Botanical Name - Boswellia carterii
Aroma - Rich balsamic, slightly warmer than Boswellia neglecta
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 - Somaliland
Description - The Frankincense tree is a scraggly, but hardy tree which originates from Oman and the Middle East.
Chemical Constituents - A-pinene, limonene, b-myrcene
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 after sun exposure. Helpful for clearing the lungs and toning mucus membranes. It supports deep, gentle breathing which helps to calm and clear the mind making Frankincense one of the best oils for meditation. The properties are much the same as Boswellia neglecta.
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 Association's 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.