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Latin name: Boswellia frereana
Country of origin: Somalia
Part of the plant: Resin (tears)
Obtained by: Steam distilled
Main biochemical components*: Alpha-pinene, alpha-phellandrene, para-cymene
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, sedative, expectorant, antiseptic.

 

“Until the cool of the day
When the shadows flee away,
I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh
And to the hill of frankincense."

Song of Solomon 4:6

 

This single essential oil comes undiluted in a 10ML glass bottle.

Frankincense B. frereana is my second favorite frank variety. Its scent is pure, bright, and full bodied and somehow brings joy every time I breathe it in. It's no wonder YHWH chose this sweet and luxurious resin for the Holy anlointing oil for the priests that foreshadowed the Messiah! If you haven't ever experienced it, you need to. It's like taking a trip to Israel through your olfactory gland and one of the singles that I reach for most often. 

 

Why Use

Physical uses: Coughs, bronchitis, inflammation, infections, tense breathing, shallow breathing, rapid breathing, PMS, menopausal symptoms, immune support.

 

Skin care uses: Wrinkles, dry skin, mature skin, scars, inflammation, small wounds, minor skin infections, skin tonic.

 

Psychological uses: Anxiety, stress, nervous tension, fear, restless mind.

 

Subtle uses: Quiets the mind.

Difference between Frankincense- B. Frereana (Somalia), and B. Sacra (Oman):Similarities: Both options have a warm, sweet, balsamic, woody aroma. They are interchangeable in use since they are all good for stress, skin care, meditation and as immune stimulants.

 

Notes: Avoid Frankincense (B. frereana) during pregnancy and nursing.

*Chemical components: Chemical component percentages may vary. Emerald Oils offers a Certificate of Analysis for review.

 

Methods of Use

 

Aromatherapy: The use of natural, aromatic substances, known as essential oils, have been proven to directly connect to the amygdala and the lymbic system in the brain where the seat of emotions is, as well as enter the blood stream just through smelling., offering mental, emotional and physical healing support. Our Creater YAHWEH is amazing in all His ways!  Dry Inhalation: Put 1-3 drops of essential oil on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again. (Avoid touching your nose with the tissue.) OR, dilute with carrier oil and rub into your hands like lotion then cup your hands over your nose and mouth and breathe deeply through your nose, hold for 7 seconds, exhale and repeat. 

 

Add to Products: Essential oils can be added to pre-made, fragrance-free products to enhance their performance. Add 4-8 drops to 2 ounces of facial moisturizer; 6-30 drops to 1 ounces of lotion; 10-20 drops to 8 ounces of shampoo; 15-30 drops to 8 ounces of conditioner.

 

After Shower: After showering, while your skin is still wet, put 1-3 drops of essential oil in the palm of one of your hands and rub your hands together. Quickly and evenly spread the essential oil over your legs, arms, and torso. Avoid sensitive-skin areas. For maximum skin hydration and to seal in moisture, apply cream, lotion or body oil directly to damp skin.

 

Bath: Mix 4-8 drops of essential oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil. (You can also add the essential oil to 1/2 cup of whole milk or heavy cream.) Set aside. If you have muscle aches, add 1-2 cups Epsom or Dead sea salts. Fill the tub with warm water and immerse yourself. Add the essential oil mixture and swirl the water around you. Massage your skin and breathe in the aroma. Remain in the tub for 10-15 minutes.

 

Bath, Foot: Mix 3 drops of essential oil in 1/2 teaspoon of carrier oil, preferably fractionated coconut oil. Set aside. Fill a tub (deep enough to cover your feet and ankles) with warm water. Add the essential oil mixture, stir well, and immerse your feet for 10-15 minutes. Breathe in the aroma and massage your feet while immersed.

 

Body Lotion: Add 6 drops of essential oil in 1 ounce of fragrance-free, natural moisturizing lotion. Apply to your skin, especially after a shower or bath.

 

Body Oil: Mix 6 drops of essential oil in 1 ounce of carrier, such as fractionated coconut oil or sweet almond oil. Apply to your skin, especially after a shower or bath.

 

Chest Rub: Mix 15 drops of essential oil in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion. Apply to upper chest and upper back.

 

Compress: Fill a basin with water. (Warm water relaxes and increases circulation. Cool water invigorates and relieves inflammation.) Add 3-5 drops of essential oil and briskly stir. Lay in a washcloth, wring, and apply to the area in need for approximately 1-5 minutes. Dip, wring, and apply 3 more times.

 

Compress, Facial: Fill the sink with warm water. Add 1-3 drops of essential oil to the water and agitate the water to mix well. Lay in a clean washcloth, wring, and apply to face, with eyes closed, holding in place for 5-10 seconds. Repeat dipping, wringing,