As I made my way through the subway, and Penn Station,  the NJ Transit and into Newark Airport on Thursday I covered myself in Frankincense.  Not only does it boost your immunity and promote deep breathing,  it cleanses your spirit and protects you from other peoples negative energies.  It kept me calm,  compassionate and patient even though I always get nervous getting to an airport on time and people around 34th street this time of year could frazzle practically anyone.

Frankincense has played a role the religious and domestic life of the Ancient Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, Hebrew, Greek and Roman civilizations. Gabriel Mojay says Frankincense has been perhaps the most important aromatic incense ingredient since history began.  Frankincense is one of the four main ingredients that make up the Jewish ceremonial incense,  and has for centuries formed an integral part of the Sabbath day offering.  Presented as a gift to the newly born Jesus, the gum is mentioned a total of 22 times in the Bible.

Frankincense's ability to "deepen the breath"  makes it a wonderful aid for meditation and prayer and can be useful to people with asthma and bronchitis.  It does wonders to calm the nervous system and can increase immunity when its weakened due to nervous depression.  It strengthens and smooths Qi and can open the heart and still the mind. After all,  frankincense  has profound psychological  and spiritual benefits  long recognized by religious and spiritual traditions the word over.

Wearing it daily will cleanse your spirit.  It calms states of mental agitation and worry whenever the mind is overwhelmed with thoughts.  It also,  and I think this is most important is a major Kidney tonic. It brings us back from states of mental and physical exhaustion and supports the Kidneys.  Nourishing the kidneys also dispels fear,  which can become crippling and lead to insomnia and restlessness.

Its wonderful to wear any time of the year,  but is especially important during the holidays,  the solstice and the end of the world when we tax ourselves traveling shopping and overindulging when we should be resting and renewing our water elements(kidneys.) The Qi that is strengthened and moved detoxes out of the body when its stuck.  This specific kind of Qi is the kind that we hold onto even it is something in our lives that no longer serves us. Cleanse your body and spirit with this powerful oil and get ready for the beginning of the rest of your life.