Frankincense Serrata Essential Oil
.Frankincense serrata oil is harvested from the resin Frankincense trees in India.
- Botanical Family: It is part of the Burseraceae botanical family.
- 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 Serrata is high in monoterpenes (α-thujene, α-pinene, sabinene).
- Musculoskeletal: relieves aches, pains, and swelling
- Pregnancy: helps with general discomfort, stress relief, and focus
- Nervous System: benefits concentration and relieves stress
- Skin: nourishes dry and mature skin and benefits wrinkles and minor skin irritations
- Emotional: grounding and centering for meditative purposes and the mind-body-spirit connection
- Scent Profile: Mid to base note with a woodsy, earthy aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Frankincense Serrata can last up to 188 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Balsamic, Resinous
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Carrot Seed, Cedarwood, Clove, Cumin, Hemlock, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Orange, Palo Santo, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Scots Pine, and Vetiver
- No known issues
Products Using Frankincense Serrata 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.