Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense essential oil has a warm, balsamic, spicy aroma with a hint of lemon.

Frankincense was a precious aromatic used by the ancient Egyptians and Hebrews, it was believed burning frankincense helped to drive out evil spirits and purify the soul. Today it has many useful therapeutic benefits.

Effect on mind:  Produces feelings of serenity, slowing breathing and soothing the mind.

Effect on body:  Eases shortness of breath, useful for asthma sufferers. Beneficial for head colds, coughs, bronchitis and laryngitis. Could help ease post natal depression.

Effect on skin:  Excellent skin tonic, especially with ageing skin, apparently smoothing wrinkles! May balance oily skin. Also effective with inflammation from wounds, sores and ulcers.

Blends well with:  Basil, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Neroli, Patchouli, Sweet Orange, Sandalwood

Caution: Best avoided during pregnancy.


Botanical (INCI) Name:

Boswelia carterii


Pale straw to yellow


Green, citric, spicy

Plant parts used:


Extraction method:

Steam distillation

Region of origin:





Oils and Alcohol



Do not apply undiluted essential oils to your skin. Use a carrier oil or solvent to dilute first.


Do not drip undiluted essential oils into eyes as this will cause a chemical burn and may result in temporary blindness. Diluted essential oils may be used close to the eyes. More here.


Undiluted essential oils should not be dripped into the ears, but diluted essential oils may be placed on a cotton wad for partial insertion.


Keep essential oils in a place where young children cannot reach them, and never let them handle essential oils bottles.


If you have a skin condition, are pregnant, have epilepsy or asthma, are on a course of treatment with prescribed medication, or are in any doubt about any condition you may have, you are advised to seek the advice of a doctor or suitable practitioner before using pure essential oils.

For a full list of safety guidelines and more in depth information please visit the Tisserand Institute website.

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