Frankincense Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Boswellia carteri
Plant Part: Resin
Extraction Method: steam distilled
Description: The Frankincense tree originates from the Middle East, and is small with abundant pinnacle leaves. The flowers are white or pale pink.
Color: Pale yellow green
Aromatic Scent: Frankincense has a woody, spicy, haunting smell. It is slightly camphoric, but is regarded as more pleasant.
History: Frankincense is from the French word ‘Franc’ meaning ‘luxuriant’ or it could be ‘real incense’. Also known as Olibanum, Frankincense was used by the ancient Egyptians as an offering to the gods and as a rejuvenating facemask.
Cautions: Frankincense oil is non-toxic and non-irritant and could be used by most people.