About Frankincense Essential Oil Collection
Includes one full size (½ oz) bottle of each of our three most distinctive frankincense oils:
- Frankincense Serrata Essential Oil, Wild-harvested in India.
Boswellia serrata, also known as olibanum, is a beautiful frankincense oil with a clean, citrus fragrance. It holds an important place in the healing science of Ayurveda.
- Frankincense and Myrrh Co-Distillation Essential Oil, Wild-harvested in Ethiopia.
This essential oil hybrid merges the warm, magical, ancient-earth character of a true myrrh oil with the heady, balsamic note of a rare frankincense variety to produce an incomparably rich and satisfying blend.
- Frankincense Neglecta Essential Oil, Wild-harvested in Ethiopia.
This unique oil is distilled from an unusual black frankincense resin, a wonderfully healing species rarely seen in the market.
About Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense is among the most widely used of all essential oils. Its benefits are numerous and it has been used extensively in many cultures for thousands of years. It is especially revered for its powerfully uplifting and clarifying effects on the body and the mind. When diffused in your home, it provides protection for you and your family, encourages healthy moods and will turn the fragrance of your home into that of a temple! A few drops of this high-quality frankincense oil can be applied to the palms, rubbed together, and inhaled directly. This produces an instantaneous clarifying effect and a strong activation of the life-force (prana) entering the body. Frankincense essential oil can also be mixed with a carrier oil such as coconut or sesame and applied to help the body stay limber and relaxed; it is particularly helpful for those who practice yoga. Alternately, you may sprinkle a few drops on a hot, wet towel and apply to the chest to open and enhance deep breathing.
Among the many attributes of frankincense oil is its use as a spiritual tool for ritual and prayer or meditation. Used in worship for thousands of years, it is valued for the way it blends its many healing powers with its intoxicating fragrance. Frankincense can properly be said to belong to the family of ‘sacred scents’.
David Crow on the spiritual, medicinal and historical significance of Frankincense and Myrrh:
To express their devotion, meditators could offer a tear of resin or a drop of essential oil on a charcoal placed on their altar; the fragrance is pleasing to the hearts and minds of humans and deities alike. We might like to adopt a simple practice from Arabic cultures: honored guests are greeted by sprinkling a few shavings of the family's finest frankincense on a coal, producing a cloud of smoke that the guest then uses to wash himself before entering. These types of simple practices promote inner peace, improve health, increase social harmony, and remind us of our common spiritual ancestry, which in turn are the foundation for creating peace on earth.
- David Crow (from his article on Frankincense)