Bearing a richer, more balsamic and citrus-infused fragrance note than its frankincense cousins, this Boswellia species comes from the steeply mountainous regions of northern Somalia, where it is known as Maydi, and considered the "king" of frankincense oils. Known not only for its aromatic but its outstanding therapeutic properties, the higher cost of this oil helps support social development programs in the villages of Somaliland.
Bottle Size: 1/2 oz (15 ml)
Boswellia frereana is a powerful supportive oil for enhancing a healthy inflammatory response throughout the body. It has been studied for its positive effects on the musculoskeletal system contributing to healthy joints and muscles.
The essential oil of Boswellia frereana contains more than two hundred molecular compounds, which give it a very complex bouquet and endow it with a rainbow of therapeutic applications. It is derived from oleo gum resins which function as the immune and defense support for the Frankincense tree, and in its essential oil form, passes onto us these same precious properties.
The oil, like all frankincense species, has been used traditionally and in modern times to speed the body's natural healing response. Its immune-enhancing, cleansing, and regenerative properties help reduce the negative effects of daily stress and aging.
Boswellia oil is also cytophylactic, meaning it encourages healthy growth and regeneration of skin cells, rendering it ideal for skin health.
Frankincense is a natural fumigant which has the dual effect of both disinfecting public spaces and elevating the spirit. Frankincense finds use as a mouthwash, promoting healthy teeth and gums. Chewing frankincense resin has the secondary benefit of cleansing the digestive system by stimulating bile flow and enzyme secretion.
Frankincense is used cosmetically to support, nourish and regenerate dry, wrinkled, and aging skin.
Among frankincense's many attributes is its use as a spiritual tool for ritual, prayer and 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.
Frankincense can be applied topically, as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or diffuser.
Apply a drop of frankincense to purify the skin.
Add a few drops to a warm bath to support the respiratory system and promote a healthy inflammatory response.
Diffuse or use steam inhalation for enhancing immunity (combine with above recipe for respiratory conditions).
Diffuse frankincense with lavender and a drop of peppermint to enhance cerebral circulation and to support the healing of headaches.
Diffuse meditation blend before and during meditation practice.
Frankincense Frereana Oil Recipes:
A universally known incense with a spicy, balsamic, instantly recognizable odor, the aromatic resin of frankincense has been at the epicenter 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.
Safety Considerations for Boswellia frereana Essential Oil:
Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Do not take Boswellia frereana essential oil internally.
Aromatic Profile and Blending of Boswellia frereana Essential Oil:
Perfumery Note: Base to middle
Odor: Crisp, lemony-citrus, sweetly resinous
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: citrus oils such as grapefruit and bergamot; spice oils: basil, black pepper; also neroli, sandalwood, galbanum, geranium
Botanical Name: Boswellia frereana
Composition: 100% Pure Frankincense oil
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Cultivation/Harvesting: Wild harvest
Plant Part: Gum Resin
Color: Pale to golden yellow
Bottle Size: 1/2 ounce (15 ml)
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