Botanical Name: Boswellia serrata
Plant Part: Resin
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid
Perfumery Note: Base
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Scent: Frankincense essential oil has a warm, woody scent with earthy and
Description: Originating in the Middle East, the Frankincense tree is small with abundant
pinnacle leaves and white or pale pink flowers. The resin from the tree begins as a milky-white sticky liquid that flows from the trunk of the tree when it’s cut, healing the abrasion.
The resin is then distilled to create Frankincense essential oil.
History: For over 5,000 years, incense has been used for trading, particularly in ancient
Egypt. It is also considered to be a holy oil, and was once used in the Talmud. Eventually,
Frankincense was brought over to Europe by Frankish Crusaders. Even today, Frankincense
is still considered to be a holy oil and is often used in religious ceremonies and during meditation.
Currently, it is being used in European and American hospitals and is the subject of considerable
Blends Well With: Basil, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cinnamon Bark, Clary
Sage, Coriander, Geranium, Ginger, Myrrh, and Vanilla
Safety Information: Frankincense essential oil is non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing. Do not take any essential oils internally without consultation from a qualified
aromatherapy practitioner before using. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s
or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage,
have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use essential oils only under the proper guidance
of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children
and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a
qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children. A skin patch test
should be conducted prior to using an essential oil that you have never used before.
*Note: These statements have not been approved by the FDA. We do not claim that this will cure,
treat, or prevent any diseases or ailments.
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