Frankincense (Boswellia Carterii) also known as “olibanum” is a small shrubby tree with white flowers that has fresh citrus, turpentine top notes and sweet warm balsamic, wood-smoke undertones. The use of Frankincense essential oil dates back to ancient times and played an important role in the daily lives of Ancient Egypt, Persian, Hebrew, Greek and Roman civilisations.
My first use of pure therapeutic grade Frankincense essential oil was to treat a sunspot on my nose. Due to its ability to cross the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB), Frankincense essential oil facilitates oxygenation of cells for optimal communication at the cellular level. After 2 months of continuous use the skin on my nose completely regenerated and there was no evidence of the sun spot that my skin specialist had wanted to biopsy!
Frankincense is a most valuable essential oil as it supports emotional balance, the immune and nervous systems and the skin. Frankincense essential oil can slow and deepen breathing helping to allay feelings of fear, anxiety, nervous tension and stress. It may also help in meditation as it helps to cease the mental chatter and still the mind.
Frankincense essential oil is included in Harmony, Calmer Kids, Present Moment and Inner Strength Aromatic Mist blends. The warm, spicy, slightly balsamic notes blend beautifully with other essential oils whilst maintaining a distinct scent profile.
“Used to treat every conceivable ill known to man,” Frankincense was valued more than gold during ancient times, and only those with great wealth and abundance possessed it.