Frankincense is a tree resin with many interesting and ancient ties. It's still used today in many of the same ways as it was used in ancient times - in cosmetics, for spiritual healing and in fragrances, specifically room fragrancing.Uses of Frankincense Essential Oil
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Frankincense has been used since biblical times in India and China.
Even today, the Catholic church burns it in incense. Of course, Frankincense is one of the three precious gifts given to the Christ Child by the Three Wise Men, along with Gold and Myrrh.
Ancient Egypt believed in its skin rejuvenation powers and put it in face masks and cosmetics. Both East and West have medicinally used Frankincense for many conditions such as rheumatism and respiratory infections.
In Chinese medicine, earth element. Fortifying, grounding, centering. Has the ability to deepen breath and bring body into meditative state. Helps connect with past ties to create movement of energy blockages. Affects 7th or Crown chakra. For practitioners, protects against energy drain.Physical Description
Pale yellow or greenish in color.Aromatic Description
Frankincense's aroma is balsamic, camphor-like, deep spicy, woodsy, and slightly lemony.Biological Makeup and Components
Monoterpene hydrocarbons, primarily pinene, dipentene, limonene, thujone, phellandrene, cymene, myrcene, terpinene, as well as octyl acetate, octanol, incensole.Extraction Technique
Steam distillation from gum resinInformation for Aromatherapists
Frankincense essential oil is a middle to base note, blending well with basil, bergamot, camphor, cinnamon, cistus, geranium, lavender, neroli, orange, pepper, pine, sandalwood, vetiver. A good fixative, do not use more than 10% in blend.
Our Frankincense essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.Cautions