Aromatherapy soothes the soul

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Frankincense, also known as olibanum, is typically grown in the mountains of India, Africa and the Middle East. 

Religious leaders have used it in millennia as good for the soul. Now, biologists have learned that it is good for our brains too. According to Science Daily, 2008, an international team of scientists, including researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, describe how burning frankincense (resin from the Boswellia plant) activates poorly understood ion channels in the brain to alleviate anxiety or depression. It was also one of the perfume gifts as told by the Bible for the birth of Jesus. I believe it is everyone’s right to believe what they wish. I believe in the common threads of goodness in all Religions. Personally I have always loved the smell and enjoy burning it and I find it soothes me.

Similarly, burning soy candles with an assortment of fragrances, incense and perfume can bring back many memories of experiences from the past.

Try burning Frankincense and see if you like it. You can find it and small charcoals to burn in some Chemists, aromatherapy and grocery stores and is quite cheap.

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