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Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense essential oil has been used for centuries and has a connection with spiritual and religious applications. It is perhaps most famous for being part of the trilogy of gifts from the three wise men to the baby Jesus: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. One of the main properties of Frankincense essential oil is that is is helpful for treating respiratory problems such as Bronchitis and Asthma.

Another use for Frankincense oil when practicing Aromatherapy, is as a tonic for mature skins as it can promote skin healing as well as help firm up slack and aged skin thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The aroma of Frankincense essential oil when used in an oil diffuser or burner can be described as woody, warm and spicy and is often used for meditation purposes. It has a calming effect and provides a pleasant fragrance with longetivity when used in any room in the home.

Frankincense

Botanical Name
Boswellia carterii

Extraction Method
Steam Distillation

Part of the Plant Used
Resin

Description of Aroma
Woody, spicy, fresh

Color
Pale yellow

Properties and Uses
- Aids respiratory conditions
- Suitable for mature skin
- Aromatic
- Used for religious and spiritual reasons
- Helps with stress, anxiety and tension

Blends Well With
- Bergamot
- Lavender
- Myrrh
- Orange
- Sandalwood

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