Using Frankincense Essential Oil To Brighten Your Skin

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Frankincense oil

People spend a LOT of money on skincare products to achieve younger, brighter, and blemish-free skin. However, over the years, I’ve come to realize there are no skincare products that do a better job of helping me achieve these skincare goals than a simple jar of coconut oil and certain essential oils. Frankincense has become my primary go-to daytime and nighttime skincare product, and never fails to earn me lots of compliments as I go about my usual daily activities.

What Is Frankincense?

Frankincense is derived from the resin of a tree called the Boswellia sacra, which is native to northeastern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. This essential oil has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to treat a number of ailments and to improve the appearance of the skin, and may even have been used by Cleopatra as part of her beauty regimen. Frankincense has a woodsy, spicy scent and is generally used topically, though it may also be inhaled, consumed as tea, or taken as a nutritional supplement.Read More »