Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense essential oil
INCI: Boswellia carterii gum oil
Steam distillation of oleo-gum resin.
This wonderful oil has a turpentine-like top note and a warm, rich, sweet-balsamic undertone. Extensively used in the manufacture of incense especially in India, China and in the West. The scent is found to be conducive to spirituality, healing, meditation and prayer. It has a calming effect, easing stress and tension and deepening the rate of breathing.
Used by the ancient Egyptians in natural cosmetics and perfumes. In soaps and skincare products Frankincense imparts an Oriental or spicy ambience.
Frankincense has a deep regenerating effect on the skin and can help aging skin, wrinkles, acne, eczema, stretch marks, scars, wounds and inflamed skin.
It blends well with other 'spicy' essential oils such as pine and cedar and tends to modify the sweetness of citrus oils.
Non-toxic, non-irritant, non sensitising.
Caution: Possible sensitization in some individuals. We recommend a patch test (dilute the essential oil in a cream or carrier oil first) before using any new skincare preparation. As with virtually all essential oils it should not be used neat on the skin nor be taken internally!
If you are not familiar with the use of essential oils please read our Essential Oils - Important Safety Points.
5ml (in 10ml bottle), 10ml or 30ml in brown glass bottle with dropper cap. Larger sizes available on request.