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Frankincense, Carteri


This Frankincense is a wild-crafted oil from Somalia.

Frankincense also has a wonderfully calming effect on the emotions, reduces anxiety and relieves stress. The other main area of action is on the skin where it has a definite tonifying effect, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The essential oil has an aroma that is at once familiar and mysterious, balsamic and spicy. It is obtained from resin that the tree exudes, which is then steam distilled to produce the essential oil. It will help us with parts of our ego which hold us back from connecting with our soul, as well as feelings of unworthiness

A non-toxic, non-irritant oil, it’s known for it’s common appearance in spiritual ceremony’s or commonly the catholic church. As there are over 24 species in Boswelia varieties of Frankincense, this is the most commonly used variety, for skin care. The family of Frankincense has shown in studies, to reduce cancerous tumors when used properly. A very clean, citrus variety that goes well with grapefruit, neroli, sandalwood, bergamot, geranium and basil.  The Carteri variety is known for shrinking cancerous tumors in horse, when studied. Frankincense essential oil can act as an expectorant, soothing congestion while also relaxing breathing. Its been used as an immune enhancement and a wound healer.  A great anti-viral oil for colds and flu's as well!

Frankincense, along with gold and myrrh, was included in the gifts presented by the wise men to the infant Christ. The frankincense mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible was likely the serrata variety which was introduced into church ceremonies at the beginning of Christianity in Europe during the Middle Ages. On average during this time about 500 tons of frankincense were used by the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches per year. Burning frankincense in churches had hygenic functions as well as spiritual importance: people of the Middle Ages lived in extremely unsanitary conditions, so the fumigation of churches helped reduce contagion through atmospheric purification. Frankincense has traditionally been used for spiritual growth and meditation. It is believed to a have a centering effect on the emotions. It can slow respiration, thus helping your body calm and center itself. A great oil for asthma or chest congestion, Frankincense essential oil can act as an expectorant, soothing congestion while also relaxing breathing.

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