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Common name:

Frankincense Oil

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Common name: Frankincense


Higher name:

  • Boswellia carterii

  • Boswellia sacra


Scientific name: 

  • Olibanum


Frankincense essential oil has been used since ancient times for sacred and medicinal purposes.

An essential oil commonly used in aromatherapy, frankincense oil is typically sourced from the resin of the Boswellia carterii or Boswellia sacra tree. Also called olibanum, frankincense oil has a sweet, woody scent and is often used to ease stress and pain as well as improve youthfulness of skin, scars, age spots and stretch marks.

A component in frankincense, boswellic acid, has been studied for its anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties. 

Possible Benefits:


  • Immune Function

  • Acne

  • Anxiety

  • Colds

  • Coughs

  • Indigestion

  • Ulcers

  • Stress

  • Pain

  • Anti-Inflammatory

  • Youthful Skin