Frankincense - 100% PURE Essential Oil
Today the 'King of Oils' no longer is known just for its incredible, haunting scent, and for both spiritual and physical applications, but is finally getting the recognition it deserves for its significant and diverse attributes for the body.
For a complete guide as to the uses of essential oils in aromatherapy, we suggest: [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 60-66.]
Botanical Name: Boswellia serrata
Plant Part: Resin
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Blends With: Basil, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Coriander, Geranium, Ginger, Myrrh, and Vanilla.
Product Abstract: Frankincense originates from a small scraggly but hardy tree indigenous to the Middle East, which is small with abundant pinnacle leaves and white or pale pink flowers. The resin begins as a fragrant sticky milky-white liquid that flows from the trunk of the tree when cut. The dried tears are collected, and the resin is then distilled, producing the precious oil. The resin is known as olibanum, derived from the Arabic al-Luban or ‘that which results from milking’, referring to the milky sap.