Botanical Name: Boswellia serrata
Plant Part: Resin
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
The resin begins as a fragrant sticky milky-white liquid that flows from the trunk of the tree when cut. The dried tears are collected, and the resin is then distilled, producing the precious oil. The resin is known as olibanum, derived from the Arabic al-luban or ‘that which results from milking’, referring to the milky sap. It is used as incense, and has been traded for 5,000 years. Widely used in ancient Egypt, it was one of the ingredients used in the holy oil described in the Talmud. Frankincense was brought back to Europe by Frankish Crusaders (Frank-incense), and the oil is still highly prized today in the perfumery industry, and widely used in the manufacturing of skin-care products.
Boswellia Serrata is the strongest strain of Frankincense when used for its therapeutic properties. Also known as Indian Frankincense, Boswellia Serrata has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda and other eastern medicines as it is the most potent of the Frankincense strains. It has been known to help with aches and pains caused by arthritis, inflammation, and injury. Frankincense is also well known to work for cleansing, the smoke from the sensor burning frankincense tears helped keep the cathedrals clean of sickness in ancient times, as did washing homes with frankincense oil added to water.
Frankincense is one of the most powerful incenses, resins, and oils for cleansing, banishing, and healing. Using Frankincense oil in a diffuser or as an anointing oil helps to raise the vibrations of the user and the room they are working on. Frankincense is often associated with spiritual awakening and can influence and help open the pineal gland, third eye chakra and crown chakras.
Element Air and Fire
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Essential Oils Distilled and Bottled in Canada.