Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
Frankincense Essential Oil Information
Common Name: Frankincense
Latin Name: Boswellia carterii var Birdwell
Plant part: Resin
Distillation Method: Steam
Distillation Date: Summer 2016
Shelf Life: About 2-3 years
Country of Origin: Somalia.
Other important notes: The resin is imported from Somalia for fair trade by the owner of a US company and distilled here in the US in a Certified Organic facility. The owner is originally from Somalia and works side by side with his family and friends from the village where he grew up to ensure that they are being paid fairly. He does this to help create economical growth and educational standards for villagers which otherwise would not be paid fairly or educated. These facts make this particular Frankincense carterii that much more valuable to me.
FrankBC16 Summer 2016
FrankCD14 Summer 2014
Aroma: If you are looking for a heavenly resinous Frankincense, this is your oil! It is warm, radiant, spicy, and balsamic with only small hints of the earth the tree is grown in. It has a magical and calming aroma that makes this oil a basic component of any collection.
Personal notes: After spending a long while talking to and learning about my distiller for this oil, I can honestly say this essential oil ages with grace. The distillery is able to put money directly into the hands of the the individuals in Somalialand responsible for farming and cultivating the precious resin removed from the trees there. It is a wonderful way to support a culture that does so much for so many in this important process. I personally love this frankincense so much, I introduced it into my Meditation blend.
Safety Data: Frankincense is generally non-toxic and non-irritating if used properly. Can be skin irritating if oxidized.
Usage ideas: Create your own eye cream stick. See this link for details on recipe.
Emotional/Energetic Qualities: Supports reflection, encourages emotional healing, quiets the mind, supports focused attention and tranquility.
Recommended applications: Diffuse, topical application using safe dilution ratios, steam inhalation, inhaler.
- Do not place on broken skin.
California Prop 65 Statement: This product contains essential oil constituents on the CA Prop 65 list of toxic chemicals. This product conforms to the reporting requirements of California Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986). We are conforming to the regulation by reporting the existence, or lack thereof, of ingredients deemed reportable by the above mentioned regulations via a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), in Section 15 "Regulatory Information." Ingredients from Natural Food Sources (NFS) are exempt from reporting in accordance with Title 27, § 25501(a).