Wildcrafted 100% pure CO2 distilled Frankincense essential oil. This variety has a wonderful, uplifting, woody and citrusy aroma.
About the plant
Also known as Olibanum, the Frankincense tree looks more like a tall, handsome shrub. Its many knurled branches rarely reach more than 22 feet in height and are topped with abundant slender leaves. It is the sap of this tree. To extract it, the bark is pierced with a knife (known traditionally as a 'mingaf') and a milky-white oleoresin is removed in small amounts to ensure the tree is not harmed (Myrrh is also harvested this way).
About the oil
Sourced from the resin of Frankincense trees wild-grown in Somalia. It's a native species to northern Africa, and is capable of growing in some of the worlds most arid, parched regions. Known as "liquid pearls from the tree of life", the resin forms droplets that harden into the walnut-sized orange-brown gum known as Frankincense. The English name of this natural incense is derived from the medieval French 'franc', meaning 'pure' or 'free', and from the Latin 'incensium', meaning 'to smoke.
Botanical Name: Boswellia carterii
Country of Origin: Somalia
Plant Part: Resin
Distillation Method: CO2
Cultivation: Wild Grown
This Frankincense oil has a lemon-like top note with a gentle green, herbaceous middle note and deep, warm, rich balsamic undertones. It blends particularly well with many other 'wood' oils such as Cedar, Fir, Spruce and Sandalwoods, and with florals such as Rose and Ylang Ylang.
Resins and their oils have always been associated with fumigation and purification. Hence why Frankincense essential oil was first used as incense in India, China and the Catholic churches of Europe and North America. The spirit of the sacred and of meditation have surrounded Frankincense for ages; allowing the spirit, as it's smoke does, to rise to the heavens. In ancient Egypt, the famous kyphi, derived from frankincense, was used in perfume, incense, and beverages. Ancient Egyptian women would char frankincense resin (called kohl) and use it to blacken their eyelids and outline their eyes.
Application and Use
Frankincense essential oil is non-toxic, a non-irritant and non-sensitizing when used in properly-balanced proportions in the directed practices. If pregnant, or If ingesting the oil, consultation with a physician is recommended.
alpha pinene 32.25%
beta myrcene 2.98%
DISCLAIMER: For external use only.This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Keep out of reach of children. Pregnant women and individuals with medical conditions should consult a doctor before use. If skin sensitivity occurs, stop use.