Frankincense Oil: Using frankincense for depression January 13 2014

Depression is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide each year. Symptoms 
of depression include sadness, irritability, lethargy, insomnia, loss of interest in every day 
activities, school, and a general sense of unhappiness in life. 
Frankincense essential oil (boswellia serrata) can be extremely helpful in alleviating 
symptoms of depression because it 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. 
Frankincense oil also stimulates the mind, helping to promote mental clarity and optimal 
brain function. 
For many, frankincense oil provides a natural solution for mild to moderate cases of 
depression. This oil is a fantastic alternative to common antidepressant medications, which 
are slow to act, provide no guarantees, and have horrific side effects.
How to use frankincense oil to treat depression:Days Island 100% Pure Frankincense Oil
Diffuse 5-10 frankincense oil in a steam vaporizer throughout the day. This constant 
exposure to the vapors alleviates both emotional and physical symptoms of depression.
Take 3 drops underneath the tongue in the morning and again at night. This is the quickest 
way for this oil to absorb into the bloodstream. 
For use topically, add a few drops to an unscented carrier oil (such as almond or jojoba) 
or lotion and rub on any desired part of the body. Adding a couple drops to a morning face 
regimen can help set the stage for increased mental function throughout the rest of the day. 
Frankincense oil can also be used topically in its undiluted (“neat”) form. Add 1-2 drops to 
the bridge of the nose, behind the ears, and to reflex points such as the inside of the wrists, 
between the toes and on the bottoms of feet. 
Place a few drops on your palms, rub them together, cup hands around nose and mouth, and 
breathe in deeply. 
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.