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Frankincense, Classic Carterii
Ah, the joys of Classic Carterii Frankincense! Think of it as a timeless fragrance, the ultimate nature-inspired cologne hailing from the past.
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Harvested through steam distillation of the tree’s precious resin, it’s a scent that has enchanted people for centuries. This warm, comforting aroma originates from Boswellia trees that flourish in the dry, rugged terrains leading to the Indian Ocean.
Collected during the dry summer months, the resin turns into a milky sap that eventually transforms into this heavenly scent. Once gathered, it’s graded to ensure only the highest quality makes it into your bottle. The result? A rich and soothing aroma, featuring a deep balsamic base complemented by gentle hints of camphor and citrus. Imagine taking a leisurely walk through a sunny forest filled with balsam firs—that’s the Carterii experience for you.
When it comes to production, we offer two exceptional varieties. While the canonical version uses supercritical extraction, our Classic Carterii Frankincense is artfully produced through steam distillation. Each method provides its own nuanced aroma, but both are equally captivating. Whether you opt for one or the other, you’re in for a luxurious treat that’s good for your soul and beneficial for your skin.
It’s hard to go wrong here—either choice is pure liquid gold. So, whether you’re a long-time fan or new to the world of Frankincense, these two versions offer subtle yet profound differences that will uplift your spirit and invigorate your senses.
Size: 5 ml
Botanical Name: Boswellia carterii
Botanical Family: Burseraceae
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Part of Plant Distilled: Resin
Country of Origin: Somaliland
Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted
Composition: 100% Boswellia carterii
Consistency: Thin liquid.
Scent Description: Sweet, resinous-roots with a clarifying balsamic undertone.
Blends well with: Grapefruit, Rose Otto, Fragonia, Marjoram, Firs, Myrrh, Spruce, Seabuckthorn, Immortelle, Ylang, Sandalwood, Palo Santo, and Chamomile.
How to use
This steam-distilled elixir blends the citrus-camphor notes of Frankincense with a comforting, balsamic foundation. It’s a mindfulness enhancer and an excellent choice for meditation. One small drop on your toothbrush will leave your gums rosy and your mouth fresh. Apply it directly to your skin or mix it into your go-to serum to smooth fine lines, reduce scars, and alleviate skin tension. It works wonders in diffusers and salt pipes, melting away worries and dissipating stress.
Constituents: This soul-soothing blend contains calming incensole acetate and incensole, along with significant amounts of versatile alpha-pinene. Additional elements include alpha-thujene and a touch of limonene, which add lemony undertones. Trace amounts of myrcene, p-cymene, and β-caryophyllene add depth to the aroma.
Our Classic Carterii Frankincense Essential Oil from Living Libations captures the unique essence of Boswellia carterii trees, which are native to the wadi villages of Doonyaha in Somaliland. In a region famed for its substantial camel population, these trees are as vital to the local culture as the camels themselves. Frankincense harvesters even liken their trees to their camels, giving them endearing nicknames as if naming beloved pets. During the harvest season, the caretakers skillfully extract the milky sap that hardens into golden frankincense resin, later steam-distilled to produce this iconic essential oil.
Frankincense has a long history as a fortifying tonic, used in sacred rituals, plant-based medicine, and natural beauty treatments. From anointing newborns to enhancing the spiritual practices of monks and balancing chakras, frankincense has touched lives in profound ways for millennia. Its ability to revitalize perceptions, deepen breathing, and bless various life events has made it a timeless treasure.
“And if there come the singers and the dancers and the flute players, buy of their gifts also. For they too are gatherers of fruit and frankincense, and that which they bring, though fashioned of dreams, is raiment and food for your soul.” Khalil Gibran
“The wise man is the state… His relation to men is angelic; his memory is myrrh to them; his presence, frankincense, and flowers.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The words which express our faith and piety are not definite; yet they are significant and fragrant like frankincense to superior natures.” Henry David Thoreau, Walden
“Many grains of frankincense on the same altar: one falls before, another falls after; but it makes no difference.” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.