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Frankincense essential oil, like the resin of the same name, has been used since ancient times for religious practices due to its scent and purifying properties. It is also called olibanum and is one of the sacred essential oils.Frankincense is a gum resin secreted by the trunk of shrubby plants of the genus Boswellia (in particular Boswellia Carterii) of a whitish color with a warm and woody smell and is native to the Arabian Peninsula and East Africa.

DōTERRA essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the resinous part which, when dried, turns brown with shades from light to dark.It is all the more valuable the older the tree is. The first harvest takes place in summer, when the resin is still milky. This is the purest and best crop.

The EO is composed of 40% monoterpenes such as pinene, limonene and sesquiterpenes such as beta-caryophyllene.

Scientific name:Plectranthus Coleidos.

Part of the plant:resin of Boswellia carterii, frereana and sacra

Extraction method:steam distillation

Aromatic description:warm, spicy, clean

Main chemical compounds:α-pinene, limonene, α-thujene

Origin:Arabian Peninsula and East Africa




DōTERRA Frankincense Essential Oil promotes therelaxation.Boswellia is used during the meditationand hasantidepressant propertiesAndcalming, in fact, it is also useful as a palliative care.

Tonic and rebalancing, it can give relief fromstress,anxiety,fearsdetaches fromobsessive thoughts, helps fight theinsomniaand makes our dreams vivid. It tends to reduce hyperactivity. It acts on thecrown chakra.

Antifungal,antihemorrhagic, Boswellia essential oil is used on the skin in case of infections, ulcers,scarsAndwrinkles, it's great healing.Penetrating deeply, it re-oxygenates the tissues, therefore it can also be used forrheumatism,  articolar painsAndmuscular.

It also has virtuesanti-inflammatoryandantiseptics, in fact it is also useful for the treatment oflaryngitis,sinusitis, cold,cough,isexpectorant.

Frankincense essential oil is particularly suitable for relieving arthritis, depression and metal fatigue:

Arthritis: Gently massage on the affected joints with a mixture of 3 drops of frankincense, 4 drops of peppermint, 2 drops of marjoram, one tablespoon (15 ml) of fractionated coconut oildōTERRA.

Depression: apply pure on the temples or forehead;   mix 5-10 drops in15 ml of fractionated coconut oildōTERRA to be used for a massage; pour 3 drops into a warm bath together with epsom salt.


The practical dōTERRA Incense Touch blend is made from the combination of Frankincense essential oil with fractionated coconut oil, to deliver the same benefits to people with delicate or sensitive skin.

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How to use

Diffusion: add three or four drops to a diffuser

Topical use:   for massage, dilute 5 drops with 10ml of dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil.For the bath, mix 8 drops with epsom salt and add to the water. To perfume, dilute 1 drop with 10 drops of carrier oil.

Internal use: 1-2 drops of frankincense oil can be added to 1 teaspoon ofhoney or directly under the tongue

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WARNINGS   _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136 Possible sensitivity_bad5cf58d. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing or have medical assistance, consult your doctor. Avoid contact with the eyes, the inside of the ears and sensitive areas.

Primary uses:arthritis, asthma, cough, depression, genital papillomas, hepatitis, scarring, wrinkles, warts, sedative

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