Our Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia serrata) is a colorless to pale yellow liquid displaying a spicy yet sweet, green, resinous, balsamic bouquet with a delicate coniferous undertone. The odor effect of frankincense is warming, head clearing and calming which makes it perfect for use during meditation. The soothing compounds in frankincense are referred to as boswellic acids. Frankincense is also well known for its anti-inflammatory properties such as soothing inflamed skin, burned skin, reduction of swelling and relief from bug bites and bee stings.
Best ways to use Frankincense essential oil:
Other oils it blends well with:
Atlas cedar, bergamot, cinnamon, clove, cypress, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, sweet orange, vetiver.
Frankincense has been used in ritual practice and medically in India, the Arabian peninsula and North Africa since ancient times. Frankincense was included in the gifts presented by the wise men to the infant Christ together along with gold and myrrh. It was introduced to the church at the beginning of Christianity in Europe during the Middle Ages. Burning frankincense in churches had disinfectant purposes as well as spiritual importance.
Cautions: Generally regarded as non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing.