Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense essential oil has fresh ‘church’ aroma that has ‘damp’ yet pleasant qualities. It is useful for everyday stresses and strains and also grief.
How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in cool, dark place.
|Olibanum gum, incense
|Distilled from selected gum resin
|India, China, Middle East
|This is a small elegant tree indigenous to the Middle East and highly prized in Israel for its resin, which is burned in religious ceremonies. The resin is collected from small cuts made in the bark of the tree and then steam distilled to produce frankincense essential oil.
|A pale yellow oil with a fresh ‘church’ aroma that has ‘damp’ yet pleasant qualities.
|In ancient Egypt the resin was used for rejuvenation in the form of face masks, cosmetics and perfumes. It was also used for respiratory infection, which is how it came to be used in religious services.
Blends well with
|Lavender, cedarwood, myrrh, lemon and pine essential oils
Cautions and comments
|There are no known contra-indications. Tests show that frankincense essential oil is effective against Listeria.
Main chemical constituents
|Monoterpenes (40%), some ketones, alcohols and esters.