Frankincense (Boswellia Carterii) Essential Oil

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(Boswellia carterii)

Among the most ancient of all natural methods used to promote health, Frankincense has fascinated aromatherapists for centuries.  The powerful anti-inflammatory and strengthening properties of pure Frankincense make it a highly sought after oil. 

The fragrance of frankincense nearly defies description - it smells of wood and earth, strength and dignity, subtle sweetness, and hints of invigorating citrus.  It offers a powerful grounding to the mind and emotions as well. 


Plant Origin: Somalia

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from resin tears.

Selah oil blends that contain B. Carterii essential oil:

ArmorArmor SprayBreeze, RegenerateEaseSelah Kids: Resting, Jr. Blend

Roll-on is in a base of fractionated coconut oil (diluted at 5%).

Uses & Indications

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Frankincense will help with immune deficiency and depression,  add 1 drop to a glass of water (Schnaubelt, 133).

Boswellia Carterii has been recognized as being good for nervous depression (Price, 230).

A tonic to the heart, decongestant, detoxifying and healing... It is also suitable for treating nervous depression and insomnia (Price, 293).

Boswellia Carterii can be used to treat postnatal depression (Price, 249).

Sores, wounds, fevers, coughs, colds, stress, bronchitis, laryngitis, nervous conditions, tension (Worwood, 401).

Aging skin, analgesic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anxiety, asthma, bedsores, bronchitis, carbuncles, cold, cough, diaper rash, diuretic, expectorant, fatigue, flu, laryngitis, menstrual support, rheumatism, scars, sedative, stretch marks, wounds (Althea Press, 331).

Used with tea tree and calendula to treat pressure ulcer; reduce allergic asthma; effective oil for pain during active labor; used for extreme anxiety between transition and second stage of labor; reduce wrinkles; gentle antidepressant qualities (Buckle).

Antibacterial, boils, wounds, ulcers, tones tissue, balance oily skin, regenerate aging skin, wrinkles, congestive lung problems, mucus, pulmonary antiseptic, asthma, coughs, chronic bronchitis, laryngitis, shortness of breath, regulates menstrual flow, expel gas, aids digestion, diuretic, antiseptic, cystitis, urethritis, leukorrhea, stress, calming (Purchon, 59). 

Aging skin, respiratory infections, pulmonary antiseptic, coughs, bronchial catarrh, chronic bronchitis, asthma, wrinkles, uterine tonic, abnormally heavy periods, calming, anxiety (Davis).

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Topical: Apply diluted on bottoms of feet or directly to area of concern.

Ok for babies and children with proper dilution.

Pregnancy safe with extra dilution.

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Inhalation: Diffuse or inhale directly.

<pInternal: Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.

However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (Schnaubelt 96).

All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.


All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. 

Skin sensitization if oxidized.  Old or oxidized oils should be avoided.

If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.

Do not put essential oils inside the ear canal.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

GC/MS Key Constituents:

Pinene <alpha> 46.27%
Thujene <alpha-> 15.76%
Octylacetate 5.70%
Limonene 5.43%
Sabinene 4.62%

Pinene <beta-> 2.81%


Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils (2012).

Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Ed. (2014).

Buckle, Jane. Clinical Aromatherapy Essential Oils in Practice (2003).

Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z (2000).

Althea Press. Essential oils, Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing (2015).

Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness (2014).

Worwood, Valerie. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy (1991).

Schnaubelt, PhD., Kurt. The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils (2011).

Price, Shirley & Len. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (2012).

Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy (1995), p. 96.

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