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Frankincense Essential Oil - Boswellia carterii

Frankincense Essential Oil - Boswellia carterii
Product Rating: 4.9/5 (As per 7 Customer Reviews)

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Botanical Name: Boswellia carterii

Main Constituents:
a-pinene: 40%

Plant Part: Resin

Origin: United Arab Emirates

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, pale yellow to brown liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A base note with a medium aroma, this Frankincense Essential Oil has a warm and spicy, smokey and woody aroma.

Blends With: Basil, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Coriander, Geranium, Myrrh and Vanilla.

Product Abstract: 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-luban 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.

Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

Prop 65 WarningWARNING Prop 65: This product contains a component which is listed under California Proposition 65. California residents will receive this product labeled accordingly.
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I just received my first order of frankincense carterii essential oil. It is AMAZING! It smells divine, and worth every extravagant penny. I will never buy any other kind. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! Give it a try, and forego the sample size. Go straight for a bigger bottle.

By: , Banning, California
Loyal Customer Since: 26-Aug-2013

Rating: Star
This variety of frankincense is delicious! I use it in my daily face serums, hair and scalp treatments for hair-growth/to stop hair-fall, and in blends for pain relief, among other uses. It drips easily from the bottle (unlike some resin oils, which are the dickens to get through the orifice reducers), and you can easily control the quickness of the flow by the way you position the air-lock. Terrific aroma, easy to's a 5-star oil for me!

By: , Eugene, Oregon
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Loyal Customer Since: 23-Aug-2015

Rating: Star
Loving this for many years now; blends beautifully with high quality lavender. However, if the extreme price increases continue as they have recently, I see a "divorce" in the future. Please, NDA, go back to having reasonable prices, so that we can purchase more product!

By: , Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Loyal Customer Since: 24-Sep-2012

Rating: Star
This is my favorite, the very best oil for so many problems! I had a woman who used it around her eyes for wrinkles. When she went to her eye exam, her vision had improved! Wonderful for skin problems, respiratory and I love it on the back of my neck for stiffness.

By: , Tiger, Georgia
Loyal Customer Since: 11-Jul-2008

Rating: Star
I didn't understand why frankincense was often listed as a base note, until I smelled this. I must have had Indian frankincense before, which was more camphorous and woodsy. This is deep, mysterious, and incense-like. I will be using it sparingly, and will probably try the Indian frankincense as my more 'everyday' variety.

By: , Ypsilanti, Michigan
Loyal Customer Since: 02-Aug-2017

Rating: Star
Love this one! I use a drop in a capsule with 3 drops of lavender for allergies and it helps much more than the zertec we use when we're out of the oils. It's great in balms and lotions too!

By: , Pine City, Minnesota
Loyal Customer Since: 21-May-2007

Rating: Star
I love the smell of Frankincense. And this does not disappoint!

By: , Canastota, New York
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Loyal Customer Since: 31-Jan-2015

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