Botanical Name - Boswellia serrata
Aroma - Sweet, spicy aroma with slight notes of anise and mint.
Extraction - By slashing the bark of the tree, a sticky fragrant resin is produced, from which the frankincense oil is steam distilled.
Part of Plant - Resin
Country of Origin - India/Somalia
Chemical Constituents - α-Thujene, α-Pinene, Sabinene.
Uses - Excellent for dry and mature skins due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Can also be used on oily skins in small quantities due to its natural astringency and it is also good for after sun exposure. Helpful for clearing the lungs and toning mucus membranes.
The oil contains high levels of soothing aroma-therapeutic compounds which have been found to enhance comfort especially in the joints. The resin of Boswellia serrata has been used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases such as Crohn's disease in the traditional medicine of many countries.
Mind & Spirit - It supports deep, gentle breathing which helps to calm and clear the mind making Frankincense one of the best oils for meditation
Organic Certificate - This essential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association, which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Associationís standards exceed the UK government's minimum requirements for organic products in many areas but particularly in animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.