The essential oil is produced by steam distillation of the resin collected from the bark of the frankincense tree. It has a long use over time and was often an important ingredient of incense in many religious traditions. It acts on the respiratory system making it particularly useful for bronchitis and coughs. Particularly good for mature skin often helping decrease fine lines (see our Night Renewal Cream). Frankincense has a calming, grounding effect on the nervous system and is particularly useful to burn during meditation. Blends well with lavender, neroli, sandalwood, ginger and jasmine.