Frankincense – Boswellia carterii
The gum of this tree is steam distilled. For those with hardy skin and no allergy to it, it may be used neat in some applications. Do a patch test on the crux of your arm to determine sensitivity. This oil is anti-infectious and may deepen breathing. Effective for skin - especially mature. Commonly used for dry, aging skin, including the neck, scars, wrinkles and stretch marks. Use in a diffuser for anxiety, meditation and dream state. Avoid in pregnancy. Do not use internally. Avoid with epilepsy.
Essential Oils are potent, so always use carefully. As a rule, do not apply onto skin without first diluting with vegetable oil. Do not get into eyes. Avoid any oils if you are allergic to the plant that they originate from. Use oils carefully to determine which, if any of the oils you react to. If you are epileptic or have asthma, note your reactions and avoid those that create a problem. Keep away from babies, children, and pets. Some oils can be fatal even in small amounts if taken internally. Avoid internal use. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding, or consult an aromatherapist to see which ones you can use safely.
Scents of Wonder, Aromatherapy uses pure, full-strength essential oils.
This information is meant for educational purposes only and does not attempt to diagnose or treat. Aromatherapy is an evolving field, not everything is understood about how oils react with medicines and individual chemistry, so always be cautious and monitor your own reactions.
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