Frankincense Essential Oil, India

(Boswellia carterii)
(1 customer review)


Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia carterii) from India is Wildcrafted Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steam distilled from the tree’s gum. Special knives are used to make small cuts into the bark of the tree, gum oozes out over time and eventually hardens into resin.


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Botanical NameOriginCultivationMethod of ExtractionSourceNoteBlends Well With
Boswellia carteriiIndiaWildcraftedSteam DistilledGumBase Sandalwood, Pine, Vetiver, Geranium,lavender, Mimosa, Neroli, Orange, Bergamot, Camphor, Basil

Frankincense Essential Oil India – Wildcrafted

Frankincense Essential Oil India (Boswellia carterii) from India is Wildcrafted Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steam distilled from the tree’s gum.

Frankincense, also known as olibanum, is a small tree growing up to 22 feet, with abundant narrow leaves and white to pale pink flowers. Incisions are made to the tree allowing a milky white sap to ooze. This resin hardens to a brownish gum and is steam distilled to produce Frankincense Essential Oil. Frankincense is native to the Middle East and now grows in Somalia, Ethiopia, southern Arabia, and China.

Frankincense Essential Oil was used in both religious and domestic life in the Ancient Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, Hebrew, Greek, and Roman cultures. It is possibly the most important incense ingredient in history. The name is derived from the medieval French word franc, meaning purify and the Latin word incensium, to smoke.

Frankincense was used by the Ancient Egyptians as one of the main ingredients in their temple incense kyphi and the gum was charred to produce kohl which Egyptian women used to paint their eyelashes. Frankincense is one of the four main ingredients the Hebrews used for their ceremonial incense burned on the Sabbath. Frankincense was one of the gifts the Magi presented to Jesus and is mentioned 22 times in the Bible.

Our Other Frankincense Oils:

  • Frankincense Somalia (Boswelia carterii) – a bit more expensive but, my it is my preferred Frankincense (also Boswelia carterii)
  • Frankincense Serrata (Boswelia serrata) – an interesting alternative for a little different type of Frankincense (from India)
    We also offer:
  • Frankincense Resin – the actual wildcrafted “tears” or gum of the frankincense tree (sold by the ounce)
  • Frankincense Flower Water – aka Frankincense Hydrosol – the water that was used for the steam distillation of the Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense Essential Oil (India) has its most important effect on the nervous system. It has the ability to relax and revitalize making it an excellent treatment for nervous tension and nervous exhaustion. Frankincense Essential Oil is uplifting and can help alleviate stress that has given way to irritability and restlessness.

Frankincense Essential Oil (India) is said to “deepen the breath” and is useful for issues such as bronchitis and asthma.

In Oriental medicine, Frankincense Essential Oil (India) helps smooth the flow of Qi-energy and calm the nerves and is said to strengthen the immune system.

Frankincense Essential Oil (India) has long been recognized as having psychological and spiritual benefits around the world. It calms and centers the mind and is an aid to meditation, contemplation, and prayer. Frankincense Essential Oil (India) alleviates mental distractions allowing clarity of thought and a sense of purpose.

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1 review for Frankincense Essential Oil, India

  1. dropbydropapothecary (verified owner)

    This is one of my favorite oils from Artisan Aromatics. I love the smell of it and its chemistry. It is beautiful on its own or blends well with others. I never order less than 1 oz.

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