Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense Essential Oil:
Fresh, woody, balsamic, fruity and slightly spicy, frankincense essential oil is said to have a centering effect on the emotions and has been traditionally used for meditation and spiritual growth. The oil is relaxing and great for mature skin, making it a great addition to homemade lotions and soaps. Use Frankincense essential oil with soap making supplies to create refreshing soaps, or use an aroma lamp to heat the oil and infuse it into your home.
Frankincense essential oil blends well with citrus oils, bergamot, neroli, lavender, clary sage, patchouli, vetiver, and sandalwood, and it is used very effectively with jojoba oil.
Frankincense originates from a small scraggly but hardy tree indigenous to the Middle East, which is small with abundant pinnacle leaves and white or pale pink flowers. The resin begins as a fragrant sticky milky-white liquid that flows from the trunk of the tree when cut. The dried tears are collected, and the resin is then distilled, producing the precious oil. The resin is known as olibanum, derived from the Arabic al-lubān or 'that which results from milking', referring to the milky sap. It is used as incense, and has been traded for 5,000 years. Widely used in ancient Egypt, it was one of the ingredients used in the holy oil described in the Talmud. Frankincense was brought back to Europe by Frankish Crusaders (Frank-incense), and the oil is still highly prized today in the perfumery industry, and widely used in the manufacturing of skin-care products.
Botanical Name: Boswellia Carterii
Country of Origin: Somalia
Color and Appearance: Pale Yellow Liquid
Refractive Index: @20°C: 1.499 to 1.502
Flash Point: 142°F
Specific Gravity: @25°C: 1.0540 to 1.0740
Solubility: Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils
Storage: Store in a cool place in closed container
Safety: Harmful if swallowed, avoid contact with eyes
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About Essential Oils
Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils are generally extracted by distillation, typically by using steam or other processes, including expression or solvent extraction and cold pressing. Our essential oils are most often used in soap production and aroma lamps for aromatherapy but can also be used for adding scents to incense sticks and household cleaning products.