Frankincense Essential Oil, Boswellia Carterii

This unique Boswellia carterii Frankincense oil from Somalia has a woody, balsamic, and floral aroma. This legendary oil is an active ingredient in many perfumes and body care products, making it a staple to the industry.


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It is my humble opinion that every household should have a bottle because it is so therapeutically useful.  Quite frankly - pun intended - it can be used for just about any health issue.

Botanical Name: Boswellia carterii Birdwood, fam. Burseraceae

Part of Plant: Resin Tears

Extraction Method: Hydrodistillation

Class: Monoterpene

Country of Origin: Somalia

A wonderfully unique Boswellia carterii frankincense oil from one of our distilling partners in Somalia. This is produced in smaller batches and may vary a bit from lot to lot but is generally superior to most large batch varieties.

Smooth, balsamic aroma. A biblical oil. Calming, inspiring. Valuable ingredient in skin care products for dry/mature skin. The ancient Egyptians used it in rejuvenating face masks. Good in blends. Wound healer. Useful for the treatment of congested respiratory diseases, including asthma. Aids in sleeping for some.

Therapeutically, its properties are: antitumoral, immuno-stimulant, antidepressant, muscle relaxing. Frankincense is used for depression, cancer (breast, colon, liver, lung, lymphoma, melanoma, ovarian, prostrate, uterine, and bone cancers; and Hodgkin's disease), respiratory infections, inflammation, and immune stimulating.

Useful in visualizing, improving one’s spiritual connection, and centering, it has comforting properties that help with focusing the mind and overcoming stress and despair. Considered holy anointing oil in the Middle East, where it has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years.

"In biblical times, frankincense was used as holy anointing oil, to enhance meditation, for embalming, and in perfume.  Frankincense was used to anoint the newborn sons of kings and priests, which may have been why it was brought to baby Jesus.  Today it is used to help maintain normal cellular regeneration, to stimulate the body's immune system, and as an aid for people suffering from cancer, depression, allergies, headache, herpes, bronchitis, and brain damage resulting from head injuries."  taken from The Maker's Diet, by Jordan S. Rubin

Frankincense is distilled from incense tears, the hard little droplets from the small African trees. When steam distilled the oil produced is “strongly diffusive, fresh-terpeney, almost green-lemon-like or reminiscent of green unripe apple peel.” The low notes tend to be sweet, woody and slightly balsamic. Frankincense features in traditional men's fragrances and customs of the Roman Catholic Church.

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