Frankincense (Boswellia carteri
) has a sweet, warm, balsamic aroma that is stimulating and elevating to the mind. Useful for visualising, improving one's spiritual connection and centring, it has comforting properties that help with focusing the mind on the positive. Frankincense is considered a holy anointing oil in the Middle East, where it has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. Frankincense is also a valuable ingredient in skin care products for aging and dry skin. The ancient Egyptians used it in rejuvenation face masks.
Frankincense has an approximate ORAC of 6,125 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per litre.