Frankincense Frereana Essential Oil
Frankincense frereana is a resinous tree that comes from the mountainous regions of northern Somalia.
- Botanical Family: Burseraceae
- Other Common Names: Olibanum
- Part of Plant Used: Resin
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: There are several types of Frankincense with Boswellia carterii being the most commonly used, in addition to Frankincense Sacra, Serrata, Frereana, Neglecta, and Rivae.
- Chemistry: Frankincense frereana is high in monoterpenes (α-thujene, α-pinene, p-cymene, sabinene).
- Digestive: soothes digestive discomfort and indigestion
- Immune System: supports the immune system
- Pregnancy: helps with immune support, digestion, mood uplifting, and skin support
- Nervous System: soothes feelings of sadness and anxiety; improves focus and concentration
- Respiratory: supports respiratory ailments and inflammation
- Skin: helps with damaged skin, wrinkles, inflammations, and stretch marks
- Emotional: grounding, calming, balancing, and healing.
- Scent Profile: Base note with a woodsy and lemony aroma.
- Longevity: The aroma of Frankincense Frereana can last up to 188 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Balsamic, Resinous
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Laurel, Lemon, Lemongrass, May Chang, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Orange, and Vetiver
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Products Using Frankincense Frereana Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (Tgsc), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.