Frankincense Essential Oil (India)



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Botanical Name: Boswellia Serrata

Parts Used: Resin

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled 

Origin: India

Blends well with: Chamomile, Basil, Vanilla, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Ginger, Coriander, Geranium, Myrrh

Aromatic scent: warm, spicy, woody with a hint of citrus and pine notes

About Frankincense Oil

Native to the dry, acrid regions in India, North Africa and the Middle East, the Boswellia Serrata tree is medium-sized and grows white/pale pink flowers. This Frankincense Serrata Essential Oil is from the deserts of India.

Frankincense Serrata is actually the resin that oozes from the Boswellia Serrata tree trunk when cut. The dried resin is collected and then meticulously steam distilled to produce precious Frankincense Serrata Essential Oil

Steam Distillation protects the fragile botanical compounds in the resin (known as Frankincense Serrata) of the Boswellia Serrata tree (a subtype of the Boswellia tree), ensuring that they are not damaged by the higher temperatures of other extraction methods when extracting Frankincense Serrata Essential Oil.

Serrata OR Carterii, Which to Choose?

Frankincense Carterii Essential Oil is another type of Frankincense Oil sold here. It’s extracted from the Boswellia Serrata tree, a subtype of the Boswellia.

Frankincense Carterii and Frankincense Serrata Essential Oils are made up of similar chemicals, just in different proportions. Which is why these two Essential Oils have similar therapeutic benefits (but there’s a type more suited for certain purposes) and slightly different aromatic characteristics. So which type of Frankincense Essential Oil should you buy? It really depends on your intended uses and budget. The following comparison may give you a clearer idea.

Buy Frankincense Serrata Essential Oil if You’re looking for a natural deodorizer or air purifier, this Frankincense Essential Oil makes a good choice. It’s also suitable for diffusing during meditation, aromatherapy and yoga practices.

If you’re constrained by budget, Frankincense Serrata Essential Oil is also the more affordable choice as the resin yields more Essential Oil than its Frankincense Carterii cousin. This aroma is said to be sweeter and more delicate than other Frankincense Oils with wonderful citrus and pine notes.

Buy Frankincense Carterii Essential Oil if you’re intending to use it for skincare/beauty purposes. This has an aroma typical of Frankincense that’s warm, spicy, woody with lovely pine notes.

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Orders will be processed and shipped within 1-3 business days of receipt. Delivery time may vary depending on destination of the order. Because we use ground service for our deliveries, orders shipped to the west coast may take several days.

With an unwavering commitment to offering the highest quality products, we firmly believe that quality assurance is of the utmost importance.

We spare no effort to maintain the quality and purity of our essential oils.

The certificate of analysis, specifications and material safety data sheets are available on request.

Essential oils should not be used by young children or by a pregnant person but under the care of a doctor. Refer to our policies for more details, and our disclaimer.

Essential oils should be used with caution. Their aromatic molecules are very powerful. Always observe dosage, precautions for use and consult a health care professional. The modes of use are varied.

Mixtures take you on a sensory journey that can soothe or stimulate you.

C of A - Certificate of Analysis

MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheet

GCMS - Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Analysis

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Ingrid Moore (Ajax)
Frankincense essential oils

Love Love this frankincense oil.

Mary Edwards, Newfoundland (St. John's)
Excellent Product

We are very pleased with this oil.

Corey Frank (Edmonton)
The King of Kings

Like they say, "When in doubt, use Frankincense". This is so mild and refreshing, I use it in all my blends and salve recipe's. Very traditional sent!!! Corey the nurse!!!

Noni Botca (Edmonton)
Frankincense Essential Oil (India)

Excellent quality. Love it! Thank you!

Blair F(Glace Bay) (Inverness)

Nice fresh orange scent, like eating an orange.