Sacred Frankincense Essential Oil
Sacred Frankincense is one of the primary Frankincense species native to Oman, Yemen, and Somalia.
- Botanical Family: Burseraceae
- Other Common Names: Olibanum
- Part of Plant Used: Gum/Resin
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: There are several types of Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) including B. fererana, B. serrata, B. rivae, B. neglecta, and B. sacra.
- Chemistry: Sacred Frankincense is primarily composed of monoterpenes (α-pinene)
- Digestive: aids indigestion and supports the digestive system
- Immune System: supports the immune system
- Musculoskeletal: pain relief for muscular aches and pains
- Nervous System: calms stress, anxiety and depressiion; Improves focus, concentration, and healthy sleep patterns
- Reproductive: regulates the menstrual cycle
- Pregnancy: helps with stress, depression, digestive issues, general discomfort, and respiratory issues
- Respiratory: decreased respiratory congestion
- Skin: benefits dry and mature skin, reduces stretch marks and scarring
- Energetics: deeply meditative for the mind-body-spirit connection
- Emotional: uplifting and grounding during times of grief and emotional trauma
- Spiritual: supports the Root, Third Eye, and Crown Chakras supporting wisdom, perspective, and higher levels of consciousness
- Scent Profile: base note with a rich, warm spicy, and woodsy aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Sacred Frankincense can last up to 400 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Balsamic, Resinous
- Blends well with: Amber, Atlas Cedarwood, Cistus, Elemi, Labdanum, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Nag Champa, Oakmoss, Opopanax, Palo Santo, Patchouli, Rose, Rosewood, Sage, Sandalwood, Vetiver, White Sage, Ylang Ylang
- No known issues
Products Using Sacred Frankincense
- 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.