Frankincense has a warm, balsamic, spicy aroma with a hint of lemon.
Frankincense was a precious aromatic used by the ancient Egyptians and Hebrews, it was believed burning frankincense helped to drive out evil spirits and purify the soul. Today it has many useful therapeutic benefits.
Effect on mind: Produces feelings of serenity, slowing breathing and soothing the mind.
Effect on body: Eases shortness of breath, useful for asthma sufferers. Beneficial for head colds, coughs, bronchitis and laryngitis. Could help ease post natal depression.
Effect on skin: Excellent skin tonic, especially with ageing skin, apparently smoothing wrinkles! May balance oily skin. Also effective with inflammation from wounds, sores and ulcers.
Blends well with: Basil, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Neroli, Patchouli, Sweet Orange, Sandalwood
Caution: Best avoided during pregnancy.
|Common name||Frankincense Essential Oil|
|Botanical name||Boswelia carterii|
|Description||Pale straw to yellow|
|Odour||Green, citric, spicy|
|Plant parts used||Resin|
|Extraction method||Steam distillation|
|Region of origin||India|