Oils and Incense
African musk, Egyptian musk, African Love, Jungle Love, Timis,
Cleopatra, Nefertiti, Blue Nile, Patchouli, and Lotus.
Use directly on your skin, or combined with almond oil for a wonderful massage oil.
Pour some drops on a diffuser to use as incense.
Incense is psychoactive: Scientists identify the biology behind the ceremony
Religious leaders have contended for millennia that burning incense is good for the soul. Now, biologists have learned that it is good for our brains too. In a new study appearing online in The FASEB Journal, an international team of scientists, including researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, describe how burning frankincense (resin from the Boswellia plant) activates poorly understood ion channels in the brain to alleviate anxiety or depression. This suggests that an entirely new class of depression and anxiety drugs might be right under our noses.
A recent study by biologists from Johns Hopkins University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem concludes that the brain responds to burning frankincense, and that the results appear to be of an anti-depressant nature. Gerald Weissman, MD, says, "This study also provides a biological explanation for millennia-old spiritual practices that have persisted across time, distance, culture, language, and religion-burning incense really does make you feel warm and tingly all over.