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Frankincense Essential Oil


Most of us have heard of Frankincense as being one of the gifts the Wise Men gave to baby Jesus. It’s no surprise then that Frankincense has been used widely for religious purposes across the world. Apart from its religious importance, it’s an important oil in aromatherapy that can really support the nervous, respiratory, and integumentary systems.

Name of Oil:  Frankincense

Latin Binomial:  Boswellia serrata

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  Somalia, Ethiopia, Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, India

Scent Profile:  Woody, balsamic, spicy

Parts used in distillation:  Resin

Oil Characteristics:  Pale yellow to amber with greenish tints, Thin, Mild to medium

Cultivation:  Sustainably Wild Harvested


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Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Anxiety, nervous tension, stress, asthma, bronchitis, dry skin, wounds and wrinkles.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Stress, irritability, restlessness or insomnia.


Played an important role in religion in ancient Egypt and Persian, Hebrew, Greek and Roman civilizations; the resin itself is regularly mentioned in the Bible.

Chemical Constituents

a-pinene, a-thujene, sabinene, para-cymene, octyl acetate, octanol,incensyl acetate, incensol, limonene, linalool, cembrene, isocembrene, 1,8cineole, camphene, e- b-ocimene, viridoflorol, a-phellandrene, verbenone,myrcene, b-pinene, b-caryophyllene, estragole, z-b ocimene, a-thujone,b-bourbonene, b-thujone, s-3-carene, zingiberene

Safety & References


Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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