BOTANICAL NAME: boswellia carterii (organic), boswellia serrata (non-organic)
ORIGIN: Somalia (organic), India (non-organic)
DISTILLATION METHOD: steam
PARTS USED: resin
FOOD GRADE: yes (organic)
GMO CONTENT: none (organic), not known (non-organic)
FRAGRANCE: balsamic, pepper-like, spicy, sweet
BLENDS WELL WITH: ambrette, basil, bergamot, camphor, cardamom, cedarwood, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, coriander, galbanum, geranium, ginger, lavender, mandarin, myrrh, neroli, orange, pepper, pine, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver.
AROMATIC BENEFITS: anxiety, calming, clarifying, clearing, exhaustion, focusing, grounding, nervous tension, relaxing, restoring, spiritual, stress, warming.
MAGICAL USES: blessing, consecration, courage, exorcism, meditation, protection, purification, solar plexus chakra, spirituality.
PHYSICAL USES: abrasions, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, asthma, astringent, bronchitis, carminative, catarrh, cirrhosis of liver, colds, coughs, diarrhea, disinfectant, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, fibrositis, fixative, influenza, normal skin, oily skin, rheumatoid arthritis, scars, sedative, skin conditioner, soothing agent, tonic, uterine, varicose veins, vulnerary, wounds, wrinkles.
GCMS Information for Organic:
|a-Pinene + a-Thuyene||64.95|
Frankincense Oil is extracted from gum or resin of the Olibanum tree; Boswellia Carterii or Boswellia Serrata, depending on the region. Frankincense has been a popular ingredient of cosmetics and incense burners for ages. It has been found in the remains of ancient Egyptian and Anglo-Saxon civilizations. It is also associated with religious activities, especially anointing.
Antidepressant: an agent that prevents or counteracts depression.
Anti-inflammatory: an agent that prevents or counteracts inflammation.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Astringent: a substance that draws tissue together, restricting the flow of blood.
Carminative: relieves discomfort of gas in the digestive tract.
Disinfectant: a substance that kills germs and/or viruses.
Diuretic: increases the amount or frequency of urination.
Emmenagogue: stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus, causing menstruation.
Expectorant: a substance used to cause or induce expulsion of phlegm from the lungs.
Sedative: Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Safety Warning: As with many other essential oils, pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid using frankincense essential oil.