Essential Oil

Frankincense Oil

Boswellia carterii

The aroma of frankincense—fresh, balsamic, warm, and woodsy—has helped create sacred spaces throughout history where peace and connection to self is possible. Frankincense oil can help support clear, deep breathing—whether it’s used in meditation, during cold season, or to strengthen the breath and chest on an ongoing basis. Frankincense is on our sustainability watch list. Our distiller is a leading advocate for strict harvesting regulations. He produces this certified organic frankincense essential oil from the resin of wild Boswellia carterii trees in the rural landscape of Somaliland.

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Benefits and uses

Frankincense carterii essential oil is on our sustainability watch list due to the regional over-harvesting of trees as well as exploitation of community workers. It is essential to be vigilant when purchasing frankincense essential oil, and we feel so fortunate to have a partnership with a distiller that ensures proper steps are taken to safeguard sustainability and ethical working practices. Our producer is a leader in the industry in terms of advocating for very strict harvesting regulations to make sure the precious frankincense trees are not destroyed through illegal poaching or improper harvesting practices.

The resin from Boswelli carterii trees creates a gorgeous fresh, lemony, woodsy, piney essential oil that is often used to promote overall skin health, especially in the healing of scars or minor topical injuries and is widely used for helping to reduce minor pain and inflammation related to headaches and general muscle tension as well as providing respiratory support. Frankincense is a safe, gentle oil that is a great choice for people with sensitive systems, including children and the elderly.

Emotionally and energetically, frankincense essential oil is rich with potential applications encouraging emotional healing and bringing peace and calm, especially during meditation.



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Plant Part
  • Resin
Certified Organic
Botanical Family
Extraction Methods
  • Base
Chemical Families
  • Esters
  • Ethers
  • Monoterpenes
  • Fresh
  • Lemony
  • Piney
  • Resinous
  • Spicy
  • Woodsy
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Shelf Life

3 years

Safety & Warnings

Non-toxic, generally non-irritating. Can be skin irritating if oxidized.

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