Frankincense Essential Oil
Botanical Name : Boswellia Carterii
Extraction method : Stream Distillation
Perfumery Note : Base
Aromatic Description : Woody, spicy, haunting smell, sweet
Therapeutic properties : antiseptic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, sedative, tonic, uterine, vulnerary and expectorant.
Description : Frankincense essential oil is well-known for its calming effects, and its ability to encourage communication. It helps meditation, and promotes a restful sleep. It reduces inflammation, is healing to the skin, and helps reduce wrinkles.
Use : soothes and calms the mind, slowing down and deepening breathing, calm anxiety and obsessive states linked to the past, clears the lungs and helps with shortness of breath, asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, coughs and colds, tonic to the uterus and has a calming effect during labor, helpful for rheumatism, help rejuvenate an ageing skin, effective with sores, carbuncles, wounds, scars and skin inflammation.
Blend well with : Sandalwood, Vetiver, Pine Needle, Geranium, Lavender, Neroli, spices like Cinnamon, and citruses like Orange and Bergamot.
Oil Burner: Add 4 drops of essential oil for a burning time of 20 minutes.
Massage: Dilute 3-5 drops of essential oil in 10 ml. of carrier oil.
Inhalation: Put 5 drops in 200 ml. of steamed water and inhale for 3-5 minutes.
Bath: Put 15 drops of essential oil in the bath tub for a 20 minutes bath.
Precautions : Frankincense oil is non-toxic and non-irritant and can be used by most people.
General Safety Information : Do not take any oils internally. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.