Frankincense – Boswellia Cateri
Frankincense is from the Burseraceae family and was even given to baby Jesus at his birth! Frankincense is used in many religious ceremonies and is even said to give God a pleasing aroma. This oil brings a meditative state, as why it is used in religious ceremonies, but is also helpful in preventing agitation in the care of the very ill-dying patient.
Frankincense is used for:
- Meditative state and agitation prevention
- Reduces body stressors and the physiologic changes occurring by stress
- Helps to ease breathing
- Supports a strong immune system
- Protects skin from toxins. I love putting Frankincense on my face, especially when I am occassionally breaking out. It always leaves my face looking clear and feeling fresh.
When using Frankincense, remember to always dilute it with a carrier oil (I use coconut oil) because it may cause skin irritation if used directly on the skin with no carrier oil.