Frankincense

Boswellia Serrate


Frankincense is a native tree of India. The oil is distilled from the tree resin and has a sweet, spicy aroma. Valued for it’s regenerative properties, it has been used for centuries to revitalise and strengthen the skin.


Considered to rejuvenate mature skin and repair sun damage with its ability to strengthen skin and connective tissue, improving tone and elasticity. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, has a brightening and firming affect, restoring the complexion and protecting the skin's appearance as it matures.


Frankincense has a number of biologically active phytochemical, including palmitic acid, which behaves like a humectant to deeply hydrate the skin. The botanical resins present in frankincense are powerful healers for the skin, making it a natural wound healer.


Compounds including terpenes and boswellic acid, form which its Latin name comes from, have been identified by researchers as having strong anti-inflammatory effects which protect healthy cells, reduce redness to calm and restore the epidermis. The studies suggest that it is specifically the pentacyclic triterpene compounds that are responsible for this anti-inflammatory action, soothing and calming irritation. These biologically active triterpenoids also have strong antioxidant and immune modulating properties.


Frankincense is also an amazing microbial balancer, providing defence mechanisms against bacteria and blemishes.All in all frankincense it is a wonderful support for all kinds of skin concerns form support with premature ageing and dry skin to eczema, rashes, acne and rosacea.


It’s also believed that the beautifully​ aromatic oil transmits messages to the limbic system of the brain, which is known to influence the nervous system. When inhaled, frankincense has been shown to reduce heart rate and high blood pressure, and lessen the symptoms of anxiety and chronic stress with its calming, grounding scent. This natural sleep aid helps open breathing passages, allowing you to ease into a gentle sleep.