Botanical name: Boswellia carterii
Color: Clear/light yellow
Perfumery note: Top
Related Planets/Deities: Sun/Ra/Dagon (fish God of the Philistines)/Apollo
Aroma: Complex, ethereal, penetrating, fresh and slightly woody
Energetic Properties: Regal, divine, fundamentally spiritual
Aromatherapy Properties: A pale yellow or greenish mobile liquid with a fresh,terpene-like top note and a warm, rich, sweet-balsamic undertone. It blendswell with sandalwood, pine, vetiver, geranium, lavender, mimosa, neroli,bergamot, camphor, basil, pepper, cinnamon and other spices. It modifies the sweetness of citrus blends in an intriguing way. It is prized as an invaluable aid to meditation and prayer.
Spiritual Uses: Frankincense has a very long history of magickal and spiritual use, and is mentioned in countless religious texts. It is believed to accelerate, and aid in spiritual growth. It is often used to purify ritual spaces, induce a spiritual mindset, and connect human beings to the spirit world. It is also used to protect against negative energy and black magick.
Blends well with: Other “wood” oils, such as Cedarwood, Pine, and Sandalwood, for an earthy, contemplative blend. Frankincense also blends well with citrus oils, such as Bergamot or Sweet/Bitter Orangein a lovely, curious way. A particularly potent well known spiritual blend is Frankincense and Myrrh.
History: Frankincense has been traded in the Middle East and northern Africa for 5,000 years. It was revered by the ancient Egyptians, and mentioned a total of 22 times in the Bible. Frankincense was supposedly one of the gifts brought by the Three Wise Men to the baby Jesus. It is used for sacred rites and rituals by many different faiths and cultures, including the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Roman-Catholic Churches.
Perfect for use with our Ceramic Oil Burners.