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Frankincense and Peppermint essential oils have two very different personalities.
Frankincense is one of the best essential oils for sleep that I know! It’s very talented at helping people feel relaxed, and at calming down cycles of “overthinking” that can keep a lot of people lying awake and staring at their ceilings all night. (So frustrating!) But even though Frankincense likes to spend time in peaceful solitude, sometimes it likes to be with friends, too. So when Frankincense decided to create a new sleep recipe, it “interviewed” a few of its friends, looking for some of the best essential oils for sleep to partner with. […]
A Frankincense Diffuser Blend for Feeling Calm and Collected Frankincense essential oil wants to remind you to relax. […]
In my book, The Heart of Aromatherapy: An Easy-to-Use Guide for Essential Oils, I gave “personalities” to 40 different essential oils. Frankincense runs a meditation center, and the entire building was crafted by hand. The whole place is a work of art! While it may feel a little “exotic” the first time you go, Frankincense will quickly help you feel right at home—it’s good at making the extraordinary feel like a daily reality. Sweet Orange has a sunny fruit orchard where you can go for a retreat to release all your worries. It’s “the friend you’ve known for years who never lets you down—familiar, warm, and always there when you need a bit of comfort.” […]
I’ve visited Morocco, where the spice markets are full of baskets overflowing with raw Frankincense resin. It’s such a gorgeous, exotic sight, and the aroma is unforgettable! It’s no surprise that people have been burning Frankincense resin as incense throughout history. Today, we can also distill the resin to get Frankincense essential oil. […]