Frankincense African (carteri) Essential Oil 10ml
Frankincense African (Carteri) Essential Oil
Latin name: Boswellia carteri
- Nature: Balancing and soothing
- Skincare: Thought to be helpful for: Fine lines, wrinkles, mature complexions, dry and damaged skin
- Aroma/Vapour: Considered effective treatment for chesty coughs, stress and anxiety
- Massage: Considered useful for easing painful joints and muscles
African Frankincense - Boswellia Carteri, found in Somalia. the essential oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation of the oleo gum resin. The oil is clear to a pale yellow colour in appearance. It has a woody and spicy aroma that is slightly camphorous. It was the first gum to be used as an incense and it was also popular amongst Egyptians for use as incense, skincare and was an ingredient in black eyeliner, kohl. Frankincense was also used by the ancient Egyptians in a face mask and this was considered an offering to the gods. It was thought that it would banish evil spirits and offer protection and was a gift given to baby Jesus.
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In massage, it is thought to be effective at helping treat rheumatism, poor circulation and helping with aged skin and wounds or scarring. It can be used in creams, lotions or balms and is thought to help with reducing oily skin, helping wounds, scars and sores heal. In aromatherapy and vaporisor treatments it is thought that it can help with easing the symptoms of bronchitis, a lost voice, coughs and colds. It is said that it brings lasting peace and inner calm.
Blends well with:Benzoin, sandalwood, lavender, pine, myrrh, orange, lemon and bergamot
100% Frankincense Oil
INCI: Boswellia carterii
Main constituents are:
a-pinene, actanol, octyl acetate, bornyl acetate, incensole, incensyl acetate and linalool
Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.
Note: For external use only. Do not ingest.
Should be avoided if pregnant or a nursing mother
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