Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia carterii)is one of the most powerful and deeply spiritual essential oils available. As we move into the colder months, I find myself craving its complex, woodsy, balsamic aroma more than ever.
Frankincense has a long history of use in a multitude of religious and spiritual practices going back thousands of years – so much so that it has ingrained itself into the root of human consciousness. The profound connection felt when we inhale its warm, grounding aroma is the reason that it resonates with most everyone.
Frankincense, or Olibanum as it is also called, comes from the resin of the frankincense tree that grows in North Africa and Arabia. It was one of the most prized commodities in early commerce, finding universal appreciation as it was traded throughout the ancient world on the “Incense Road.” The resin itself has been burnt for many thousands of years for its ability to purify, protect and connect us to the divine.Following this tradition, we can still burn Frankincense resin today with incense charcoal for an intense, aromatic experience that fills any space with purifying smoke. Frankincense resin has been depicted in Egyptian temples, mentioned in Hebrew texts and the three Magi presented it as a precious gift to baby Jesus.
Frankincense is elevating, spiritual, and meditative, and holds some of the wisdom of the universe, that which is manifested in the spiritual self.
Pure Frankincense Essential Oil is steam distilled from the resin and captures the complex aromatic nuances wonderfully.
One could write an entire book on the amazing history and spectrum of benefits derived from the unassuming Frankincense tree.
We find that the intoxicating fragrance of pure Frankincense is one of my greatest emotional helpers available. It encourages the incredible feeling of interconnection between all people and is able to enlighten us to the powerful correlation between ritual, spirituality and aroma. Deeply sacred and divinely powerful, Frankincense essential oil calms the mind, uplifts the spirit and provides healing for all inhabitants of this earth.