Posted by BathBodySupply.com on 9/28/2022 to Education
Frankincense is an aromatic resin used in incense and perfumes, obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia in the family Burseraceae. The word is from Old French franc encens.
Frankincense Essential Oil is used most often for spiritual, perfumery and incense /room scenting applications. The aroma is resinous, earthy and also has a slightly fruity/sweet, warm, spicy attitude to it.
The Frankincense species of Boswellia sacra is near threatened according to the IUCN Red List. Due to the growing demand for all species of Frankincense Essential Oils, it's very important to use the oil very mindfully and ensure that you are purchasing only from sources that are mindful of frankincense conservation. Although The IUCN Red List only lists Boswellia sacra as being near threatened, the other species may also be highly at risk because the IUCN Red List has not yet evaluated them.