Frankincense- AroMeds Boswellia carterii is certified organic and imported from Somaliland, and the gum/resin is steam distilled in Vermont, USA. Our VT distiller has roots in Somaliland, and their mission is plant sustainability and source community development, ensuring that harvesting families make a fair wage. Frankincense is in the burseraceae plant family, and is a base note with an earthy, warm, resinous, balsamic aroma.
Emotional Support - frankincense can promote feelings of stability, enlightenment, protection, introspection, courage, resolution, acceptance and inspiration
Blends well with- bergamot, black spruce, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, geranium, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, orange, lavender, pine, balsam fir, myrrh, palmarosa, palo santo, patchouli, jasmine, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang
Notes of interest- Battaglia states " Frankincense played a very important role in the religious and domestic lives of Ancient Egypt, Persia, Hebrew, Greek and Roman civilizations."
Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, lotion, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation
Safety data- Skin sensitization possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used through inhalation and topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified amount of time. Keep away from children and pets.
Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.
Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.
Worwood, V.A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999.
Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.