FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL
botanical name : Boswellia serrata
Plant part : Resin
country of origin : India
processing method : Steam Distilled
certification : USDA certified organic
Improves anxiety & stress
Reduces acne & scarring
Reduces signs of aging
Balances hormone levels
Reduces blemishes & dark spots
Helps diminish stretch marks
BLENDS WELL WITH :
A base note with a medium aroma, Frankincense Essential Oil has a warm and spicy, woody odour that is haunting.
AROMATIC SUMMARY :
HEALTH BENEFITS INCLUDE :
also with : Lime, Cypress, Geranium, Rose & Sandalwood
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), The ancient Egyptians used the oil found in the wild-crafted resin of Boswellia Carteri trees in Kenya to promote younger, fresher looking skin. Frankincense is also known for its sweet, warm, balsamic aroma with calming properties that can increase spirituality and inner strength.
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, frankincense, also known as Boswellia serrata, has been a favorite folk medicine for several health concerns, including asthma, gastroenteritis and skin conditions. Frankincense can significantly boost the immune system. Two fundamental ways this is accomplished is by proliferating lymphocytes (white blood cells, which are the body’s primary defense team) and by keeping inflammation at bay (which is arguably the primary risk factor for most chronic diseases). This may also explain why frankincense is effective in helping treat autoimmune conditions like bronchial asthma, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis. Franklincense oil works with the limbic system of the brain, positively influencing the nervous system.
Frankincense essential oil is a powerful astringent, meaning it helps protect skin cells. It can be used to help reduce acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores, prevent wrinkles, and it even helps lift and tighten skin to naturally slow signs of aging.
Frankincense essential oil is a powerful astringent, meaning it helps protect skin cells. It can be used to help reduce acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores, prevent wrinkles, and it even helps lift and tighten skin to naturally slow signs of aging. The oil can be used anywhere where the skin becomes saggy, such as the abdomen, jowls or under the eyes. Frankincense oil can help with wound healing and may decrease the appearance of scars. It may also help reduce the appearance of dark spots caused from acne blemishes, stretch marks, eczema and help with healing of surgical wounds. Mix two to three drops of oil with an unscented base oil or lotion and apply directly to skin. Be careful not to apply it to broken skin, but it’s fine for skin that’s in the process of healing.
Frankincense oil immediately induces the feeling of peace, relaxation and satisfaction. Add a few drops of frankincense oil to a hot bath for stress relief. You can also add frankincense to an oil diffuser or vaporizer to help fight anxiety and for experiencing relaxation in your home all the time. Some people believe that the fragrance of frankincense can increase your intuition and spiritual connection.
Frankincense oil is an antiseptic, meaning it helps eliminate bacteria and viruses from your home and clean indoor spaces. The plant has been commonly burned to help disinfect an area and is used as a natural deodorizer. Use it in an essential oil diffuser to help reduce indoor pollution and deodorize and disinfect any room or surface in your home. Due to its antiseptic properties, frankincense oil is a great addition to any oral hygiene regime. Look for natural oral care products that contain frankincense oil, especially if you enjoy the aroma. It can help prevent dental health issues like tooth decay, bad breath, cavities or oral infections. Next time you have a respiratory infection from a cold or flu, use frankincense essential oil to help provide relief from coughing. It can help eliminate phlegm in the lungs. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory in the nasal passages, making breathing easier, even for those with allergies or asthma. Add a few drops to a cloth and inhale for the respiratory benefits or use an oil diffuser.
If you have any digestive distress, such as gas, constipation, stomach aches, irritable bowel syndrome, PMS or cramps, frankincense oil can help relieve gastrointestinal discomfort. It helps speed up the digestion of food, similar to digestive enzymes. Add one to two drops of oil to eight ounces of water or to a tablespoon of honey for gastrointestinal relief. If you’re going to ingest it orally, make sure it’s 100% pure oil; do not ingest fragrance or perfume oils. To improve circulation and lower symptoms of joint pain or muscle pain related to conditions like arthritis, digestive disorders and asthma, try massaging frankincense oil to the painful area or diffusing it in your home. You can add a drop of oil to steaming water and soak a towel in it, then place the towel on your body or over your face to inhale it to decrease muscle aches. Also diffuse several drops in your home, or combine several drops with a carrier oil to massage into your muscles, joints, feet or neck.
ESSENTIAL OIL DILUTION GUIDE
Babies 6 months - 2 years
1 drop + 1Tbsp carrier oil
diffuse 1-2 drops 30 minutes max
Children 2 years+ 1% dilution
1 drop + 1 tsp carrier oil
3 drops + 1 Tbsp carrier oil
6 drops + 1 oz carrier oil
Adults 18 years+ 2% dilution
3 drops + 1 tsp carrier oil
6 drops + 1 Tbsp carrier oil
12 drops + 1 oz carrier oil
Always dilute essential oils, especially when applying them topically on young children. We recommend the following carrier oils
All pure essential oils require dilution before use; for external use only. Pay extra attention to using essential oils around young children and pets. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Apply to face with caution, as contact with eyes should be avoided.