Essential oils distilled from resins have some very special qualities.
Resins are produced by certain trees, such as Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) and Opopanax (Commiphora guidotti). Wounding the tree stimulates the production of resin to protect and seal the wound
We can think of this as the tree drawing on deep inner resources to heal itself. It’s such a beautiful metaphor for the way resin essential oils can affect us!