HEALTH BENEFITS OF FRANKINCENSE
Frankincense, anciently revered by royalty, was once considered to be more precious than gold. In contemporary times, it has been revealed to have numerous medicinal uses. When applied topically, it helps promote skin regeneration and keep existing cells and tissues healthy making it a great anti-aging therapy and treatment for acne, boils and scars. It’s a wonderful antiseptic, disinfectant and astringent whether the fume is inhaled or the oil is applied topically to the skin. Frankincense is warming with anti-tumor properties, stimulating to the immune system, and is calming to both the mind and digestive tract helping with anxiety and abdominal uneasiness. It helps treat depression, asthma, hemorrhages, urinary tract infections, and PMS. Because it is an emenagogue and astringent, it should not be used during pregnancy. The oil of frankincense blends well with lime, lemon, orange and other citrus oils as well as benzoin, bergamot, lavender, myrrh, pine and sandalwood oil.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF MYRRH
In ancient Egypt, myrrh was used in incense and perfumes. In ancient Greece, it was used for healing wounds. It has been uncovered that this essential oil has many medicinal uses. It has antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal properties, helping to fight off infection. It’s also an astringent, helping to stop hemorrhage, an expectorant, helping to relieve congestion, a stimulant, helping to encourage proper blood circulation, and an immune booster. It is calming to the senses as well as to the stomach, and has both anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties. Myrrh is warming with anti-tumor effects and benefits depression, eczema, ringworm, and may normalize menstruation helping to relieve symptoms of PMS. Myrrh should not be used during pregnancy due to its stimulating effects on the uterus. Myrrh blends well with frankincense, lavender, palma rosa, patchouli, rosewood, sandalwood, tea tree and thyme oil.
THE MAGICAL OIL BLEND OF FRANKINCENSE AND MYRRH
The combination of frankincense and myrrh is deeply meditative. A gentle diffusion of this blend can evoke emotional balance in cases of anxiety and stress. It is also appropriate as an adjunct to prayer and meditation and best used when seeking emotional insight. This is a beautiful oil blend for the holidays. While frankincense helps us ground and become centered on Earth with tranquility and clarity about our deeper values, myrrh is known to unite Heaven and Earth – the spiritual with the physical. It helps manifest the spiritual in Self and raise consciousness. Like with frankincense, myrrh works therapeutically on the nervous system, calming the mind, instilling tranquility, and bringing peace and inner stillness. Just what the doctor ordered during the stress of the holidays. Now available at Bloom!