Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense has a sweet, warm, balsamic aroma that is stimulating and elevating. Frankincense is also a valuable ingredient in skin care products for aging and dry skin.

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Product Snapshot

Product Snapshot

Features & Benefits
  • Has a sweet, honey-like, and woody fragrance
  • Has a stimulating aroma
  • Promotes the appearance of healthy-looking skin
  • Reduces the appearance of uneven skin tones
  • Promotes feelings of relaxation and tranquility
Aromatic Profile
Fresh, subtle, woodsy aroma
Key Constituents
  • Alpha-pinene
  • Limonene
  • Sabinene
  • Beta-caryophyllene
  • Alpha-thujene
  • Incensole


Boswellia carterii† (Frankincense) oil
†100% pure essential oil
Suggested Uses

Suggested Uses

  • Add Frankincense to your moisturizer to highlight your natural beauty and promote the appearance of healthy-looking skin and even skin tones.
  • Add a few drops to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and use it in a massage after activity.
  • Invite elevated spiritual experiences every day by diffusing this oil in your home.
  • Incorporate Frankincense into your yoga ritual by diffusing it during your routine to promote feelings of relaxation and tranquility.
Where to Diffuse
  • Elevate your sacred space with the grounding, earthy aroma to help sustain your sense of connectedness.
  • Cuddle up by the fire with comfortable clothes and a nostalgic, pleasant, woodsy scent for a relaxing evening snowed in.
Frankincense essential oil provides an aroma that is perfect for creating a grounding experience during yoga or meditation. It can also be used topically to promote the appearance of healthy-looking skin.
Label Directions
Topical: Apply 2–4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.
Diffuser Blends
The East Coast
  • 4 drops Cedarwood oil
  • 3 drops Frankincense oil
  • 2 drops Valor® essential oil blend
Arts and Crafts
  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Citrus Fresh
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
  • 1 drop Lemongrass
Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Flammable: Do not use near fire, flame, heat, or sparks. Do not store above room temperature.
Get to Know

Get to Know

Product Background
Frankincense essential oil is considered a holy oil in the Middle East, where it has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years and was one of the gifts given to Christ at his birth. Frankincense is mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus, an ancient Egyptian scroll from approximately 1500 BCE, that documents its use.
Young Living distills Frankincense oil from the resin of Boswellia carterii trees located in northern Africa, near the Arabian Peninsula. Frankincense is a key ingredient in many products, including Boswellia Wrinkle Cream, Highest Potential™, and Forgiveness™.
Scientific name: Boswellia carterii
Botanical family: Burseraceae
Region(s) grown: Somalia
Plant part used: Gum/resin
Extraction method: Steam distilled from gum/resin
YL Region: Most Young Living Frankincense essential oil comes from Somalia.


Q. Is Frankincense essential oil high in monoterpenes?
A. Yes, Frankincense oil contains a high number of monoterpenes.
Q. How is Frankincense essential oil produced from resin?
A. Frankincense essential oil is hydro distilled from resin.
Q. How much resin is required to produce 15 ml of Frankincense essential oil?
A. The essential oil content of resin varies, but it takes about 0.25 kilograms of resin to produce 15 ml of essential oil. This is the equivalent of 0.55 pounds of resin material.
Q. What are the small flecks visible in Frankincense essential oil?
A. Small flecks that may appear in Frankincense essential oil are residual resin. The essential oil is still appropriate for use.
Q. What is the difference between Frankincense and Sacred Frankincense essential oil?
A. They are derived from different species of the plant and are harvested from different places. The scientific name for Frankincense is Boswellia carterii, sourced from Somalia. Sacred Frankincense’s scientific name is Boswellia sacra, sourced from Oman.
Q. What is the color and consistency of Frankincense essential oil?
A. The color and consistency of Frankincense essential oil can vary naturally with each batch based on many different factors, such as the time of harvest, amount of sunlight, amount of water, etc. Frankincense is typically a thinner oil that is pale to light yellow in color.