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Frankincense Oil

Frankincense Oil

Boswellia Essential Oil


doTERRA Premium Frankincense essential oil is a proprietary blend of resins from four species of Boswellia trees, Boswellia carterii, Boswellia sacra, Boswellia papyrifera, and Boswellia frereana. Considered the ‘king of oils’, Frankincense has extraordinary health benefits when used topically or taken internally.*



Boswellia trees have been celebrated for centuries. The Babylonians and Assyrians would burn the tree resin in religious ceremonies and for contemplative meditation. The ancient Egyptians used it in perfumes and salves for soothing skin. Oil from the resin has long been used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese health practices. According to pre-clinical research, Frankincense essential oil may promote healthy cellular function when taken internally.† Experimental research suggests internal use of Frankincense, high in α-pinene, may provide soothing effects to the body.† Because of the oil’s significant level of α-pinene, preclinical research also indicates Frankincense may help maintain healthy skin structure.† Nourishing and clarifying as an addition to daily skin care, the oil’s warm, spicy, herbal aroma creates a relaxing yet uplifting atmosphere.

Because Boswellia species used in doTERRA Premium Frankincense essential oil grow best in different soils and regions, doTERRA Co-impact Sourcing® is helping to diversify supply pressure and create future sustainable harvesting solutions.




  • Diffuse during reflection or meditation.
  • Apply topically or add to cream or lotion to nourish and calm skin.
  • Add a drop or two to a veggie cap as a part of your daily regimen.

Directions For Use

Aromatic use: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in four fluid ounces of liquid or take one to two drops in a veggie cap.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Primary Benefits

  • May help support healthy cellular function when used internally*
  • Provides a comforting, uplifting aroma
  • Helps to maintain healthy skin when applied topically

Aromatic Description

Warm, spicy, herbal

Collection Method


Plant Part

Resin from Boswellia carterii, sacra, papyrifera, and frereana

Main Constituents

α-pinene, limonene, and octyl acetate

Frankincense is often referred to as the King of Essential Oils because of its powerful benefits. Frankincense may support a healthy digestive system when ingested* and supports smooth, healthy skin. Additionally, according to pre-clinical research, Frankincense essential oil may promote healthy cellular function when taken internally.* Additional clinical research is needed to confirm.

Usage Tips:

  • Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening for a soothing effect. 
  • Dilute and apply topically to maintain and nourish skin 
  • Apply to the bottoms of feet 
  • Take one to two drops internally in a veggie capsule*

Frankincense is one of the most prized and precious essential oils due to its rich aroma and extensive benefits. Distilled from the resin of Boswellia trees, Frankincense has been highly valued for over 5,000 years. Frankincense resin is edible and is eaten in parts of Africa to aid digestion

There are dozens of species of Boswellia trees, but only four produce true frankincense essential oil. doTERRA uses all four of these species—carterii, frereana, sacra, and papyrifera—to produce CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade™ Frankincense essential oil that’s brimming with benefits.

Used for its skin benefits since antiquity, Frankincense is extremely beneficial when applied topically to the skin. Add a few drops of CPTG® Frankincense to your daily moisturizer to nourish and clarify skin.

Rich in Alpha-pinene, the warm aroma of Frankincense creates a comforting peaceful environment when diffused or applied topically. It is often used during yoga. To keep its aroma with you throughout the day, apply Frankincense Touch to your pulse points.

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