Frankincense, one of three fabled gifts the wise men brought to honor Jesus, has been used for millennia as an incense in cooking and religious ceremonies. In Catholic churches today, the tendrils of smoke rising from burning frankincense are thought to carry prayers toward the heavens. Now, the earthy smell that evokes memories of spiritual communion for so many is under threat: Human activity is predicted to cause a 50% decline in frankincense harvests over the next 20 years, according to new research.
— Read more at World’s supply of frankincense could go up in smoke at Science.
I just bought frankincense in Zanzibar. Haven’t had any to burn since living in KSA. it was very inexpensive. glad I nabbed it.
Yes, I was just thinking I should be stocking up on frankincense EO! Enjoy your incense.