FRANKINCENSE (OLIBANUM) | Pure Essential Oil
Frankincense/Olibanum (Boswellia Sacra) is a type of tree native to the Arabian Peninsula (Oman). The word "frankincense" comes from the Old French franc encens, or "high-quality incense."
In Christianity, gold, frankincense, and myrrh were the gifts given to the infant Jesus by the three wise men. Frankincense is tapped from Boswellia trees by slashing the bark and allowing the resin to 'bleed' out and harden into 'tears.' The tears were referred to as crystallized drops of sunlight.
The oil is a mobile pale yellow or pale amber-greenish liquid with a resinous, earthy aroma that has a slightly fruity/sweet, warm, spicy attitude to it. It is sometimes described as almost green lemon-like or reminiscent of green, unripe apples.
It is traditionally used in aromatherapy because it is spiritually grounding, clarifying, calming, and relaxing without being sedating.
It blends well with bergamot, black pepper, camphor, cinnamon, cypress, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, and ylang-ylang.
Characteristics: green, earthy, citrusy
Subsidiary notes and nuances: sweet-woody, balsamic, peppery
Presented in a 5ml or 15ml black glass bottle with euro dropper.
*This is an essential oil and is not meant to be ingested or taken internally. Essential oils should be diluted before being applied to the skin.
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