Frankincense Serrata Essential Oil


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Other Names
Boswellia and Indian Frankincense
Farming Method
Plant Part
Country of Origin
Application Method
Diffusion, Inhalation, and Topical
Scientific Name
Boswellia serrata
Extraction Method
Steam Distilled

About the Plant:

Frankincense is made up of two words: the old French word frank (free, pure, or abundant), and the Latin word incensum (to smoke). When the bark of the shrub is disturbed, it oozes out droplets of this precious substance. The beads of gummy resin are meticulously collected and then distilled for their essence.

Where It Grows:

Frankincense Essential Oil comes from the sticky, fragrant resin harvested from the Boswellia shrub, native to the Middle East. Amrita® Aromatherapy is proud to receive Frankincense from India.

Traditional Uses and Lore:

Frankincense has been used for thousands of years throughout the Middle East in both homes and religious places of worship. It was thought to cleanse the environment, dispel evil spirits, protect against infection, and promote spirituality and prayer.

To get a sense of how valuable Frankincense was in ancient times, it was mentioned 20 times in the Bible. In Christianity, Frankincense is most commonly known as being one of three gifts brought by the Magi to the baby Jesus, alongside Myrrh and Gold. For centuries, it has been burned ceremonially in the Catholic mass.

Frankincense was also used traditionally by Muslims for attracting angels and repelling evil forces; it is stille burned ceremonially in Mosques. In fact, Frankincense has been used in religious ceremonies of various faiths throughout history.

  • Strengthens Immunity
  • Tissue Regenerating
  • Sedative

Frankincense Serrata Essential Oil is considered precious for spiritual and meditative purposes, protecting against airborne illnesses and helping to maintain youthful skin.

Topical Application (for use on the skin):

  • Overall Topical Application: Dilute up to 3-5% in Jojoba or Hazelnut Carrier Oil (15-25 drops per tablespoon) for the following and apply to affected areas:
    • Respiratory System:
      • Note: apply on the chest
      • Inflammation
      • Congestion
    • Nervous System:
      • Note: apply on forehead
      • Distracted / Unfocused
      • Dazed / Foggy Brain
      • Uninspired / Unable to Create


  • Note: for Skincare Health 
    • Add up to 2% in an unsented cleanser, lotion, cream, etc.
    • Best for Mature Skin
Diffusion / Inhalation (add a few drops to a nebulizer or nasal inhaler):
  • Nervous System:
    • Distracted / Unfocused
    • Dazed / Foggy Brain
    • Uninspired / Unable to Create
    • Fever
  • Respiratory System:
    • Respiratory Congestion
    • Sinus Inflammation
    • Asthma


Blends Well With:

  • Jasmine
  • Myrh
  • Pine
  • Rose
  • Sandalwood
  • Fir
  • Cistus oils


Safety Precautions:

  • Frankincense Serrata Essential Oil is non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing.
  • Avoid during pregnancy.

General Safety Precautions:

  • Use essential oils only in diluted form on the skin and never internally.
  • Always be careful when using essential oils with children.
  • Give them only low doses, or better, consult a qualified aromatherapy expert before using.
  • Use essential oils with care and only under the proper guidance of an expert while pregnant or if you have liver damage, epilepsy, cancer, or other serious health problems.

Both Frankincense and Myrrh relate to the crown chakra. While Myrrh supports the experience of higher consciousness for its own sake, Frankincense supports the process of co-creation on the basis of that experience. See also Aromatherapy and the Higher States of Consciousness.

For centuries, Frankincense Serrata has been used in religious ceremonies as it promotes meditation and prayer. Frankincense is described as warm, woody, sweet, spicy, calming, and consciousness-expanding.

The following is a list of conditions which Frankincense Serrata Essential Oil addresses by category:

  • Integumentary (Skin) System:
    • Tissue Regeneration Capabilities
    • Decrease Fine Lines / Wrinkles on Facial Skin
    • Healing Scars / Wounds
    • Pain-Relieving Properties
  • Respiratory System:
    • Clear the Respiratory Channels
  • Nervous System:
    • Anxiety
    • Stress / Tension
    • Calms the Mind
    • Slows Breath Rate
    • Helps Achieve Deep Relaxation

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