Frankincense

Boswellia carteri        Frankincense has a woody, spicy, haunting aroma, it  is one of the firm favourites in aromatherapy. This Oil has a wonderfully calming effect on the mind and helps to create inner peace; it is one of the oils that can really calm and soothe the whole body and mind. It eases all aches and pains, clears the lungs and is good for mature and problem skin.

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FRANKINCENSE (Tree resin) Boswellia carteri

 One of the most highly treasured oils; Frankincense is one of the firm favourites in aromatherapy, it has a woody, spicy, haunting smell, a little bit camphoric, but very pleasant. It is pale yellow-green in colour.

Good for mature and problem skin, when massaged onto the body. This Essential Oil has a wonderfully calming effect on the mind and helps to create inner peace.

It helps to sooth the respiratory and urinary tract and relieves pain associated with rheumatism and muscular aches and has a rejuvenating, balancing and healing action on the skin.

Frankincense Essential Oil soothes and calms the mind, slowing down and deepening breathing, promotes a peaceful night and pleasant dreams, is excellent for use when meditating. It also helps to calm anxiety and obsessive states linked to the past.

On the respiratory tract, it clears the lungs and helps with shortness of breath, asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, coughs and colds.

Frankincense oil is said to help rejuvenate an ageing skin, is a skin tonic and is effective with sores, carbuncles, wounds, scars and skin inflammation.

It can be useful to ease heavy periods, is a general tonic to the uterus and has a calming effect during labour. It is also most helpful for rheumatism and has a positive impact on the urinary tract.

Frankincense oil blends well with

Frankincense essential Oil blends well with other oils, such as Dasil,Benzoin, Bergamot, Geraniu, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Myrrh, Orange, Pine, Sandalwood and Vetivert.

Therapeutic properties

The therapeutic properties of frankincense oil are antiseptic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, sedative, tonic, uterine, vulnerary and expectorant.

Therapeutic properties explained

Extraction

Our Frankincense Essential Oil is Somalian and is extracted by steam distillation from the oleo gum resin and yields about  3 - 10 %.

Chemical composition

The main chemical components of frankincense oil are a-pinene, actanol, linalool, octyl acetate, bornyl acetate, incensole and incensyl acetate.

Precautions

Frankincense oil is non-toxic and non-irritant and can be used by most people.

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