Frankincense Essential Oil
Latin Name: Boswellia carterii
Part of plant: Resin
Chemical Componants: α-thujene, α-pinene, dipentene, cadinene,sabinene, viridiflorol, β-pinene
Aroma Character: typical incense, slightly coniferous, resinous notes
Frankincense essential oil is distilled from the resin of a small desert tree growing in the Middle East and North Africa. Famous as a birth gift to the infant Jesus, it has had religious and therapeutic uses for centuries.
The Ancient Egyptians burned it in religious ceremonies, and also used it in massage and to rejuvenate the skin. Today it is used as an incense in many religions.