Frankincense, Organic

 
Now certified organic! This material always was... it just took 3 years to get the certification.
Why buy organic? In the case of Frankincense your choices are wild or organic. Certified organic material is harvested with oversight and in a sustainable manner, wild is not. Apparently there is no farmed Boswellia carterii. If any entity is interested in that undertaking, they would need to be very patient while waiting the 30+ years for a harvest.

Frankincense essential oil and hydrosol are from the congealed exudae from the damaged tree bark. The trees are incised and the resin collected. This is most likely the gum referred to in ancient texts. May be known as Olibanum. This oil has been used for over 5000 years in rituals, offerings and for spiritual healing. Used as an inhalant for meditating and when connecting with the divine. Used to cleanse the aura and psychic planes. Frankincense is the anointing and protecting oil. Frankincense can be added to a facial oil blend for aged skin to smooth wrinkles. As an inhalant it eases shortness of breath, soothes bronchitis and pleurisy. Frankincense is often used in a perfume because it is a fixative and because it adds a roundness and fullness to a scent that can be unique and difficult to identify.

6 parts Frankincense, 6 parts Myrrh and 4 parts Bay make a focusing blend to use when divining.
There is some information out there about Frankincense and bladder cancer. Broad brush stroke of that info is that enriched extract of the Somalian frankincense Boswellia carteri has been shown to kill off bladder cancer cells. University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Oklahoma City VA Medical Center evaluated frankincense oil for its anti-tumor activity in bladder cancer cells. The study authors investigated the effects of the oil in two different types of cells in culture: human bladder cancer cells and normal bladder cells. The study, published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found that frankincense oil is able to discriminate between normal and cancerous bladder cells in culture, and specifically kill cancer cells. Gene analyses were performed to determine how frankincense oil affects bladder cancer cell survival and the researchers found that the oil suppresses cancer cell growth by arresting cell cycle progression and induces bladder cancer cell death by activating multiple cell death pathways.
  • Boswellia Carterii 
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  • Steam Distilled