Boswellia carterii - Somaliland
Frankincense, which translates to “royal incense,” has a balanced, fresh and resinous scent with woody undertones. Historically the oil was often used by royalty, spiritual leaders, and herbalists, and it can be found in many ancient medical texts and religious practices. It has been so widely used in world religions that it is also known as Frankincense sacra: ‘sacra’ meaning sacred.
This Frankincense essential oil is steam-distilled from the resin of Frankincense carterii. These dwarfed conifers trees grow in some of the world’s harshest conditions deep in the Somali deserts. To collect the sap, the harvesters make small cuts on the tree from which resin then drips. Over-harvesting can damage these precious trees, which is why Pranarom is committed to only using Frankincense that is sustainably harvested and organically grown.
To promote calm and relaxation, breathe in the scent of Frankincense essential oil using direct palm inhalation, a diffuser, or smelling salts. If diffusing, use infrequently in small amounts.
For facial care, improving the look of fine lines and soothing blemishes, mix 1 drop Frankincense with lotion, cream, serum, facial oil or a toner and apply thinly to the face and neck.
For reducing the appearance of scar-tissue, mix 1/2 ounce Rose Hip Seed oil with 10 drops Frankincense, 7 drops Helichrysum, and 3 drops Sage. Apply a small amount to the scar 2-3 times a day for 1-4 months.
For uncomfortable joints and muscles, mix 12 drops Frankincense and 10 drops Peppermint into 1/2 ounce of carrier oil or lotion and rub into the areas of concern.
All essential oils at Pranarom are NOP certified and Certified Organic through the French certification agency – ECOCERT