Sleep Like an Egyptian with Frankincense
Need a little help to wind down at night? You are NOT alone. Our busy world is increasingly making it difficult for us to ready ourselves for a good night's sleep, but as it turns out - it's not just an ailment of our modern times! There are natural remedies like Frankincense Oil that have been used for centuries, including all the way back to Ancient Egyptian times!, for their calming effects and benefits for sleep. So read on and you'll see why we've included this rich oil in our 'Chill, Hand-Poured Natural Soy Candles and they can help you sleep like a Pharaoh in no time!
What is Frankincense?
Frankincense (also known as olibanum) is a resin obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia. The resin, or Frankincense Oil, has been used in traditional medicine for centuries, mainly for its calming, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties. It can be used as an essential oil in the form of a candle, perfume or in a diffuser.
How Does Frankincense Help You Sleep?
Frankincense has been shown to reduce stress levels and anxiety, both of which can lead to insomnia or poor quality of sleep. In addition, the properties of Frankincense Oil have been found to decrease cortisol levels, the hormone responsible for regulating your body’s natural sleep/wake cycle. Using frankincense in the form of a candle, cream, perfume or in a diffuser before bedtime can help promote feelings of relaxation and ease you into a deeper sleep.
The Benefits of Frankincense Don't Just Stop There!
In addition to its sleep-promoting effects, frankincense can also help support skin health and reduce inflammation throughout the body. Some research suggests that the properties in frankincense may even help alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders. All this makes it an excellent choice for those looking to improve their overall wellbeing!
And really, one of the most important reasons we should have more Frankincense in our lives is pretty simple. It's scent. It's deep, woody yet slightly sweet scent has been loved since Ancient Egypt.. because it is good. Really, really good.
So if you're struggling with insomnia or just want to get better quality rest at night, give frankincense a try! Start with a natural soy-scented candle like our Chill - Frankincense and Ginger, and burn it in the hours before bed to help promote relaxation, allowing our bodies and minds to start slowing down for the evening routine. With its natural calming effects and numerous other health benefits, it's sure to have you sleeping like an Egyptian in no time!