We are proud to introduce you a new essential oil that we distilled to our facilities. We imported the resin from Somalia, and we distilled it to our facilities.
With the help of our copper stills and our.. magic we produced this Emerald essential oil!
Common names:Frankincense, Olibanum
Botanical name:Boswellia carterii
Method of extraction: distilled at our organically certified distillery
Plant part used to extract the oil:resin
Cultivation method:Organic Cultivation
Area of origin:Somalia
Frankincense trees are native to the Arabian Peninsula (Oman and Yemen), and North-eastern Africa (Somalia). The resin is extracted by making small incisions either in tree trunk or branches. The resinous tree sap flows out and hardens on contact with air forming so called ‘tears’, which are then collected by hand.
In many areas of the world frankincense resin was considered sacred and used as part of the religious ceremonies by the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Israelites. In the 5thcentury BC, a Greek historian, Herodotus, wrote about frankincense being used by Egyptians in preparation of animal sacrifices and mummification. Frankincense is mentioned in various texts, including the Bible. Christian and Orthodox churches are well known for burning frankincense during their services. It is still used in many parts of the Arab world where many believe it is most protective, helping to dispel evil spirits.
Main chemical constituents:Alpha-pinene, alpha-thujene, limonene, p-cymene, sabinene, beta-myrcene, beta-caryophyllene, caryophyllene epoxide, others.
Traditionally in aromatherapy treatments Frankincense is associated with the following therapeutic properties:analgesic, astringent, antibacterial, antidepressant, antiinflammatory, antiseptic, calming, carminative, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, expectorant, immunostimmulant, sedative, vulnerary
Qualified aromatherapists may use frankincense essential oil for common complaints such as:
skinconditions: wound healing, scars and wrinkles, dry and mature skin
respiratoryissues: bronchial asthma, catarrh and bronchitis
immune systemweakened by depression and/or stress
nervoustension and nervous exhaustion, depression, stress related anxiety and restlessness
various types ofjointpain andmuscularaches and pains
How we use it:
Inhalation / Vapourisation:
- We really enjoy this gorgeous frankincense as a‘mental clarity and focus’aroma,on its own, or with our beautifulLemon oil. Try to vaporise a couple of drops in your office space. It also blends well with ourBlack pineoil andSilver fir.
- Vaporise a couple of drops forbronchial asthmaandcatarrhal conditions.Try adding someSilver firor Black pine.
- Vaporise formeditation,anxietyandstresstoo!
-Wound healing–trytogether with ourBlue chamomile, HelichrysumandLavender; add to a suitable medium.
- For asoothing face cream- add together with ourHelichrysumand/orSea fennel(Criste Marine) andLavenderessential oil to an unscented face cream
-Forachy, inflamed joints andmuscular aches and pains– try blending with ourHelichrysumorLavender Hybrid(Lavandin), dilute in a fixed oil (carrier oil) and gently massage the affected areas
Safety considerations: Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Frankincense essential oil. However, if oxidized the oil may cause skin irritation.Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, 'Essential Oil Safety' (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 325-328.]