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Now is a good time to highlight one of the most popular essential oils of the season: frankincense. Did you know that there are over 50 biblical references to this precious resin? We know that frankincense was one of the gifts given by the three wise men at the birth of Jesus Christ, but what else can we learn from this ancient member of the Boswellia family?
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Throughout the ages, frankincense has been treasured for its medicinal and spiritual qualities. It was valued more than gold in ancient times, and only those with great wealth and abundance possessed it. There are more than a dozen species of Boswellia trees, commonly called frankincense trees, yet one species reigns supreme: Boswellia sacra of Omani origin.