At Freedom Creators Co., we love using 100% pure essential oils as part of our skincare line, as there are so many added benefits for the skin from the unique properties of each oil beyond just the aromatics. In the spirit of Christmas, we wanted to share the beauty of Frankincense essential oil and why it has been used for centuries and labeled “liquid gold” by dermatologists all around the world.
Frankincense is a resin that comes from the Boswellia tree, which is native to the Middle East and parts of Africa. It has a long history of use in traditional medicine and spiritual rituals, and it is often used as an essential oil for its many potential health benefits.
Even if you have never used the oil before, you have probably heard of it through stories and songs, particularly during the Christmas season. It is mentioned in the Bible as one of the gifts brought by the wise men to the newborn Jesus, along with gold and myrrh, and has been used in religious ceremonies and rituals for centuries. It was used in the temple of Jerusalem for incense and as a component of anointing oil. According to the Old Testament, God commanded Moses to make a special incense using frankincense and other ingredients, which was to be burned in the tabernacle and later in the temple. The incense was used in various ceremonies and was believed to purify the air and create a pleasing aroma. To this day, Frankincense is often used in incense and perfumes, and it is believed to have purifying and protective properties.
Practically speaking, one of the most well-known benefits of frankincense is its ability to reduce stress and promote relaxation. It has a calming, grounding scent that can help to ease anxiety and promote feelings of calm and well-being. This makes it a popular choice for use in aromatherapy and meditation practices.
Frankincense is also believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may make it helpful in the treatment of conditions such as arthritis and asthma. It may also have antioxidant effects, which can help to protect the body from free radical damage and support the immune system. Many dermatologists are now acknowledging that frankincense utilized in skin and beauty products can increase skin elasticity, promote skin firmness, and improve signs of sun-damaged skin. Yes Please!
There are so many practical ways to incorporate Frankincense essential oil into your daily routine. You can choose to apply a drop or two directly with a carrier oil and rub it on desired areas, add a couple of drops into your skincare or beauty products, or diffuse it using an air diffuser specifically made for essential oils.
If you are looking for some great products that contain Frankincense oil, check out our men’s beard oil or beard balm that contains both Frankincense and Patchouli for a grounding, calming effect that also soothes and nurtures the skin and hair follicles. That’s a win-win!