Legend: Frankincense has been used since ancient times in religious ceremonies and is still used in many churches today. It was so highly sought after if was one of the three gifts with Myrrh and Gold that the Magi presented to the baby Jesus. Frankincense trees are very slow growing; the essential oil is distilled from the globules of pale yellow resin that dry like tears after one of the tree’s limbs have been cut.
Heal your body: Useful in bronchitis and asthma especially when associated with nervous tension. May also be useful for both sinusitis and laryngitis. Has a helpful action on genitourinary tract and may mitigate the effects of cystitis and genital infections generally. As a general tonic to the uterus it may relieve uterine hemorrhages as well as heavy periods. Said to be of value during labour and its calming action could ease post natal depression. May help balance oily skin conditions.
Botanical Name: Boswellia carteri
Place of Origin: Southern end of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman.
Plant Part: Resin
Colour: Light Yellow
Strength of Aroma: Mild – Medium
Aromatic Scent: Woody, spicy, haunting smell that is slightly camphoric.
Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Myrrh, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Pine, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Vetiver and Ylang Ylang.
Directions: There are many ways to use essential oils, such as burning them in an oil burner, but remember never apply neat to the skin unless it has been mixed with a carrier oil such as jojoba first. For more ways to use essential oils please visit our Methods of use section.
Warnings: Not for internal use. Avoid contact with eyes. Not to be used neat on the body. Always dilute. Adults Only. Keep out of reach of children. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. Avoid whilst pregnant.
Magnifiscense Essential Oils should not be used as a substitute for medical or psychological care. Appropriate use of the product is expressly your responsibility.