Frankincense oil (Boswellia Carterii) is known for its connection to Christmas and Biblical times and is also called Olibanum. It is a resin obtained from incisions made in the trunk of trees mainly in Somalia, Ethiopia, Oman and India. The milky resin is dried and is then steam distilled to extract the essential oil.
In addition to its perfumery qualities, Frankincense oil is anti-inflammatory in skin preparations and beneficial for mature skin types. Its subtle sweet, spicy & woody aroma has a citrus top note and is a beautiful addition to body oils and balms.
It is helpful for immune system function which may be reduced in stressed individuals and also in respiratory conditions such as colds, bronchitis and flu along with associated aches and pains.
Frankincense has a subtle relaxation effect and helps to encourage deep, slow breathing in meditation or mindfulness practice. In this way it can help to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression or stress.
A beautiful subtle oil which brings a little calm and serenity to life !