Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense Essential Oil
One of our top ten bestselling essential oils, this sweet, aromatic oil is steam distilled from the resin, extracted from the bark of the frankincense tree. Deeply rejuvenating, this oil is used in our award-winning, age-defying skincare. In ancient times, it was believed that frankincense created a pathway between the earthly and divine worlds. Today, in aromatherapy and mindfulness practices, it’s used to promote a state of relaxation, helping to encourage slower and deeper breathing. With an uplifting and beautifully fresh scent, it can help to relieve the symptoms of anxiety.
- Key benefit: Relaxing
- Latin name: Boswellia carterii
- Country of origin: Somalia
- Blends beautifully with: myrrh, orange, bergamot, black pepper and bay
Our organic FairWild® certified frankincense oil is gathered by the women of the Samburu Tribe in northern Kenya. As well as a much needed income, the women receive a 10% social premium, which helps to support their children’s education. FairWild® certification also ensures the frankincense is sustainably sourced.
How to use:
Bath & Shower
Inhale the aromatic stream while your skin absorbs all the benefits of the oil. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel, full fat milk or carrier oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to up to 2 drops per 2 tbsp.
This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby.
Relaxes your body and mind while helping to soothe aching muscles. For adults, use up to 15 drops in 2 tbsp of base oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, use up to 6 drops in 2 tbsp of base oil.
Diffusers & Burners
A natural air freshener, this technique creates a relaxing ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser.
I began as a fan of NYR's Frankincense Body Cream & Lotion, which I found helped my mind stop racing before bedtime and ease stress. When I got my diffuser, I tried this EO in. Alone or blended with Mandarin or Bergamot, it is wonderful & beneficial! It's my favorite.
Just received this Somalian/ Kenyan Boswellia and I find it is so weak and unimpressive, I can only imagine the poor trees have been over tapped leaving them with little to offer. Overpriced and under par...Response from NYR on 15.11.16 'We’re sorry to hear that you are unhappy with the essential oil. Our frankincense essential oil is Boswellia carterii from Somalia. The Frankincense gum (or tears) require at least 3 months to crystallize properly before being distilled. Our supplier uses gum that is 3 to 6 months after harvest to ensure it has the required degree of consistency. Please contact us to discuss this further at firstname.lastname@example.org'
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