Name: Frankincense (India)
Botanical Name: Boswellia serrata
Main Constituents: a-Thujene: 62.82%
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Part of Plant: Resin
Description & Colour: Colourless to pale yellow liquid, thin consistency
Aromatic Summary: Similar to a woody balsamic aroma, Frankincense has a warm, spicy, medium base note
Storage: Transfer out of any metal and shipping containers (used for safe shipping), keep in dark glass container
Safety Notes: For external use only; dilute before use. May cause skin irritations, a skin test is recommended prior to use, avoid contact with eyes. Avoid during pregnancy
Usage: Aromatherapy (massage, mist spray, steam inhalation), soapmaking, candles, incense, cosmetics, skincare, room spray, and perfumery. Antibacterial, astringent, antioxidant, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, sedative, and healing skincare
Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Coriander, Geranium, Myrrh and Vanilla.
Frankincense oil is extracted from the Boswellia tree. It can be found in hot, dry locations like India and the Mediterranean. When the bark of the tree is cut, the milky-white sap is collected, dried into resin, and distilled to produce the oil. The tree itself must grow about 8-10 years before it can be tapped for the sap. Frankincense has been traded for over 5000 years, and the oil is still widely used today for perfumery, skincare, and incense.
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