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Does frankincense essential oil cause allergic reaction?

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It’s not a common observance, but some people might experience allergic reactions to frankincense oil. Common signs include rash, hives, swollen skin, difficulty in breathing, and chest pain. It may also be treated as a medical emergency, and you must consult with a doctor before using it.

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I am just recovering from a bad case of hives that resulted in my lips swelling up last night. The eve the hives started I had rubbed some frankincense oil in to the palms of my hands and was told to inhale it. That night I started itching in bed and woke up with terrible hives all over my body. The next night my lips swelled up and was informed by my gp the following morning that I should have called ambulance. Fortunately I’m over the worse of it, the hives and itching have gone and my lips have gone donw. Only think I can put it down to was the oil as I’ve never reacted to anything like this before. Just because things are natural, doesn’t mean you won’t react to them.

(Rae at August 4, 2018 11:02 am)
Hey Rae, It must have been a terrible situation for you. Thanks for being so vocal about it. Definitely, not all natural things are good for everyone. I shall be careful while using frankincense essential oil.
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I got a friend of mine who used it without mixing a carrier oil and she faced some skin irritation and vomiting. but that is possible for all the oils.

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Essential oils are strong in nature, you will have to take care before using!!!

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All essential oils require a carrier oil such as olive, coconut, or sweet almond oil before using on the body, especially if you are using it on a large area, such as for a back massage. If you test by placing a drop or two of the oil in the crook (inside bend) of your elbow, leave it undisturbed for a day or two, and no redness or blisters form, it is probably safe to use on your skin. However, I would never use it on my face, first. Remember, there are some essential oils meant for ingesting (it will say so on the label) and some that are ONLY meant for topical use on the skin.
As a cautionary tale, I used a CC cream on my face, a product from a well-known, reputable manufacturer, and by that evening, I looked as though I was sun- or wind-burned. THEN I read the label, which said not to use if it turned your skin red or blistered. Fortunately, it cleared up overnight. Next time I will test everything on my elbow, first!

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