Aromatherapy: Use of Frankincense Resin and Essential Oil

In David Crow’s The Ten Virtues of Incense, he writes:

“Fragrant offerings to divinity have always been a major part of every devotional ceremony and ritual. A tear of frankincense melting in a censer; a stick of sandalwood on the altar; a sprinkling of white sage on rocks in a sweat lodge; a bowl of smoldering palo santo chips in an Andean curing ritual: these are the universal expressions of humanity’s desire to communicate with spiritual realms.

But how does fragrance allow us to communicate with the transcendent? Does it form a bridge between the material and immaterial worlds, symbolized so perfectly by smoke rising into the air? Does it attract beneficent devic beings who love the fragrance, taste, and appearance of the offerings, nature’s most beautiful creations? Does it affect our brain chemistry, creating higher states of mental clarity and sattvic emotions, thereby bringing us closer to the ineffable? Does it give substance to the prayers we utter, or external shape to our inner thoughts? These are all ways that people through the ages have explained the powers of using fragrance for communicating with the transcendent.”

 

The health benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, disinfectant, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, digestive, diuretic, emenagogue, expectorant, sedative, tonic, uterine and vulnerary substance.

Frankincense Oil is extracted from the gum or resin from Frankincense or Olibanum trees, whose scientific name is Boswellia Carteri. The main components of this essential oil are Alpha Pinene, Actanol, Bornyl Acetate, Linalool, Octyl Acetate, Incensole and Incensyl Acetate. Frankincense has been a popular ingredient in cosmetics and incense burners for centuries. It has even been found in the remains of ancient Egyptian and Anglo-Saxon civilizations. Furthermore, It is closely associated with religious traditions and rites, particularly in the Christian tradition.

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Read more about the myriad of health benefits, including treatment of cancer, by clicking on the above image.

 

Frankincense was one of the gifts the Three Magi brought to Yeshua, the King of Kings. Queens, Pharaohs, and wealthy people of long ago, enjoyed a youthful appearance along with better mood and enhanced brain function, thanks to their use of Frankincense. Queens love to be beautiful, that’s why many of them throughout history have used Frankincense as part of their skin beauty regime.

Aromatherapy Recipe:   Skin Toner Spray

  • Distilled water
  • Vodka, Get a good one that states on the label, Distilled 5 (or more) times.That will help insure that there is no gluten in the alcohol.
  • Frankincense essential oil
  • Grapefruit Essential oil

Mix it all up. Then put it into a spray bottle.

Spray the elixir onto your skin and massage it in if you like. Enjoy the youthful aromatherapy scents.

 

Easy Way to Cleanse Your Home of Negative Energy

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Energy debris can be a result of negative emotions, thoughts, occurrences, and stress that you have experienced in your space. Your house is like a sponge. Whatever transpires in your environment is absorbed into the walls, furniture, carpet, ceiling, and objects.

Frequently, these negative energies accumulate in the corners and tucked away places. Also, if you had a negative event happen recently or a lot of sadness or fear, cleanse your space immediately! Visualize space cleansing as wiping away dust bunnies from the past.

When Should You Space Cleanse?

The following situations are appropriate times to space cleanse:

After you remove clutter

After an argument

When you move into a new space

When a roommate or companion moves out

After a divorce or break-up

After an illness or death

When you buy an antique or second-hand item

Anytime you desire fresh energy for a new project or beginning.

Before implementing feng shui

How to Cleanse a Space:

Here is a simple space-cleansing technique to perform on your home, office, or even on a specific object:

Create a strong intention in your mind to clear the space in order to bring in vibrant, healthy energy.

Burn Palo Santo, Sandalwood #incense or dried #sage to disintegrate the negative energy in each room.  (Buy incense imported from India, Japan or China as the energy is stronger: http://shrsl.com/?~5uvl – Wave it counterclockwise in each corner, closet, and cabinet.

You may also let one stick burn in each room. Say, “Thank you for the complete disintegration of all negative energies, thoughts, and emotions from this room now.”

After cleansing, always open East windows and doors to allow fresh energy of the sun to enter.

Light a candle to dedicate energy to your endeavors. Say your wish out loud.  For example, “I am so grateful for all the love, harmony, and healthy energy pouring into my home right now.”

Imagine brilliant white light filling the whole space. Visualize your home or office as a shining star emanating light, positive energy and blessing to everyone who enters.

Feel confident that the energy in your home is fresh and ready to receive all the opportunities Summer has in store for you!

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