This powerful remedy is still one of the most sought after and expensive essential oils today. It is, and will always be, fit for THE King. It has a rich, earthy, spicy and woody aroma that is both comforting and calming. Frankincense begins as a rein just like myrrh and is harvested in the same manner. They come from the same species of tree, yet they have distinct properties that are valued differently, both spiritually and economically. Frankincense was used throughout the entire Bible in various ways that display its importance and value. It was used in worship and ceremonies in the Old Testament, it was a gift from the magi to baby Jesus, and it was used as a precious commodity and expensive perfume.
Historically, the Egyptians used it as a key ingredient in embalming and it was widely used as insect repellent, along with a healing salve for wounds ranging from leprosy and postpartum healing to common skin irritations. This is a powerful oil to add to your daily life. You can diffuse frankincense for the relaxing aroma, and to inhale the medicinal properties that promote well being and encourage balance within the body. This is a wonderful oil for sensitive individuals and children.