Frankincense is a gum resin produced by trees in the genus Boswellia, especially Boswellia sacra. Boswellia is a shrubby tree found in Africa, India and the Middle East. It generally grows in rocky areas with dry soil. The tree’s resin is usually pale yellow in color and has a pleasant scent.
Thousands of years before Frankincense was given as a gift from the three wise men to Jesus on Christmas, it was popular in the Middle East for its healing powers and ability to improve the connection between the Divine and us. In the bible alone, there are more than 52 references to this powerful resin. There are records from Ancient Egyptians showing that they used sacred frankincense in cosmetics and perfumes.
Until today, burning Frankincense Resin is one of the favorite ways to bring positive energy into a place. Its high vibration makes it wonderful for energy clearing and cleansing space, crystals and jewelry. Medicinally, it is believed to relieve asthma and alleviate anxiety & depression as well
There are a few frankincense uses that are recommended. In addition to using sacred frankincense resin for cleansing a space or crystal, it is also a great scent for yoga and meditation. Lighting frankincense resin before yoga or meditation helps clear the sinuses and activates the energy in the body. Frankincense benefits the crown chakra, so lighting this sacred frankincense will help open your mind for meditation.
Burn the frankincense resin on a piece of charcoal on your altar. It acts as an offering to whatever guardian angels or divine beings you’d like to invite into your space. It ensures that protective and loving guides surround you. The frankincense benefits are providing a stable and loving environment for you.