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Frankincense, Wildcrafted


Pure, Therapeutic Frankincense essential oil, Wildcrafted   --  also called Birdwood or Olibanum

Botanical Name :  Boswellia carterii

Extraction method / Source :  Steam distillation /   Tree resin     

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

Note classification :  Base     Odor Intensity :    7

Key constituents :   Octyl acetate 50 - 60% , Octanol, Incensyl acetate, Incensol, Limonene, (E)-beta ocimene   

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. The tree produces compound green leaves and tiny, yellow-white flowers.  The rich yellow resin which exudes from the trunk is collected to make pure essential oil.

Regions of Production :  Somalia, Ethiopia

Growing Practices :   Resin from wild growing trees indigenous to the region is collected for distillation. 

Properties :  Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, anxiolytic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, regenerative, sedative, uterine, vulnerary.                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.  Frankincense is recommended for dry, mature skin, scars, burns, wounds and wrinkles.

Modes of Administration :  Topical :  massage, compress, bath, liliment, 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 - Authentic Aromatherapy Source  :  We guarantee 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 GennariAromatherapy: 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.

Green, MindyNatural Perfumes, 1999. Interweave Press, Loveland, CO.

International Fragrance Research Association, http://www.ifraorg.org/en-us/standards (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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