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Frankincense – Benefits And Uses

Essential Oil Profile

Botanical Name: Boswellia Caterii
Country of Origin: Egypt
Extraction Method: Steam distillation of resin
Scent Profile: Warm, woody and incense-like, Frankincense has all the classic grounding properties of a base note. A bouquet of citrus, flora, amber in the background add body and dimension to the scent, setting the stage for a harmonious pairing with most other oils.

Therapeutic Properties / Health Benefits

Frankincense oil has proven to be an effective beauty ingredient that tones and regenerates skin while eliminating toxins, water retention, and symptoms of Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) such as nausea and abdominal cramps.

Therapeutic Properties

Health Benefits

Reduces mental tension Encourages cell renewal
Aids with insomnia Supports release of toxins and excess water
Aids with meditation; centering Regulates menstruation


Tighten and tone skin: Frankincense essential oil can be used in skin care to prevent loose or saggy skin as it has natural functions as an astringent – making blood vessels, skin, and tissue contract. Its face and body-sculpting properties are further enhanced by its diuretic properties that enable the body to release toxins and excess water, eliminating puffiness.

Skin renewal:  Frankincense promotes skin cell regeneration, revealing fresh, unblemished skin.

Sun Protection:  Frankincense is rich in phytonutrients and anti-oxidants that ward off the ageing effects of the sun to help maintain youthful skin.

  • How to use for face care
    Add one drop of essential oil to one dollop of your face cream or lotion and apply every two days. Do not be tempted to add more oil. Higher doses do not work better than regular applications.
  • How to use for body care
    Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of carrier oil. Massage into affected area in gentle, even motions. If pain persists, consult a professional practitioner.


Prevent hair loss:  Frankincense inhibits the body’s production of the chemical compound Alpha 5-reductase, one of the main root causes of hair loss.

  • How to use
    Dilute frankincense essential oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil, or sweet almond oil and use in a scalp massage oil.


- In a nebuliser
- In an oil burner
- In baths or inhalation

Blends well with

Frankincense oil blends very well with lime, lemon, orange, bergamot, lavender, rose, pine, cedarwood and sandalwood.

Caution/Side effects

Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose.

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