GENERAL INFORMATION FOR FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL:
Of all the essential oils, Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii) from India is probably recognized as one of the most prized and precious essential oils of them all.
Our frankincense essential oil from India is a Wildcrafted therapeutic quality essential oil that comes from the gum of the Boswellia tree. This tree typically grows up to 25 feet tall.
Incisions are made on the bark of the tree trunk that allows a milky white sap to ooze out. This sap or resin hardens to a brownish gum. It is from this gum that our essential oil is steam distilled from.
Frankincense has long been prized as an incense material.
It has long been believed that frankincense has the ability to clear negative energy and bring good fortune. For this reason, it has long been used for both religious and domestic life throughout Egypt, Babylonian, Persian, Hebrew, Greek, and Roman cultures.
In the bible, frankincense is mentioned 22 times. It was one of the three gifts brought to baby Jesus.
Because of its ability to relax and revitalize the body, frankincense essential oil has been used to treat nervous tension and nervous exhaustion. For many people, this is an excellent essential oil to use for reducing stress, restlessness, anxiety, and anger.
The Boswellic acid found in frankincense oil has anti-inflammatory properties. For this reason, it has long been used throughout India as a natural remedy.
There have been limited studies done on the properties of frankincense, but larger studies need to be done to confirm these results.
Frankincense has also been used to reduce bad breath and is also used to reduce the pain from toothaches, mouth sores, and other infections.
And finally, frankincense is widely used as an ingredient in perfume, incense, and skin care products.
An essential oil commonly used in aromatherapy, use frankincense essential oil to soothe away your stress, ease anxiety, and calm the mind. Inhaling the essential oil is thought to send messages to the limbic system of the brain. This is the area of the brain that influences our emotions and nervous systems. Use this essential oil as an aid for your meditation, contemplation, and prayer.
THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES OF FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL:
Respiratory conditions including bronchitis, sinus congestion, and colds. Bacterial and fungal infections, pain, acne, pimples, inflammatory muscular conditions, muscular aches and pains, ulcers, anxiety, nervousness, stress relief, oral health including bad breath, toothaches, cavities, and mouth sores, astringent properties, scar reduction,
METHOD OF EXTRACTION:
A fragrance reminiscent of pine and lemon combined with a dry, woody aroma. Some describe the aroma as being warm, spicy, and clean.
BLENDS WELL WITH:
Bergamot, chamomile roman, clary sage, cypress, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, mandarin, myrrh, sweet orange, patchouli, rose absolute, sandalwood, spikenard, valerian, ylang ylang
FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL RECIPES:
Here are a few blends you can try with our wildcrafted frankincense essential oil. These amounts are for a diffuser in the 100 – 200 ml capacity. Refer to our diffusing guidelines or your instruction manuals to adjust the amount you use for your particular size of diffuser by either adding or decreasing the drops depends on your diffuser capacity.
- 3 drops Frankincense
- 2 drops Lemon
- 1 drop Peppermint
- 2 drops Frankincense
- 2 drops Peppermint
- 2 drops Sweet Orange
- 3 drops Frankincense
- 3 drops Lemon
- 1 drops Tea Tree
- 2 drops Frankincense
- 2 drops Sandalwood
- 2 drops Ylang Ylang
Ingesting frankincense essential oil may have toxic effects.
General Essential Oil Guidelines:
- Do not take internally unless directed by a medical professional.
- Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas, or mucous membranes.
- Do not apply undiluted to skin.
- Pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a medical professional.
- Keep essential oils from, and out of reach of children.
- If you are experiencing adverse side effects, stop using immediately.
- The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnoses, treatment, or mitigation of any physical or mental illness.
- The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. For possible treatments of physical or mental diseases, please seek a trained and licensed health professional. Enchanted Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse side effects resulting from the use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from following historical uses of essential oils.