Frankincense has the ability to strengthen skin and improve its tone, elasticity, defense mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes, and appearance as someone ages. It helps tone and lift skin, reduces appearance of scars and acne, and heals wounds. It can also be beneficial for fading of stretch marks, surgery scars or marks associated with pregnancy, and for healing dry or cracked skin.
Studies have demonstrated that frankincense hasimmune-enhancing abilitiesthat may help destroy dangerous bacteria, viruses and even cancers. (1b) It can be used to prevent germs from forming on the skin, mouth or in your home. This is the reason many people choose to use frankincense tonaturally relieve oral health problems; the antiseptic qualities of this oil can help prevent gingivitis,bad breath, cavities, toothaches, mouth sores and other infections from occurring.
Frankincense essential oil is useful in lowering levels of anxiety orchronic stressthat can keep you up at night. It has a calming, grounding scent that can naturally help you to fall asleep. It helps open breathing passages, allows your body to reach an ideal sleeping temperature and can eliminate pain that keeps you up.
Frankincense essential oil is a powerful astringent, meaning it helps protect skin cells. It can be used to helpreduce acneblemishes, the appearance of large pores, prevent wrinkles, and it even helps lift and tighten skin to naturallyslow signs of aging. The oil can be used anywhere where the skin becomes saggy, such as the abdomen, jowls or under the eyes. Mix six drops of oil to one ounce of unscented oil and apply it directly to the skin. Be sure to always do a small patch area testfirst to test for possible allergic reactions.