Frankincense (carterii) Essential Oil

Boswellia carterii

  • Certified Organic Available
Studied Properties

APPEARANCE Pale to golden yellow colored liquid
ODOUR A green, balsamic lemon-woody aroma, crisp citrus-lemon top notes and earthy
SPECIFIC GRAVITY @20°C 0.860 to 0.895
REFRACTIVE INDEX @20°C 1.440 to 1.482

The main components of Frankincense Carterii oil are:

ALLERGENS: Contains Limonene

Common Uses

Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, expectorant, tonic, anti-microbial.

Added to your favorite massage oil Frankincense Carterii can help give a feeling of deep relaxation.

Frankincense Carterii may be helpful in reducing signs of aging as it has been
known to repair and regenerate skin cells, thereby reducing the appearance of scarring as well. This essential oil also has an antimicrobial effect on the skin.

When added to your favorite shampoo it can help strengthen hair roots.

This antiseptic oil makes a natural homemade cleaner and disinfectant to cleanse home and kitchen bench tops, eliminate harmful bacteria and deodorize. When mixed with baking soda and lemon essential oil, it creates a scrubbing paste that is useful for removing grease. To use it with a dishcloth, it can be blended with water and thyme essential oil to wipe down surfaces like countertops. Sprayed in a bedroom at night, it can promote relaxation and readiness for sleep.

Frankincense Carterii added to a diffuser may help with concentration when studying and can help relax and convey a sense of calm. It can help relieve anxiety, help stimulate and protect the immune system. Frankincense essential oil can be added to a diffuser or vaporizer and inhaled for its sedative, earthy fragrance that is known to enhance the mood and combat stress and anxiety. A few drops of Frankincense added to a diffuser or mixed with water to make an air freshening spray can eliminate airborne bacteria.

Blends well with:
Bergamot, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Grapefruit, Peppermint, Rose Absolute, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang and Citrus oils

Frankincense Carterii Oil, also called "Olibanum Oil", is a variety that is native to and most commonly grown wild in Somalia. Frankincense Carterii Essential Oil (Boswellia carterii) is made from natural, wild, old-growth tree resin and is considered the most valuable and highly prized form of Frankincense oil due to its richness and high levels of therapeutic constituents - over two hundred molecular compounds.

It has been an important source of incense in many Middle Eastern and African countries for centuries. It is high in alpha-pinene and other monoterpenes. The aroma of Frankincense Carterii is what most people are familiar with, it has a sweet smooth, relaxing and uplifting aroma and has many therapeutic properties. Indian Frankincense (Boswellia serrata), is also highly valued for its different benefits, is produced on a larger scale and is more affordable than Boswellia carterii Oil. The Oman/Yemen variety is called (Boswellia sacra).

More about Frankincense (carterii) Essential Oil

Studied Properties

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antiseptic
  • Astringent
  • Balancing
  • Calming
  • Expectorant
  • Grounding
  • Soothing

Common Uses

  • Anti-aging
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bath
  • Blemish
  • Cleaning
  • Fragrance
  • Hair & Scalp Care
  • Massage
  • Skin Care

Feature Constituents

  • thujene
  • α-pinene
  • limonene

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