So I’ve heard about frankincense being popular these days. But why should I care?
When you talk about frankincense, what comes to mind? You might say, Christmas, religion, and the ancient times. What you don’t know is this. This ancient treasure frankincense is making a huge comeback. Frankincense is no less than the king of essential oils. Most importantly, after reading this article, you have the opportunity to experience this sacred goodness yourself.
Frankincense is an ancient aromatic resin that has been traded for over 5,000 years. Queen Hatshepsut who ruled ancient Egypt about 1473-1458 BC used to send a trade mission to the land of Punt, East African Coast now known as Somalia. Her delegation brought back frankincense and myrrh from the land of Punt. During those times, people used to over frankincense to kings and queens due to its value. Ancient Egyptians also used frankincense as a key ingredient in rejuvenating facial masks and aiding in higher spiritual connection.
This ancient aromatic oleo-gum resin commonly is associated as one of the three precious gifts given to baby Jesus, along with myrrh and gold, by the three wise men in the New Testament. In Islam, frankincense resin has been widely used in mosques, ceremonies, spiritual gatherings and herbal preparations. This aromatic treasure has been a popular incense in the Arabian peninsula as part of daily ritual to perfume clothes and indoor space to evoke positive mood during gatherings and other social activities.
Frankincense trees (Boswellia Carterri) are native to Somalia. These trees grow on rocky slopes in northeastern Somalia. Throughout history, Somalia has been a major exporting country for raw frankincense resin, especially boswellia carterii and boswellia frereana, making Somalia a major harvesting region for frankincense globally.
The harvest process follows the traditional method. First, local Somali men make incisions in small sections of the boswellia carterii tree, and let it ooze a milky-white sap for several weeks. They let the milky-white sap to harden into resins, and scrape them by hand. They collect these in baskets, and then the local Somali women will clean and separate the leaves from the resin.
At BEEYO, we select and source the purest form of boswellia carterii or frankincense resin from the Puntland region in Somalia. You can use this ancient aromatic treasure for prayers, relaxation, meditation, yoga, and reiki. You can also use it as a home cleanser, natural home fragrance, or for DIY aromatherapy and herbal remedies. Frankincense will help instill a sense of deep tranquility and a harmonious balance between the mind, body and soul. You can also transform this resin into frankincense essential oil. People now regard this oil as the king of essential oils.
You can add a few drops of the frankincense essential oil to a carrier oil or your usual skin serum or hair conditioner to nourish and rejuvenate your skin and hair.
Check out our online shop now to purchase a bag of 100% pure frankincense resin, or a bottle of 100% pure frankincense essential oil today. Experience for yourself the uniqueness of this ancient aromatic treasure.
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