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Frankincense Essential Oil

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Most of us have heard of Frankincense as being one of the gifts the Wise Men gave to baby Jesus. It’s no surprise then that Frankincense has been used widely for religious purposes across the world. Apart from its religious importance, it’s an important essential oil that can really support the nervous, respiratory, and integumentary systems.

Name of Oil:Frankincense


Latin Binomial:Boswellia serrata


Extraction Method:Steam


Countries of Origin:Somalia, Ethiopia, Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, India


Scent Profile:Woody, balsamic, spicy


Parts used in distillation:Resin


Oil Characteristics:Pale yellow to amber with greenish tints, Thin, Mild to medium

Cultivation – Sustainably Wild Harvested

 

Applications

Aromatherapy Uses:

Anxiety, nervous tension, stress, asthma, bronchitis, dry skin, wounds, wrinkles

Subtle & Emotional Uses:

Stress, irritability, restlessness, insomnia

History

Played an important role in religion in ancient Egypt and Persian, Hebrew, Greek and Roman civilizations; the resin itself is regularly mentioned in the Bible.

Chemical Constituents

a-pinene, a-thujene, sabinene, para-cymene, octyl acetate, octanol,incensyl acetate, incensol, limonene, linalool, cembrene, isocembrene, 1,8cineole, camphene, e- b-ocimene, viridoflorol, a-phellandrene, verbenone,myrcene, b-pinene, b-caryophyllene, estragole, z-b ocimene, a-thujone,b-bourbonene, b-thujone, s-3-carene, zingiberene

Safety & References

Safety:

Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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