Frankincense essential oil is steam distilled from the gum resin of the Boswellia carterii or Boswellia sacara tree, this pale yellow clear liquid has a medium base note with warm, sweet, woody, spicy and balsamic aromas. Known for its astringent qualities, it can be used diluted in carrier oil to tone and tighten the skin or diffused to calm frazzled nerves and clear congested airways. Dilute 2-3 drops into your favorite carrier oil rub deeply into tired, achy muscles. With a history of ritual use that dates back to ancient Egypt, it infuses your space with an uplifting scent that helps to focus the mind for meditative purposes.
Suggested Uses of Frankincense Essential Oil
Diffuse 2-3 drops per 100ml of water to support a peaceful, uplifting mood.
Add 1-2 drops to favorite facial cream to aide in rejuvenation as well as firming and toning the skin.
As a massage oil, add 8-10 drops to a tablespoon of carrier oil to comfort tired, achy joints
Create an uplifting bath that also soothes inflammation, relieves pain and strengthens the immune system by adding 3-5 drops of Frankincense to a cup of epsom salts and pour into a warm tub.
On the recommendation of the International Federation of Aromatherapists, TruGardens does not endorse taking essential oils internally unless specifically directed and prescribed by a qualified healthcare practitioner who is also trained in clinical aromatherapy. Avoid using during pregnancy, or if you suspect you might be pregnant, except on the advice of a qualified practitioner. Store all essential oil products safely out of reach of children. Essential oils are potent, and a little bit goes a long way. Do not use essential oils undiluted directly on the skin as they can cause irritation. Keep away from children, and do not apply near the eyes, mucous membranes, sensitive or broken skin. Every individual reacts differently to essential oils: Always perform a ‘test patch’ properly diluted in carrier oil to determine sensitivity. This statement has not been approved, assessed or otherwise endorsed by the FDA. TruGardens does not in any way support the use of these products for the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease.