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Pure Frankincense Essential Oil (Carterii)

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


Name Frankincense Essential Oil
Species Boswellia carterii
Part Resin Tears
Extraction Steam Distilled
Aroma Fresh, spicy and balsamic with a citrus splash


Product Description

Frankincense Essential Oil 100% Pure

Name Frankincense Essential Oil (Carterii)
Batch 22946
Species Boswellia carterii
Part Resin Tears
Extraction Steam Distilled
Source Somalia
Color Light Yellow
Consistency Thin
Note Base
Aroma Fresh, spicy and balsamic with a citrus splash
Blend Ideas Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cilantro, Cinnamon Bark, Cinnamon Leaf, Clary SageCypress, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Patchouli, Pine, Rose, Sandalwood, Sweet OrangeVetiver, and Ylang Ylang

We purchase only pure essential oils.  All of our oils have been tested through GC-MS analysis Frankincense 22946

This particular frankincense essential oil is a special distillation that we got lucky to have in our stock.  The resin was collected in Somalia and brought to the United States, where it was distilled into a beautiful essential oil.  We’re proud to be able to offer it.

There have been arguments over the years about the many frankincense plants and the oils produced.  At the time Tisserand and Young wrote the section on these, the general consensus was that Boswellia carterii and Boswellia Sacra are the same plant.  Recently, Dr. Pappas wrote a very informative piece on the varieties of frankincense, which can be seen on his Essential Oil University Facebook page. Since Tisserand and Young have listed the two names as synonyms, we originally bowed to their expertise in the field and listed this oil as both.  However, according to Dr. Pappas, it’s α-pinene content of 49.78% falls in the carterii range.  Due to this, we’ve chosen to simply classify it as carterii.

When I started using oils, I was told “When in doubt, use frankincense.”  I’ve learned a ton since those days, but frankincense is still a love of mine.  It helps to center my moods, and give me a balance.  I use it along with other protective oils when I need an immunity boost.  It’s part of my routine for respiratory support.  And, last but not least . . . I use it with my skin care.  I love how my complexion glows since I’ve begun using frankincense essential oil.  I most enjoy how frankincense, geranium, and helichrysum work together (I use them in a jojoba/rosehip mixture) to minimize my wrinkles.

Frankincense may not be the oil for everything . . . but it’s high on that list!

Frankincense Essential Oil Safety Info

Tisserand and Young note that frankincense essential oil’s high content of α-pinene, (+)-limonene and/or δ-3-carene indicate that it should be stored in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator to prevent oxidation and that oxidized oil may cause sensitivity. They also recommend that an antioxidant be added to preparations containing this oil. ~ Source:  Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (December 2, 2013). AZW3 file.  Reading the full profile for Eucalyptus Essential Oil is highly recommended by your Terrae Oleum staff.


While we’ve made this clear that we are selling this essential oil to use in your diffuser, your inhaler, or topically (diluted), it is a pure essential oil and can be used as such.  With all essential oils:


  • Never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes (this includes mouth, ear canals, noses, genital regions as well as internal areas).  The strength of essential oils can easily damage these soft tissue areas.
  • Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
  • Keep away from children.
  • If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).



For educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Oral Safety is only given because many people have been told to take oils internally.  Because several people look to us for safety advice, we feel obligated to offer those safety statements, although we do not believe anyone should be ingesting essential oils without being guided by an expert.  Experts will take your medical history into account before they suggest oils for you to ingest, diffuse, or use topically.

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2 reviews for Pure Frankincense Essential Oil (Carterii)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth (verified owner)

    I LOVE this Frankincense! It has a sweet resinous top note before I smell the citrus and absolutely no bitter after scent left behind. Simply my favorite. 100% purity & 100% scent quality!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    hollybumblebee (verified owner)

    First one I used when I received my order from TO. It smells wonderful and I’ll definitely purchase again in the future.

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