Ru Xiang - CO2 Extracted (Olibanum, Boswellia carterii)


Ru Xiang - CO2 Extracted (Olibanum, Boswellia carterii)

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CO2 extracted Egyptian Olibanum, Boswellia carterii, Frankincense - 5ml
"Fragrant Breast, Fragrant Milk"

Frankincense from the French "franc encens" (ie: true, high quality incense)

Ru Xiang Essential oil has a rich, balsamic aroma whose effect is simultaneously soothing and invigorating. It gives one an overall sense of being relieved and released. It relaxes the diaphragm and deepens the breath.

Frankincense is tapped from the scraggly but hardy Boswellia trees by slashing the bark, which is called striping, and allowing the exuded resin to bleed out and harden. These hardened resins are called tears. The Boswellia carterii resin used to make this Ru Xiang essential oil is sourced from trees in Egypt and extracted by CO2 in southern China.

Frankincense has a long and fascinating history. For example it is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible book of Exodus where it is named levonah meaning "white". It was one of the ingredients in the perfume of the sanctuary. Its  fragrant odor was a symbol of the Divine name and an emblem of prayer.

Ru Xiang oil's characteristic abilities to invigorate the blood, relax the sinews, smooth the movement of blood and Qi and ease pain extend beyond the physical to calm the emotions and lift the spirit.  

Topically Ru Xiang essential oil may be applied to reduce swelling, relieve pain, and enhance the healing of wounds, ulcers and scars. According to Li Shi Zhen's Ben Cao Gang Mu, Ru Xiang, "eliminates the toxicity of sores and deep-seated toxic boils, supporting the interior and protecting the Heart."

Frankincense essential oil is strongly anti-oxidant and may be used as a fixative to prevent rancidity.

Note: base

TCM Category: regulating blood

Channels entered: Heart, Liver, Spleen

Major chemical components: Monoterpenes (pinene,dipentene~40% from Yuen Materia Medica), D- camphene 80% (from Guangzhou extractor analysis).

**Compare our two Ru Xiang - Boswellia Carterii essential oils: Although their medicinal properties are similar and both have the traditional rich balsamic-sweet aroma of Frankincense resin, there are notable differences. The steam-distilled Somali Frankincense is brighter and more heady with a sharp, floral spice, and its consistency is thinner and lighter. Our CO2 extracted Egyptian Frankincense is richer, sweeter and deeper with a thick consistency and deep amber color.

Note: This essential oil has a thick consistency due to its nature and the extraction method. It has not been diluted in order to change the consistency which means that its aroma is strong and authentic. It is bottled with a non "orifice reducer" cap. To thin the oil for pouring, the bottle can be placed in warm water for a short time. 

15ml bottles of essential oils are offered at a 15% discount for licensed professionals only. This offer is available on web orders only. For discount pricing on even larger sizes or orders of 10 or more bottles of the same oil please send us an email with your requirements.

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