Which Frankincense Essential Oil Should I Choose?
Frankincense Serrata, Frankincense Carterii or Frankincense Frereana? Plant Therapy also has Fantastic Franks, which is a blend of all the 3 Frankincense Essential Oils.
We take a look at the properties of each of the Frankincense Essential Oil, on how they are similar and different to each other.
Overall, all the varieties of Frankincense smell somewhat smoky - and extremely nice! There is a mild difference in scent on qualities such as greenness, sweetness, among them. All of them are also excellent for skincare, and for bruises and swelling.
The scent of Frankincense Carterii is slightly green, herbal and lemony, and just like all the other Frankincense varieties is excellent for relaxing and getting into a better state of mind. Diffusing it during meditation, or diluting it in Carrier Oils or Body Butters and Cremes is an excellent way of deriving the benefits.
Frankincense Frereana has a fresher and woodier scent. It has all the other properties of the other Frankincense varieties and like Frankincense Carterii is KidSafe. Fantastic for the skin in particular, Frankincense Frereana is great for anti-aging and can be used diluted in Carrier Oils or added to skincare to help with wrinkles, fine lines, and other skin issues.
Frankincense Serrata is the only Plant Therapy Frankincense variety that is not KidSafe. Its scent is more earthy than lemony like Carterii and Frereana are.
Frankincense Serrata however has all the other properties of the other two Frankincense, and if you are fan of Frankincense, Serrata is excellent if you regularly diffuse the Essential Oil as it comes at a very affordable
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