Another article on Frankincense:
Frankincense, Boswellia carteri, is also known
as “olibanum,” or “oil from Lebanon.” Considered the “holy anointing oil” in
the Middle East. Frankincense is one of the oldest essential oils and
has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. It was well
known during the time of Christ and was one of the gifts given to Christ at
Anciently, the Chinese used frankincense as a treatment for a range of
ailments. Today, frankincense is still used worldwide for both its
ceremonial and medicinal use.
Young Living's Frankincense can be used topically, as a
dietary supplement, or diffused.
Frankincense can ease many minor aches and pains, clear
the lungs, act as a skin tonic, as well as calm and soothe the whole body
and mind. Its sweet, warm, balsamic aroma is stimulating and elevating.
Useful for visualizing and improving one’s spiritual connection,
frankincense has comforting properties that help center the mind and
overcome stress and despair.
Frankincense also contains sesquiterpenes which stimulate the limbic system
of the brain—the center of memory and emotions—and the hypothalamus, pineal,
and pituitary glands.
How To Use
Diffuse: In diffuser therapy, frankincense
can be used for congestion and voice loss, as well as to calm the mind,
reduce mental strain, cultivate internal peace, and place past obsessive
states into perspective.
Blend with massage oil or in the bath
Frankincense can be blended with massage oil or diluted
in the bath for circulatory support,
respiratory support, exhaustion, and nightmares.
It also has a good astringent effect on the skin; perks
up older, more mature skin; and may assist the body in healing itself of
wounds, sores, and ulcers.
Creams and lotions: Frankincense can be added to
a base cream or lotion to help with general skin tone and condition while
reducing oily skin, rejuvenating more mature skin, and at the same time
helping wounds, ulcers, and sores heal.
Wash or use as a compress: To assist the body in
healing and to lessen the appearance of scars from wounds [HeavenScent
prefers Helichrysum for scar prevention...best!], add a few drops of
frankincense to the water when washing a wound. For other applications,
apply diluted oil directly onto the affected area or use as a compress.
Where Does Young
Living Get Its Frankincense Essential Oil?
Young Living has chosen a vendor in northern Africa
near the Arabian Peninsula as its primary source for frankincense. D. Gary
Young has found the frankincense from northern Africa to be the truest form
of Biblical frankincense.
Did You Know?
Frankincense is mentioned in one of the oldest known
medical records, Ebers Papyrus, dating from the sixteenth century B.C., and
ancient Egyptians listed the oil on hundreds of prescriptions and recipes.
Frankincense was valued more than gold during ancient times and only those
with great wealth and abundance possessed it.
Frankincense trees grow without soil out of polished
marble rocks. Deep cuts are made along the tree and the yellow milk-like
juice that flows out soon hardens. The frankincense globules are scraped off
and distilled for the essential oil. The season for gathering lasts from May