Frankincense (Boswellia frereana, B. carterii, B. sacra) Essential Oil from dōTERRA®
Powerful immune-boosting and mood elevating properties
→ Monoterpenes (up to 90%):
α- & β-pinenes (43%)
α-terpinene, camphene, α-phellandrene
→ Sesquiterpenes (<10%):
→ Alcohols (<5%):
Frankincense is a truly unique essential oil, with a rich, aromatic scent that is calming to your senses, your emotional state and overall sense of well-being. One of the gifts given to Christ at His birth, it was considered to be more valuable than gold.
15 mL bottle.
About frankincense oil:
Frankincense is from the Burseraceae family (resinous trees and shrubs). The oil is steam distilled from the gum or resin.
One of the oldest medical documents known to man, dating back to 1500 B.C., recorded the use of frankincense oil, by physicians and priests alike, for the treatment of disease and illness. Today, modern science is giving validity to these ancient practices and, once again, the essential oil of frankincense is bringing new hope for achieving and maintaining optimal health.
The α-Copaene molecule: One of the sesquiterpene compounds in frankincense oil.
Like all essential oils, frankincense brings a complexity and synergy, through its many beneficial compounds and structures. Researchers have discovered that compounds, identified as sesquiterpenes, stimulate the limbic system, the emotional center of the brain, as well as key glands.
No wonder the rich aromatic scent of this unique essential oil is calming to the senses, emotional state and overall sense of well-being.
Key properties of frankincense oil
Some of the beneficial properties of frankincense include its ability to ease discomfort, elevate the mood, promote a normal inflammatory response, calm the system and support kidney function.
Common uses for frankincense oil
Frankincense oil can be used very effectively to support a healthy response to the stresses of life, promoting a sense of calm. It has a relaxing effect on the body, and is very uplifting to the mood and sense of awareness. Its mood lifting properties can be applied aromatically, either through diffusion or direct inhalation, or through topical application, including various forms of massage.
Frankincense is also beneficial for various skin conditions, as well as to reduce wrinkles or scarring from cuts and wounds. It is mild enough to be applied without dilution, in most instances. The most practical way to use frankincense, for skin care applications, is to dilute it down to 1% - 2% in a carrier oil or ointment before using.
Frankincense is also a powerful immune enhancer. It is great for use during the cold and flu season; but then, your immune system is constantly challenged in today's world, and boosting your immune system is a great idea any time.
Modern research into frankincense oil
It's nearly impossible to list all of the benefits linked to this potent essential oil. Science is just beginning to understand some of its more prominent benefits.
Modern uses include muscle relaxation, immune support, uplifting of mood and heightening awareness, and its general support of body systems. Frankincense oil can be used topically, internally, and diffused into the environment.
More about frankincense oil:
Frankincense is a holy oil in the Middle East, and has been part of religious ceremonies for thousands of years.
In 3000 B.C., frankincense was valued more than gold. It was sometimes referred to as "liquid gold". Even today, the rarity of frankincense makes it one of the most expensive essential oils.
Much of the world's frankincense comes from the gum resin tears extracted from trees in Oman, India, Somalia, Yemen and other areas of North Africa, which is then steam distilled into oil.
dōTERRA's frankincense is lighter, crisper and less "woody" than some other frankincense oils. I have used other frankincense regularly since 1997, and always loved it. But, the first time I tried the dōTERRA® frankincense, it blew me away. This truly is amazing stuff.