What started my journey into aromatherapy & perfumery was my chance discovery of plant aromatics mentioned in the Bible. Let me tell you it was an eye opener and it changed my life. That is why I don’t want to keep what I discovered a secret and what better time to share than this Christmas season. The first Christmas gift was not just rich symbolism. It has a powerful significance so much so it was considered important to be presented to the new born Messiah.
Frankincense, from the Boswellia trees that grows in the harsh conditions of the Arabian peninsular, has been one of the world’s most treasured commodities since antiquity. At its peak its value even rivalled gold, the rarest silks, and the most precious of gems.
Myrrh is resin from the Commiphora Myrrha tree. In ancient times Myrrh was sought after by Kings and nobles used in rituals, ceremonies and skincare. It was a key ingredient in anointing oils and also processed into beauty treatment unguents and salves. It was used in the mummification of the Pharaohs in ancient Egypt and to anoint kings.
Both Frankincense and Myrrh are anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, analgesic, anti-fungal, antiseptic, astringent, and tonic and countless research is being conducted even to this day on their pharmacological use both in the East & West
In 2016, scientists describing the properties of frankincense noted that it contains substances that have anti-tumor properties. These could prevent cancer cells from growing and lead to controlled cell death, or apoptosis.
According to a review conducted by Egyptian researchers, myrrh oil “is one of the most effective herbal medicines in the world for sore throats, canker sores and gingivitis.” It is widely used in Ayurvedic formulations in oral hygiene products.
In fact, a special synergistic relationship seems to exist when both these resins are combined in therapeutic use. That is why if you like to discover more than join me in learning about them about them so you too can share these precious long forgotten treasures.
I have two different dates and venues lined up for the workshops as below:
This workshop is uniquely special because I have prepared a very special GIFT for you made from these plant aromatics as my gift to you for attending the workshop.
The three wise men, also known as magi, were men belonging to various educated classes.
Our English word magician comes from this same root – during the workshop we will delve deeper into the mystery behind this gift and what significance it hold for us today