Frankincense- Serrata essential oil is often used by yoga instructors, naturopaths and other healers to inspire mindfulness and balance.
Finding a moment of stillness can be hard to come by in this day and age. Diffusing one of EG's many calming and uplifting essential oils is a great place to start.
According to historical records, the Old Testament of the Bible was likely referring to the Boswellia Serrata variety of Frankincense when mentioned in the sacred text. Frankincense, along with gold and myrrh, was included in the gifts presented to the infant Christ in the Bible’s New Testament. It was first introduced in church ceremonies during the early years of Christianity in Europe.
Frankincense- Serrata essential oil has a brighter citrus aroma than other types of Frankincense, yet affords many of the same beneficial wellness properties.
Frankincense is harvested by making small incisions in the bark of the aromatic tree, producing a milky white resin that hardens as it dries. These are traditionally called ‘tears’, and are used to heal emotional wounds. The collected resin is separated into grades and stored in caves. The resin is put through a steam distillation process to capture the essential oil.
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Botanical Name: Boswellia serrata
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Resin Tears
Blends Well With: Lemon, Myrrh, and other citrus and resins
Aroma: Herbaceous, resinous, and earthy with piney undertones
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
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INHALER/DIFFUSER: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops Frankincense (Serrata), 5 drops Eucalyptus (Radiata) and 5 drops Rosemary. Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your aroma diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
RELAXING BATH: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 5 drops Frankincense (Serrata), 10 drops Lavender and 5 drops Sandalwood, then fill with Jojoba oil. Shake well to blend and add 1-2 teaspoons to a full tub. (1.7% dilution) Relax and enjoy.
NIGHT TIME BLEND: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops Frankincense (Serrata), 2 drops Vetiver and 5 drops Cedarwood (Atlas). Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your aroma diffuser and diffuse for 15-30 minutes before bedtime to wind down.
DRY SKIN FORMULA: Add to a 1 ounce pump bottle: 3 drops Frankincense (Serrata) and 2 drops Rose Bulgarian, then fill with Evening Primrose carrier oil. Shake to mix well. Pump a small amount on to your finger and apply with gentle strokes. (.8% dilution)
BODY LOTION: Add to a 4 ounce bottle with lotion pump: 15 drops Frankincense (Serrata), 10 drops Neroli, 10 drops Lavender and 5 drops Patchouli, then fill with unscented body lotion. Stir to mix well. Use as desired, after bath or shower. (1.7% dilution)
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