Frankincense Therapeutic Essential Oil
Essential oils are imbued with many pleasant and therapeutic benefits. Here at Goddess of Spring, LLC, we understand that better than anyone. That is why we take such pride and care in bringing you high-quality essential oils from Primavera Life. Our selection of oils is extensive, and each has its own particular traits and uses. Today we’d like to outline some of the great benefits of Frankincense essential oil.
Frankincense has a long, illustrious history and is prized in several cultures for its natural health and aromatherapy benefits. It was cultivated and traded on the Arabian Peninsula and in parts of Africa nearly 5,000 years ago. Ancient murals in Egypt depict the trade of Frankincense, Biblical texts describe the use and trade of it, and Greek historians Herodotus and Pliny the Elder documented it as well. In modern times, Frankincense is most often associated with the story of the gifts of the Magi in the Christian Bible. These Magi, or Wise Men, were said to have gifted the infant Jesus with Frankincense, gold, and myrrh. Frankincense was introduced to Europe by French crusaders, and its modern name reflects its Old French origins.
Frankincense is a resin or kind of sap that can be tapped from trees of the genus Boswellia. The hard bark of the trees is cut or slashed and allowed to “bleed.” The resin seeps through the openings in the bark and hardens. The small, harden pieces of resin or, tears, are gathered by this method two to three times a year.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense essential oil is obtained through the steam distillation of the resin tears. The scent is often described as fresh, slightly citric, or spicy with undertones reminiscent of conifer or pine. Frankincense essential oil is often used in aromatherapy and offers a variety of health benefits. Some benefits include:
- Relieving Stress
- Anxiety Relief
- Pain alleviation
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Immunity boost
- Digestive relief
- Skin care
- Cold and flu prevention
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