Just reading the word brings up visions of church and funeral ceremonies! It has long been burnt on altars and been associated with religion but there is a lot more to Frankincense than that as it helps to allay fear, anxiety, nervous tension and stress.
Frankincense is also a wonderful oil for respiratory conditions. It has the ability to slow down your breathing helping you to take deep, slow breaths, therefore can be used to calm coughs, soothe chronic bronchitis and ease asthma symptoms. (Please do not discontinue any medication you have been prescribed). Due to it having the ability to slow down breathing, it is very popular in meditation.
In skincare, Frankincense is recommended for older skin as it helps to tone the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
A gentle oil, it has a calming effect on emotions, encouraging relaxation and serenity, relieving anger and irritability. It is deeply calming and revitalising.
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