Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitising although can be sensitising when oxidized. Do not take orally / ingest.
Frankincense is native to the Red Sea region, Somalia, Ethiopia, and China. This leafy, ‘tangled’ tree, with its papery peeling bark yields an essential oil from the dried resin that oozes through cracks and incisions within the bark.
Frankincense resin has been used in ceremonies for thousands of years, and was famously offered as a precious gift to Jesus by the three wise men.
Frankincense is in deed a very valuable gift of nature. As such, Frankincense resin (from which the essential oils derived) is very sought-after and is potentially endangered by unethical over-harvesting practices. Please ensure that your supplier obtains their frankincense from a sustainable source.
Frankincense is strongly anti-microbial, skin healing, and immune supportive, this essential oil aids breathing by slowing and deepening the breath, calms anxiety, eases feelings of grief, impatience and hyperactivity, and encourages a sense of peace and tranquility, among many other special qualities.