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The Benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil: An Ancient Wisdom

The scent of Frankincense brings forth images of ribbons of slowly ascending smoke, centered, deep breathing, flickering candle light and glowing skin.  This ancient ingredient, mentioned in ceremonial, medicinal, and spiritual practice dating back thousands of years in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, has withstood the test of time as an ingredient widely lauded by dermatologists and consumers. 

A highly sought after luxury, Frankincense trade flourished, considered by ancient civilizations to be as expensive as gold. Through the years knowledge of its uses waxed and waned, buried under the passing of time. Of late, the oil has become more and more widely known once again, inspiring us to learn about origins, sources, and benefits. 


  • Aromatherapeutic – as a widely used oil for spiritual practices throughout history, the earthy, warm scent brings about a sense of groundedness and mindfulness. Many have reported an impact on anxiety as well as sleep quality.
  • Skin Irritation – calming properties of boswellic acid, a natural ingredient in this oil, ease discomfort from itchy, red skin
  • Muscle Recovery – when used as an after workout massage application or to alleviate aches and pains generally
  • Skin Health – intensely hydrating and healing properties do wonders for skin elasticity, pigmentation, scarring, and stretch marks. As an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial promoter, this oil protects against pore clogging and oil build up. Frankincense promotes the creation of collagen in skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hair Health – Frankincense combined with carrier oils can strengthen hair follicles to improve shine and bounce and promote scalp health to reduce hair loss. 

This mythological turned real essential oil has had a rich and varied reach throughout the ages. With safe application through carrier oils and responsible sourcing, the introduction to using Frankincense routinely for skin, hair, and aromatherapy can reconnect us to our internal health, to the natural world, and to the strong foundations of ancient wisdom.


At Ellovi we believe skin health is deeply connected to overall health and well-being. Our mission is to offer wellness using pure ingredients with safe and transparent methods. Self care is not just a luxury and it cannot wait. We’re here to remind you to invest in your health from head to toe, inside and out. 

Team Ellovi 🌺

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