September 10, 2012

Frankincense Water

Frankincense is a staple in Middle Eastern culture. It is commonly grown in Oman and is used daily to help with immunity and to help cleanse the body of toxins. This is a recipe that was recommended in a seminar I recently attended given by the world's authority on Frankincense, Dr. Mahmoud Souhail. The way he spoke about frankincense water sounds like this is just as common as Americans having a glass of iced tea. You do have to introduce this drink to your body slowly. Start with just a few ounces a day and build up to a glass. Because frankincense is distilled from the resin, when you pour the boiling water over the resin, you release the essential oil. You can use the frankincense in the bottom of the jar over and over until it no longer has any flavor. It will take a long time. This is certainly an acquired taste. You could easily add a few drops of  Young Living grapefruit, lemon and/or spearmint essential oil to improve the flavor. Frankincense Resin is available from Young Living Essential Oils. If you try this recipe, I would love to hear your feedback!

Until Next Time,

1 comment:

  1. How long does a bag of resin last? How many quarts of water does it make?