Frankincense essential oil

Botswellia carterii

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Properties: An ancient oil that has formed part of religious ceremonies for thousands of years. Frankincense essential oil is a calming and centreing oil that slows and deepens breathing, easing away worries and fears. Often selected by horses which become fearful is certain situations – loud noises, clipping. The oil is thought to help your horse take his mind away from the object of his fear.

Because of the effect Frankincense has on the breathing and its expectorant and anti-catarrhal properties, this oil is often helpful in conditions like asthma and bronchitis.

Frankincense is a good oil to offer at the end of life along with sandalwood, rose otto and angelica root essential oils. It is a wonderful thing to be able to offer oils and allow your horse to chose one or more that will ease their transition from this life.

Principle constituents: esters, alcohols, terpenes: sabinene, alpha-pinene, limonene, alpha-thujene

Precautions: non-toxic, non-irritating