Aura Cacia Frankincense and Jojoba is a very special blend. It’s the marriage of two desert plants. One is from the Old World. It’s a Middle Eastern resin, which was one of the gifts given to Baby Jesus.
In Biblical times, frankincense had great value. Back then, it was considered more valuable than gold. It’s long been used as a medicine. Herbalists consider this resin, which comes from the Boswellia tree, to be an excellent health tonic. Currently, it’s being studied as a possible cancer treatment.
In the lab, frankincense can destroy cancer cells. It does this without disturbing normal cells. So it holds great promise as a potential non-toxic cancer therapy.
Jojoba oil comes from a plant that grows in the New World. This shrub is found in the dry Southwestern states of Arizona and also in parts of Mexico. Jojoba oil comes from the seeds of this plant, known scientifically as Simmondsia chinensis.
Jojoba has a remarkable similarity to human sebum, or skin oil. It makes an excellent moisturizer, which is why it’s now found in a number of all natural beauty products. The combination of frankincense and jojoba seems to be very good for your skin.
Aromatherapists often recommend jojoba as a carrier oil. This is a bland oil that doesn’t irritate the skin. It also helps “carry” the healing compounds found in regular essential oils into the body.
Aromatic oils, such as peppermint and clove, are too strong to apply directly. They’d also evaporate before they could be absorbed very well. So they need to be mixed with a carrier oil. Jojoba is one of the best, as it has a strong affinity for human skin.
Aura Cacia Frankincense and Jojoba
My bottle of frankincense and jojoba oil is one of my favorite natural anti-aging weapons. ( I have others as well, and I find they work best when you rotate them.) Both oils are excellent for mature skin. Mixed together, they seem to be even more effective. They moisturize your skin and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I’ve found that they also give my skin a more even tone.
For decades, I covered my blotchy skin with foundation. But after cleaning up my diet, and switching to plant-based cosmetics, I realized I didn’t need to wear any cover. Now I’m happy to show my face to the world, without makeup.
Aura Cacia Frankincense Essential Oil
Once I stopped using makeup, because my skin now had a natural glow, a number of people complimented me on how good I looked. I partly credit frankincense and jojoba with healing my skin, to the point where I’ll probably never need to wear makeup again. I love the fact that it doesn’t contain toxic chemicals, as so many cosmetics do.
Aura Cacia Frankincense in Jojoba Oil
Anyway, Aura Cacia Frankincense and Jojoba is the brand of this particular blend I’ve used the most. (It’s one of only a couple of product I’ve found that sell these two oils in one bottle. Having this oil premixed with jojoba also saves me time in the morning. (Since I’m usually rushing out the door.) I can use it straight from the bottle, instead of having to carefully proportion these two ingredients together. (Although I’m able to use it straight, without further dilution, everyone may not be. So, you may want to add more carrier. You should also do a 24-hour test patch on your arm, before putting this or any essential on your face.)
Frankincense Oil for Skin
Frankincense is an excellent oil for general skin care problems. It’s often used to clear acne, eczema and psoriasis. At one point, I developed a nasty itchy red rash on my back. But it dried up quickly after I applied frankincense and jojoba oil. This botanical combination is often recommended for helping the skin regenerate healthy tissue, and for helping to fade scars and stretch marks. Frankincense has a long track record of assisting women probably best known for its anti-aging effects. Legend has it that Cleopatra used this resin to retain a youthful appearance.
Frankincense and Depression
Essential oils have been used for centuries to treat mood swings. They’re still being used today for the same reason. My children are now young adults. But, when they were in high school, I’d often burn frankincense resin on the stove. It filled the house with a wonderful scent. I also noticed that tension would dissipate. This was a very useful tip I had received from another mother of teenagers.
Although there’s not a lot of research as to how frankincense affects the mood, one team of American and Israeli researchers found it seemed to reduce anxiety markers in laboratory animals.
Of course, I’m not advocating that anyone with chronic depression use frankincense instead of getting medical help. This is a serious situation that requires expert medical care.
Frankincense for Infections
Frankincense oil has a multitude of potential uses. Because it contains compounds that can fight pathogens, it’s sometimes used as a natural infection-fighting remedy. For instance, if I had a cold, I could also rub diluted frankincense oil on your chest to help loosen mucus. It’s also quite possible that frankincense acts as an immune stimulant, pushing your body to fight the illness.
Please understand, though, that I’m not a medical professional. So I can’t give medical advice, or promise that any natural remedy will solve a health problem. All I can do is share information on how I personally use frankincense and other essential oils.
Frankincense Oil for Cancer
Research on frankincense and cancer is being conducted in the United States, using just one brand of frankincense oil sold by a large multi-level marketing company. Although I don’t buy MLM oils, since I don’t need to, this is the one time I’ve made an exception. From what I understand, frankincense oil is difficult to process. It also comes in various grades. As far as killing cancer cells in the lab, it appears as if the multilevel marketing Young Living company has done it right.
However, for routine skin care, inflammation and infection control, I prefer non MLM labels, such as Aura Cacia frankincense and jojoba oil.
These statements have not been approved by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. People with health concerns should discuss them with a doctor. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use essential oils, unless under the direction of a healthcare professional.
I’m not a healthcare professional, so all of the above statements are my personal opinion, and are not intended as medical advice.