Boswellia carterii

Origin: Somalia
Family: Burseraceae
Part used: resin

A hardy tree native to Africa, India and South Arabia that can grow to over 7 metres tall. The trees start to produce resin when they are about 8 years old. Our Frankincense is ceremoniously harvested from trees that are over 250 years old. Frankincense has been highly prized since ancient times for its uplifting, sweet and spicy scent. It has been used broadly for thousands of years in rituals and cultural practices. It is valued for its antiseptic properties and is used to tone skin and soothe anxiety.
Fragrance notes
Deeply resinous, musty desert qualities with citrus-balsamic notes and complex spicy undertones.

Blending notes
Blends well with: Myrrh, Rose, Sandalwood, Geranium and all Citrus oils.
Since ancient times its spicy, balsamic fragrance has been highly valued in cultural and ritual practices. It has been used for many centuries to enhance contemplation and is said to relieve stress and anxiety by calming the mind. Frankincense has rich, nutrient qualities that have been used to rejuvenate dry skin and promote the healing of scars. It has also been noted for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Please note: the traditional uses listed here are for reference only and should not be taken as recommendations for treatment, or cure, of any disease or medical condition. Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes towards improved health and wellbeing.
Skin tonic
Add 5 drops to 25g of moisturiser and apply nightly.

Sleep and relaxation
Add 5 drops to a diffuser in the bedroom.

Stress relief
Add 3-5 drops to a diffuser or bath. Therapeutic baths should not exceed 15 minutes.

Add 2-5 drops to 50g of Untouched Face Cream. For added benefits add 3 drops of Sandalwood and 2 drops of Rose.
Sore back
Rub 3-5 drops directly into to affected area.
Mix 3-5 drops into 1 tsp of a carrier oil, such as Almond Oil: Sweet or Apricot Kernel Oil: Virgin, and massage gently into the affected area.
Safety considerations
Safe when used as directed. Safe to use with other medication when necessary. If accidentally ingested do not induce vomiting, follow with olive oil or milk and seek advice from a health specialist. Avoid contact with eyes - flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.

Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as a recommendation to cure any medical condition or disease.
Key ingredients
100% pure Boswellia carterii, distilled resin, Somalia
Key component
alpha- and beta-Pinene, Limonene, Sabinene, beta-Myrcene