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Anti-ageing- Frankincense essential oil

Updated: Mar 23, 2023




Frankincense essential oil is a centuries-old anti-ageing remedy. It is believed to be used alongside other essential oils in ancient Egypt in the mummification process.


It is derived from the resin of the Boswellia tree. It is grown in the Middle East, Africa, and India.


In India, it has been used in Ayurveda for centuries in beauty concoctions and for easing symptoms of joint pain and arthritis.


There are a few varieties of which Boswellia Serrata and Boswellia Frereana are widely known and commonly used in aromatherapy and natural skin care. Frankincense Frearana is native to Somalia and is now grown globally. Both contain powerful compounds and offer numerous healing and health benefits.


7 BENEFITS OF FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL IN SKINCARE

  1. Frankincense is a powerful astringent and helps reduce the appearance of large pores.

  2. Minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and dark spots.

  3. Cleanses and moisturizes the skin making it supple and youthful.

  4. Promotes wound healing.

  5. Reduces the appearance of scars.

  6. Soothes sensitive skin.

  7. Reduces acne and acne scars.


OTHER BENEFITS OF FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL

From skin and hair care to household cleaning supplies, essential oils have been a powerful aid to people for centuries. Besides skincare, Frankincense essential oil offers the following benefits:

  1. It Strengthens hair.

  2. Reduces hair fall.

  3. Eases joint pain and inflammation.

  4. Soothes sensitive skin.

  5. Relaxes and reduces stress and anxiety.

  6. It is a natural antidepressant.

  7. An ancient remedy to ease menstrual pain

  8. it has been traditionally used to ease symptoms of cold and congestion.

HOW TO USE FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL

  1. Use it topically through a moisturizer or face/body oil.

  2. Inhale in through a diffuser or candle.


SAFETY ADVICE

  1. Never use essential oils directly on the skin. Always dilute it in carrier oils and patch test on the upper forearm before using it on the face and the rest of the body.

  2. Always use genuine essential oils. Synthetic essential oils have quite the opposite effect and may end up irritating your skin.

  3. Pregnant women and those with sensitive skin should always consult their doctors before using any essential oil.

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