Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense Essential Oil

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Frankincense Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Boswellia sacra (of Oman origin)

There are many different species and varieties of plants, which can affect the properties or quality of an essential oil. Check the Botanical name or INCI name, this will help clearly distinguish an essential oil derived from one plant from other plants that share the same common name.

Plant Part: Resin

Distillation Method: Steam Distillation 


  • Skin Healing 
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Promotes feelings of relaxation and calm
  • Antiseptic and disinfectant
  • Astringent
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Diuretic
  • Carminative

Uses & Benefits

Immune System Booster

Frankincense Essential Oil can help boost your immune system through its disinfectant properties. Burning or diffusing frankincense helps eliminate and filter germs from the air. 

Skin Healing

Due to Frankincense’s antiseptic and disinfectant properties, it can be applied to minor wounds, cuts and abrasions to help prevent infections from developing. 

Skin and Hair Health

Frankincense essential oil is commonly found in a variety of cosmetics, soaps and body washes. It has astringent properties which help to tone skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Frankincense is also a great addition to shampoos as it strengthens hair follicles. 

Relaxation & Calming

Frankincense essential oil is commonly burned in incense, candles or used in a diffuser to promote states of meditation, peace and harmony. 


Frankincense has a beautifully rich and unique aroma making it a common fragrance found in perfumes.  


  • Do Not use during pregnancy (unless under the guidance of a healthcare professional)
  • Consult a Healthcare Professional prior to any internal use
  • Frankincense essential oil is typically non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing, and is safe for most  skin types. 

Further Information

Looking to build your knowledge of Essential Oils, check out our article on Essential Oil Foundations. Learn and grow with neōb Lavender. 

Essential oils are highly concentrated and potent. Prior to use consult a Healthcare Professional especially if pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children and animals. Keep away from sensitive skin areas such as eyes, ears and mucus membranes. 


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