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Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense essential oil is not just for Christmas! Although, I have to admit that it does feature heavily due to the obvious connection with the Christmas birth story and Jesus. But what makes Frankincense special?

Where does frankincense essential oil come from?

Frankincense starts off as a small shrub like tree. It has a resin in its bark which is the frankincense oil. Incisions are made in the bark, where eventually an amber brown dark lump forms. This is then collected. It is found in places such as north east Africa, China, Saudi Arabia and Somalia. However, it is predominantly found in the Red Sea area.

What does frankincense essential oil smell like?

It has very fresh top notes. I am not a huge fan of it on it's own, but know a lot of people who are. What I find it brilliant for, is blending with other essential oils where it blends beautifully.

What is frankincense essential oil used for?

Frankincense oils is reputed to have a wealth of benefits including:-

  • Scars and wounds

  • Mature skin and wrinkles

  • Asthma

  • Bronchitis

  • Coughs

  • Colds & Flu

  • Anxiety

  • Tension & Nerves

  • Stress

Our energise candle contains frankincense, lavender and orange essential oils.

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