FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL
Originates from a small scraggly but hardy tree indigenous to the Middle East. A small tree 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-luban or 'that which results from milking', referring to the milky sap.
VOLUME: 4 fl oz
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: India
BOTANICAL NAME: Boswellia Serrata
ODOR/AROMA: warm and spicy, woody odor, milder than Frankincense from Somalia
COLOR: colorless to pale yellow
FLASH POINT: 58 C
PLANT PART: resin
EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled
COMMON USES: 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). Still highly prized today in the perfumery industry, this oil is also widely used in the manufacturing of skin-care products.
CAUTIONS: For external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals. A skin test is recommended prior to use, dilute prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
STORAGE: It is recommended that oils be packaged in colored glass or metal containers to protect the oil from air/light/moisture, keep it fresh, maintain the maximum shelf life, and for safe shipping.