Frankincense is an ancient incense that comes from the Middle East. Widely used for various religious rituals, it also has healing properties. Other uses include burning it to keep mosquitoes at bay, and using it as an instant mood-booster. Read on for more info on this magical incense!
Frankincense has been in use for thousands of years, and it originally comes from the Middle East. People have believed in the magical uses of this incense for years, believing it to cure just about anything, and bring them closer to the gods. Frankincense comes from Boswellia trees, which are widely known for their aromatic resin and healing properties. Frankincense can be bought in its original resin form, or as an essential oil, and is available in most health food stores. Frankincense is actually an ingredient in most popular perfumes, and is a highly valued product.
As an essential oil, it can be used for almost anything you can think of. Cuts, scrapes, burns, and even joint pains. When the resin is burned, the smoke actually helps repel mosquitoes and other insects. This is a great way to keep mosquitoes at bay, and it’ll make your home smell great, too! Forget about dangerous bug sprays, frankincense smoke is actually good for you! Can’t say the same for the mosquitoes, though! The smoke is also a mood-booster. It can help people with anxiety and depression, and an overall sour mood. Burn a small amount of frankincense before a get-together or a party, and everyone will surely have a good time!
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