FRANKINCENSE OIL Aromatherapy Essential “Oil of the Month”
Learn about Frankincense Oil
Frankincense is actually an aromatic resin obtained from the Boswellia trees by stripping the bark back and letting the resin to drip out and harden. The hardened streaks of resin are called tears. The dry resin is then steam distilled to obtain the essential oil.
There are five main species of the Boswellia that produce true Frankincense producing various grades depending on the time of harvesting. The resin is hand sorted for quality.
Most Frankincense comes from Somalia and India but also in Oman, Yemen and Western Africa. It has a trading history of more than 6000 years, used in many religious ceremonies, in perfumes, natural medicines and aromatherapy.
Botanical Name: Boswellia Carterii
Constituents of Essential Oil: a-pinene, *d-Limonene, p-cymene, Myrcene, B-caryophyllene
*Allergens – Natural components of Essential Oils
A-pinene is known for its anti-inflammatory benefits for diseases like arthritis and multiple sclerosis. It can help with pain relief. A-pinene seems to be antimicrobial. It works to improve focus, alertness and memory retention and energy. A-pinene has an uplifting effect to ease anxiety by inhibiting acetylcholinesterase. It has sedative properties to relax the muscles.
D-Limonene at approximately 14% in Frankincense Oil, unlike its high percentage in Orange and Lemon Oils, can also stimulate and uplift the senses. D-Limonene can assist with the a-pinene’s antimicrobial properties, clearing and bacteria and fighting free-radicals along with inflammation on skin and in muscles.
Frankincense is from Old French – franc encens – meaning “high-quality incense” the word “franc” meant “noble” or “pure”. It is also known as Olibanum, being Arabic – meaning “that which results from milking”. Frankincense Oil has a Base Note and was once a precious gift, now used world wide for its precious benefits. We call it our “Righteous Resin”.
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