HighlightsQualities: Calming, elevating, grounding
Aroma: Earthy; lightly balsamic
Perfume note: Base
Cultivation method: Organic Cultivation Definitions
Some constituents of Frankincense are shown to cross the blood-brain barrier and activate centers that affect mood and tissue healing. Its anti-inflammatory abilities break down mucus, making it helpful in cases of colds, flu, bronchitis, and asthma. It may similarly be used for inflammatory pain such as arthritis. In skincare, it heals wounds and scars, halts bleeding, and helps repair tissue. Its antioxidative nature lends to brilliant anti-ageing qualities.
Frankincense is rich in myth and widely considered as sacred. The oil, sometimes called Olibanum (from Arabic “that which comes from milking,” due to the sap’s appearance of white droplets) is one of the three gifts presented to Mary at the birth of Jesus. It is said to have been burnt in the temple of the Ark of the Covenant. In Eastern Orthodox and Orthodox Jewish religion, its smoke is symbolic of the breath of God.
Frankincense induces deep breathing, opens lung passages, and facilitates a meditative and connected state-of-mind.
Aromatize or massage diluted.
Parts Used: Resin
Extraction: Steam Distilled
Dominant Biochemical Components: Alpha-Pinene & Beta-Pinene (Monoterpenes), Olibanol, Octyl acetate
Blends Well With: Basil, Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Camphor, Cassia, Cinnamon, Coriander, Cypress, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Neroli, Orange, Pine, Petitgrain, Palo Santo, Ravensara, Ravintsara, Rose, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Tangerine, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
Essential oils are powerful plant essences that can be used in many ways. From massage oils to room sprays, to skincare to aromatherapeutic blends, these oils are as versatile as they are diverse. When using essential oils by breathing/inhaling their aromas, they are normally used at full strength. Yet when applying them directly on the skin, the large majority of them MUST be diluted. Because essential oils are so powerful, we do not recommend using them internally.
Essential oils are also the basis of natural perfumery and can be used to make aromatic, bespoke blends for every individual who wishes to embark into the world of natural essences.
Blends Well With:
Here is a link to Kolya's ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDING CHART, to understand basic blending ratios.
Storage: Always keep tightly sealed in a cool, dark place. Heat, oxygen, and light degrade the product.
General Usage: We recommend doing a patch test before using an essential oil for the first time. Do not use essential oils on sensitive areas of the skin & keep away from eyes. If any negative reaction occurs, DO NOT RINSE WITH WATER, but rather dilute the area immediately by applying any vegetable oil /carrier oil (coconut, olive oil, etc) to the affected area. Please avoid the use of essential oils with babies. Before using essential oils with children, ensure each oil is age appropriate, and is used responsibly. Many authors have different opinions on this subject, so we suggest you research multiple sources.
Please avoid the use of essential oils with babies. Before using essential oils with children, ensure each oil is age appropriate and is used responsibly. Many authors have different opinions on this subject, so we suggest you research multiple sources.
General Precautions: Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. In general, when using essential oils, use caution when dealing with epilepsy & asthma. We highly recommend caution using essential oils during pregnancy. Avoid use of essential oils in the first trimester.
Specific Oil Precautions: Avoid during pregnancy & with epilepsy. Can be sensitizing to the skin of oil is oxidized. Avoid use of old or oxidized oils.
*Though we have provided the aforementioned precautions, they may not be comprehensive and therefore it is each individuals responsibility to research any oils they choose to use. Kolya Naturals ( owned and operated as part of Optimum Health Choices Inc. &/or Optimum Naturals Inc. ) is not responsible for any adverse reactions that may be experienced by using these essential oils.
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100% pure Boswellia serrata essential oil that can be used for therapeutic &/or aromatic purposes.