Think Frankincense and chances are thoughts of Christmas, Wise Men and myrrh have just appeared in your mind. But, it isn’t just for Christmas. Frankincense is a resin that’s long been thought of as being a powerful yet gentle skin saviour, with its oil being used throughout the ages to treat anything from wrinkles and dry skin to burns and stretch marks.
Frankincense was used as far back as Ancient Egyptian times, with it being a key component of many women’s beauty routines and perfect for doing battle with stretch marks. They’d concoct a mixture of various essential oils with Frankincense at its heart (in some cases even using the resin on its own) and would use it to massage the affected areas, and to this day it’s thought of as being an effective way to treat and remove scars.
There’s no reason why modern day women can’t experience the same kind of results. Plenty of products utilise Frankincense in their formulas, or if you want to go really natural it’s worth going back to basics. Create a blend of sweet almond oil and two drops of Frankincense, lavender and neroli essential oils and rub into the affected areas, or you could even add a couple of drops of Frankincense to your bathwater, massage oil or body lotion. You could soon notice the difference, but always remember that essential oils are very potent so don’t overdo it—a couple of drops will be all you need.
Frankincense is packed full of healing properties and can be the perfect way to get rid of stretch marks, and don’t wait until Christmas! This oil can be used throughout the year, and if you’re suffering from the dreaded scars make sure to try it out and see if it can work for you.