For thousands of years Frankincense has been considered precious for its spiritual and meditative purposes, protecting against airborne illnesses and assisting with the maintenance of youthful skin.
Scientific Name: Boswellia rivae
Country of Origin: Somalia
Plant Part: Resin
Feel inspired. Adored for its vibrational aroma - earthy, deep and rich, Frankincense, in some cultures, is valued more than gold because of its comforting, skin soothing, nerve relaxing and spiritual properties.
Commonly Used to Support:
1. Stress Relief
2. Skin Remedies
3. Inflammation Reduction
Frankincense has been used for thousands of years throughout the Middle East in both homes and religious places of worship. It was considered to have the ability to cleanse the environment, dispel evil spirits, protect against infection and promote spirituality as well as prayer.
To understand the idea of how valuable Frankincense was in ancient times, it’s worth knowing that it was mentioned in the Bible 20 times, along with being one of the three gifts brought by the Magi to the baby Jesus, alongside Myrrh and Gold. It has continued being used ceremonially in the Catholic mass.
Frankincense was also used by Muslims for attracting angels and repelling evil forces and is used in Mosques. In fact, Frankincense has been used in religious ceremonies of different faiths over many centuries.
About the Plant
Frankincense is made up of two words: the old French word frank (free & pure), and the Latin word incensum (to smoke).
What Is Frankincense?
Frankincense Essential Oil comes from the sticky, fragrant resin harvested from the Boswellia shrub, which is native to the Middle East. When the bark of the shrub is shifted, it oozes out droplets of this valuable substance. The beads of gummy resin are very carefully collected and distilled for their essence.