Essential oils Monographs

Frankincense Essential Oil Monograph

Frankincense essential oil

Frankincense is one of the best oils for meditation and for calming the mind while slowing the breathing and heartbeat. It is invaluable for aging skin and to resolve respiratory blocks.

Frankincense is one of the best oils for meditation and for calming the mind while slowing the breathing and heartbeat. It is invaluable for aging skin and to resolve respiratory blocks. Frankincense has been used for thousands of years for perfumery and religious rituals. The Bible mentions many times Frankincense. It has relaxing, inspiring qualities and promotes inner peace, calm and soul-searching. Very good oil for meditation. On a physical level, it has been used for centuries to cure cough and bronchitis. In skin care, it has significant antioxidant properties, and it is very suitable for aging skin, wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. In low dilution, Frankincense is suitable for children and during pregnancy.

INFORMATION

Botanical NameBoswellia serrata – Boswellia neglecta – Boswellia sacra – Boswellia  carterii – Boswellia frereana

Origin: Somaliland, Oman, Yemen, India

Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the resin

Color: Clear to pale yellow

Aroma: woody, creamy, balsamic with a citrus top note

Yield: 1% – 3%

Blends well with:   Bergamot, black pepper, camphor, cinnamon, cypress, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

Therapeutic properties: Analgesic, antiarthritic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, sedative, tonic, vulnerary

HOW TO USE

To calm emotions, sleep better and fight negativity burn or diffuse 2-5 drops; steam inhalation for bronchitis, colds, coughs and voice loss.

Add 1% max Frankincense oil to a cream base as anti-aging, anti-scarring, and tonic for oily skin.