Frankincense, Seratta, Essential Oil

Frankincense, Seratta, Essential Oil

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Frankincense, Serrata, Essential Oil 5ml
$12.28
Frankincense, Serrata, Essential Oil 15ml
$30.94
Frankincense, Serrata, Essential Oil 30ml
$55.10
Frankincense, Serrata, Essential Oil 100ml
$143.67
Frankincense, Serrata, Essential Oil 200ml
$264.82
Frankincense, Serrata, Essential Oil 500ml
$459.71
Frankincense, Serrata, Essential Oil 1kg
$915.49
Frankincense, Serrata, Essential Oil Sample
$1.42
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Quick Overview

This Frankincense essential oil is wildcrafted, and organically cultivated. It is also CO2 distilled, which is considered by some leading therapists to produce the most therapeutic Frankincense oils. The Boswellia seratta from India has a deep, rich, complex aroma which may be our favorite.

Botanical Name: Boswellia serrata

Also known as Olibanum, the Frankincense tree looks to be more of a handsome shrub: It's many knurled branches rarely reach more than 22 feet in height and are topped with abundant slender leaves. A native species to northern Africa, it is capable of growing in some of the worlds most arid, parched regions. It is the sap of this tree that holds profound medicinal properties. To extract it, the bark is pierced with a knife (known traditionally as a 'mingaf') and a milky-white oleoresin is in small amounts to ensure the tree is not harmed (Myrrh is also harvested this way).

Known as "liquid pearls from the tree of life", the resin forms droplets that harden into the walnut-sized orange-brown gum known as Frankincense. The English name of this natural incense is derived from the medieval French 'franc', meaning 'pure' or 'free', and from the Latin 'incensium', meaning 'to smoke'.

About the Oil
This essential oil is sourced from the resin of Frankincense trees wild-grown and organically cultivated in India.

We offer Frankincense essential oil derived from of two varieties of tree: Boswellia carteri from Somalia and Boswellia seratta from western India. The carteri variety is typically used for medicinal purposes while the seratta, possessing the same beneficial qualities, is not as strong and has a softer, more floral-driven aroma.

Both varieties are distilled using carbon dioxide. This means that the resin has never been exposed to high temperatures in the extraction process; it is instead immersed in liquid carbon dioxide that evaporates when the process is complete. The CO2 distillation process draws larger molecules into the oil than is possible using steam distillation, allowing all medicinal properties of the sacred resin to remain present in the distilled essential oil.

Aromatherapy Notes
This Frankincense oil has a round orange blossom, floral top note followed by a gentle camphoacous, herbaceous middle note and deep, warm, rich molasses, woody and balsamic undertones.

It goes particularly well with many other 'wood' oils such as Cedar, Fir, Spruce and Sandalwoods, and adds a lovely note to florals such as Rose and Ylang Ylang.

Traditional Uses
Resins and their oils have always been associated with fumigation and purification. Hence why Frankincense essential oil was first used as incense in India, China and the Catholic churches of Europe and North America. The spirit of the sacred and of meditation have surrounded Frankincense for ages; allowing the spirit, as it's smoke does, to rise to the heavens.

Ancient Egyptian women would char frankincense resin (called kohl) and use it to blacken their eyelids and outline their eyes

The ancient cultures of Egypt, Persia, Israel, Rome and Greece often prescribed Frankincense oil for syphilis, rheumatism, respiratory and urinary-tract infections, skin diseases and digestive complaints.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Analgesic, Antibacterial, Anticatarrhal, Antidepressive, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Astringent, Carminative, Cicatrisant, Cytophalactic, Digestive, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Sedative, Uterine, Vulnerary(See Definitions.)

Respiratory:

  • Encourages deeper breathing patterns and revitalizes the energy associated full inhalation and exhalation cycles
  • Useful for healing bronchitis, asthma and other chest and lung congestion issues

Skin:

  • Antibacterial and analgesic properties are brought full-circle with its wound healing abilities
  • Astringent and anti-inflammatory, it is traditionally used to treat scar tissue and skin ulcers
  • Nourishes dry and prematurely aging skin

Psychological:

  • Its anti-depressant, euphoric qualities are used in psycho-aromatherapy to treat anxiety & nervous tension
  • Uplifts human awareness by freeing the nerves from excessive tension, allowing us to focus on the underlying transcendental unity of our inner self
  • Smooths the flow of Qi-energy when stress has accumulated to the point of irritability, restlessness and insomnia

Anti-Cancerous:

  • potent immune-stimulant and anti-cancer agent in a variety of scientific studies:

The essential oil has been shown to stimulate lymphocyte transformation (a measure of its immune system stimulating action, as immune cells are created which fight off specific invaders in the body). It has also been shown to be tumoricidal, which means it destroys the tumors formed by cancerous cells.

Application and Use
Inhalation:

  • The antibacterial and anti-infectious properties of Frankincense oil coupled with its respiratory enhancing qualities make it a good candidate to combat sinusitis and laryngitis. Adding 2 drops to a bowl full of steaming hot water (6-10 cups), and inhaling with a towel draped over the head for 5-15 minutes will be benefit these conditions.

Topical:

  • Frankincense can applied directly to areas of skin needling protection against bacteria (open wounds), or areas afflicted with pain (due to arthritis, injury or muscle soreness). A few drops massaged into the affected region will suffice.

  • Test for sensitivity when applying to sensitive areas such as the face; a small patch will ensure the dilution is correct and no reaction occurs. Apply to the test area 12 hours before applying to the whole region.

Ingestion:

  • A drop of essential oil in a 12 ounce glass of water once a day for a few days is all that is necessary.

Safety
Frankincense essential oil is non-toxic, a non-irritant and non-sensitizing when used in properly-balanced proportions in the directed practices. If pregnant, or if ingesting the oil, consultation with a physician is recommended.
 
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