Frankincense is one of the most precious essential oils because it has very special health bonuses. In antiquity and in modern times, it burns in religious ceremonies and serves as a skin salve. With its warm, spicy, clean aroma, it pleases even the most discriminate nose.
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Resin from Boswellia Carterii, Sacra, Papyrifera, and Frereana
Southern Arabia was a major exporter of frankincense in antiquity, with some of it being traded as far as China. The Chinese writer and customs inspector Zhao Rugua talks about the origin of frankincense, and of its relation to the ancient China trade. Egyptian tradition considered it a universal cure-all. Reportedly, the Egyptian use knew few limits. So, now we know that its use in both ancient and modern times is above that of any other essential oil. But, from where does it come?
Where is it Derived?
The gummy sap that oozes out of the Boswellia and Commiphora trees when their bark is cut is the source of this aromatic substance. Then the resin hardens it is scraped off the trunk in tear-shaped droplets. After that, use it either in its dry form or steamed in essential oils. Some like to chew it like gum and it has a warm, spicy, clean aroma, especially when burned as incense.
How Do We Use it Today?
Today, the benefits are that it soothes and calms our skin and reduces redness and other imperfections. Known as the king of oils, Frankincense supports healthy cellular function when used internally. Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness when you inhale or diffuse it.
- Ingest to support healthy cellular function
- Aroma promotes feelings of relaxation
- Helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections when applied topically
- Supports healthy immune, nerve, and digestive function when taken internally*
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