Frankincense has been making headlines for many years now and has been the centrer of much research. We now know through chemistry that Frankincense contains sesquiterpenes that stimulate the part of the brain that controls emotions. Frankincense also contains monoterpenes which are known to be very calming.
Frankincense is the Oil of Truth because it reveals deceptions and false truths. The burden of carrying untruths, lies and deceptions is so debilitating, most people don’t realise that to let go of these lower vibration states of energy would be very uplifting and centering. Once we are able to connect to our truth and our spiritual side, we can embrace our true purpose in the world and become more spiritually driven rather than ego-driven. Because of the high vibrational aroma of Frankincense, it helps us release parts of our mind and ego which hold us back from connecting with our soul, as well as release feelings of unworthiness and insecurity.
This oil helps create new perspectives based on truth and light. Use Frankincense during prayer and meditation to open spiritual channels that allow for a better connection with God and also to stay centered and open the heart and third eye chakras. Frankincense assists in spiritual awakening and connection with Divine Spirit. It helps a person lean into their own spiritual practice with trust by dropping fear and other barriers to a deeper connection of one’s own understanding.
Not only does Frankincense support a healthy spiritual attachment to God but also to our biological father. It is a powerful oil that protects while also being a gentle nurturer, just like a loving father is. It reminds us that we are loved and dispels sentiments of abandonment.
Frankincense blends well with: Lavender, Myrrh, Sandalwood and all essential oils.
Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Cedarwood, Lavender, Sandalwood, Vetiver
Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitisation. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker.