Frankincense Carteri Resin Oil – Carteri Resinoid – Somalia
Family: Burseraceae (Resinous trees and shrubs)
Extraction: Steam distilled, CO2 extr. Or absolute from gum of tree
Volatility: Base note (Resin)
Colour: Pale yellow, sometimes darker
Aroma: Woody, spicy, slightly camphoraceous
Monoterpenes (60-80%) : a-pinene (26-48%), limonene (8-14%), myrcene (8-12%), sabinene (3-8%), phellandrene, camphene
Sesquiterpenes (5-10%) – b-caryophellene (4-8%)
Alcohols (2-5%) – borneol, transpinocarveol, farnesol
Cautions / Safety Data
Do not ingest. Do not use on the skin full strength. Always dilute in appropriate carriers before use. Not for internal use. If pregnant or suffering from serious medical conditions, consult a qualified health professional, experienced in the use of essential oils.
True name is Olibanum, but received Frankincense name from “real incense” term. Considered one of the most anointing oils next to Rose. The astringent property may help balance oily skin. Frankincense is considered to provide a state of calm and relaxation. For this reason it is used quite often in prayer and meditation.