Frankincense Oil: Using frankincense oil for wrinkles January 27 2014

Wrinkles are a part of life, and while many see them as a sign of a life well lived, many 
despise them and will do whatever it takes to try and keep them at bay. The dermis (the 
middle layer of our skin) is made up of fibers called elastin that help to maintain a youthful 
look and feel. A protein in the dermis called collagen also plays a part in preventing 
wrinkles and creating a plumpness of the skin. Over time, the dermis loses both collagen 
and elastin, meaning the skin gets thinner and has trouble getting enough moisture to the 
epidermis (the outer layer of skin). When this happens, the creases of the skin that are 
mainly present when we smile or frown, start to stick, even when we are not making those 
facial expressions. 
Frankincense (boswellia serrata) is extremely anti-inflammatory, and has stimulating 
effects on various important bodily glands, including those responsible for collagen and 
elastin production. Frankincense oil also contains sesquiterpenes, which contribute greatly 
to balance within the body. An ideal balance induces feelings of calm, peace, relaxation and 
satisfaction, which can greatly reduce the intensity of many wrinkles, particularly on the 
face. Everyday use of Frankincense oil is a great way to maintain overall cellular balance 
and optimal cell regeneration. 
How to use frankincense to prevent wrinkles:Days Island 100% Pure Frankincense Oil
For best use topically, use one part frankincense with one part carrier oil (such as jojoba, 
almond or coconut) and apply directly to the skin.
Add 2-3 drops of frankincense oil to your regular daily moisturizer. Apply morning and 
night. 
Frankincense oil can also be added (1-3 drops) to daily body lotion or body oil. Massage into 
skin and repeat daily for healthy skin. 
Place a few drops down the back of the neck and down the spine. Massage into each 
vertebrae. 
Add 5-10 drops to a warm bath and soak for 10-20 minutes. This allows for the entire body 
to absorb the healing properties of frankincense oil.
To prevent wrinkles from the inside out, take 1-3 drops under the tongue or in a glass of 
water daily. 
Frankincense oil also induces a sense of calm, and can relieve stress that can potentially 
weaken the immune system. Place 5-10 drops in a vapor diffuser and allow the scent to 
penetrate both the environment as well as your senses. 
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.