Frankincense essential oil is known for it’s sweet, warm, comforting aroma, and has strong healing abilities. This oil is highly sought after and has been named “liquid gold”. I can attest to this in our home, as it seems to have numerous uses, as well as comforting properties that help focus the mind and overcome stress and despair. We seem to find a new way to use Frankincense every day.
Frankincense was one of the rare expensive oils brought to the baby Jesus by the wise men as told in the Bible. Frankincense is considered a holy anointing oil in the Middle East, and has been used in sacred ceremonies for years. More recently, it has been used in European and American hospitals and is being proven for it’s healing qualities.
When it comes to essential oils, I believe practical and anecdotal uses are those that can be relied upon to deliver the best results. And so it is with one of the most powerful and versatile oils available, Frankincense.
I do not say this lightly because, truth be told, I initially shunned Frankincense, or Frank as it is called, because I thought it both exotic and expensive. Slowly, though, I began to recognize its value especially when it comes to skin and wound care and its remarkable ability to relive inflammation and pain.
What is Frankincense?
Many know of Frankincense as one of the plant-derived treasures, along with myrrh, given to the newborn Jesus in the New Testament. Its use in a religious context goes beyond Christianity, however. According to the Hebrew Bible, Frankincense and Myrrh were components of the holy incense ritually burned in Jerusalems …
There are no known side effects of the use of Frankincense oil. Still, talking to a qualified professional is a good idea before you begin taking it internally. Because of the astringent qualities, frankincense oil should not be used during pregnancy.
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