Directions: Add 5-8 drops in an aromatherapy diffuser so you can breathe in the oils therapeutic benefits. 10-20 drops per 30ml or 1oz of carrier oil for massage or simply add a few drops to a warm bath, soak and relax.
Benefits: anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, scars, stretch marks
Overview: Frankincense is also known as Olibanum. A liquid resin is extracted from the boswellia tree by first making incensions into the bark and then it is steam distilled.
Frankincense played a very important role in the religious and domestic lives of ancient Egypt, Hebrew, Greek and Roman civilizations. Ancient Egyptian women used charred frankincense as the black kohl to paint their eyelids.
One of the most famous references known about Frankincense as said in the bible that is was given as a gift to the infant Jesus.
Common uses: Frankincense is often used for calming frayed nerves, and has been found to be helpful during times of stress.
Amoung its’ physical properties is the ability to slow down and deepen the breathe, which is helpful during meditation.
Can also aid in helping to ward off infectious viral infections, such as colds and flus. Use it in a room with an asthmatic person as its’ properties can promote deep breathing and reduce inflammation in the airways helping them to breathe.
Contra-Indications: Do not take any oils internally. Do not apply undiluted oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have high blood pressure, liver damage, cancer or any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a certified Aromatherapist. Keep out of reach of children.