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Frankincense Essential Oil
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The aroma of Frankincense is spicy, balsamic, green, lemon-like and peppery.

Botanical Name: Boswellia sacra Flueck

Common Name: Frankincense

Plant Part: Resin

Form: Essential Oil

Family: Burseraceae

Synonyms: Boswellia carteri Birdw., bible frankincense, olibanum, incense

Origin: Native to northeastern Africa and southern Arabia. The gum is produced mainly in Ethiopia, Somalia and South Arabia. Distillation of the dried gum or "tears" is done mainly in Europe.

Botanical Description: A small much-branched tree with thick stems and a smooth, peeling, papery bark. Leaves are compound and clustered towards the branch ends. Flowers are white or pale pink and star shaped in slender clusters. The trees exude a milky liquid when incisions are made on the bark. This liquid hardens into small, yellowish droplets commercially known as incense tears.

Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the gum resin. The oil is colorless to pale yellow or pale amber- greenish mobile liquid. Yield 3 to 10%.

Aroma Profile: Frankincense has a fresh, terpeny, green, woody, lemon-like top note. The middle note is rich, diffusive, sweet and woody, with a balsamic undertone. The dry out note is tenacious and balsamic.

Major Constituents: รก-pinene (30%), limonene (6%), phellandrene (5%)

Common Adulterants: Not typically adulterated

Regulatory Status: FDA 121.1163. 172.510

Aroma Benefits: centering, meditative, spiritualizing, transcendental, unblocking, visualizing, clarifying, gently clarifying, purifying, relaxing, alluring, exotic, euphoric, uplifting

Blends Well With: Sandalwood, pine, geranium, lavender, neroli, bergamot, orange, basil, cinnamon, camphor, vetiver, jasmine, myrrh, rose

Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing

How To Enjoy: Defussed or in an annointing oil as an adjunct to prayer and meditation.

Directories: Essential Oils

Description: The aroma of Frankincense is spicy, balsamic, green, lemon-like and peppery.

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