Frankincense Oil: Using frankincense oil for confusion April 25 2014
We have all experienced those moments where we simply can’t remember something we just read, or a conversation we recently had. Confusing moments are simply a part of life, but if they become frequent (particularly with age or after a head injury), it’s time for a trip to the doctor. For those mild moments of confusion, frankincense oil can provide a much needed brain brain boost for past, present and future memories.
Frankincense oil (boswellia serrata)aids in oxygenation of blood to the brain. This effect can aid in oxygen absorption and as a result, the ability of the brain to function properly and best retain information. Frankincense oil also contains susquepertines, which have the ability to go beyond the blood/brain barrier and contribute greatly to balancing brain chemicals. Susquepertines act to increase oxygenation of the pineal and pituitary glands in the brain, allowing for ideal balance of memory-supporting hormones.
How to use frankincense oil to avoid moments of confusion:
Diffuse frankincense oil in a steam vaporizer throughout the day. The diffusion of the oil creates a warm and invigorating scent that rouses the mind and allows for an increased ability to retain and utilize information.
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.
Add a few drops to the bridge of the nose, behind the ears, on the back of the neck, to reflex points such as the inside of the wrists, between the toes and on the bottoms of feet.
For a quick brain boost, place a few drops on palms or a handkerchief, rub together, hold to nose and mouth, and breathe in deeply.
Add 10 drops to a warm bath or shower, both morning and night.
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.