Both frankincense (also known as olibanum) and myrrh have been traded in the Middle East and North Africa for over 5,000 years. The ancient Egyptians bought large amounts filling their entire boats of the resins from the Phoenicians and used them in incense, perfume, balms for wounds and sores and insect repellent.
Frankincense and myrrh, two of the gifts presented to baby Jesus in the New Testament narrative, have a long history dating back thousands of years. At the time Jesus is thought to have been born, frankincense and myrrh may have been worth more than their weight in gold, which was the third gift offered by the three Kings.
Although this blend offers reminiscence of Christmas and Frankincense and Myrrh are connected by their mention in the story of Jesus’ birth, these two essential oils provide benefits beyond their gift of seasonal joy.
Essential Oils are typically known for their alluring and exotic scents, but they are also well-known for their therapeutic abilities.
When these precise pitches come together in harmony, our brain registers a pleasing and balanced sound. Maybe the scents of essential oils work in the same way?