Frankincense Organic Essential Oil (10ml)

Frankincense Organic Essential Oil (10ml)
Brand: Lily and Loaf
30.35 GBP
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A warm, woody, sweet fragrance with an intoxicating incense-like fragrance. Said to symbolise divinity, it imparts uplifting and clarifying properties for body and mind. Frankincense essential oil is steam distilled from the resin of the Boswellia carterii tree, and was, along with myrrh, the first gum to be used as incense. Ancient Egyptians burned frankincense as holy incense and used it as a face mask. The earliest record of frankincense use was found in a tomb inscription from the 15th century BC. This oil is the most popular in aromatherapy for its calming and healing properties. It is used to tone oily skin, ageing skin and wrinkles. Frankincense essential oil has been used to ease anxiety, stress, and is said to benefit the respiratory system. It is a general tonic and has a calming effect during stressful times. It is most useful during meditation. Aromatic Description: Woody, sweet Plant Part: Resin Source: Ethiopia Extraction method: Steam distillation How to use essential oils Massage – Both body and facial massage can benefit from the intoxicating aroma of essential oils. Always ensure that you add the essential oil to a carrier oil first, and never apply directly to your skin. A carrier oil, also known as base oil, is used to dilute essential oils before they applied to the skin. Bathing – There is no better way to unwind than in an essential oil bath, calming oils like Lavender and Clary Sage are especially relaxing. Add 5-10 drops in a bath and disperse vigorously before entering the bath. Steam inhalation – This is a really good way of helping to relieve blocked sinuses or congestion. Eucalyptus is one of the most popular oils for this. Fill a large bowl with hot (not boiling water), add 3-4 drops of your chosen oil then lean over the bowl placing a towel over your head and slowly breathe in the until you start to feel relief. Diffusers – There are many diffusers available, one of the most popular being an ultrasonic diffuser which uses water to crea