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Frankincense

Boswellia sacra

Frankincense Essential Oil, known for its sweet, woody, and resinous aroma, is extracted from the resin of the Boswellia tree. These trees are native to the Arabian Peninsula and northeastern Africa, and the resin has been harvested and used for thousands of years for various purposes.

Origin 

Frankincense has been intertwined with history and mystique. One of the most prominent historical mentions of Frankincense is in the Christian Bible, where it was one of the gifts offered by the three wise men to the newborn Jesus. This attests to the value and reverence placed on Frankincense in ancient times.

In ancient Egypt, Frankincense was used in religious rituals and was also a primary ingredient in the embalming process. The Egyptians valued it for its preservative properties and believed that the aroma would guide the souls of the deceased in the afterlife.

Moreover, Frankincense was used by various ancient civilizations, including the Greeks and Romans, in religious ceremonies. They believed that the aromatic smoke created a conduit for communication with the divine.

The trading of Frankincense along the Arabian Peninsula was a major factor in the development of ancient trade routes. The Incense Route, as it was known, was a network of trade routes that facilitated the transport of Frankincense and myrrh from the Arabian Peninsula to the Mediterranean.

Applications and Benefits

Frankincense Essential Oil is a veritable treasure trove of applications. In skincare, Frankincense oil is highly prized for its ability to rejuvenate the skin and improve its appearance. It is often found in creams, lotions, soaps and serums aimed at reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

In aromatherapy, Frankincense oil is revered for its calming and centering properties. Its sweet, woody aroma is believed to promote feelings of peace and relaxation. It is often used in meditation practices for its ability to create a tranquil environment.

Furthermore, Frankincense oil is also known for its antiinflammatory properties, and is used in balms and salves to alleviate joint pain and muscle soreness.

Production 

Frankincense Essential Oil is extracted through steam distillation of the resin harvested from the Boswellia tree. The process involves making cuts in the tree’s bark, from which the resin exudes. This resin is allowed to harden before it is scraped off the tree. It is then subjected to steam distillation to extract the essential oil.

As with other essential oils, it’s important to use Frankincense essential oil responsibly. It should be diluted with a carrier oil for topical application, and it is wise to consult with a healthcare professional before using it for therapeutic purposes.

Frankincense essential oil, with its ancient origins, historical significance, and wide range of applications, continues to be a cherished element in aromatherapy, skincare, and spiritual practices. Its rich history and versatile benefits make it a timeless and valuable gift from nature.

Goodies with Frankincense

Night Watch Refill

-Adding EPSOM salt to a bath creates a rejuvenating, detoxing, and relaxing at-home spa. The salt water carries the electrical charge of the salt, along with the dissolved minerals. A salt bath helps draw out toxins, deep cleanses the skin and helps cleanse the body energetically.

£12.00

Bath Salts Night Watch

-Adding himalayan salt to a bath creates a rejuvenating, detoxing, and relaxing at-home spa. The salt water carries the electrical charge of the salt, along with the dissolved minerals. A salt bath helps draw out toxins, deep cleanses the skin and helps cleanse the body energetically.

£12.00

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Night Watch

It is dark, dense and rugged with a drop of light coming from the top. Scented with a subtle, masculine blend of frankincense and rosewood. It is a great facial and body bar for sensitive skin thanks to the high content of activated bamboo charcoal. Made with nourishing olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter and castor oil. Always vegan and kind to the skin!

£2.50£9.50



Woodland

The spirit of the woods enclosed in a soap bar. The activated bamboo charcoal in the soap provides gentle exfoliation and makes it a great facial cleanser. Along with two different types of clay, they help to draw out impurities and clean the pores to leave your face more balanced and smooth. They also help to remove excess oil, absorb toxins and can help with acne. And the scent will take you deep into the woods. The blend consists of pine needle, frankincense, sweet orange essential oils with a dash of cinnamon. It’s deep, sweet and woody with a peppery undernote.

£2.50£9.50



Grounding

Grounding Soap summons the powers of Earth to keep you balanced. This Soap honours the support we will always find on the ground. It’s been colored with two different clays and activated bamboo charcoal and scented with Patchouli, Lavender and Sandalwood Essential Oils. Beware! Lather shall turn black before you see your hands clean again.

£2.50£9.50



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