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Frankincense is a hardened gum-like material (resin) that comes from the trunk of the Boswellia tree. People use its oil on the skin and in aromatherapy.
It is commonly used as a fragrance in soaps, lotions, and perfumes.
The main component of frankincense is oil (60%). It contains mono- (13%) and diterpenes (40%) as well as ethyl acetate (21.4%), octyl acetate (13.4%) and methylanisole (7.6%). The highest biological activity among terpenes is characteristic of 11-keto-ß-acetyl-beta-boswellic acid, acetyl-11-keto-ß-boswellic acid and acetyl-α-boswellic acid.
Also, strains from Yemen (harvested once a year), Somalia, India, Israel.
Serrata, Carterri, Royal Red, Frerrena, Socotrana, Coastal, and others.
It’s loyal brother is the Myrrh tree, which produces a sticky resinous material as well, known for similar medicinal benefits as frankincense.
The value in using the entire resin vs only essential oil, provides a wider scale of medicinal components available to us.
I use these resins as an extraction into olive oil (ingestible) and Jojoba oil (topical- serums), in the following formulas:
The Bee honey blend, The Duo- Immune boost tinctures, Sacred C tincture, Cognition oil blend, Immune Essentials
Serums- Empress & Nomad
Perfumes: CedarOud & RoseOud