Botanical name boswillia serrata/India/Wild Harvest
Frankincense Essential Oil comes from sticky, fragrant resin harvested from the Boswellia shrub, native to the Middle East. When the bark of the shrub is disturbed, it oozes out droplets of this precious substance. The beads of gummy resin are meticulously collected and then distilled for their essence.It produces an oleo gum resin which is collected by making incisions into the bark. The fragrance is warm,calming, balsamic, with a hint of camphor.It is often used in meditation and ceremonies and improves with age. Frankincense and Myrrh were presented to the baby Jesus and are still burned in churches today.
Warm, woody, sweet, spicy, calming and consciousness-expanding, frankincense has been used in religious ceremonies for centuries, as it promotes meditation and prayer.
Frankincense is used to treat anxiety, stress and tension and is helpful for calming the mind, aiding the attainment of a meditative state. It slows the breath rate, which is one of the signs of deep relaxation.
Its astringent properties make Frankincense helpful in clearing the respiratory channels affected by cold or flu. It also has tissue regeneration capabilities, so it is both helpful in decreasing fine lines and wrinkles on facial skin as well as healing scars and wounds. Frankincense also has pain-relieving properties.
Anti-inflamnatory and wonderful for skin care, especially aging skin and scars. Rejuvenates and tones while softening wrinkles and stretch marks. Good for nervous tension,and stress relief.Relaxing in a massage with Lavender. As an expectorant helpful for bronchitis, coughs and other respiratory disorders. Regulates and deepens respiration. Try blending with Lavender, Citrus oils, Sandalwood,Myrrh, Cedarwood, Patchouli.Spice oils like Cinnamon, Clove.
Transforming the subtle energies of a room
Mix 1 Tablespoon of salt with 2 drops of Frankincense essential oil. Leave this mixture to dry.
Open a window or door leading to the outside, which allows circulation of air, then sprinkle a tint amount of the mixture around the room, including the corners, gradually moving toward the open window or door.
From the book The Fragrant Heavens by Valerie Ann Worwood.