Learning About Frankincense

The first place you probably ever heard of frankincense was in the Bible. Here is where they speak of frankincense being used for religious purposes, which it was quite often. This is not the only purpose that frankincense ever had however, and it was and still is used for a variety of other purposes as well, which you should be aware of.

The Frankincense Details

You can find it various forms, but the most popular is the frankincense oil. This oil is used for massages mainly, because it is so relaxing and has such a pleasant smell. The massage therapist may decide to use it either in a massage oil or to burn for aroma, or even both.

This is an essential oil, and looks a light yellow color once it has been distilled. It is not really dangerous, but you do need to be careful in regards to what you are using the oil for, because of course you would not want to be putting yourself in harm’s way.

The aroma of the oil is quite delightful, a fresh, woody, balsamic, slightly spicy smell that pleases most. You can find this essential oil in a number of different perfumes and colognes, and it is often used in doctor’s office and other organizations as a room smell because it is so lovely but mild.

In terms of just a few of the many different health conditions that a person can rely on this oil for, there is anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, extreme coughing, scars, stress, and stretch marks. This is just to give you a brief idea of the various different uses for this oil, as there are many others as well. Anyone who was interested in learning more about this or any other oil should speak more to an herbalist and talk to them about their interests here.

As you can see, frankincense holds great importance for many people, and research is always coming up with new information and showing new things that frankincense can be used for. Regarding this and all other essential oils, there are a few things that anyone interested in using such oils should be aware of.

For one, you should never take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner, and as well never apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, or other concentrated essential oils if you are pregnant or nursing because it may harm you or the baby. Just be cautious and use them with common sense.