FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL
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Boswellia carterii Grown in Somalia
Frankincense Oil is a sweet, spicy and balsamic scented oil that is warming and uplifting. Frankincense is a beautiful oil that is popular in perfumery and blends.
Process: Hydrodistilled Essential Oil
Plant Part: Resin
Note: Base Note, Excellent Fixative
Aroma Families: Resinous, Woody
Aroma: Dry, diffusive, and bright citrus top notes over a penetrating, resinous/coniferous, slightly peppery and balsamic undertone.
Agarwood, Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Cistus, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Cypress, Eucalypts, Fir, Fragonia, Geranium, Ginger, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Labdanum, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Litsea, Mandarin, Melissa, Myrrh, Neroli, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Sage, Sandalwood, Spruce, Vetiver & Ylang Ylang.
“Gives delightful effects in citrus colognes… “incense” type perfumes… and is an important ingredient in many Oriental bases, ambres [sic], “powder” type perfumes, floral perfumes, citrus colognes, spice blends, violet type perfumes, “men’s fragrances”, etc.”*1.
Frankincense is fantastic in skin care, particularly sun damaged & mature skin. It is both antiseptic & anti-inflammatory. Its grounding resinous aroma soothes the emotions. Frankincense works to boost the immune system making it essential for protecting against winter colds.
Meditation practice; skin care; in wound healing salves; to soothe muscle & joint aches; in cold & flu balms to ease respiratory concerns; in blends to treat stress & anxiety; popular in perfumery, candles and soaps.
Not recommended for ingestion. Do not apply neat to the skin. Non-toxic.
Information on the traditional uses and properties of essential oils are provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before use.
Easy Care Recipe:
Grounding Body Mist
Bowl for mixing
Spoon or stirrer
200ml bottle with atomiser (makes 120ml)
5 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
5 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
5 drops Vetiver Essential Oil
5 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
75ml Rose Hydrosol
2 tbs Aloe Vera Juice or Gel
1 tbs Glycerine
Place Hydrosol, Aloe Vera & Glycerine in a bowl & blend. Add in the essential oils.
Transfer to sterilised bottle with atomiser, label & store in dark, cool place or refrigerate.
Will store up to 6 months.
Shake well before use & sprits all over body.
Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, pp. 466-7.