There are two reasons I signed up for this promotion from Simply Earth. First, I’ve never tried frankincense oil before and have heard good things about its calming properties. Second, Simply Earth this month is donating 13% of its proceeds to support the ending of human trafficking through The Hope Project.
[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”auto” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]You may think of human trafficking as a foreign problem but it is unfortunately something that happens in our own back yard. We live not far from what is considered the “Crossroads of the United States” where 75 and 80/90 cross. This gives the city of Toledo, Ohio a rather dubious distinction of being somewhere bad people can and have kidnapped, sold and smuggled young girls and women of all ages into prostitution all over the country. As a mom of two small girls this is too close to home. It’s sad we even have to have a charity and support system for victims of human trafficking, but I’m glad it’s there for those who have been lucky enough to escape or been rescued.[/dropshadowbox]
The frankincense oil is spicy and woodsy. The fragrance reminds me a little bit of olives too. I had Cookie give me her opinion and she said it reminded her a bit of cinnamon and a deep vanilla undertone. You can use the essential oil in lotion, massage oil or other topical application. It can also be used in an oil diffuser – either evaporative (using sticks or unglazed porcelain) or forced vapor.
I used it as a massage/aromatherapy oil treatment to help reduce tension. A 100% pure essential oil should be diluted in a carrier oil or liquid before applying to the skin. You can use vegetable oil, coconut oil, butter, hydrosol, glycerin or even water as a carrier. To make a small batch of massage oil use 12 drops of oil per 30 mL of carrier fluid. I used one drop in a palm full (2.5 ml) of fraccionated coconut oil to make my topical application. I didn’t really expect the frankincense oil’s scent to have an effect on my breathing and sinuses, but it did help to soothe my irritated nasal passages. It had a surprising cooling effect similar, but not as intense as menthol.
The only “diffuser” type item I have in my home other than using skewers in a glass jar is a small porcelain dome in a dish that’s used as a room humidifier. I just poured a few drops of the frankincense onto the little dome and filled the bowl with water. This slowly diffused the warming, spicy aroma of the frankincense into the room.
From the Manufacturer:
100% Pure: No additives and undiluted – Check out the GC/MS report in the in the 100% Pure Guaranteed Tab.
Aroma: Warm and spicy, woody odour that is haunting, but milder than frankincense from Somali.
Use: Diffuse for aromatherapy benefits and respiratory ailments; use on skin for blemishes, scars, & wrinkles; check out our recipes below for more ideas on how to use this oil.
Therapeutic Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, cicatrisant (promotes cell regeneration for tissue and skin; healing for scars), digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue (herbs which stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus; some stimulate menstruation), sedative, tonic, & vulnerary (used in the healing of wounds).
Description: A small scraggly and hardy tree with abundant pinnacle leaves and white or pale pink flowers. Indigenous to the middle east, its resin begins as a fragrant sticky milk-white liquid that flows from the trunk.
Euro dropper cap included just for you.Main Constituents: a-Thujene: 62.82%
Botanical Name: Boswellia serrata
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Resin
Blends Well With: Basil, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Coriander, Geranium, Ginger, Myrrh and Vanilla
Aroma: Warm and spicy, woody odour that is haunting, but milder than Frankincense from Somalia
Color: Clear – Pale Yellow
Therapeutic Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, cicatrisant, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, sedative, tonic, & vulnerary
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.SHELF LIFE: 2 Years