Frankincense-Myrrh Co-Distillation Essential Oil Profile
This essential oil hybrid merges the warm, magical ancient-earth character of true myrrh with the heady balsamic note of a rare frankincense variety to produce an incomparably rich and satisfying blend. Co-distilled in Ethiopia, this ambrosial oil retains the full complement of its intrinsic therapeutic and aromatic qualities.
How to Use Frankincense-Myrrh Co-Distillation Essential Oil
Direct Palm Inhalation: Perhaps the easiest way to use Frankincense & Myrrh oil is through a simple direct palm inhalation. Place a drop of this incredible oil in the palm of your hand, gently rub the palms together, bring them towards your face and take a deep inhalation….it brings clarity, protection and a meditative mind.
Diffuser: Diffusing Frankincense & Myrrh Essential Oil will turn your home into a temple! It will protect you and your family, encourage healthy, uplifted moods and provide a beautiful aromatic environment.
Other Ways to Use Frankincense-Myrrh Co-Distillation Essential Oil
Add a drop to your favorite skincare cream to help give clarity and luster to the skin.
Add several drops and apply as a cold compress to soothe any specific area of the body.
Add several drops of frankincense & myrrh oil to any massage oil to soothe the skin, and relax the entire body and mind.
Frankincense-Myrrh Co-Distillation Essential Oil Recipes
Deep Breathing Blend: 8 drops frankincense & myrrh, 6 drops eucalyptus oil, 3 drops rosemary oil, 3 drops pine oil, 2 drops peppermint oil for diffusion, or in 30 mL jojoba oil for topical/direct inhalation
Meditation Blend: 8 drops frankincense & myrrh oil, 6 drops sandalwood oil, 3 drops opoponax oil, 3 drops cedar oil for diffusion, or in 30 mL jojoba oil for topical/direct inhalation
Aromatic Profile and Blending of Frankincense-Myrrh Co-Distillation Essential Oil
Perfumery Note: Base to middle
Odor: Warm, woody, deep and resinous, balsamic, spicy
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium to strong
This Special Co-distillation Blends Well With: sacred oils such as sandalwood oil, clove, palo santo oil, and galbanum. Also citrus oils such as grapefruit oil and bergamot oil and other spice oils: basil oil and black pepper
Safety Considerations for Frankincense-Myrrh Co-Distillation Essential Oil
Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Do not take Frankincense & Myrrh essential oil internally.
Interesting Frankincense-Myrrh Co-Distillation Essential Oil Information
Frankincense and myrrh are both natural fumigants which have been used over the millennia for the dual purpose of disinfecting public spaces and elevating the spirit. Most resin is obtained by making incisions into the bark of the tree. The milky liquid that exudes hardens on exposure to air into droplets or “tears” which are then easily collected. Occasionally, some tears are produced by accidental injury or from splits which occur in the stems or branches of the tree.
A universally known incense with a spicy, balsamic, instantly recognizable odor, the aromatic resin of frankincense has been at the epicenter of ritual practice, medical use and commerce in India, the Arabian peninsula and North Africa since ancient times. This plant has been a true gift to the human community, serving variously not only as medicine but as a source of dyes and cosmetics, along with its use as air-freshener, mosquito repellent, and essential source of livelihood. Its ancient use in ritual and temple offerings across religions, both historic and modern day, attest to its powerful spiritual attributes.
Frankincense is an aromatic resin with a long history of use. It has been used for ages for numerous therapeutic benefits, is a universally known incense, and is a source of livelihood for nomadic tribes. Frankincense has always been synonymous with spirituality; like myrrh, it was a prized possession in the ancient world, equal in value to many precious gems and metals. The resin has been a major item of commerce for at least 3,000 years.
Frankincense is harvested by making small incisions in the bark of the aromatic tree, producing a milky white resin that hardens as it dries. The collected resin is separated into grades, and stored in caves to cure before being sold.
The traditions of caretaking frankincense trees and harvesting their resin have played an important role in the life of nomadic desert tribes of North Africa for millennia. The trees are owned by families living in the area where they grow; ancient rituals surround the harvesting of the resin, and guardianship of the trees is passed on from generation to generation. The traditions, customs, and ceremonies surrounding frankincense, like many other important plants, are being lost. As people embrace modern lifestyles, the old ways of caring for the plants vanishes, and the plant’s numerous benefits are lost. Frankincense was once a source of many items of commerce, including medicines, dyes, and cosmetics.