Frankincense Essential Oil This ancient and precious oil is an important meditation oil, helping to focus the mind and relax the body.
Botanical Name: Boswellia carterii
Aroma: Balsamic, grounding, warm.
Perfume Note: Base
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Main Chemical Components: Pinene, limonene, beta-cayophyllene, phellandrene, myrcene, sabinene
Blends Well With: Basil, black pepper, galbanum, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, orange, patchouli, sandalwood essential oil
Description and Uses: Frankincense essential oil (also known as Olibanum) has been used for centuries and has a long tradition in spiritual ceremonies, the resin burnt on altars and in temples. Frankincense oil soothes, warms, and aids meditation by helping to create a spiritual atmosphere. By slowing down breathing and controlling tension, Frankincense essential oil helps to focus the mind and relax the body.
It's also renowned for its use in skin care, excellent for toning and caring for mature/aging skin. Frankincense essential oil has a long history in skin care - it's said the Egyptians used it in rejuvenation face-masks. We also love this oil for respiratory problems - in an inhalation or carrier oil, it's helpful for colds, coughs and bronchitis.
And of course, Frankincense is renowned for its calming and grounding properties. Here's an easy blend to make at home:
4 drops Lavender oil
1 drop Petitgrain essential oil
1 drop Frankincense essential oil
Add to 6 tsp of massage base. Pour into a warm bath, mixing gently before getting in, or use for a relaxing massage blend.
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