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Frankincense

Boswellia carterii
Origin: Somaliland
Size: 2ml, 5ml, 15ml, and 8ml roll-on

Synonyms: Boswellia sacra, Boswellia bhua-dajiana, Boswellia undulato-crenata, Olibanum

Cultivation: Sustainably harvested, USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation of Frankincense resin / gum

Composition: 100% Frankincense gum essential oil, certified organic by USDA and EcoCert

Extraction: Water-steam distillation of Frankincense gum

Active Constituents: Monoterpenes

Viscosity: Very thin when fresh, thickens with age

Color: Clear to yellow

About: Frankincense, which translates to “royal incense,” has a balanced, fresh, resinous scent. Historically the oil was used by royalty, spiritual leaders, and herbalists, and it can be found in many ancient medical texts and religious practices. It has been so widely used in world religions that it is also known as Frankincense sacra: ‘sacra’ meaning sacred.

This Frankincense essential oil is steam-distilled from the resin of Frankincense carterii. These dwarfed conifers trees grow in some of the world’s harshest conditions deep in the Somali deserts. To collect the sap, the harvesters make small cuts on the tree from which resin then drips. Over-harvesting can damage these precious trees, which is why Veriditas by Pranarom is committed to only using Frankincense that is sustainably harvested and organically grown.

Common Uses: To promote calm and relaxation, breathe in the scent of Frankincense essential oil using direct palm inhalation, a diffuser, or smelling salts.

For facial care, improving the look of fine lines and soothing blemishes, mix 1 drop Frankincense with lotion, cream, serum, facial oil or a toner and apply thinly to the face and neck.

For reducing the appearance of scar-tissue, mix 1/2 ounce Rose Hip Seed oil with 10 drops Frankincense, 7 drops Helichrysum, and 3 drops Sage. Apply a small amount to the scar 2-3 times a day for 1-4 months.

For uncomfortable joints and muscles, mix 12 drops Frankincense and 10 drops Peppermint into 1/2 ounce of carrier oil or lotion and rub into the areas of concern.

Blending Recommendations: Frankincense has a resinous, bright, citrus aroma with lasting earthy undertones. This complex essential oil is a base to middle note and blends well with other oils both for therapeutic value and for its aroma. Frankincense is used for perfuming and appears in designer fragrances around the world.

Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Black Spruce, Cardamom, Cedar Atlas, Chamomile (all varieties), Cistus, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus radiata, Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Rose Geranium, Ginger, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Myrrh, Neroli, Sweet Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Ravintsara, Rosemary cineole, Rosemary verbenone, Sandalwood, Tulsi, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang.

Safety Information: No contraindications.

Maximum Adult Dilution: 50%; 300 drops per ounce of carrier

Recommended dilution: 1-7%; 6 to 41 drops per ounce of carrier oil

Chemistry:

Alpha-Pinene + Alpha-Thujene                     34.24%

Sabinene                                                         4.93%

Limonene                                                        3.95%

1-Methoxydecane                                            3.90%

Beta-Pinene                                                     3.65%

Viridiflorol                                                        3.63%

Beta-Myrcene                                                   3.18%

Incensyl acetate                                               2.53%

Octyl acetate                                                    2.53%

This Frankincense carterii contains 181 constituents, primarily monoterpenes.

Shelf Life: 2-3 years after opening due to oxidization.

Storage: Store upright, cap closed, out of direct heat and sunlight. Store in the refrigerator for extended shelf life.

Notes: Non-GMO, No pesticides, No insecticides, No additives, Gluten free, Vegan, Cruelty free, No carrier oil added.