Country of origin: India - Part of the plant: Resin
Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume note: Base
Smells like: incense-like, musky pine meets fresh citrus in an earthy, resinous aroma; heady with spicy undertones
Pairs well with: florals, cedarwood, grapefruit, lavender, rose, and vanilla
Fun fact: Frankincense has been used since ancient times! It's a very important oil throughout history- medicinally, spiritually, and in the perfume world. At one point, it was more valuable than gold, and the Boswellia trees in which it formed were rumored to be protected by dragons in order to deter trespassers.
Essential oils and natural fragrance oils are great for so many uses, diy projects like candles/scrubs/homemade soaps, a must have for diffusers both electronic or manual and diluting to put on the skin in a perfume, cream or oil. Collect single scents and make your own blends, mix a blend with a single scent, have fun with it but please do stay safe.* Click here to create your very own essential oil blend!
Essential Oils vs Natural Fragrance Oils
Essential oils are the volatile, aromatic oils obtained by steam or hydrodistillation of botanicals. Different parts of the plants can be used to obtain essential oils, including the flowers, leaves, seeds, roots, stems, bark, wood, etc. Essential oils are also known as volatile oils, ethereal oils or simply as the “oil of” the plant from which they were extracted. An oil is “essential” in the sense that it carries a distinctive scent, or essence, of the plant. Essential oils undeniably have been found to carry positive properties from the plant materials they were extracted from.
The scents not marked with e.o. at the end of their name are ‘natural fragrance oils’, meaning they are created in a lab but instead of using traditional synthetic materials they use a mixture of natural materials to create a scent that is otherwise impossible or unaffordable!
* Essential Oils are for external use only, never ingest. Always dilute essential oils before applying to skin. Keep out of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, etc. Keep away from children & pets. If you have sensitive skin, epilepsy, heart or kidney problems, or any serious medical condition, do not use essential oils unless advised by a medical professional that it is safe. Do not use essential oils on babies under 3 months. Use caution & research when using essential oils for pregnant women & children under 10 years of age. To learn more about essential oils check out our blog.