As it is December, I am going to break away from my a-z of oils and write about one of my seasonal favourites, Frankincense. I did write about this last Christmas but it is the season and its a wonderful oil so I am going to sing its praises again.
Frankincense has a lovely musky, earthy smell. It is a wonderful background smell to burn in a diffuser. It helps people breathe more easily as it encourages better working of the lungs so I always consider using it in blends for asthmatics or smokers.
Frankincense is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, a sedative and an expectorant amongst other things. I have personally used it with great effect on an annoying and long-term cough that I had been experiencing.
Frankincense blends well with cinnamon (very christmassy), basil, pepper, sandalwood and other spicy scents. It is native to the Red Sea region and grows wild throughout North East Africa.
I would like to wish you all a truly fabulous and festive Christmas Season and big love for the New Year and 2018.
By Victoria Lily
The ‘Aroma of the Month’ for May is Frankincense
Frankincense: The Comforter of Sorrow, Spiritual Healing & Support.
This oil is excellent for grief, loss, and letting go. Frankincense is probably best known for its enduring emotional and spiritual support. A fortifying essence to the mind and emotions, Frankincense oil slows and deepens cellular respiration and has the characteristic effect of comforting and centre you during time of distress.
Frankincense is helpful for overcoming and dispelling fear and taking action, and is beneficial for releasing negative mental and emotional states such as low self-esteem, lack of confidence, insecurity and anxiety. The quintessential oil for letting go and allowing whatever happens to be okay, use Frankincense essential oil to promote your spiritual awakening and to enhance your meditation practice.
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