Frankincense: Boswellia carterii (Birdw.) ct. α-pinene
Why Frankincense? Frankincense has been used in ancient faiths and traditions for its aromatic qualities for centuries. This fresh, warm, and slightly spicy essential oil can produce a grounded and uplifting atmosphere. It’s said that frankincense can promote positive and clear thoughts in times of indecision.
Quality Assured: Our organic frankincense essential oil is ethically and responsibly sourced from Somaliland. The essential oil is hydrodistilled in the USA from the resin of the Boswellia carterii tree. Every batch of oil is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and produced without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Additionally, our expert aromatherapists here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally assess all of our oils—using touch, taste, smell, and lab analyses—to ensure that your essential oil is suitable for use and entirely free of adulterants.
Independent third-party lab reports including GC/MS and pesticide testing results are available upon request. Please send a request to
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Benefits: Frankincense is a “go-to” essential oil for winter. It can help brighten your spirits, provide clarity of mind, as well as cleanse the air and household surfaces.
Regulatory Status: Frankincense essential oil is not listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.
Oils That Blend Well With Frankincense:
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Clary sage Salvia sclarea
Bay Laurus nobilis
Black pepper Piper nigrum
Elemi Canarium luzonicum
Ginger Zingiber officinale
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis
CLEANSING WINTER ROOM SPRAY:
Tea tree New Zealand Leptospermum scoparium: 10 drops
Lemon Citrus limonum oil: 10 drops
Lavender Lavandula angustifolia oil: 5 drops
Marjoram Origanum majorana oil: 5 drops
Frankincense Boswellia carterii oil: 3 drops
Distilled water: 4 ounces
Pour into a four-ounce glass spray bottle. Shake well before spraying. Can be sprayed into the air or onto doorknobs or bathroom surfaces. Do not spray directly onto wood or plastic surfaces.