Frankincense Aromatherapy Essential Oil
Boswellia tree sap, “olibanum is the name for the sap used to make an essential oil distillate of the famously therapeutic frankincense resin. Historically the Boswellia frankincense was grown through the Arabian Peninsula and sold along the famous Spice Trail.
Derived from Boswellia sacra tree, olibanum is the name for the sap that provided benefits to users. Frankincense resins are used to make tinctures, distillates, tonics, salves and body care ointments, providing valuable properties described as deeply aromatic, healing and rejuvinating. These properties make frankincense essential oil a must when setting an atmosphere of tranquility and calm while taking time to enjoy the sense of balance and peacefulness that the aroma brings.
With oil safety concerns low, Frankincense aromatherapy essential oils are versatile oil that blends very nicely with top note, with terpenes such as limonene and pinene found in essential oils pine, bergamot, orange and neroli. When added to moisturizers, soaps and lotions the famously important plant extract has a way of making good things happen.
- Aromatic character: Fresh, woody, lemon, spicy, balsamic
- Botanical Name: Boswellia carterii
- Origin: Somalia
- Strength of Aroma: mild to medium
- Part of Plant Used: resin
- Extraction Method: steam distillation
- Color: pale yellow to amber brown
- Consistency: thin
- Classification: middle or base note
- Chakra: 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Follow this link to the National Institute of Health Website for research articles on the applications and effects the boswellia resins and essential oil extracts.
Spanning more than a thousand miles, traders to sold their collections of the aromatic resins of frankincense and myrrh from Yemen and Oman, through the Negev desert, to the Mediterranean port in Gaza. The route took about two months to travel the trail by camel caravans. A full day of travel separated each market for trading. Resins and extracts were of richly traded.