- A 'Holy' oil used since ancient times when it was traded as a precious commodity like gold
- Calming and balancing properties
- Supports healthy immune and respiratory systems
- Provides spiritual and emotional support
- Helpful aid for meditative and spiritual practices
- Promotes rejuvenation of skin tissue
Botanical/Latin Name: Boswellia carterii
Distillation: Hydrodistilled resin tears (superior small batch variety)
How Grown: Ethically Wild Crafted Organic
Aromas: Warm, sweet, balsamic, resinous, woody, exotic and sensual with spicy notes
Chemical Family: Monoterpene
GC/MS Tested: 100% Pure and Natural.
A wonderfully unique oil, this distillation of Boswellia carterii frankincense oil is from Somalia. It is produced in smaller batches and generally considered superior to most large batch varieties.
The aroma of Frankincense is exotic, fresh, sweet, balsamic and resinous with a hint of spice. Its enticing wood aroma is sensual and freeing.
The best location for growing and distilling frankincense is considered by many perfumers to be Oman, India. However, in recent years Oman Frankincense has become endangered due to over harvesting practices.
This small batch Somalian variety of Frankincense carterii is of the finest quality available in the world. Frankincense oil produced in Somalia, is where the Roman Catholic Church buys most of its stock each year.
Frankincense has been traded for over 5000 year. It is one of the sacred and holy oils used since ancient times when aromatic oils were traded like valuable commodities and considered as precious as gold.
Frankincense is “tapped” by slashing the bark of the thin and haggard looking, but robust trees. This process, called striping, allows the tree’s resin to bleed out and harden into tears. There are several species of frankincense trees used for distilling the oil.
Tapping is done two to three times a year with the final tap producing the best tears due to their higher aromatic chemical content. Generally, the more opaque the resin tears are the more superior the quality.
There is some concern that frankincense tree populations are in severe decline due, in part, from over harvesting, as well as other environmental factors.
Many of the characteristic properties of Frankincense oil are found in both the frereana and carterii species though frereana is most often preferred by perfumers.
Its remarkable ability to maintain its integrity in any blend has given Frankincense a reputation for bestowing this same stability of character and, "to remain true to oneself."
Frankincense carterii, a monoterpene, is especially high in the chemical constituent alpha-pinene which gives it its uplifting and energizing effect. Find out more about monoterpene properties and the actions and effects of alpha-pinene in the PurePlant Essentials blogs.
Spiritually and psycho-emotionally, Frankincense oil is best known for it’s enduring emotional and spiritual support. It lends its support to help you be strong and recover after grief and loss.
Frankincense oil is often used in religious ceremonies as a perfume oil. It is also used for anointing and consecrating the body and for performing holy deeds. Thought to possess miraculous healing powers, Frankincense oil has been reported to heal and cure every possible illness since ancient times.
Frankincense is known for being the oil to help you, “let go and allow whatever happens to be okay.”
Traditionally. Frankincense has been used in many cultures for letting go and releasing problems into God’s care. This is the purpose for which Frankincense oil is used in many religious ceremonies.
A calming oil, Frankincense oil may be helpful for soothing various aches and pains.
Frankincense oil supports healthy immune and respiratory systems. Its cleansing properties make Frankincense oil useful for relieving issues of blockage and restriction.
A natural diuretic, Frankincense oil may be helpful for relieving digestive discomforts and flatulence.
Its characteristic calming and rejuvenating effects make frankincense oil nourishing for all skin types. Its action to tone and balance the skin’s natural sebum production make it especially nourishing for oily and mature skin types.
BLEND WITH: Sandalwood, Myrrh, Vetiver, Petitgrain, Orange.
SUGGESTED USE ON LABEL: Adult: Dispense 1-3 drops on cotton ball, or smell strip and inhale, or diffuse into the air.
CAUTIONS: Skin sensitization if oxidized (recommend refrigeration).