PORTRAIT

Your face and hands will thank you for giving it the soothing power of frankincense, which goes to work nourishing dry, mature skin and wounds. And its calming effect on the nervous system aids your skin as well by reducing free radicals and increasing antioxidants. Let the crisp, woodsy aroma bring clarity to your mind and enhance deep meditation when you use it as incense. Frankincense is a gift of the kings—to you!

Essential Facts

Plant Parts: Resin
Botanical Family: Burseraceae
Chemical Family: Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes
Country of Origin: Somalia
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Cultivation Method: Wild Crafted or Certified Organic depending on batch
Aroma: Balsamic and resinous
Note Classification: Base

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PROPERTIES

Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Promotes meditation.
  • Improves attitude and uplifts spirits.
  • Best used whenever there is an accumulation of stress that has led to irritability, restlessness, and insomnia.
  • Calms the mind.

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Analgesic – An agent that relieves or diminishes pain.
  • Anti-inflammatory – Alleviates inflammation.
  • Antiseptic – Assists in fighting germs/infections.
  • Astringent — Firms tissue and organs; reduces discharges and secretions.
  • Carminative – Relieves intestinal gas pain and distention; promotes peristalsis.
  • Diuretic – Promotes activity of kidney and bladder and increases urination.
  • Expectorant– Promotes discharge of phlegm and mucus from the lungs and throat.
  • Immunostimulant – Stimulates functioning of the immune system.
  • Tonic — An agent that strengthens and improves bodily performance.

HOW TO USE

Anxiety: Try adding 10 drops of frankincense and 3 drops of orange to a blank inhaler and inhale the aromatic to help calm you down.

Bath: Enjoy a relaxing bath. Add 3–4 drops of frankincense to 1 tablespoon of carrier oil and add to your full bath. This can also be used in a foot soak to treat your tired feet!

Diffuser: Awesome to diffuse in a room to quiet the mind!

Headache: Add 10–15 drops of frankincense to 1 oz. carrier oil or unscented lotion. Massage into tight muscles including the neck and shoulders to alleviate headache.

Immune System: Great for the immune system. Add 10–15 drops of frankincense to 1 oz. carrier oil or unscented lotion. Massage into bottom of feet, under arms and neck area.

Muscular Pain: Add 10–15 drops of frankincense to 1 oz. carrier oil or unscented lotion. Massage into tight muscles including the neck and shoulders to alleviate headache or other muscular pain.

Sunburn: Calm the burn and nourish your skin. See After Sun Gel recipe in recipes tab.

Skin Care: I love using frankincense for skin care – regenerates the skin cells.  Has a calming effect on the nervous system, which aids in reducing free radicals and increasing antioxidants. See Facial Lotion in recipes tab.

Respiratory Conditions: Find relief for cold symptoms.Add 10–15 drops of frankincense to 1 oz. of carrier oil or unscented lotion. Massage into neck, back and chest area.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.

RECIPES

After Sun Gel

14 drops frankincense (Boswellia carterri)

6 drops frankincense (Bowellia sacra)

8 drops lavender

6 drops peppermint

10 drops helichrysum

6 drops german chamomile

4 oz. aloe vera gel

Directions: Blend all ingredients together into a 4 oz. bottle. Gently massage into skin.

 

Facial Lotion

3 drops frankincense (Boswellia carterri)

1 drop carrot seed

1 drop geranium

1 oz. unscented lotion

Directions: Blend all ingredients together into a 1 oz. container. Gently massage into face and neck area.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.

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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