Essential Oil – Frankincense
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Frankincense Essential Oil
Latin Name boswellia Carteri/Thurifera
A haunting fragrance, woody, spicy with a hint of lemon.
The tree originates from the Middle East. Incisions are made in the tree bark to collect the resin in yellow drops or tears from which oil is distilled.
It was burnt at altars in Egypt as an offering to the gods and used as an aid to meditation, a tradition still in practice in some religions. At one stage, it was used to fumigate the sick in an effort to banish evil spirits. Such was the value – almost as much as gold – that it was offered as a gift to the infant Jesus.
Slows down breathing, producing calmness. Tends to bring about a soothing effect on the mind. Its comforting and somewhat refreshing action is helpful for anxious and obsessional states linked to the past. Also helps calm and comfort the mourning.
Use for clearing lungs, shortness of breath, asthma, catarrh, head colds, coughs, bronchitis, laryngitis, cystitis, genital infections, heavy periods, helpful during labour and can ease post natal depression, nose bleeds.
Effect on skin
Gives new life to ageing skin and reputedly smooths out wrinkles. Found effective for wounds, sores, ulcers and inflammations.
Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniperberry, Lavender, Myrrh, Orange, Patchouli, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Scots Pine.
Essential Oils to Avoid
Diabetes – Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lemon
Epilepsy – Eucalyptus, Fennel, Rosemary, Sage
High Blood Pressure – Rosemary
Pregnancy – Basil, Birch, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Turmeric
Avoid all essential oils during the first three months of pregnancy.
Skin Sensitivity – Black pepper, Citronella, Clove, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Turmeric
Photosensitising Oils – Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Mandarin and Tangerine
They react to ultraviolet light making the skin more sensitive.
Avoid stimulants after using essential oils, especially alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods. An aftercare advice sheet should be available after your first treatment.