Description– Frankincense pure essential oil is calming and is said to encourage contemplation. Hence it is an excellent meditation aid.
How to – Add a few drops of Frankincense oil to a dish of steaming hot water to create a calm and tranquil atmosphere in a room.
Origin and main producers– native to the Red Sea region, it is now commercially grown mainly in Somalia, China and Ethiopia.
Caution– do not use during pregnancy. In excess, it can overstimulate the the brain and heart, and cause hallucinations.
Plant part used in extraction– bark resin
Aromatic lore – considered a holy anointing oil in the Middle East and has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. Also known as the Queen of Sheba’s incense.