Frankincense, from the resin of the Boswellia carterii or B. sacara tree is one of those amazing all round essential oils. Make sure, if you want to reap the full benefits, to look for the essential oil, not just fragrances as they are synthetically made so won't have any of the therapeutic benefits at all!
Firstly, it is stress relieving and will immediately bring about a feeling of relaxation and peace. So what better way to start your day off than with our Frankincense Castile Soap, found in all our Eco Energize and Endurance Travel Packs.
Amongst numerous other applications, Frankincense is used medically to help tighten the skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne blemishes, eczema, stretch marks and aids the healing of surgical wounds. In addition, it increases circulation and can help with muscular aches and joint pain. It is also a great antiseptic and a deodorizer.
Try massaging the oil on your body with our Sandalwood Body Lotion bar which contains organic Frankincense!
And, if all that isn't enough, Frankincense has been positively studied in various laboratory research programs for its anti-cancer properties. When tested, along with Myrrh and Sandalwood, it has shown to be effective against several cancer cell lines. All three oils showed the ability to invoke apoptosis (natural cell death), including in breast cancer and skin cancer. For further information with regard to this research and findings you can read more at The US National LIbrary Medicine National Institute of Health.
Happy de-stressing until next time!
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