Frankincense. An essential oil with a history.

16 Sep

History in brief

This essential oil has been used in many religions both Western and Eastern and their reference has been made to this many times and in many texts. At one time frankincense was more valuable than gold. It also used to be used as a perfume in some cultures to keep the bad spirits away. Cleopatra used this essential oil as a perfume. Egyptians used the black powder from the frankincense resin, called kohl, as eye makeup.
Today this essential oil is still used in a lot of religious cultures. However there are more uses for this essential oil as well. This is wonderful oil that stills the mind, calms the nerves and allows the breathing to expand. Yes, breathing! (Hope you remember the breathing blog!) Frankincense really helps to open the lungs therefore is a useful oil to use for focused breathing practice or during yoga.

Other uses for Frankincense

  • can be used to alleviate anxiety
  • helps treat respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis
  • in skin applications it is a great wound healer and also works well with scar reduction

Focused Breathing Blend

Try diffusing the following while engaged in focused breathing or meditation:

Frankincense 6 drops
Sandalwood 4 drops
Patchouli 5 drops

“Breathe Deep” Essential Oils for Yoga

Enhance your yoga practice with this Yoga kit. Included are essential oils of Peppermint, Clary Sage and Frankincense and comes with a recipe to use these oils in a wonderful diffusion blend.

*”Breath Deep” essential oils for Yoga available at Your Body Needs… 443.292.4395

Enjoy and be well!


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