About Frankincense Rivae Essential Oil
Frankincense is among the most widely used of all essential oils. Its benefits are numerous and it has been used extensively in traditional cultures for many hundreds of years. This Frankincense rivae oil has an elegantly rich and softly resinous aroma.
Frankincense oil is revered for its powerfully uplifting and clarifying effects for the body and mind. When diffused in your home, it provides protection for you and your family, encourages healthy moods and will turn the fragrance of your home into that of a temple!
A few drops of this high-quality frankincense oil can be applied to the palms, rubbed together, and inhaled. This produces an instantaneous clarifying effect and a strong activation of the life-force (prana) entering the body. Frankincense essential oil can be mixed with a carrier oil such as coconut or sesame and applied to help the body stay limber and relaxed. It is particularly helpful for those who practice yoga.
A few drops of the oil can be sprinkled on a hot wet towel and applied to the chest to open and enhance deep breathing.
Among the many attributes of frankincense oil is its use as a spiritual tool for ritual and prayer or meditation. Used in worship since time immemorial for the way it blends its many healing powers with an intoxicating fragrance, frankincense can properly be said to belong to the family of ‘sacred scents’.
Which frankincense oil is best for me?
Floracopeia is proud to offer a large selection of highest quality frankincense oils sourced from diverse locations and distillers. To assist you in making your choice about which species might be the best for you, we offer the following information.
All of the frankincense oils can be used interchangeably, as they all have very similar therapeutic functions; they can also be blended together. The primary difference of most of the frankincenses is in their olfactory characteristics, which can be summed up as:
Frankincense Carterii Oil: the most typical and common frankincense aroma, with a moderately strong terpenic top note and lovely pine heart notes
Frankincense Frereana Oil: intensely terpenic top note with strong cumin and pungent spice notes.
Frankincense Neglecta Oil: an unusual earthy and slightly musty aroma, with subtle hidden
Frankincense Papyriferra Oil: distinctly fruity and citrus, with a predominance of soft orange notes
Frankincense Rivae Oil: soft, woody and elegant
Frankincense Serrata Oil: very fresh lemon, citrus and pine notes
How to use Frankincense Rivae Oil
Direct Palm Inhalation: Perhaps the easiest way to use frankincense oil is through a simple direct palm inhalation. Place a drop of this incredible oil in the palm of your hand, gently rub the palms together, bring them towards your face and take a deep inhalation....it brings clarity, protection and a meditative mind.
Diffuser: Diffusing Frankincense Essential Oil will turn your home into a temple! It will protect you and your family, encourage healthy, uplifted moods and provide a beautiful aromatic environment.
Other ways to use Frankincense Rivae Oil
Add a drop to your favorite skincare cream to help give clarity and luster to the skin.
Add several drops and apply as a cold compress to soothe any specific area of the body.
Add several drops of frankincense oil to any massage oil to soothe the skin, and relax the entire body and mind.
Frankincense Rivae Oil Recipes:
Deep Breathing Blend: 8 drops frankincense oil, 6 drops eucalyptus globulus oil, 3 drops rosemary oil, 3 drops pine oil, 2 drops peppermint oil for diffusion, or in 30 ml jojoba oil for topical/direct inhalation.
Meditation blend: 8 drops frankincense rivae oil, 6 drops sandalwood oil, 3 drops opoponax oil, 3 drops cedar wood oil for diffusion, or in 30 ml jojoba oil for topical/direct inhalation.
Aromatic Profile & Blending for Frankincense Rivae Essential Oil:
Perfumery Note: Base to middle
Odor: Rich, deep and resinous, heady, balsamic, woody
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium to strong
Blends well with: citrus oils such as grapefruit and bergamot; spice oils: basil, black pepper; also neroli, sandalwood, galbanum, geranium
Safety Guidelines for Frankincense Rivae Oil
Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Do not take frankincense essential oil internally.
Botanical Name: Boswellia rivae
Composition: 100% Pure Frankincense oil
Method of Extraction: Hydro Distilled
Cultivation/Harvesting: Wild harvest
Plant Part: Gum Resin
Color: Yellow to amber
Interesting Frankincense Rivae Essential Oil Information
A universally known incense with a spicy, balsamic, instantly recognizable odor, the aromatic resin of frankincense has been at the center of ritual practice, medical use and commerce in India, the Arabian peninsula and North Africa since ancient times. This plant has been a true gift to the human community, serving variously not only as medicine but as a source of dyes and cosmetics, along with its use as air-freshener, mosquito repellent, and essential source of livelihood. Its ancient use in ritual and temple offerings across religions, both historic and modern day, attest to its powerful spiritual attributes.
Frankincense has always been synonymous with spirituality; like myrrh, it was a prized possession in the ancient world, equal in value to many precious gems and metals. The resin has been a major item of commerce for at least 3,000 years.
Frankincense is harvested by making small incisions in the bark of the aromatic tree, producing a milky white resin that hardens as it dries. The collected resin is separated into grades, and stored in caves to cure before being sold.
The traditions of caretaking frankincense trees and harvesting their resin have played an important role in the life of nomadic desert tribes of North Africa for millennia. The trees are owned by families living in the area where they grow; ancient rituals surround the harvesting of the resin, and guardianship of the trees is passed on from generation to generation. The traditions, customs, and ceremonies surrounding frankincense, like many other important plants, are being lost. As people embrace modern lifestyles, the old ways of caring for the plants vanishes, and the plant's numerous benefits are lost. Frankincense was once a source of many items of commerce, including medicines, dyes, and cosmetics.
Botanically, frankincense trees are an excellent example of the natural diversity that can occur in different species of the same genus, and different varieties of the same species. There has been much confusion about the proper identification of the various types of frankincense, because of differences in species (approximately 25), varieties of individual species, quality of resin, micro-climates, and time of harvesting. Wild frankincense trees have a wide range of characteristics even within the same basic climatic zone.
The essential oil of frankincense contains more than 200 individual natural chemicals, giving the fragrance a very complex bouquet. There is considerable variation in the proportion of these components depending on the micro-climate where the trees grow, the season at which the resin is harvested, and a number of other factors.
Boswellia seedlings are slow growing and are susceptible to livestock grazing before they are able to reach a more mature state. Once established, frankincense trees can live for at least a hundred years. Their flowers are popular with bees, and the long flowering period from October to February is helpful for bee colony maintenance.
Frankincense was introduced into church ceremonies at the beginning of Christianity in Europe during the Middle Ages. About 500 tons of frankincense were used by the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches per year. Burning frankincense in churches had hygienic functions as well as spiritual importance. People of the Middle Ages lived in extremely unsanitary conditions, so the fumigation of churches helped reduce contagion through atmospheric purification.