Frankincense Essential Oil, CO2, Carteri

Frankincense Essential Oil, CO2, Carteri

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Quick Overview

The Boswellia carteri from Somalia is the most widely researched for the medicinal actions of Frankincense, with an uplifting woody and citrusy aroma.

Botanical Name: Boswellia carteri

Also known as Olibanum, the Frankincense tree looks to be more of a handsome shrub: It's many knurled branches rarely reach more than 22 feet in height and are topped with abundant slender leaves. A native species to northern Africa, it is capable of growing in some of the worlds most arid, parched regions. It is the sap of this tree that holds profound medicinal properties. To extract it, the bark is pierced with a knife (known traditionally as a 'mingaf') and a milky-white oleoresin is in small amounts to ensure the tree is not harmed (Myrrh is also harvested this way).

Known as "liquid pearls from the tree of life", the resin forms droplets that harden into the walnut-sized orange-brown gum known as Frankincense. The English name of this natural incense is derived from the medieval French 'franc', meaning 'pure' or 'free', and from the Latin 'incensium', meaning 'to smoke'.

About the Oil
We offer Frankincense essential oil derived from of two varieties of tree: Boswellia carteri from Somalia and Boswellia seratta from western India.

This essential oil is sourced from the resin of Frankincense trees wild-grown in Somalia.

Both varieties are distilled using carbon dioxide. This means that the resin has never been exposed to high temperatures in the extraction process; it is instead immersed in liquid carbon dioxide that evaporates when the process is complete. The CO2 distillation process draws larger molecules into the oil than is possible using steam distillation, allowing all medicinal properties of the sacred resin to remain present in the distilled essential oil.

Aromatherapy Notes
This Frankincense oil has a fresh lemon-like top note with a gentle green, herbaceous middle note and deep, warm, rich balsamic undertones.

It goes particularly well with many other 'wood' oils such as Cedar, Fir, Spruce and Sandalwoods, and adds a lovely note to florals such as Rose and Ylang Ylang

Traditional Uses
Resins and their oils have always been associated with fumigation and purification. Hence why Frankincense essential oil was first used as incense in India, China and the Catholic churches of Europe and North America. The spirit of the sacred and of meditation have surrounded Frankincense for ages; allowing the spirit, as it's smoke does, to rise to the heavens.

Ancient Egyptian women would char frankincense resin (called kohl) and use it to blacken their eyelids and outline their eyes

The ancient cultures of Egypt, Persia, Israel, Rome and Greece often prescribed Frankincense oil for syphilis, rheumatism, respiratory and urinary-tract infections, skin diseases and digestive complaints.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Analgesic, Antibacterial, Anticatarrhal, Antidepressive, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Astringent, Carminative, Cicatrisant, Cytophalactic, Digestive, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Sedative, Uterine, Vulnerary. (See Definitions.)


  • Encourages deeper breathing patterns and revitalizes the energy associated full inhalation and exhalation cycles
  • Useful for healing bronchitis, asthma and other chest and lung congestion issues


  • Antibacterial and analgesic properties are brought full-circle with its wound healing abilities
  • Astringent and anti-inflammatory, it is traditionally used to treat scar tissue and skin ulcers
  • Nourishes dry and prematurely aging skin


  • Its anti-depressant, euphoric qualities are used in psycho-aromatherapy to treat anxiety & nervous tension
  • Uplifts human awareness by freeing the nerves from excessive tension, allowing us to focus on the underlying transcendental unity of our inner self
  • Smooths the flow of Qi-energy when stress has accumulated to the point of irritability, restlessness and insomnia


  • potent immune-stimulant and anti-cancer agent in a variety of scientific studies:

The essential oil has been shown to stimulate lymphocyte transformation (a measure of its immune system stimulating action, as immune cells are created which fight off specific invaders in the body). It has also been shown to be tumoricidal, which means it destroys the tumors formed by cancerous cells.

Application and Use

  • The antibacterial and anti-infectious properties of Frankincense oil coupled with its respiratory enhancing qualities make it a good candidate to combat sinusitis and laryngitis. Adding 2 drops to a bowl full of steaming hot water (6-10 cups), and inhaling with a towel draped over the head for 5-15 minutes will be benefit these conditions.


  • Frankincense can applied directly to areas of skin needling protection against bacteria (open wounds), or areas afflicted with pain (due to arthritis, injury or muscle soreness). A few drops massaged into the affected region will suffice.

  • Test for sensitivity when applying to sensitive areas such as the face; a small patch will ensure the dilution is correct and no reaction occurs. Apply to the test area 12 hours before applying to the whole region.


  • A drop of essential oil in a 12 ounce glass of water once a day for a few days is all that is necessary.

Frankincense essential oil is non-toxic, a non-irritant and non-sensitizing when used in properly-balanced proportions in the directed practices. If pregnant, or If ingesting the oil, consultation with a physician is recommended.
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