Frankicense(Olebanum) Oil Specification
SPECIFICATIONS OF FRANKINCENSE OIL
Obtain from olebanum crystals
colorless to pale yellow liquid
0.835 - 0.889 @ 20 deg.C
+35 - -15 deg. @ 25 deg.C
1.450 - 1 487 @ 20 deg.C
Blend well with bergamot, orange oils
Frankincense oil is steam distilled from oleo-gum-resin of the tree and is imported from Africa. It has a spicy, balsamic aroma. Frankincense was known as one of the most precious substances to ancient man and is associated with religious practice. Some traditional uses: to calm,enhance meditation, elevate mind and spirit, help breathing, for psychic cleansing; for care of mature skin and scars. Emotional profile: for healing fears, grief,repressed feelings, self-destruction and dissociation/disconnection. Blends with: sandalwood, pine,vetiver, geranium, lavender, neroli, orange, bergamot, and basil.
The Frankincense tree, or Olibanum, upon first glance, may seem rather unremarkable. It appears as a giant shrub, with many knurled branches topped with abundant slender leaves and occasionally, small white flowers. A native to northern Africa, it looks like it belongs in the desert, growing in some of the world's harshest conditions. But it is not the tree itself, but rather its sap that has such profound lore surrounding it. When the tree's bark is pierced with a knife (known traditionally as a 'Mingaf'), a milky-white oleoresin is exuded - thought the tree is not harmed. The resin forms droplets known as 'tears' or 'pearls', which harden into the orange-brown gum known itself as Frankincense.