That aromatherapy helps to create a sense of spiritual well-being is evidence of frankincense, which has been used for centuries to add fragrance to sacred spaces such as churches, shrines, meditation rooms and the like.
Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia Sacra) strengthens the immune system and fights infections, relieves cough, sore throat and pneumonia. Inhaling incense reduces stress and nervous tension while improving mood. Even when used for space cleaning, frankincense works against bacteria and viruses in the air, so it is advisable to use it in times of viruses and colds.
When used for aromatherapy or during meditation, frankincense essential oil promotes recovery and a deep sense of inner calm. Many believe that frankincense opens the path directly to the divine which is why it is a favorite to use during various prayer sessions.
- direct inhalation
- as a dietary supplement
The frankincense essential oil can be directly inhaled or mixed with 50:50 base oil before being used topically or orally.
Bergamot, black pepper, chamomile, cinnamon, sage, cypress, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, tangerine, calendula, myrtle, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rosemary, rose, sandalwood, white pine, ylang -ylang
- Incense oil is generally recognized as safe.
- May cause skin irritation if applied undiluted.