Frankincense is mentioned 21 times in the Bible! In my opinion, it is the Holy Grail of Essential Oils. I love that God chose to describe this most ancient of scents in His Word and it also causes me to wonder WHY?
I believe that God is the ultimate healer and provider and He loves His precious children. I believe that the Bible is true and sufficient. Even in the area of teaching us how to care for our bodies. Essential oils were used for three main areas of life in the Bible. They were used as a component of worshiping God. Oils were used for nurturing the human body and to help maintain good health. I find it amazing that at the birth of God’s one and only Son Jesus, two of the gifts for his provision were essential oils. One of which was Frankincense. There are spiritual implications to these three gifts but also practical wisdom as well.
Frankincense is known as one of the most prized and precious essential oils, Frankincense has extraordinary health benefits. In addition to its frequency in the New Testament, the Babylonians and Assyrians would burn Frankincense in religious ceremonies and the ancient Egyptians used Frankincense resin for everything from perfume to salves for soothing skin. This interesting knowledge from centuries of old contributes to the modern uses of Frankincense today. It’s soothing and beautifying properties are used to refresh skin and reduce the appearance of imperfections. As the king of oils, Frankincense is known to support healthy cellular function. When inhaled or diffused, Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness.
Aromatic, Topical, Internal, Neat
Warm, spicy, clean
Main Chemical Components:
α-pinene , limonene, α-thujene
Resin from Boswellia carterii, frereana, and sacra
Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening for a warming and soothing effect.
Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections.
Can be applied to the bottoms of feet to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.
Take one to two drops in a veggie capsule to support healthy cellular function.*
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Olive or Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
Interest in essential oils is high and although we are still waiting for some conclusive evidence on some oils, they are helping many people. Myself included.
It is my hope that you will make Frankincense a part of your daily health and beauty routine. I personally use it in two ways daily. Firstly, I apply one drop to the bottom center of each foot and massage it in. I also use a product called Immortelle on my face that has Frankincense essential oil in it, as you can imagine Immortelle helps reduce the signs of wrinkles and skin imperfections.
If you would like more information on essential oils please e-mail me email@example.com or check out my other articles on essential oils.
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*These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Essential Oils are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any essential oil.
Janelle Esker is the grateful wife of Michael and homeschooling mother of six amazing children. She lives with her family, 4 cats, 1 dog, 3 ducks and 12 chickens in scenic Ohio. Janelle received her B.A. in Education from Ohio Northern University. She is the author of CHOSEN: One Family’s Journey with Autism.