Frankincense B. Carterii



Latin name: Boswellia carterii
Country of origin: Ethiopia or Somalia
Part of the plant: Resin (tears)
Obtained by: Steam distilled
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, sedative, expectorant, antiseptic.


Wait- What do you mean, "Ethiopia or Somalia"?

Because essential oils are considered a "commodity", there can sometimes be variations in availability.  Although both countries offer an almost identical resin, and it is the same species, there can be slight differences:

Similarities: Both options have a warm, sweet, balsamic, woody aroma. They are interchangeable in use since they are all good for stress, skin care, meditation and as immune stimulants.

Differences: Frankincense (Ethiopia) has a deeper aroma. Frankincense (Somalia) has a more aromatic, spicy scent.

Notable Uses

Physical uses: Coughs, bronchitis, inflammation, infections, tense breathing, shallow breathing, rapid breathing, PMS, menopausal symptoms, immune support.

Skincare uses: Wrinkles, dry skin, mature skin, scars, inflammation, small wounds, minor skin infections, skin tonic.

Psychological uses: Anxiety, stress, nervous tension, fear, restless mind.

Subtle uses: Quiets and clarifies the mind.

Notes: Avoid Frankincense during pregnancy and nursing

For external use only. Always dilute before use. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes and other sensitive areas. Keep away from direct flame – essential oils are flammable. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using essential oils. Store at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.

(This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. No information provided is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)

Scent Profile

Keeping with the more masculine scents, the resinous essential oil scent family offers deep, smoky, and sweet fragrances that are very similar to woody scents. These scents are often described as reminding someone of leather or being in a church.

Popular scents in the resinous scent family include myrrh, frankincense, and elemi.

These essential oils are best used with aromatherapy, especially when meditating or relaxing, as they provide sensations of grounding, uplifting, and intimacy.

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