Frankincense Essential Oil
Do you ever look at your skin care product label?
Don’t be surprised if you see Frankincense on the ingredient list.
Frankincense is one of the most popular ingredients in anti-aging skin care products.
One study found significant improvement in skin that was aged by sun exposure.
For even better results, blend with Helichrysum and Lavender.
Frankincense is also calming to the lungs and decreases symptoms of restless leg syndrome.
Do you have arthritis pain? Put a couple of drops of Frankincense into your favorite carrier and rub it into those joints for pain relief.
Mix it with Trauma oil for even better pain relief.
Important information: Frankincense essential oil does not contain significant amounts of Boswellia. It is lost in distillation. Laboratory tests showing Boswellia killing cancer cells was done with the Resin or extract. Check out nih.gov for essential oil studies. See Robert Tisserand’s article on Boswellia and cancer treatment.
Safety Issues: Do not use during chemotherapy. See Why EOs and Cancer don’t always mix.
Can be skin irritating if oxidized (old oils that are not stored properly) No other issues.
Shelf life: 2-3 years from date of distillation if stored properly
The information above is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA.
Essential oils are not to be used in place of medical care.