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Frankincense, Sacred

Frankincense, Sacred


Pure, Therapeutic Sacred Frankincense essential oil,  also called Olibanum

TIMELESS  Sacred Frankincense is a Gold Star Quality Essential Oil    Although all of the TIMELESS Essential Oils are of high quality, there are a few that really stand out as exceptional with respect to craftsmanship and therapeutic quality.  We applaud the workmanship of these distillers, and are proud to share with you these rare and special oils.  The high pinene content of this Sacred Frankincense essential oil makes it truly exceptional.

Botanical name :  Boswellia sacra

Extraction method / Source :  Steam distillation / Tree resin     

Aroma :   Fresh, terpene-like, with subtle citrus note

Note classification :  Base       Odor Intensity :    7

Key constituents :   Alpha-pinene 87%,  Myrcene, Limonene, Camphene, Sabinene

Plant description :  Botanical family :  Burseraceae          The Boswellia species is a slow growing deciduous tree which is native to the mountainous regions of western India, Arabia and northern Africa.  It grows to a height of 6 - 25 feet, depending on growing conditions, and has one or several trunks.  It produces compound green leaves and tiny, yellow-white flowers.

Regions of Production :  Oman

Growing Practices :   Sustainably farmed trees are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Resin is collected from the trees for distillation. 

Properties :  Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, anti-tumoral, anxiolytic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, regenerative, sedative, uterine, vulnerary.  (Battaglia, 2003)             Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.

Uses / Benefits :   Helps alleviate anxiety and stress related conditions, supports respiratory health, is beneficial to asthma and bronchitis by slowing the breath and deepening respirations.  Recommended for dry, mature skin, scars, burns, wounds and wrinkles.  Extensive research on Sacred Frankincense indicates it may be helpful in the prevention and treatment of cancers.

Modes of Administration :  Topical :  massage, compress, bath, liniment, skin care.   Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer.  Frankincense is safe to take orally under supervision of a trained aromatherapy professional.

Fragrant influences:   Aids meditation, contemplation and prayer by stilling the mind.  Helps to cut ties with the past, especially when these ties block personal growth. 

Safety :  Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritating.  Avoid during pregnancy and while breast feeding.

Blends well with : Bergamot, Clary Sage, Coriander, Cypress, Grapefruit, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

History / Fun Facts : Frankincense played an important role in the ancient Roman, Greek, Hebrew, Persian and Egyptian civilizations. It was used extensively in cosmetics and as an incense for religious rituals. According to the Bible, frankincense was one of the three treasures brought to the Christ child by three kings.

TIMELESS Essential Oils guarantees the purity and quality of all our therapeutic oils.  Current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request.  All essential oils are best stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.


References :

Althea Press, Essential Oils : Natural Remedies, 2015.  Althea Press, Berkeley, CA 

Battaglia, SalvatoreThe Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia

Cooksley, Valerie Gennari, Aromatherapy: Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate, and Heal, 2002. Prentice Hall Press, New York, NY.

Cooksley, Valerie GennariAromatherapy : A Holistic Guide to Natural Healing with Essential Oils, 2015.  Floramed Publishing, The Woodlands, TX.

International Fragrance Research Association, (January 5, 2016)

Schnaubelt, KurtAdvanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, (English translation)1998. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.

Schnaubelt, KurtThe Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils : The Science of Aromatherapy2011. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.

Tourles, Stephanie L., Hands On Healing Remedies, 2012. Storey Publishing, North Adams, MA.


Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Precautions : Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets. 



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