Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii) is a very potent, elegant oil that can be used in many ways, usually applied through diffusion or absorbed through the skin. It is obtained by steam distillation of dry resin.
Coming from the African and Indian native Boswellia tree, it is frequently burned and used in religious ceremonies to this day. Many people today prefer to reap the wonderful benefits from the essential oil that is produced from it, even though frankincense
is still harvested and used as it was for thousands of years. Frankincense has a sweet, woodsy scent that has been admired through the ages.
When diffused, it can be used to combat insomnia, anxiety, and stress.
You can also add a drop or two in the bath, turning a regular ritual into a luxurious, aromatic experience.
When diluted in a carrier oil, frankincense can also be applied on the skin directly. Used to reduce the appearance of scars, uneven skin tone, inflammation, and even an antiseptic.