All About Frankincense Essential Oil | Using Essential Oils Safely

Below you will find a summary of information you need to know about Frankincense essential oil compiled from posts we published this week. Check our Free EO Class page for more information on this and other essential oils. Questions? Leave a comment below or ask in our facebook group.

Lea Jacobson Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and author of Essential Oil Profiles.

Basic information for Frankincense essential oil…

Botanical/Latin name(s): Boswellia carterii (Boswellia sacra), Boswellia frereana (Boswellia hildebrandtii), Boswellia serrata (Boswellia glabra, Boswellia thurifera, Chloroxylon dupada)

Steam distilled from the resin of the plant.

Shelf life is 2 years.

Therapeutic properties of Frankincense essential oil…

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Benefits of Frankincense essential oil…

Circulatoryarthritis, poor circulation
Immune: infection, inflammation, virus
Muscularspasm, cramp, ache, pain
Nervousnerve pain, headache, migraine
Respiratorycongestion, bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, whooping cough
Skinbacterial infection, athlete's foot, eczema, psoriasis, body odor, scar, wounds
HOMEairborne germs, surface germs, insect repellent

Safety of Frankincense essential oil…

Safe for everyone except…

No topical max – but always dilute!

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