Frankincense Essential Oil

[ 1846 ]
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Frankincense essential oil, also known as olibanum and boswellia, is a milky white sap that runs from the cut bark of Boswellia trees. It is allowed to harden for a few days before the teardrop-shaped resinous beads are scraped off the tree. The oil has a woody, spicy and slightly fruity aroma and is used in aromatherapy, wellness, and perfumery.

Bulk Frankincense Essential Oil ~ Monterey Bay Herb Co

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information at a glance

extraction methodsteam distillation
edibleInternal use is not recommended.
safetyAvoid during pregnancy and while nursing.
fragrance note classification base

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a cool, dry place.
appearance & aromaEarthy, balsamic and spicy with a slightly fruity finish.


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aromatherapyDiffuse or vaporize. The oil is reputed to promote calmness and enhance spiritual connection.
cosmetics / personal careUse to scent lotions, creams, soaps and other skin care products.
massage / bath / spaCombine with other essential oils to make massage and bath oil blends.

Take a bath with 2 drops of frankincense essential oil and 4 drops rose geranium essential oil mixed into the bath water.
perfumeryCreate custom perfumes by blending frankincense essential oil with other, complementary oils.
industrialFrankincense essential oil is used in the cosmetic, fragrance and pharmaceutical industries.

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aromatic profile & blending companions

essential oil

Earthy, spicy and slightly sweet with citrus-like qualities. Blends well with bergamot, cinnamon, cypress, rose geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, sweet orange, patchouli, sandalwood and ylang-ylang.

formulas & recipes

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what else you should know

essential oil

Originating from the arid climates of North Africa and Oman, frankincense essential oil begins life as a resin that oozes out of damaged bark. Ancient Egyptians used this resin as incense, a preservative in the embalming process, a perfume, a cosmetic ingredient and an offering to the gods.

Today, frankincense essential oil is used in aromatherapy and in perfumery. Due to the presence of anti-inflammatory monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, the oil is also used topically to address various skin issues.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.