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The history and benefits of Frankincense

what is frankincense

Picture this, it's over 5000 years ago and you're a wealthy ancient Egyptian. You're having a bad day and your high priest suggests burning some Frankincense as an offering to the gods. You comply and lo and behold, the aroma of the burning resin fills the room and suddenly, you feel a sense of calm wash over you. Suddenly, your bad day isn't so bad anymore!

Frankincense holds a very special place in our hearts at Frankie & Myrrh. It's a big part of our famous Spray the Bitch Away and our currently retired Serenity Now blends. But enough about us, let's talk about the rich history and numerous benefits of Frankincense essential oil. This ancient oil has been used for centuries and continues to be a popular choice for its grounding and calming properties, skin care benefits, and immune system support.

how is frankincense essential oil made

The history of Frankincense dates back over 5000 years to ancient Egypt where it was used as an offering to the gods. The Three Wise Men also recognized its value, gifting baby Jesus with Frankincense, gold, and myrrh. This ancient oil has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years and continues to be used in religious practices to this day.

Frankincense essential oil is derived from the resin of the Boswellia tree, found primarily in Somalia, Oman, and Yemen. The resin is collected by making small incisions in the trunk of the tree and allowing it to harden and be harvested. When diffused or applied topically, Frankincense has a grounding and calming effect, reducing stress and anxiety. Its antimicrobial properties also make it a great choice for skin care, and its immune system boosting benefits are an added bonus.what is frankincense essential oil

Incorporating Frankincense into your daily routine is easy and effective. Diffuse it in your home or office to create a calm and relaxing environment, or add a few drops to your moisturizer for a DIY spa experience. The versatility and benefits of Frankincense make it a must-have in any aromatherapist's toolkit.

Personally, I put frankincense oil mixed with a clay facemask with a little apple cider vinegar. After like 20 minutes, it's as if my pores disappeared and I have the skin of actual baby Jesus.

Frankincense essential oil is a true gem in the world of aromatherapy. Its rich history and numerous benefits make it a popular choice for reducing stress and anxiety, promoting healthy skin, and boosting the immune system. Don't miss out on the numerous benefits of Frankincense essential oil and incorporate it into your daily routine today!