Uses: Face, Body
Benefits: Supports aging skin, skin elasticity, and skin healing. Supports arthritis. Said to purify and center the mind, body, and spirit.
Aroma: Woodsy, warm, resinous.
Ingredients: Organic Coconut MCT Oil, Frankincense (Boswellia Sacra) Resin, Pacific Northwest Beeswax, Love & Well Wishes
Directions: Apply to affected area and gently massage into skin. May re-apply throughout the day as needed.
For external use only.
Frankincense is more than just sacred incense! This oleo-gum-resin from the Boswellia tree has been prized for millennia for its extensive medicinal properties. Cosmetically, frankincense is known to support aging skin, rejuvenation, and skin elasticity. This product is gentle enough to use on your face, and the beeswax helps soften the skin and keep in moisture. Energetically, it is a lovely salve to apply to around your heart for spiritual grounding, centering, and balancing. Frankincense has a beautiful scent that supports feelings of peace. Topically, the anti-inflammatory properties of frankincense really shine. This salve made from Boswellia sacra is a favorite for those seeking topical support for joint inflammation and arthritis pain.
Boswellia sacra is one of the 4 types of frankincense that have been studied for their benefits due to their Boswellic acid content. For those who are familiar with the recent studies reporting on the benefits of Boswellic acid and its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, it is important to note that these acids reside in the resin portion of Frankincense only and are unable to be extracted into the essential oil. This frankincense salve was created using the whole oleo-gum-resin to extract both the volatile oils and the resin portion, which is easily dissolved into oil. Frankincense essential oil has many other benefits, but it is simply not a good source of Boswellic acid. For more information on this topic, I highly recommend checking out this fabulous post from Apothecary's Garden.