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 the appearance of scars and acne, and heals wounds. It can also be beneficial for fading stretch marks, surgery scars, or marks associated with pregnancy, and healing dry or cracked skin.
Studies have demonstrated that frankincense has immune-enhancing abilities that may help destroy dangerous bacteria, viruses, and even cancers. (1b) It can prevent germs from forming on the skin, mouth, or in your home. This is the reason many people choose to use frankincense to naturally 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.
Relieve Anxiety & Stress
Frankincense essential oil is useful in lowering levels of anxiety or chronic stress that 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 help reduce acne blemishes, and the appearance of large pores, prevent wrinkles, and even helps lift and tighten skin to naturally show 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 with one ounce of unscented oil and apply it directly to the skin. Be sure always to do a small patch area test first to test for possible allergic reactions.