Frankincense Essential Oil, Somalia

(Boswellia carteri)


Frankincense Essential Oil Somalia (Boswellia carterii) is wildcrafted therapeutic quality essential oil steam distilled from the sustainably collected resin of the trees. We find it to have a very smooth and deeply fragrant aroma.

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Botanical Name Origin Cultivation Method of Extraction Source Note
Boswellia carteri Somalia Wildcrafted Steam Distilled Gum Base
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Frankincense Essential Oil Somalia – Wildcrafted

Our Frankincense Essential Oil Somalia (Boswellia carterii) is wildcrafted therapeutic quality essential oil steam distilled from the sustainably collected resin of the trees.

Frankincense is a small tree growing up to 22 feet with abundant narrow leaves and white to pale pink flowers.  It’s native to the Middle East and now grows in Somalia, Ethiopia, southern Arabia, and China. Frankincense from Somalia is our favorite of all the Frankincense essential oils.

Our Other Frankincense Oils:

Frankincense India (Boswelia carterii) – less expensive than Frankincense Somalia and still quite nice; also distilled from sustainably collected resin
Frankincense Serrata (Boswelia serrata) – an interesting alternative for a little different type of Frankincense . It’s from India and this genus is not endangered.

We also offer:
Frankincense Resin (Boswellia carteri) – the actual sustainably wildcrafted “tears” or gum of the frankincense tree (sold by the ounce)
Frankincense Flower Water (Boswellia carteri)  – aka Frankincense Hydrosol – the water that was used for the steam distillation of  frankincense resin (sustainably collected)

Frankincense of various types 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 “pure” and the Latin word incensium, which means “smoke”.

Frankincense was used by the ancient Egyptians as one of the main ingredients in their temple incense known as kyphi and the gum was charred to produce kohl which Egyptian women used to outline their eyes. Frankincense is one of the four main ingredients the Hebrews used for their ceremonial incense burned on the Sabbath. Most famously, frankincense resin was one of the gifts the Magi presented to Jesus and is mentioned 22 times in the Bible.

Frankincense essential oil has been claimed by aromatherapists  to have relaxing and revitalizing properties and has been used in cases of tension and exhaustion. It has also been described as uplifting and is said to deepen breathing. Frankincense essential oil is a popular oil to use during yoga practice.

Quality & Experience

All our Artisan Aromatics pure essential oils, aromatherapy blends and oil products are therapeutic quality. Using our 20+ years of experience, we’ve gathered the finest quality oils from around the world. To ensure that our pure oils are as fresh and potent as possible, our oils are bottled by hand here in the USA only after we receive each order.

IMPORTANT: All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children. We recommend you consult a trained aromatherapist before using essential oils with children under 16 years of age. Always follow the general safety guidelines for using essential oils; these can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses.  Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants, they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal preparations of a given plant.

Essential Oil Safety Considerations
Weight 1.5 oz
Dimensions 0.2 × 0.2 × 0.2 in

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