Description: Frankincense Carterii Oil also called "Olibanum Oil" is the name given to the (Boswellia carterii) variety of Frankincense which is native to and most commonly grown wild in Somalia. Frankincense Carterii Oil (Boswellia carterii) is made from natural, wild, old growth tree resin and is considered the most valuable and highly prized form of Frankincense oil due to its richness and high levels of therapeutic constituents, over two hundred molecular compounds. It has been an important source of incense in many Middle eastern and African countries for centuries. It is high in alpha-pinene and other monotherpenes. The aroma of Frankincense Carterii is what most people are familiar with, it has a sweet smooth, relaxing and uplifting aroma and has many therapeutic properties. Indian Frankincense (Boswellia serrata), also highly valued for its different benefits, is produced on a larger scale and if more affordable than (Boswellia carterii) Oil. The Oman/Yemen variety is called (Boswellia sacra).
The Frankincense tree grows as a short shrub, about 3-7 meters (10-23 feet) with an abundance of leaves and blossoms with white or pale pink flowers. Frankincense gum/resin is tapped from Boswellia trees through carefully making a small incision in the bark and allowing the exuded milky resins to harden. Tapping is done 2 to 3 times a year with the final taps producing the best resin. At the distillery, the raw Frankincense resin “crystals” are crushed into powder and placed in an oil bath. After it undergoes steam distillation, it produces a pleasantly aromatic essential oil with a scent that has been described as earthy or woody.
added to your favourite massage oil Frankincense Carterii can help give a feeling of deep relaxation.
Frankincense Carterii may be helpful in reducing signs of aging as it has been known to repair and regenerate skin cells, thereby reducing the appearance of scarring as well. This essential oil also has an antimicrobial effect on the skin.
Haircare: When added to your favourite shampoo it can help strengthen hair roots.
Homecare: This antiseptic oil makes a natural homemade cleaner and disinfectant to cleanse home and kitchen benchtops, eliminate harmful bacteria and to deodorize. When mixed with baking soda and Lemon essential oil, it creates a scrubbing paste that is useful for removing grease. To use it with a dishcloth, it can be blended with water and Thyme essential oil to wipe down surfaces like countertops. Sprayed in a bedroom at night, it can promote relaxation and readiness for sleep.
Diffuser: Frankincense Carterii added to a diffuser may help with concentration when studying and can help relax and convey a sense of calm.
It can help relieve anxiety, help stimulate and protect the immune system. Frankincense essential oil can be added to a diffuser or vaporizer and inhaled for its sedative, earthy fragrance that is known to enhance the mood and combat stress and anxiety.
A few drops of Frankincense added to a diffuser or mixed with water to make an air freshening spray can eliminate airborne bacteria.
Vaporizer: Add 10-15 drops to vaporizer to scent the room.
Skin Care: Add 1-2 % (20-40 drops per 100ml) to cream, lotion or body butter for general body application.
Massage: Add 1-2 % (20-40 drops per 100ml) to nakedpress massage oil for general body application.
Bath: Add 5-10 drops to a fully drawn bath after diluting the oil in an emulsifier like liquid soap.
Please be advised NakedPress cannot provide medical advice related the use of essential oils specifically or generally and does not make any claims related to any medical application or indented or expected benefits from using any of our products. All results may vary greatly for all people for all applications when using natural products. Please consult a qualified and reputable aromatherapist for advice before administering any specific applications. Please seek professional medical advice if you are suffering from a serious medical illness. NakedPress products are intended for cosmetic, external and aromatherapy use only, not for internal consumption/medical applications. Due to the high potency of essential oils we recommend you do not apply directly to skin unless diluted within a suitable carrier oil.
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