Frankincense, olibanum hydrolat Boswellia carterii
The hydrolat is obtained distilling boswellia carterii resin. This is one of rare hydrolats – very valuable due to properties of improving skin elasticity.
Especial. Diffuses clear, pleasant spiritual aroma analogous to smell of frankincense essential oil. The frankincense distilled water ideal before meditations, yoga, during various rituals, working with stones and crystals, for energetic treatments and various practices.
The frankincense water fantastically affects skin, improves its elasticity, smoothes, and reduces wrinkles. Sprinkle it directly on the skin. Spray your face and your neck with the frankincense water and allow to dry off. It ideal for mature, wrinkle-prone skin.
The frankincense water is distinguished by rejuvenating properties, stimulates multiplication of cells, softens the skin and mostly is appreciated due to properties of improving skin elasticity and removing wrinkles. It also heals spotty, impure, and scary skin. May be poured into a bath or shampoo.
Frankincense is distinguished by valuable property to improve respiratory function. Its water is used to deepen and improve breathing, as well as to calm anxious mind.
Both a plant from which resin is produced and the hydrolat distilled from that resin are called boswellia, or “incense tree”. Boswellias have chutes under the bark, which produce scent resin. Milky resin oozes from tree wounds, hardens in several days and pickers can strip it off.
It is said, that tree wounds heal man‘s. Resins and their products, i. e. waters, balms, oils, ointments, are the oldest and may be the most efficient means, design to cure skin wounds, ulcers, burns... as well as soul wounds... One of them is boswelia resin – incense, frankincense, the oldest perfume in the world.
For more details about frankincense, its properties and thousand-year-old use history read the article about frankincense resin and essential oil.
Our general recommendations how to use hydrolats
In the morning and evening sprinkle the clean face with hydrolat and then apply any natural high quality cream or non-refined oil blend to the still moist skin.
The hydrolat may be used to moisten and refresh the skin all day, so many times how you want. Not only its valuable materials cherish the skin, but also scent aroma immediately improves your mood, helps to concentrate, and minimizes stress. Hydrolats are indispensable if you spend much time in conditioned room in winter or outside in hot, dry summer.
Use the hydrolat washing yourself, especially if skin sensitively reacts to water-supply water. Pour it to baths, compresses, and clay masks...
More information on hydrolats as homeopathy of aromatherapy, or soft aromatherapy, read in the article “Hydrolats – Distilled Waters of Plants”.
You may add the hydrolat to ironing water. Its aroma steam scents ironing with pleasant, subtle smell of pureness.
Some references about frankincense resin, essential oil, and the hydrolat:
1) Jean H. Langenheim, Plant Resins: Chemistry, Evolution, Ecology, and Ethnobotany, 2003.
2) P. MAUPETIT, “New constituents in olibanum resinoids and essential oil”, Perfumer and Flavorist, 1984/85, 9, Dec.-Jan.
3) J. VERGHESE, “Olibanum in focus”, Perfumer and Flavorist, 1988, 13, Jan.-Feb.
4) B.M. LAWRENCE, “Progress in essential oil: olibanum oil”, Perfumer and Flavorist, 1992, 17, May-June.
6) Абу Али ибн Сино (Авицена), “Канон врачебной науки”, Одесса, Энио, 2003.
7) James A.Duke, "Duke's Handbook of Medicinal Plants of The Bible", 2008.
Without preservatives; store a in cool dark place.
- Sensitive skin
- Mature skin
- Acne and Pimple
- Dilated Capillaries.