Frankincense

Botanical binomial: Boswelia carterii

Family: Burseracea

Other names: Olibanum

Country of Origin: Somalia

Part of plant used in production: Resin

Methods of production: CO2 extraction

Description: Frankincense is a small shrub with tiny white or pale pink flowers. The bark can be cut and the oleo gum resin is collected yielding the essential oil and absolute. Frankincense carterii is native to East Africa and different from it's counterpart Frankincense serrata due to the PH of the soil and time of harvesting. 
Characteristics: A warm, slightly spicy, sweet balsamic fragrance with a woody base aroma. The oil is colourless to yellowish/green or amber/green..
Properties: Antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, sedative, tonic, uterine, cicatrisant
Constituents: pinene, camphene, octanol, octyl acetate, limonene.
Uses:

Helps balance dry and mature skin, helping fade scars and make the complexion seem younger and brighter. Incense burning and diffusion of Frankincense carterii assist in attaining deep meditative states and emotional healing. 

Blends well with Black cumin, cedarwood, lavender, lemon, rose, sandalwood, ylang-ylang.
Interesting Facts: Frankincense carterii is the scent most people are familiar with. It was used historically in offerings to gods and is a significant part to many religions today. It's gum was used to treat wounds and hemorrhages, skin diseases and pneumonia in the sixteenth century.
Safety: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.
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