The spirit of the sacred and of meditation surrounds Frankincense throughout time. Resins and their oils have always been easily associated with fumigation and purification. The special mind set-up they create is ‘vertical’ like the smoke that rises to heaven, to the gods. Vertical also means away from the boundaries of worldly ‘airs and affairs’ and their accompanying strife and strain – back into the depth of the soul. Frankincense has the power to uplift human awareness to another level by freeing the nerves from excessive tension, allowing us to focus on the underlying transcendental unity of our inner Self.
Frankincense is linked to the psyche, which in Greek also means ‘breathing’. It is no coincidence that the oil has a special effect on breathing problems like catarrh, asthma, bronchitis, coughing, and flu. It deepens and revitalizes the breath and adds to these effects its excellent immuno-stimulant properties. In skin care frankincense oil reveals its balsamic nature through its miraculous wound-healing properties. Astringent and anti-inflammatory, it is used to treat scar tissue and skin ulcers, and nourishes dry and prematurely ageing skin.
Its anti-depressive, euphorising qualities are used in psycho-aromatherapy to treat anxiety and nervous tension. Liquid pearls from the tree of life for a joyous upliftment and soothing detachment from stress and strain, wear and tear. A fragrant light to shine in the night of the soul.