Friday, October 1, 2010

Healing With Frankincense

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G'morning ladies and gents....I am really excited about today's post as I just love Frankincense. The smell is wonderful, especially paired with Myrrh.

It's a very spiritual and uplifting scent, makes me feel like I am in a Buddhist Temple....

Frankincense is not actually an oil, it is actually a resin extracted from the Frankincense Bush. This resin was once treasured as highly as gold and it remains one of the more expensive oils.

So refill your coffee, settle in, here we go....


Healing With Frankincense

Frankincense was prized by the Pharaohs as an oil of wisdom, a treasure more valuable than gold. Its powerful, sweet and woody scent is still used in temples and churches.

The properties of Frankincense are best activated by using it as joss or an incense. The powerful aroma is conducive to meditation and yoga as it slows and deepens breathing, imparting a sense of calm.

Frankincense has therapeutic properties; its expectorant action is used to treat colds and coughs; it is a balancing gastric tonic and it is also good for the complexion.

Active Ingredients Of Frankincense

Trahydrocannabinole~Burning Frankincense as incense, joss sticks or oil in a burner causes the release of mind-altering Trahydrocannabinole, which may be responsible for the oil's links with religious visions and spiritual experiences.

Terpenes~These make up 50% of Frankincense and include Limonene, Pinene and Camphene among others. Terpenes are toning , warming and stimulating;  and have expectorant and antiseptic qualities. Pinene is an antiseptic.

Alcohols~Frankincense contains small amounts of the alcohols Farnesol and Libanol. Farnesol in particular has an effective antiseptic action.

        Using Frankincense Oil

                To Treat Mature And Damaged Skin

Reduce Stretch Marks~To reduce scarring or stretch marks Mix and apply the following as a lotion everyday:

  • 2 drops Frankincense

  • 2 drops Lavender

  • 2 drops Neroli

  • Non-Scented Lotion

Face Mask~Make a nourishing face mask for mature skin with:

  • 3 tbsp Clay

  • 1 tbsp runny honey

  • 2 drops Frankincense

  • 2 drops Carrot Seed oil

  • 2 drops Lavender

Chest Infections

Use a nighttime rub to fight chest infections

  • 3-4 drops Frankincense

  • 3-4 drops Cedarwood

  • 1 tbsp Sweet Almond

Ease Asthma Symptoms~Blend the following and use as a chest massage:

  • 3-4 drops Lavender

  • 3-4 drops Clary Sage

  • 3-4 drops Frankincense

  • 2 tbsp Sweet Almond

A Woman's Comfort Oil

Relieve Period Pain~Ease painful periods with an abdominal massage blend:

  • 6 drops  Frankincense

  • 3 drops Rose

  • 2 tbsp Sweet Almond

Post-Natal Depression~To ease Depression, use the following blend for a head massage:

  • 10 drops Geranium

  • 8 drops Frankincense

  • 4 drops Lavender

  • 4 drops Neroli

  • 4 tbsp of any carrier oil

Dispel Grief~Soak away feelings of loss with the following in a warm bath:

  • 10 drops Frankincense

  • 5 drops Geranium

  • 5 drops Grapefruit

Mmmmmm...think I will go burn some resin now....I can already smell it!
Please excuse the seems like every other day they do not want to line up right....though it shows them correctly lined up on my draft, so until I can figure that out, please bear with me.

Have a wonderful day!

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