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Organic Frankincense

Organic Frankincense

Boswellia carterii

Botanical Properties

Frankincense is the product of the small Boswellia carterii tree, which belongs to the Burseraceae family. It has multiple branch-supporting trunks that can reach up to 5m in height. This tree possesses a thick foliage and small flowers that are either white or pink in colour. It is called a “bleeder”, as it drips a lots of sap. It is one of the few trees from which resin is harvested, in this case in order to make incense.

Origin and history

The Boswellia c. tree originated in Yemen, where they have cultivated this plant and practiced rituals that use its resin for many thousands of years. In these rituals they burn the frankincense in order to liberate its “divine” smoke. This practice has now spread to many temples and churches, where incense is burnt to attempt to elevate and carry prayers towards the sky and the gods.

Organoleptic properties

Aspect: liquid

Colour: yellow, pale yellow, or dark brown

Odour: resinous, balmy, spicy, sweet

Distilled parts: resin

Country of origin:

Density: 0.860 – 0.890


Main biochemical components or chemotype: alpha-Pinene, Limonene

Allergenic molecules naturally found within this essential oil: Limonene

Certain natural components of this essential oil may cause allergic reactions. Please do an allergy test on the skin in the crease of your elbow before using this product.


Due to the proportionally high levels of monoterpenes in the biochemical makeup of our organic frankincense essential oil, it is:

  • excellent anti-inflammatory
  • antiviral
  • antiseptic
  • antifungal

It also acts as:

  • anticatarrhal
  • expectorant
  • antidepressant


Cypress essential oil is generally recommended to fight chronic respiratory infections, bronchitis, sinusitis, asthma, scars and slow-healing wounds, fungal infections, and all skin problems (such as stretch marks, wrinkles, and hard skin). It has also been shown to be a great immunostimulant.



Please consult your doctor before taking any therapy or treatment orally.

Oral administration:

Take 2 drops of organic frankincense essential oil 3 times a day, mixed with a little honey, syrup, or on a lozenge, to help fight respiratory infections.

On the skin:

Mix 3 drops of organic cypress essential oil with 2 drops of organic hazelnut oil to help with rheumatisms.

By diffusion:

By diffusing this oil in the atmosphere you will promote the elevation of your spirit. It can help prepare for meditation, whilst making the mood of a room more “zen”.

Possible synergies

As a fragrance and for diffusion: Sandalwood

As a spiritual incense: Nard

Energetic values and synergies

In energy aromatherapy, frankincense is linked to the upper chakra, whose colour is magenta. This chakra unites the spiritual and physical worlds.

Our frankincense essential oil promotes spiritual learning and will develop one’s capacity to transmit and share these learnings. It dissociates one from one’s fears and reduces the extent to which one is affected by stress, whilst also promoting re-focussing and spiritual journeys.

In synergy: Myrrh For meditation: Use the Jnana Mudra (for inspiration), whilst having diffused frankincense essential oil or placed a few drops on the crease at the bottom of your neck.


Flammable. Oral use only under medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. Unadvisable for children under the age of three, pregnant or lactating women. Do not apply to the skin before exposing oneself to the sun. Can be used in cooking. Do not apply neat to the skin.


The information given on this site regarding essential oils are only to be taken as indications. They do in no way, aim to replace any medical advice given by a qualified doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult your doctor

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