Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense Essential Oil

Boswellia carterii

Frankincense essential oil has a woody, spicy, haunting smell, a little bit camphoric, but very pleasant. It is pale yellow-green in color.

It originated in the Middle-East, Ethopia.

Extraction Method:
It is extracted using steam distillation process from the oleo gum resin.

Chemical composition:
A-pinene, actanol, linalool, octyl acetate, bornyl acetate, incensole and incensyl acetate.

Therapeutic properties:
Antiseptic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, sedative, tonic, uterine, vulnerary and expectorant.


  1. Frankincense essential oil soothes and calms the mind, slowing down and deepening breathing.
  2. Its use is excellent while meditating.
  3. It also helps to calm anxiety and obsessive states linked to the past.
  4. On the respiratory tract, it clears the lungs and helps with shortness of breath, asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, coughs and colds.
  5. It can be useful to ease heavy periods, is a general tonic to the uterus and has a calming effect during labor.
  6. It is also most helpful for rheumatism and has a positive impact on the urinary tract.
  7. Frankincense oil helps in rejuvenating ageing skin, is a skin tonic and is effective with sores, carbuncles, wounds, scars and skin inflammation.


  • Frankincense essential oil is non-toxic and non-irritant and could be used by most people.

Blends well with:

Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clary sage, Coriander, Geranium, Ginger.