How to Make Frankincense Oil from Tear Resin
Today I will show you how to make frankincense oil from the resin or tears. I will show the quick release way to infuse frankincense into oil within 24 hours. I will not only show the process and ingredients, but I will also share why each ingredient is used.
0:00 Intro Chat
0:30 What is Frankincense Tears?
1:00 Needed Equipment
1:30 Frankincense Benefits
3:40 Product Labeling
What are frankincense tears?
The tears are the resin or sap from the frankincense tree. They have a yellowish color that transitions to a whitish exterior and a darker brown color. Some pieces can be broken by hand, but they are generally very hard. To process them, I'll take small bits and use a mortar and pestle. Other options include an herb grinder or a hand manual coffee grinder. I prefer the hand tools because they don't rely on electricity, making it an off-grid method. It also allows for making medicinal products even in bartering situations.
What are some benefits of frankincense and why am I personally making this?
I want to use frankincense in a diaper ointment cream for my son, who has sensitive skin. It is safe for children depending on their age, and frankincense oil has several benefits. It has anti-inflammatory properties, which is great for healing. It is also antiseptic and acts as a natural astringent, helping to kill germs on the skin. Additionally, it contains antibacterial properties and is known for its effectiveness against wrinkles and scars. Frankincense is also known to help with fertility, hormonal issues, blood pressure, and heart rate. It has a relaxing effect and is often used in incense, fragrances, or perfumes to provide a calming effect and relieve nervousness, anxiety, and tension.
When reading the warning label, it states that frankincense is not to be used during pregnancy, and consuming the product can expose you to lead. Dried fragrances made from frankincense have been used in various ways, including perfume manufacturing and aromatherapy. The ancient Egyptians even used powdered frankincense as eyeliner. It is considered one of the biblical herbs or medicinal herbs mentioned in many passages.
I didn't mention it earlier, but we will need a mason jar to store the product. This is what it looks like, and you can see there is already some powder in it. We will transfer this to an herb grinder.
Next, you'll choose your carrier oil. The three options I prefer are olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil, or avocado oil, especially for the skin, as they can easily penetrate and absorb into the skin. In this case, I'll use grapeseed oil, which is also a natural astringent, light, and quickly absorbed by the skin.
Cover the resin completely with oil, about 2 inches above the powder. If you see any powders in the corners, lightly mix them around. Place the jar in a slow cooker with a couple of inches of water. Ensure there is a small hole in the lid to allow steam to escape. Set the slow cooker to low heat and let it warm up. Keep it on for 24 hours, checking on it periodically. Afterward, turn off the slow cooker, remove the lid, and allow it to cool. Finally, drain the mixture, and you'll have your frankincense oil.
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