Frankincense essential oil has been used for centuries and has a long tradition in spiritual ceremonies, the resin burnt on altars and in temples. Frankincense oil soothes, warms, and aids meditation by helping to create a spiritual atmosphere. By slowing down breathing and controlling tension, Frankincense essential oil helps to focus the mind and relax the body. It’s also renowned for its use in skin care, excellent for toning and caring for mature/aging skin. Frankincense essential oil has a long history in skin care – it’s said the Egyptians used it in rejuvenation face-masks. I also love this oil for respiratory problems – in an inhalation or carrier oil, it’s helpful for colds, coughs and bronchitis.