Frankincense Essential Oil

Calming, supportive and... wrinkle-reducing (yay!)

Frankincense essential oil is lovely. It's relaxing, calming and it helps you breathe more deeply - perfect for helping you fall asleep.

Frankincense is also the most well-known wrinkle reducer and skin repair oil in aromatherapy... good for eczema and scarring.

Frankincense is helpful for a host of emotional states such as fear, insecurity, feelings of loss or rejection, lack of motivation or self-worth, self-criticism, shame and nightmares... to name a few.

Emotionally speaking, frankincense builds you up and stabilizes you.

The other great thing about frankincense is that its scent is suitable for men and women - not overly floral or girly. It's my all-time favorite oil. No night-time recipe should be without it!

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Botanical Name and Characteristics

Boswellia carteri or Boswellia thurifera

Growing about 20 feet tall, the frankincense tree has white flowers. Its resin is steam distilled to create the essential oil.

Spicy, woody, slightly camphor-like scent.

Therapeutic Action

Quiets nerves, calms fears

Lifts and balances mood

Deepens breath

Promotes sleep

Brings out and stabilizes feelings

Encourages communication

Supports meditation

Reduces wrinkles and rejuvenates skin

Reduces skin inflammation


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Frankincense's medium-strength base note blends well with basil, bergamot, cardamom, cedar, cinnamon, clary sage, coriander, geranium, ginger, lavender and sandalwood.


No known cautions.

What Next?

Click on the links below to learn more about properties, safety and blending of some popular essential oils.

Or check out some healing recipes using frankincense aromatherapy oil...

Silk & Spice Bath Salts

Lavender Bath & Body Oil

Facial Cleanser Cream

Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage

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