The Chemistry of Frankincense

frankinsenceFrankincense essential oil is derived from the resinous tears of trees that have been carefully scored, or “bled.” If cared for properly, frankincense trees can produce tears for hundreds of years! After a careful distillation process, the essential oil has a complex mixture of monoterpenes, which inhibit the accumulation of toxins. Monoterpenes also enhance the therapeutic values of other components and are the balancing portion of the oil.

The chemicals present in Frankincense are:

alpha-Pinene (an anti inflammatory that aids in memory)

Limonene (provides relief for digestive issues)

alpha-Thujene (stimulate immune system)

beta-Pinene (mood enhancing properties)

This complex chemistry contributes to its renewing effects. Frankincense essential oil is great at supporting the diverse types of cells in the body. It also is effective at relaxing and focusing the mind.

Here are some ideas for using Frankincense:

  • Take one to two drops under your tongue and swallow, or in a veggie capsule, to support healthy cellular function.
  • Add to moisturizer to reduce the appearance of blemishes and to rejuvenate the skin.
  • Diffuse to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.

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*These claims have not be evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you have serious health concerns, consult a doctor- and bring your oils with you! You never know which doctors will be willing to help you take a more natural approach to health care!

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