Known as the “King of Essential Oils” Frankincense is known for its anti-ageing and skin rejuvenating properties and is often used in the management of scars.
It is also wonderful for grounding and enhancing the meditative experience as well as assisting with respiratory conditions.
The resin has long been held in high esteem and compounds found within it have shown some anti-cancer benefits particularly with ovarian cancer. See this article here for an explanation: Fighting Ovarian Cancer with Frankincense Resin (Unfortunately these chemicals are not found in the essential oil in effective concentrations)
Monograph:Frankincense Essential Oil
Botanical name: Boswellia carterii
Common name: Frankincense or Olibanum
Plant part: Resin
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Common uses: Frankincense has traditionally been used to help relieve stress related conditions. It is also known for its skin healing and rejuventaing properties and has been used for many years to help reduce the appearance of scar tissue.
Frankincense also can play a part in helping to relieve breathing difficulties and assists with lung congestion. helps to promote a sense of peace and wellness.
Strength of aroma: Medium
Aromatic scent: Balsamic, fresh terpene-like scent with a subtle green-lemon note.
Blends well with: Orange and other citrus oils, myrrh, clary sage, lavender, cedarwood, cypress, geranium, patchouli, sandalwood, all the spice oils, vetiver.
Formulas & Recipes
3 drops Frankincense Oil
3 drops Bergamot Oil
1 drop Ylang Ylang Oil
Diffuse this combination of oils in the airpsace when feeling stressed or anxious.
This article was written by Moon Haven’s aromatherapist and founder Leonie Gully and as such represents her personal opinion on the given subject.
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