Frankincence Essential Oil, Pure and Natural

Botanical Name: Boswellia carteri


General description of Frankincence:
Over thousands of years it has become the incense plant, a universal substance that is simultaneously priestly, magical and profane. A handsome small tree or shrub with abundant pinnate leaves and white or pale pink flowers. It yields a natural oleo gum resin which is collected by making incisions into the bark: at first, a milky - white liquid appears which then solidifies into tear - shaped amber to orange - brown lumps between the size of a pea and walnut. It is sold in the form of pale yellow or very light amber drops, which must be burned in a heat - resistant metal or clay receptacle, over hot charcoal.


Extraction of Frankincence Essential Oil:
The essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from selected oleo gum resin. An absolute is also produced, for use mainly as a fixative.  


Description of Frankincence Essential Oil:
A pale yellow or greenish mobile liquid with a fresh, citrus, terpency top note and a camphoraceous, warm, rich, sweet - balsamic, wood-smoke undertones. It blends well with vertiver, sandalwood, pine, cedarwood, geranium, lavender, mimosa, myrrh, rose, rosemary, neroli, orange, camphor, bergamot, basil, black pepper, coriander, cinnamon, clary sage, patchouli and other spices. It modifies the sweetness of citrus blends in an intriguing way.


Main therapeutic properties of Frankincence Essential Oil:
Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, cicatrizant, cytophylactic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, tonic, sedative.  


Uses of Frankincence Essential Oil:
Skin care: Blemishes, acne, dry and mature complexions, scars, deep wounds, and wrinkles.
Respiratory system: Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, and laryngitis.
Genito-urinary system: Cystitis, dysmenorrhoea, leucorrhoea, and metrorrhagia.
Immune system: Colds 'flu.
Nervous system: Anxiety, nervous tension and stress -related complaints. 
Frankincence oil and gum are used as fixatives and fragrance components in soaps, cosmetics and perfumes, especially oriental, spice and men's fragrances. Employed in some pharmaceuticals such as liniments and throat pastills. Extensively used in the manufacture of incense. The oil is used in minute amounts in some foods, alcoholic and soft drinks.


Effects of Frankincence Essential Oil:
Highly valued for its effects on the mind, especially when used as an aid to meditation and for its effects on the respiratory tract. It is clearing, purifying, restorative, warming, uplifting, soothing, cephalic, revitalizing, sedative, tonic-improves body performance.


Safety warnings for Frankincence Essential Oil:
The oil is relatively non-toxic, non- irritant and non-sensitizing.

Pregnant and lactating women and people using prescription drugs should consult their physician before using any of our oils. For external use only. Essential oils are not to be taken internally or ingested. If you are pregnant or have special medical conditions, please consult a doctor before use.  


Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, by Gabriel Mojay (Healing Arts Press, 1997)
The Encyclopaedia of Essential Oils, by Julia Lawless (Elements Books Ltd, 1992)
The Aromatherapy Bible, by Gill Farrer-Halls (Godsfield Press, 2005)
Illustrated elements of Essential oils by Julia Lawless (Elements Books Ltd, 2002)
The Aromatherapy and Massage book by Christine Wildwood. Published by Thersons 1994)
Complete illustrated guide to Aromatherapy by Julia Lawless (Elements Books Ltd, 1997)

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Frankincense Essential oil, Pure and Natural

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Product code: EO Frankincense
Frankincense essential oil has a sweet balsamic scent. It's warm, rich fragrance calms the body and slows breathing, making it especially appropriate for people who enjoy yoga and meditation.
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