Frankincense Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-F03
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £3.95
Frankincense essential oil is a deeply calming oil. It can help to slow down and deepen the breathing, and is often used during meditation and prayer to focus and still the mind. It is therefore an ideal aromatherapy oil for people who cannot 'switch off' or for chronic worriers. Frankincense oil is also very helpful for mature or damaged skin.
- Species: Boswellia carterii
- Plant family: Burseraeae
- Origin: Somalia
- Note: Base
- Extraction method: Steam distilled
Frankincense essential oil has a rejuvenating, balancing and healing action on the skin. It is considered to be one of the best essential oils for mature skin as it helps to revitalise skin tone and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It can also help to balance oily and combination skin, heal wounds and reduce the appearance of scars.
Frankincense oil has strong meditative powers and anti-depressant qualities. It can help to calm, revitalise and lift the spirits and can therefore be helpful for stress, anxiety, nervous agitation, palpitations and feelings of panic.
Frankincense essential oil has an affinity with the respiratory system and can help to stimulate immunity. It can be helpful for respiratory problems such as coughs, colds, asthma and bronchitis, and for those with compromised immune systems. It can also be useful in treating cystitis and heavy periods. Research also shows that inhaling Frankincense can help to reduce pain during the first stage of labour (up to 10cm dilation).
Blends well with:
Geranium, Lavender, Lemon and Sandalwood essential oils
Try vapourising Frankincense with Orange and Myrrh essential oils at Christmas time, to create a warm and inviting festive atmosphere.
Rejuvenating Night Cream
Mix 50ml Base Formula Moisturising Cream with 5ml Vitamin E Oil, 5 drops Lavender essential oil, 3 drops Neroli, 3 drops Frankincense and 3 drops Rose. Mix well and use as a night cream.
Comforting Bedtime Bath Salts
Take 250ml Dead Sea Salt (enough for 5 baths) and add 20 drops Orange essential oil, 10 drops Marjoram, 5 drops Frankincense and 2 drops Neroli.
Antidepressant Massage Blend
Try regular massage with 25ml Sweet Almond Oil, 5ml St John's Wort, 2 drops Neroli, 2 Jasmine, 4 Frankincense and 6 Geranium. This blend is also great for a soothing aromatic bath - combine with 15ml of Bath Oil and add to the bath once water has run.To support the immune system during flu
Try vaporising this combination and use as a twice daily inhalation: 3 drops of Frankincense, 3 Bergamot, 3 Lavender and 1 Eucalyptus.
Respiratory tonic for those prone to asthma
Try regular massage with 25ml Sweet Almond Oil, 5ml Neem Oil, 1 drop Eucalyptus, 4 Frankincense, 4 Pine and 1 Ginger.