Frankincense Essential Oil


Boswellia carterii, Boswellia sacra, Boswellia papyrifera, and Boswellia frereana


Extraction method

Steam distilled from resin

Aromatic description

Warm, spicy, herbal

Main chemical components

α-pinene, Limonene, and Octyl Acetate



Frankincense, also known as the “King of Essential Oils,” has a wide range of notable uses and benefits. This potent essential oil is renowned for its ability to beautify and rejuvenate skin when applied topically, as well as promote cellular health and immunity and produce a healthy inflammatory response when taken internally.

Almost all ancient religions, including the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists, used frankincense in their spiritual practices.


Anticatarrhal, Anticancer, Antidepressant, Anti-infectious, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Antitumor, Immunostimulant, Restorative, Sedative

Uses & Benefits

Reduces Stress and Negative Emotions

    • Inhaling frankincense oil lowers heart rate and blood pressure. It has anti-anxiety and anti-depression properties, but unlike prescription medications, it does not cause side effects or unwanted drowsiness. Diffuse it to relax at home. Some people believe that fragrance can improve intuition and spiritual connection.
    • A recent study found that two compounds in frankincense, called incensole and incensole acetate, can activate ion channels in the brain to help people with anxiety or depression feel better. Add a few drops of frankincense essential oil to your bath.

Boosts Immune System and Prevents Illness

    • Many studies have shown that frankincense may be able to kill harmful bacteria, viruses, and even cancer cells. It can stop germs from forming on the skin, in the mouth, or in the home.
    • Frankincense essential oil may help prevent gingivitis, bad breath, cavities, toothaches, mouth sores, and other infections because it has antiseptic properties.

Helps Fight Cancer and Deal with Chemotherapy Side Effects

    • Many cancer studies look at frankincense essential oil because people are becoming more interested in finding a cure for cancer. Yes, it has been shown that Frankincense oil can help fight certain types of cancer cells.
    • Another study found that the combination of myrrh and frankincense essential oils is effective against breast and skin cancer cells.
    • A 2012 study found that AKBA, a chemical compound found in frankincense, kills cancer cells that have become resistant to chemotherapy.
    • Take internally 2-3 drops twice a day in a capsule.

Eliminates harmful bacteria and germs

    • Frankincense oil is an antiseptic and disinfectant with antimicrobial properties. It has the ability to naturally remove cold and flu germs from the home and body, and it can be used instead of chemical household cleaners.
    • Diffuse it to help reduce indoor pollution while also deodorizing and disinfecting any space. For cold or flu, add 2-3 drops of Frankincense on a cloth and inhale or diffuse it

Skin protection and anti-aging properties

    • Improves skin tone, elasticity, and defense mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes
    • May help tone and lift skin, diminish the appearance of scars and acne, and treat wounds.
    • Aid in the removal of stretch marks, surgical scars, or marks associated with pregnancy, as well as the healing of dry or cracked skin.
    • Reduces skin irritation and redness.
    • Mix 6 drops of oil into 30 ml fractionated coconut oil or any carrier oil for skin, such as jojoba, and apply directly to saggy or damaged skin.

Improves Memory

    • Can be used to improve memory and learning functions
    • Alzheimer Disease, dementia and brain injury support
    • Take 2 drops internally or apply diluted under the nose and on the back of the neck. Diffuse it at night, while sleeping.

Help Balance Hormones and Improve Fertility

    • May include reducing symptoms associated with menstruation and menopause by balancing hormone levels
    • Help relieve: pain, cramps, constipation, headaches, anxiety, nausea, fatigue, mood swings
    • Use aromatically and topically to bottoms of feet, and over abdomen

Helps digestion

    • Helps in the relief of stomach pain and cramping, as well as nausea.
    • Accelerates the secretion of digestive enzymes, increases urination production, relaxes the muscles of the digestive tract, and improves the circulation for proper digestive health.
    • Internally, add 2 drops of oil to a big glass of water or put 2 drops in a tablespoon of honey.

Helps Decrease Inflammation and Pain

    • Inhibits inflammatory molecules associated to arthritis, asthma, IBS, and other conditions.
    • Prevents cartilage breakdown and reduces harmful and painful inflammation, making it a natural treatment for muscle, joint, and tendon discomfort.
    • Diffuse it or mix it with fractionated coconut oil and apply it to the affected area: muscles, joints, feet, neck.

Risks & Side Effects

Frankincense essential oil is very well-tolerated.

However, it is best to be cautious and begin with small quantities. Begin with just 2-3 drops in water or another beverage at a time.

  • Pregnant Women – Use frankincense with caution because it is an emmenagogue and also has astringent properties that may have negative effects on the pregnancy.
  • Children – Frankincense essential oil is considered generally safe for children to use.


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