti-rheumatic and antiseptic properties, for this reason it can be applied in case of rheumatism, trauma but also problems of the respiratory tract such as asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis and cough. It results helpful in case of cystitis and to rebalance the nervous system. Avoid it in the first three month of pregnancy because it promotes menstruation. Just one thing before describing the main uses: thanks to the conservative properties the frankincense essential oil is often added to other oils in order to extend the duration of the effects.
Cough, infections of the respiratory tract, catarrh
Frankincense essential oil has expectorant and antiseptic properties, helpful in case of cough, bronchitis or cold. You can prepare steam inhalation by bringing to boil some water, remove it from heat and add 1-2 drops of the essential oil, then breathe. In these cases you can also diffuse the essential oil in the room in order to purify the air.
Wrinkles, scars, hair
In case of wrinkles , scars and in order to tone the skin you can add 1-2 drops of frankincense essential oil to your face cream. If you have instead dull or brittle hair add 2 drops of frankincense essential oil to the shampoo, this will help to protect the hair and make the hair glossy again.
In case of cystitis it could be helpful to clean the genital region in this way: bring to boil half a liter of water, add 10 drops of frankincense essential oil and, when it is lukewarm, use to wash the part.
You can use this essential oil for massages in case of rheumatism, pain and trauma. Mix a couple of drops of frankincense essential oil with a vegetable oil, such as sweet almond or sesame oil, and rub in the part.
Anxiety, able to promote meditation
Frankincense essential oil helps in case of anxiety, worries, it stimulates the perceptions and promotes meditation by calming the breathe. This oil is suitable for those who are too strict, in fact this oil helps to open up. You can diffuse the essential oil in the room, 1 drop each square meter.