Latin name: boswellia serrata
Country of origin: India
Plant part: oleoresin
Extraction method: Stream distillation
Aroma profile: Medium strength
Scent profile: warm, comforting, spicy, herbal
History: The use of frankincense has been recorded for 1000’s of years, if not more. Some of the primary uses were for spiritual and religious pursuits. Of course, one of the most famous uses was as a gift to the baby Jesus from the three Wise men, along with myrrh. It was also said to be used in embalming in Egyptian times. It was, and still is in some churches, used as incense in a censer. A censer held the raw frankincense resin, and was then lit and swung around the church. Frankincense was said to relax the church patrons, and put them in a state which might help them to receive God more readily.
Blends well with: spruce, fir, lavender, cypriol, bergamot, sandalwood, lemon, lime, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, cedar wood, myrrh, pine, cedar, vetiver, bergamot, clary sage, helichrysum and elemi.
Safety and contra-indications: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.
Child Safety: As mentioned before all oils need to be diluted with some type of carrier... salts, lotion, carrier oils like jojoba or grapeseed. Frankincense is not usually something that kids may respond well to. Stick with mild oils like lavender, orange and chamomile.
Suggested use: mix with helichrysum, copaiba and lavender for a muscle soothing massage and body oil blend.
Take care: Do not apply without a carrier oil. Do not use with infants and children without instruction, and if so at a greatly diluted ratio of ½% or less. The recommendation for topical use is from 3 to 5 % for most people. However, take care if you are elderly or are ill. If you have a reaction to it, stop using and immediately contact a medical professional. Not for internal use unless under the guidelines of an aromatherapist. Remember that essential oils and absolutes are 75 to 100 times stronger than the plant they come from, so they are very different than an herbal or other natural preparation.
Comes in 10ml amber glass essential oil bottle. European Dropper Cap included.
The Leading Aromatherapy Associations (Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), International Aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine Association, Aromatherapy Trade Council, and others) all state that essential oils should not be taken internally (regardless of purity or organic origin) unless under the guidance of a health care practitioner trained at an appropriate level . As such, all of our oils carry a label warning that the product is NOT FOR INTERNAL USE.