BOTANICAL NAME: Boswellia carterii
PLANT PART: Resin
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled
DESCRIPTION: A thin, clear, pale yellow to brown liquid.
AROMATIC SUMMARY: A base note with a medium aroma, Frankincense Essential Oil has a warm and spicy, woody odor, sometimes with a hint of citrus.
BLENDS WITH: Basil, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Coriander, Geranium, Myrrh and Vanilla.
BENEFITS AND USES: Helps to treat dry skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, scars, and stretch marks, alleviate stress and relieve pain.
FACTS OF INTEREST: Frankincense originates from a small scraggly but hardy tree indigenous to the Middle East, which is small with abundant pinnacle leaves and white or pale pink flowers. The resin begins as a fragrant sticky milky-white liquid that flows from the trunk of the tree when cut. The dried tears are collected, and the resin is then distilled, producing the precious oil. The resin is known as olibanum, derived from the Arabic al-luban or ‘that which results from milking’, referring to the milky sap. It is used as incense, and has been traded for 5,000 years. Widely used in ancient Egypt, it was one of the ingredients used in the holy oil described in the Talmud. Frankincense was brought back to Europe by Frankish Crusaders (Frank-incense).
CAUTIONS: Dilute before use; for external use only Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.