Frankincense Essential Oil comes from the resin or sap of mature Frankincense trees. When diffused, the woodsy and herbal aroma grounds the energy in the room while providing the mind comfort and emotional balance, allowing the body to relax and rest peacefully. Frankincense Essential Oil has been used throughout history for incense, treating wounds, easing arthritis, making perfumes and soap. Frankincense oil is extracted from the resin of the Frankincense tree via steam distillation, extracting the potent aromatic molecules from the resin. Frankincense trees grow in dry and arid areas like Northern Kenya, Somalia, Egypt, Ethiopia and India. The Frankincense tree is tough and can grow on the side of rocks, wrapping its roots tightly around whatever it can grab to stay strongly attached to the earth. By observing it growth in such adverse climatic conditions, you get a sense of how strong and intense Frankincense is. And it was probably this feeling that the ancients noticed and why they felt that Frankincense was such a soulful plant. For centuries, many cultures and ancient civilizations collected Frankincense resin and burned it directly, creating a really strong aromatic smoke that they believed had healing powers, for the soul.