Throughout history, Frankincense oil (boswellia serrata) has been used to treat every
ailment known to man. For this reason, its worth has been held to a very high standard.
This ancient oil can be used to assist in a sense of overall balance and calm, both physically
and emotionally. It assists with anxiety, stress, and anger to calm nerves and keep them at
Frankincense oil contains sesquiterpenes, which contribute greatly to balancing hormones
and emotions. They act to increase oxygenation of the pineal and pituitary glands in the
brain, allowing for ideal balance of emotion-regulating hormones. Predictably, positive
emotions are encouraged when hormones are functioning properly, and this ideal balance
induces feelings of calm, peace, relaxation and satisfaction. The physical regulation of
hormones translates to a balanced emotional state, which in turn strengthens the immune
system, allowing for optimal health and a general sense of well-being. Everyday use of
Frankincense oil is a great way to maintain overall cellular balance.
Use in a room diffuser, humidifier or vaporizer by adding 10-20 drops. This continuous
stream of the scent can be particularly helpful to maintain calm in times of high stress or
Place 15-20 drops in a warm bath and soak for up to 30 minutes in the evening. This helps
to balance hormone levels and regulate emotions, which is further assisted by the sleep
Use 1-2 drops (undiluted) and massage into various pressure points , such as the inside of
the wrist, temples, behind the ear, between the toes, etc.
For a quick fix, place 1-2 drops on palms. Rub together and cup hands around nose and
mouth and take slow, deep breaths. Repeat as necessary throughout the day.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe,
treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any
sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or
aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective
in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical
community is there to help us when oils can't.