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How to make Frankincense oil at home. | in Five Easy Steps
How to make Frankincense oil at home.

How to make Frankincense oil at home.

Producing Your frankincense oil products is an enjoyable and creative hobby which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own homes and may be relatively fast and affordable. In industrial production, Steam Distillation is the process used to isolate and extract frankincense essential oils. It is a procedure which needs caution (the mixture of pressure and heat is demanded) and generates a lower return. ~5 percent ).

Frankincense resin is an intricate combination of essential oils and alcohol soluble waxes, and the rest water-soluble gums, that are poly-saccharides. Frankincense essential oil is a wonder oil with a wide range of uses from boosting the immune system, regulating the menstrual cycle, improving fertility and keeping the uterus healthy, improves oral health, relieves stress and anxiety and inflammation, improves memory and insomnia, speeds up the healing of wounds and gives relief from respiratory discomforts such as colds, flu, and coughs.

During steam distillation of the frankincense essential oil Just 7~10 percent of the curative properties of resin can been obtained, and the vast majority of the resin is lost as a waste Frankincense resin is employed in all of its forms, from resin hydrosol to crucial oil. A number of those water-soluble properties exist in the frankincense hydrosol.

How to use Frankincense resin.

The frankincense Resin may be utilised in a number of ways,

  • Burning as incense for meditation,
  • Chewed like gum for dental care,
  • For ingestion, Frankincense resin is made to stand in warm water and ingested.
  • Frankincense Tincture and frankincense infused oil to topical lotions and lotions.

how to make frankincense oil While the scent of an oleoresin isn’t as strong as that of an essential oil, it does intensify when heated, making it perfect for use in an oil burner. Unlike essential oil, you can apply an oleoresin directly to the skin, meaning you can make the most of its natural anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. Try applying it to aching joints, or rubbing it into your face to revitalise skin cells and help prevent wrinkles.

How to make frankincense oil

 

Frankincense oil is created by infusing dry frankincense resin in a carrier oil of choice for several hours if heat is applied or several weeks if left to stand. As the oil’s dry resin infuses, the natural essential oils and other non-volatile properties of frankincense are drawn out and into the carrier oil. Infused oils, often referred  as herbal oils or botanical oils, make great massage oils and are frequently employed as the foundation for healing salves

There are 3 fundamental ways to Make frankincense infused oil;

  1. Low heat method
  2. Solar method
  3. Tincture / oil method

 

How to make frankincense oil using Low-Heat Method.

Using the low heat method is our recommended method. Frankincense resin is better infused using heat because it does not surrender its properties easily. Infusing frankincense  into oils with heat takes less time, reduces the chances for fresh herbs to turn the oil rancid, and extracts more volatile oils and aroma from the resin.

Materials

 

200 g of frankincense resin

500 ml of sweet almond oil or extra virgin olive oil.

5 drops of frankincense essential oil.

Muslin Cloth or cheesecloth

Crock pot / double boiler

1000ml amber Bottle.

Direction

 

  1. Place frankincense resin in crock-pot, or a double boiler, and cover with extra virgin olive oil or sweet almond oil. Gently heat the oil-resin mixture over low heat for 3 to 5 hours, until the oil takes the resin’s aroma. Turn off the heat and allow it to cool. Do not grind the frankincense resin. Grinding the resin causes the volatile oils to escape.
  2. Once the oil is cooled, let it sit overnight.
  3. Strain using muslin cloth or cheesecloth   
  4. Bottle in dry, amber glass
  5. Store in a cool, dark, dry place for up to eight months. Adding 1% Frankincense or two basic ways to create an infused oil, Vitamin E essential oil will help prolong shelf life.
how to use frankincense-resin Another approach is to use non-volatile solvents such as vegetable oils and animal fats to extract the therapeutic compounds from oleoresins. They are much gentler than many volatile solvents, do not harm the environment in their production, use and disposal and pose no threat to our health in topical or internal applications. They are easy to make, purchase and use, they break down and decompose without adding toxins to the environment, and are safe and easy enough to use in any kitchen and home. Using non-volatile solvents creates new opportunities for self care and making our own medicine.

Frankincense resin

Using the Solar Method to produce Frankincense oil.

 

The solar infusion method of making infused oils is an excellent one, especially if you want to incorporate the energy of the sun into your infused oils. This method is the simplest of all the methods as it utilizes the sun for warmth, requires minimum monitoring, but its time consuming 4 – 6 weeks.

Materials

20 g of frankincense resin

100 ml of sweet almond oil or extra virgin olive oil.

5 drops of frankincense essential oil.

200ml wide mouth clear jar

Muslin Cloth or cheesecloth

150ml amber Bottle.

Directions
  1. Place the frankincense resin in a clean, dry jar and cover with your carrier oil, making sure the herbs are covered with at least one to two inches of oil above the resin.
  2. Cap the jar tightly and shake well once a day.
  3. Place jar in a sunny, warm windowsill
  4. After 6 to 8 weeks, strain the resin out of the oil using Muslin Cloth or cheesecloth
  5. Bottle in dry, amber glass
  6. Add frankincense essential oil or vitamin for longer shelf life.
Non-alcoholic tincture to produce frankincense oil
Material

100 ml of vegetable glycerine

20 g of frankincense resin

25 ml extra virgin olive oil.

200ml wide mouth clear jar

Muslin Cloth or cheesecloth

150ml amber Bootle.

30ml distilled water or frankincense hydrosol

Directions
  1. Grind the frankincense resin
  2. Place the frankincense resins in a clean, dry jar and cover with your glycerine distilled water and carrier oil, making sure the resins are covered.
  3. Cap the jar tightly and shake well once a day.
  4. Place jar in a sunny, warm windowsill
  5. After 2 to 4 weeks, strain the resin out of the oil using Muslin Cloth or cheesecloth
  6. Bottle in dry, amber glass