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Frankincense Essential Oil

Latin Name: Boswellia carterii
Plant Family: Apiaceae 
Extraction: Distilled from the gum resin 

Distilled from selected gum resin, Frankincense has a fresh ‘church’ aroma that has ‘damp’ yet pleasant qualities. Useful for everyday stresses and strains and also grief.

Properties

Frankincense essential oil is anti-catarrhal, anti-depressive, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, healing to the skin and immuno-stimulant.  It is most often used for grief and depression, having remarkable effects on clients who have been in depressive states for a long period of time.  Mixed with lavender, the oil helps scar tissue.  The vaporisation of the oil in the sickroom helps to prevent the spread of disease.

Blends With

Frankincense is a MIDDLE to BASE note and blends well with  Basil, Galbanum, Geranium,  Grapefruit, Lavender, Melissa, Lemon, Myrrh, Cedarwood and Sandalwood. 

Safety Data 

There are no known contra-indications. Tests show that frankincense essential oil is effective against Listeria. Monoterpenes (40%), some ketones, alcohols and esters. Frankincense MSDS
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