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Frankincense
Frankincense (Boswellia sacra)

Frankincense (or olibanum) oil comes from the resin (dried sap) of the Boswellia sacra (also known as Boswellia carterii) tree. It has a sweet, woody, spicy scent. It has an antiseptic and uplifting effect.

PropertiesEdit

 
Boswellia carteri essential oil.

EmotionalEdit

Soothes anxiety and calms the mind.

RespiratoryEdit

Alleviates asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, coughs and the symptoms of a cold.

SkinEdit

Improves the appearance of aging. Helps the healing of minor wounds and scars.