Boswellia carterii, frereana, sacra, and papyrifera

One of the most prized and precious oils due to its rich aroma, Frankincense is often referred to as the “king” of essential oils. Centuries ago, ancient Egyptians used Frankincense resin for everything from perfume to salves for the skin. Its soothing and beautifying properties may be rejuvenating to skin and may help reduce the appearance of imperfections when applied topically.

frankincense 15ml bottle


Boswellia carterii, frereana, sacra, and papyrifera

5 ml
Not Available for Individual Sale
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Primary Benefits

  • Soothes skin while reducing the appearance of imperfections.
  • Promotes peaceful, relaxed and satisfied feelings.
  • May help hydrate and rejuvenate the skin.
  • The soothing sensation and aroma of Frankincense will promote feelings a balanced mood.

Early Morning Frankincense

What better way to start your day than with the relaxing fragrance of Frankincense essential oil? Whether you are a yoga enthusiast or a morning meditator, using Frankincense essential oil in the early morning hours will help you focus your intentions for the day. The fragrance of Frankincense essential oil will also help bring added satisfaction, peace, relaxation, and even feelings of overall wellness to your morning routine.
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  • Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening for a soothing effect.
  • Add two drops to moisturiser to help reduce appearance of blemishes and promote rejuvenation of skin.
  • Massage on skin to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.

Directions for Use

Topical: For massage, mix 5 drops with 10 ml carrier oil. For bath, mix 5 drops with 5 ml carrier oil. For perfuming, mix 1 drop to 10 drops carrier oil. For topical use only.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. Consult your doctor if pregnant or in treatment. Avoid eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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The doTERRA Family Essentials Kit contains 10 essential oils and blends – the everyday essentials parents need to care for their families. Experience the infinite ways that doTERRA essential oils can help your family and enrich your home.
This Kit Contains

5 ml bottles of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue™, doTERRA Air™, ZenGest™, and On Guard™


Why Oman, Somaliland, and Ethiopia?

Our Frankincense essential oil is a proprietary blend from three types of Frankincense resin – Boswellia Carterii, Boswellia Frereana, and Boswellia Sacra. Different Frankincense trees thrive in different environments and soil types. Some grow best in sandy soil, while others do best in a dry, rocky climate. We source from multiple locations to ensure our resin is harvested where each variety of Boswellia tree grows best.

How Does it Work?

   Oman, Somaliland, and Ethiopia

Frankincense has been a valued trade commodity since ancient times by the Egyptians, the Assyrians, the Persians, the Macedonians, and the Kushites. These precious resins comprise what is believed to be the world’s oldest global supply chain.

The essential oil comes from the resin of the Frankincense tree. Resin “tears” are carefully cleaned and organised by size and colour before distillation.

In Somaliland, our Frankincense comes from the Sanaag Region. Approximately one third of the population lives in this region, and Frankincense harvesting is the main source of employment. The trees are passed down through generations in Somaliland and individual harvesters have access to specific regions by tribal right.


Environmental Stewardship for Frankincense

One of doTERRA’s core Co-Impact Sourcing principles is Environmental Stewardship – promoting energy-efficient technologies, renewable energy, and waste minimisation. Here’s how doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing model is protecting Frankincense trees:

  • Over years of people harvesting Frankincense resin, many trees have become irresponsibly overharvested and possess multiple, deep cuts.
  • doTERRA is proud to support research and sustainability initiatives to protect Frankincense trees.
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