Obsession This Week: Essential Oils Frankincense

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I have always heard about essential oils but I wasn’t really sure what they did or how to use them. Last week I was reading about Frankincense an essential oil that is a miracle worker.

Frankincense Oil is extracted from the gum or resin from Frankincense or Olibanum trees, whose scientific name is Boswellia Carteri. The main components of this essential oil are Alpha Pinene, Actanol, Bornyl Acetate, Linalool, Octyl Acetate, Incensole and Incensyl Acetate.

Frankincense has been a popular ingredient in cosmetics and incense burners for centuries. It has even been found in the remains of ancient Egyptian and Anglo-Saxon civilizations. Furthermore, It is closely associated with religious traditions and rites, particularly in the Christian tradition.

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Frankincense has so many benefits! This oil can be used to help fade stretch marks, improve digestion, protects from premature loss of teeth and hair, anti-aging properties, lowers blood pressure, provides relief from bronchitis and congestion or nasal tract and lungs, cures pms, effective as an antiseptic and reduces stress, helps heal wounds faster, boosts immune system, good for uterine health, and many more!

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So how do you use this oil. You can mix it with your other oils (coconut oil, argan oil, etc) and apply directly to the skin, you can place oil of the bottom of your feet, or you can purchase an oil diffuser. The oil diffuser can be used to all over your home. It also makes you home smell great! I purchased mine on Amazon. It’s a bamboo oil diffuser and is very easy to use. It also only set me back $33.99.

So now I am addicted to essential oils! I have really just been using the frankincense but I just ordered a few more so lets see how those work out. Does anyone else use essential oils? Or have any tips? Please comment below:

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