Frankincense SUPPORTS MEDITATION, benefits the RESPIRATORY system, and helps to manage DRY MATURE SKIN while REDUCING SCARRING.
Latin Name: Boswellia carterii
Plant Origin: Somalia
Botanical family: Burseraceae
Plant Part: Resin, organic
Processed: steam distilled
Chemical family: Monoterpenes
Aroma: Balsamic, lemony
CHEMISTRY & SAFETY
CHEMISTRY: Although the aroma of Frankincense is considered a “base” note, the chemistry would have you thinking otherwise. It is made up of mostly Monoterpenes, which are smaller molecules commonly found in top note aromas like citruses and pines. Frankincense consists of almost 50% alpha-pinene, which was researched to have the following “actions”: anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antispasmodic, antiviral, and the prevention of bone loss.
SAFETY: EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. If the oil is past it’s “use by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value.
Analgesic- numbs pain
Anti-inflammatory – alleviates inflamed areas (rashes, sore muscles, etc.)
Antiseptic – fights germs/infections
Cicatrisant – scar healing, promotes skin cell regeneration
Diuretic – helps reduce swelling and excess fluids
Expectorant – removes excess mucus from the respiratory system
Immunistimulant – stimulates immune function
Skin Healing – supports minor wound healing
HOW TO USE
Restorative Facial Serum: to one ounce of Jojoba oil, add 3 drops of Frankincense, 2 drops Myrrh, and 1 drop Lavender.
Mind Calming Bath: Always add essential oils to a carrier before adding to your bath water. Combine 6 drops of Frankincense to an ounce of Epsom or Dead Sea Salts. We recommend Dead Sea salt because of its high magnesium content.
Diffuse: Using an ultrasonic diffuser or tea light diffuser.
Check out what Liz Fulcher of the Aromatic Wisdom Institute has to say about Frankincense HERE