Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia frereana, Boswellia carterii, and/or Boswellia sacra) is a tree or shrub that produces a gum or resin that can be steam distilled into an essential oil with HUGE health benefits. Frankincense trees grow in the harshest environments. They are most popular in the Middle East and the region of Oman and Somalia is known for producing the best, highest quality oils today. The aroma of frankincense is uniquely warm, deep, rich, and incense-like. The high level of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes usually get all the attention with the way they promote the body's natural healing processes.
- Helps build and maintain a healthy immune system
- Promotes cellular health
- Reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks
- Calming and soothing to the skin
Because of its emotional and spiritual affect, the high vibrational aroma of frankincense essential oil is commonly used in prayer and meditation, helping a person drop out of their mind and Ego and move into presence with their spirit or center of consciousness. It helps a person lean into their own spiritual practice with trust by dropping fear and other barriers to a deeper connection of one's own understanding.
Frankincense essential oil blends well with all essential oils. Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Sandalwood, Cederwood, Lavender, or Vetiver essential oils.