Frankincense essential oil has a fresh, woody, spicy, balsamic aroma with a citrus top note. It is a calming oil that slows down and deepens breathing. It is also beneficial for damaged skin.
Frankincense essential oil is steam distilled from the hardened resin produced by the Boswellia carteri tree. It has been considered a valuable and precious oil since ancient times. Pictorial evidence from the tombs of the Pharaohs shows that Frankincense oil has been used since 1500 BC. Frankincense essential oil is a deeply calming oil. It can help to slow down and deepen the breathing, and is often used during meditation and prayer to focus and still the mind. It is therefore an ideal aromatherapy oil for people who cannot ‘switch off’ or for chronic worriers. Frankincense oil is also very helpful for mature or damaged skin.
Species: Boswellia carterii
Plant family: Burseraceae
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Safety Note: Non-toxic.
Skin: Frankincense essential oil has a rejuvenating, balancing, and healing action on the skin. It is considered to be one of the best essential oils for mature skin as it helps to revitalise skin tone and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It can also help to balance oily and combination skin, heal wounds and reduce the appearance of scars.
Mind: Frankincense oil has strong meditative powers and anti-depressant qualities. It can help to calm, revitalise and lift the spirits and can therefore be helpful for stress, anxiety, nervous agitation, palpitations, and feelings of panic.
Body: Frankincense essential oil has an affinity with the respiratory system and can help to stimulate immunity. It can be helpful for respiratory problems such as coughs, colds, asthma, and bronchitis, and for those with compromised immune systems. It can also be useful in treating cystitis and heavy periods. Research also shows that inhaling Frankincense can help to reduce pain during the first stage of labour (up to 10cm dilation).
Blends well with: Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, and Sandalwood essential oils
Allergens Listing: Limonene 18.5%