HistoryThroughout history and today it plays an important role in religious rituals. Egyptians used it in their embalming process. It was also used to help induce sleep and brighten dreams.
Bontanical Name: Boswellia carterii
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Vaporisation: Add 5-10 drops of essential oil into warm water by using diffuser.
Massage: Add 4-5 drops of essential oil into 10ml of carrier oil for facial or body massage or as a home-made body oil after shower. It is very good for muscular and spiritual relaxation.
Bathing: Add 8-10 drops for a full bath. It can stimulates blood circulation and is ideal way to relax.
Inhalation: Add 3-5 drops of essential oil into a bowl of steaming water. Place a towel over the head, close your eyes and inhale deeply. It can help to relieve physical and mental stress, especially headache and respiratory system problems.
Clay mask (Cleansing and Whitening): Add 1-2 drops of essential oils to the mixtures of floral water and clay mask.
Personal skin care product (e.g Shampoo，Bath Gel，Facial cream etc.): Add 4-5drops of essential oils to your own skin care products, create the unique personalised skin care products.
Perfume: Add 4-5 drops of essential oils and 4-10 drops of solubiliser into 10ml water to create your own personalised perfume.
Contra-indication: Avoid during pregnancy
Blending Base Measurement:
1% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (1/2/6/10/20) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
2% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (2/4/12/20/40) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
2.5% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (3/5/15/25/30) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
Eye care = 0.5% Face = 1% - 2% Adult full body = 2% - 2.5%
*Remarks: Thin oil can apply onto skin directly. Thick oil is sticky, diluted with thin oil will be better
Proportion: Thick Oil 10-20％Thin Oil 80-90％
Frankincense The essential oils of frankincense originated from Africa, India, and the Middle East. For years, the oils have been used in the production of incense and perfumes, but recent studies have demonstrated its health benefits. These are; Anti-tumor activity A study was carried out to evaluate the anti-tumor activity and signaling pathways of frankincense oil in bladder cancer cells. The microarray and bioinformatics analysis was used to identify the temporal regulation of frankincense oil-activated gene expression in bladder cancer cells. The results showed that frankincense oil activates genes that are responsible for cell cycle arrest, cell growth suppression, and apoptosis in J82 cells. Frankincense can be used to distinguish cancerous from normal bladder cells and suppress cancer cell viability. Effective in allergic asthma In a study carried out to investigate the effectiveness of frankincense essential oil (BSEO) on the immune cell change in the lung, using a mouse model of asthma. Asthma induced mice group was exposed to BSEO for 30 minutes per trial, thrice a week, and was continued for 8 weeks using the nebulizer. The mice treated with frankincense showed that the essential was effective in suppressing the hypersensitive reaction of the airway to the broncho-constrictor in allergic asthma. Therefore, BSEO would be effective to treat allergic asthma by immune control suppressing the activity of immune cells in each tissue. Anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative effect on tumors In a study aimed to verify the reported therapeutic properties of frankincense resin and describe its chemical composition based on available scientific studies. The components of frankincense were analyzed which shows that frankincense has an anti-inflammatory effect, the antiproliferative and anti-tumor effect on tumors. Analgesic effect A study was carried out to evaluate the analgesic effect of frankincense essential oil by using validated human pain models which have shown its analgesic activity in both in-vitro and preclinical studies. Twenty healthy subjects were randomly shared into two groups and were treated accordingly. After test drug administration, the Pain Threshold force and time and Pain Tolerance force and time were evaluated at baseline and 1 hr., 2 hrs. and 3 hrs. The study showed that frankincense essential oil significantly increased the Pain Threshold and Pain Tolerance force and time compared to placebo. Headache treatment In a study aimed to evaluate the long-term efficacy of frankincense essential oil on headaches and disturbed sleep in patients with chronic cluster headache (CCH). The study included four (4) patients in an open-label treated with frankincense essential oil. The results showed that frankincense essential oil was effective in reducing the intensity and frequency of headaches in patients with CCH. References Al-Yasiry, Ali & Kiczorowska, Bożena. (2016). Frankincense - therapeutic properties. Postępy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej (Advances in Hygiene and Experimental Medicine). 70. 10.5604/17322693.1200553. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/292140720_Frankincense_-_therapeutic_properties Prabhavathi K, Chandra US, Soanker R, Rani PU. A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, cross over study to evaluate the analgesic activity of Boswellia serrata in healthy volunteers using mechanical pain model. Indian J Pharmacol. 2014;46(5):475-479. doi:10.4103/0253-7613.140570 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4175880/ Lampl C, Haider B, Schweiger C. Long-term efficacy of Boswellia serrata in 4 patients with chronic cluster headache. J Headache Pain. 2013;14(Suppl 1):P37. doi:10.1186/1129-2377-14-S1-P37 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3620238/ Frank MB, Yang Q, Osban J, et al. Frankincense oil derived from Boswellia carteri induces tumor cell specific cytotoxicity. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2009;9:6. Published 2009 Mar 18. doi:10.1186/1472-6882-9-6 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2664784/ Lee, H.Y., Kim, K.R., Kang, S.M., Konkuk The Effect of Nebulized Frankincense Essential Oil in an OVA-Induced Allergic Asthma Mouse Model  https://agris.fao.org/agris-search/search.do?recordID=KR2011004251