Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Frankincense

Frankincense (or olibanum) oil comes from the resin (dried sap) of the Boswellia sacra (also known as Boswellia carterii) tree. It has a sweet, woody, spicy scent. It has an antiseptic and uplifting effect.

Frankincense (Boswellia sacra)

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Boswellia carteri essential oil.

Emotional edit

Soothes anxiety and calms the mind.

Respiratory edit

Alleviates asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, coughs and the symptoms of a cold.

Skin edit

Improves the appearance of aging. Helps the healing of minor wounds and scars.