Frankincense oil obtained from gum resin of Boswelliain thurifera (Indian Frankincense) belongs to family Burseraceae. It is also called olibanum. Frankincense is an aromatic resin which is used as incense and perfume. Eight to ten year old Frankincense tree start the production of resin. Initially milky white sap extracted from the bark of Frankincense tree. After several days milky sap become hard, which is scraped off in tear shaped. Frankincense oil is used in aromatherapy, perfumery and pharmaceuticals.
Frankincense oil obtained from the dry resin of Boswelliain thurifera belongs to family Burseraceae. It is light yellow to pale yellow colour.
Botanical name : Boswelliain thurifera
Parts used : Gum resin
Color : light yellow to pale yellow color liquid
Perfumery note : Strongly diffusive, fresh almost green lemon like odour.
Shelf life : Two years
Density : 0.810 – 0.850
Refractive index : 1.450 – 1.466
Optical rotation : +5.0˚ to +28.0˚
Solubility : Soluble in ethanol and organic solvent
Frankincense oil contains; alpha pinene, actanol, bornyl acetate, linalool, octyl acetate, incensole, incensyl acetate, p-pinene, camphene, dipentene, and phellandrene.
18 Popular Benefits and Uses:-
Ans. it helps to relieve in stress, fight anxiety, help prevent dental health issues like tooth decay, bad breath, cavities or oral infections. It also helps to reduce acne, signs of ageing, stretch marks, scars, dark spots and blemishes.
Ans. it is used to alleviate stress and relieve pain. Frankincense essential oil can be applied to the skin or added to baths in small amounts.
Ans. it is a powerful astringent, which helps to protect skin cells. it also helps to reduce acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores, prevent wrinkles, and it even helps lift and tighten skin to naturally slow signs of aging.