Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) Essential Oil

Frankincense Essential Oil Profile

Notes: Also called Olibanum; several chemotypes available

Color: Pale yellow to green

Viscosity: Thick

Method of Extraction: Steam distilled

Plant parts: Resin

Countries: Somalia, Ethiopia, Yemen, Oman

Scent: Spicy, sweet, warm, balsamic

Odor Intensity: Strong

Blending Note: Base, fixative

Fragrance family:  Woody

Blends Well with: Citrus oils, patchouli, sandalwood, lavender, pine, basil, vetiver, geranium

Chemical family: Monoterpenes

Properties: Antiseptic, expectorant, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, sedative, cytophylactic, cicatrizant

Physical Uses: Asthma, bronchitis, coughs, colds, slows and deepens respiration, sedative, arthritis, dysmenorrhea

Emotional Uses: Meditation, anxiety, stress, calming, depression, clearing, uplifting, soothes the mind

Skin and Hair Care: Mature skin, inflamed skin, sores, wounds, scars, acne, cell regenerating, dull skin, oily skin

Safety: Avoid in 1st trimester of pregnancy. Generally safe but avoid using old, oxidized oils.

Recommended Age: 2 years and older

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