Frankincense Essential Oil
INCI: Botswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil
Frankincense has, for generations, been used to improve the condition of aging skin and its essential oil form it is been thought to have the ability to strengthen it too. It is considered to improve the skin's tone, elasticity, strengthen its natural defence mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes and improve the appearance of skin as someone ages.
Frankincense may even help tone and lift skin. It has been used cosmetically to help to reduce the appearance of scars and acne and heals wounds. It may also be beneficial for fading of stretch marks, surgery scars or marks associated with pregnancy, and for healing dry or cracked skin.
According to a review published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, frankincense oil reduces redness and skin irritation, while also producing a more even skin tone. Studies suggest that it’s the pentacyclic triterpene (steroid-like) structure of frankincense oil that contributes to its soothing effect on irritated skin.
Magick & Spiritual
The aroma of frankincense oil provides a calming and relaxing sensation and its comforting properties can be helpful for visualising, grounding, and improving your spiritual connection.
In aromatherapy, frankincense oil is either inhaled or diffused, which can be a very effective sedative that induces a feeling of mental peace while helping to relieve anxiety, anger, stress and despair.
Frankincense essential oil is steam extracted from the oleo gum resin.
The use of frankincense essential oil is not recommended for pregnant women or children under the age of 6 years.
A lot of essential oils contain allergens which can be found on the rear labels of the soaps in bold text. Frankincense contains the following allergens:
LIMONENE, CITRAL, LINALOOL
The information above is not intended to replace medical advice. The use of any information provided by The Druid’s Kitchen is solely the user’s responsibility. The Druid’s Kitchen advise that you consult a health professional before using essential oils.
Products containing frankincense essential oil.