PORTRAIT

You reap the health benefits of our directly sourced organic frankincense boswellia frereana, grown only in Somalia. This complex oil contains more than 200 molecular compounds that work together for your health and well-being. Frankincense essential oil encourages healthy growth and regeneration of skin cells, which can improve the look of dry, aging skin. Its inflammation-reducing properties are prized by those suffering from rheumatic or osteoarthritic conditions. This alluring fragrance will lift your spirits even as it works on your body.

 

Essential Facts

Plant Parts: Gum/Resin
Botanical Family: Burseraceae
Chemical Family: Monoterpenes
Country of Origin: Somalia
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Cultivation Method: Certified Organic
Aroma: Slightly musky scent, sweet, woody, and alluring
Note Classification: Base

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PROPERTIES

Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Quiets the mind
  • Supports focused attention and tranquility
  • Encourages emotional healing

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Analgesic – An agent that relieves or diminishes pain.
  • Anti-arthritic – An agent that combats arthritis.
  • Antibacterial – An agent that is capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
  • Antifungal — An agent capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of fungi.
  • Anti-inflammatory – Alleviates inflammation.
  • Antispasmodic —Relieves spasms of voluntary and involuntary muscles.
  • Anti-oxidant– An agent that inhibits oxidation.
  • Antiviral – An agent that can destroy or inhibit the growth and reproduction of viruses.
  • Cicatrisant – Cell-regenerative for skin, healing for scars.
  • Immunostimulant – Stimulates functioning of the immune system.
  • Sedative – Calms and tranquilizes by lowering the functional activity of the organ or body part.

HOW TO USE

Asthma: Help reduce symptoms of bronchitis, add 3–4 drops of frankincense to a tablespoon of jojoba oil and add to your full bath. You can also make a massage blend. See wheeze less recipe in recipes tab.

Bronchitis: Help reduce symptoms of bronchitis, add 3–4 drops of frankincense to a tablespoon of jojoba oil and add to your full bath.

Colds: Reduce cold and cough symptoms. See cold & cough relief recipe in recipes tab.

Cuts & Wounds: Apply one drop of frankincense to disinfect wounds and cuts to help speed up the healing process.

Immune System: Blend 10 drops of frankincense into 1 oz. carrier oil or lotion. Massage into bottom of feet to build up immune system.

Skin: Add a few drop of frankincense to unscented lotion or carrier oil. Massage into face and neck, to encourage healthy growth and regeneration of skin cells and to improve dry, wrinkled, and aging skin.

Sore Muscles: Blend 10 drops of frankincense into 1 oz. carrier oil. Massage into stiff achy muscles.

Perfume: Use as a perfume by applying oil to neck area.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.

RECIPES

Cold & Cough Relief

3 drops frankincense (Boswellia freareana)

3 drops frankincense (Boswellia sacra)

4 drops ginger CO2

3 drops green mandarin

1 oz. carrier oil or unscented lotion

Directions: Blend all ingredient together into a container. Massage into neck, chest and upper back area.

 

Wheeze Less (asthma relief)

6 drops frankincense (Boswellia freareana)

4 drops khella

1 oz. carrier oil or unscented lotion

Directions: Blend all ingredients together into a 1 oz. container. Massage into chest and neck areas.

 

SAFETY

If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician or clinical certified aromatherapist. For external use only. Keep away from mucous membranes & eyes. Test a small amount on skin for allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and small children under the age of five years old.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.

 

MORE INFO

Frankincense is traditionally used for cancer treatment and is currently being investigated in university studies for its anticancer effects. During a presentation before a regional meeting of the American Cancer Society in Roanoke, Virginia, Dr. John Robertson, director of the college’s Center for Comparative Oncology, said he’s found the oil has fairly selective antitumor activity and doesn’t appear to disrupt normal cells. “I think this research on frankincense oil suggests that this ancient medicine may have significant modern uses for chemotherapy of nonresectable malignancies,” said Robertson. The oil has been noted specifically for its effect on skin tumors (melanoma) and breast cancer. Certain of its compounds have been linked to the suppression of tumor growth as well.

For more on the fascinating history of frankincense, visit the Middle East Institute: http://www.mei.edu/sqcc/frankincense

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