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Frankincense Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Boswellia carterii
Aroma: Fruity, bit spicy, woody, balsamic
Properties: Astringent, expectorant and antiseptic
Health Benefits: Anxiety, Asthma, Bronchitis, Stress, Cough, Scars & Stretch Marks

Frankincense essential oil has a very soothing effect on the body and mind. Boswellia carterii is the botanical name of Frankincense, which is more popularly known as Olibanum. Light yellow in color; it is very thin in consistency. It has a very fresh, fruity and a bit spicy aroma, which makes it truly incredible. Its extensive use in Aromatherapy can be attributed to its wonderful fragrance and its curative benefits. Olibanum oil has been put to a large use owing to its astringent, expectorant and antiseptic therapeutic properties.

The word Frankincense has been derived from the French word 'Franc', which means flourishing. It was first used as real incense after mixing with Myrrh. Ancient Egyptians used it as an offering to the Gods. Another popular use was in the form of a soothing face pack. It was also considered to ward off the evil eye. The Hebrews presented Frankincense as an offering tobaby Jesus. The Frankincense plant is mainly grown in the Middle East. It has a very refreshing, pleasant, woody, balsamic smell.

For taking out the essential oil, the plant has to go through the process of steam distillation. Deep incisions are created in the trunk of the tree and the bark is peeled off in thin strips. After many weeks, a milky juice comes out that hardens when it comes in direct contact with the air, resulting in the formation of an oleo gum resin, through which the oil is extracted using the method of steam distillation.

Frankincense oil is of great utility in relieving the muscle pain. It also helps to lessen the pain caused by rheumatism. For rejuvenation, there can be no better idea than to go in for Frankincense essential oil massage. It has a very peaceful and calming effect on the mind, thus it helps to perk up and revive the lost energy. It is very effective in fighting with respiratory disorders. It is known to deliver beneficial results in combating anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, stress, cough, scars & stretch marks.

 

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