Essential Oil Profile:Frankincense ( Olibanum )

Frankincense

Latin Name: Boswellia carteri

Family: Burseraceae

Plant Part: Resin

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Middle/Base. Element: Metal, Earth.

Functional Groups: Alcohol, Sesquiterpene, Terpene

Type: Balancing

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Vata

Scent: Balsamic, Woody, Spicey

For Skin Type: Mature, Dry

Cautions: Not during Pregnancy

Physical Uses: Cough, coughing spasm, dysmenorrhea, colds, flu, laryngitis, cystitis, mucus, scar, wrinkles, tonic, seditive to the nervous system, balancing menstrual & menopausal symptoms.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Anxiety, tension, depression, chronic stress, grounding & calming .

Other Uses: Meditation, clearing stagnant energy, slows breathing, religious ceremony

Blends Well With: Flower, Peel, Resin, Root, Spice and Wood oils.

Possible Substitutions: Myrrh

References: 

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level, 1999-2010.

https://draxe.com/what-is-frankincense/

Lawless, Julia, The Complete Illustrated Guide To Aromatherapy, Boston,MA, Element Books Limited, 1997, page 180.

https://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/frankincense-oil.asp

 

Disclaimer

 This website is informational use only. All frankincense information is commonly and generally recognized to be such as listed. As with any product, if a rash appears, discontinue use. In case of accidental ingestion, (of more than a drop or two,) call your nearby poison control center for instructions. Use common sense caution: keep away from children and pets. If using in a burner, don’t leave the flame unattended or where tails may brush it. Keep frankincense oil out of ears, eyes and mucus membranes.

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