Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense Essential Oil

Essential Oils

Frankincense is immune supporting, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, disinfectant, astringent, anti-aging, calmative, anti-anxiety, mood-enhancing, expectorant, anti-flatulent, diuretic, emmenagogue, (able to stimulate and increase menstrual flow), as well as helping to balance female hormones.

*For information relating to Frankincense Serata’s legendary anti-inflammatory abilities, please scroll to the end of this article. Thank you.

Frankincense Essential Oil By Wild As The Wind

[I] purchased frankincense oil from you at Wells Market and I have to say it is the best I have ever come across…so thanks…


Jane, UK

Frankincense Essential Oil For Skincare

Frankincense Essential Oil is frequently used in top of the range anti-ageing skincare products because it reduces the appearance of wrinkles and diminishes age spots by promoting cellular rejuvenation. It’s one of eight essential oils in our top selling face oil, FACIAL OIL No. 2, which is formulated to rejuvenate and eliminate acne, along with associated scarring.

Frankincense Essential Oil Health Benefits

Frankincense Essential Oil lowers blood pressure and reduces heart rate, thereby relieving stress and tension ultimately leading to an improved sense of wellbeing when diffused or applied topically in an appropriate dilution.

Frankincense is very useful for treating respiratory disorders, including those caused by allergies and asthma as well as those caused by acute colds.

It can also be used for oral hygiene purposes, helping to alieviate bad breath and mouth sores. This can easily be done by adding it to homemade toothpaste.

It can also be added to coconut oil, along with Sweet Orange Essential Oil for oil pulling. There is mounting evidence that Frankincense Essential Oil may help to improve the condition of cavities also.

Frankincense Essential Oil Carteri, Serata & Frereana

There are three main types of Frankincense Essential Oil: Carteri, (Carterii), Frereana, and Serata (Serrata).

Frankincense Carteri

Frankincense Carteri contains a lot of the constituents alpha-pinene amongst a number of other mono-terpenes, which makes a very effective essential oil for immune support.

Frankincense Carteri is also known to reduce wrinkles and helps to heal scar tissue .

Frankincense Serrata

Serrata contains a good amount of the mono-terpenes: alpha-thujene, alpha-pinene, and limonene, all of which make it antiseptic, decongestant, and anti-inflammatory in action.

Used in Auyreveda, Frankincense Serata is also called Indian Frankincense, even though this beautiful oil also comes from Oman and Somalia etc…

It is this variety of frankincense that is used during meditation and as an anointing oil in religious ceremonies. 

Frankincense Frereana

Frankincense Frereana and Frankincense Carteri grow in the mountains of Somalia. However, Frereana prefers higher altitudes than Carteri, which affects the chemical make-up of the two different varieties of tree, thus making the therapeutic benefits vary somewhat… 

Frankincense Frereana contains high levels of pinene, thujene, and cymene, making it antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and analgesic. It is thus excellent for treating inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, bruising, and traumatic injuries such as sprains and impact injuries etc.

Like the other varieties it also has analgesic, anti-oxidant, antimicrobial, immune-boosting, mood enhancing and claming properties

Frankincense Essential Oil Healing Abilities

The list of conditions which can be helped by using Frankincense Essential Oil is considerable

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Anxiety
  • Cystitis
  • Headaches
  • Hemorrhoids (Piles)
  • Insect Bites
  • Immune support
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Menstrual pain and PMS
  • Mental fatigue, focus and acuity
  • Respiratory support (asthma, bronchitis, coughs, congestion, catarrh, laryngitis, mucus)
  • Skincare: acne, abscesses, bruises, colagen support, scars, wrinkles, wounds
  • Sleep
  • UTI’s (urinary tract infections)

Frankincense Essential Oil For Emotional Support

Frankincense Essential Oil is calming and emotionally soothing. It also improves cognition, focus, and memory.

It is partly the sequiterpenes in Frankincense Essential Oil which help to reduce anxiety and enhance mood.

Sequiterpenes help carry oxygen to the brain where they stimulate the Hippocampus, which calms anxious thoughts and quiets feelings of anxiety.

The Hippocampus is a small organ within the medial temporal lobe which is an important part of the limbic system, the area of the brain which regulates emotions. It is predominantly associated with memory, especially long-term memory, and for playing an important role in spatial navigation.

There are thousands of differing sesquiterpenes, some of which can be found in the following essential oils. 

  • Cedarwood 98%
  • Vetiver 97%
  • Spikenard 93%
  • Sandalwood 90%
  • BlackPepper 74%
  • Patchouli 71%
  • Myrrh 62%
  • Ginger 59%
  • Frankincense 8%

As you can see from the list above, there are several other essential oils that are more well endowed with sesquiterpenes than Frankincense.

*FACIAL OIL No. 2 also contains Sandalwood, Patchouli and Myrrh, along with Rose Otto and Geranium, all of which have an incredibly soothing effect on our emotions. It also contains Lavender and Sweet Orange, which again have a very definite positive impact on our emotional state of being…

FACIAL OIL No. 7 contains Cedarwood as well as Frankincense, but with the addition of Clary Sage and Hyssop it is an immensely emotionally supportive oil. Hyssop is so emotionally helpful that it will heal past life traumas as well as those experienced in this life!

Frankincense Essential Oil For Cancer

There are many people who believe Frankincense Essential Oil can help prevent and treat cancer, but there are others who dispute this.

I have already written about this in some length, towards the end of the article entitled Essential Oil First Aid Kit, so please visit this page for further information.

*However, I recommend Myrrh Essential Oil, which is presently out-performing all other essential oils in anti-cancer trials. Although Myrrh in combination with Frankincense essential Oil will have all of your bases covered.

Several research groups have found that frankincense has promising anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects when tested in lab studies and on animals. Frankincense oil has been shown to help fight cells of specific types of cancer. Researchers in China investigated the anti-cancer effects of frankincense and myrrh oils on five tumor cells lines in a lab study. The results showed that human breast and skin cancer cell lines showed increased sensitivity to the combination of myrrh and frankincense essential oils.


A 2012 study even found that a chemical compound found in frankincense called AKBA is successful at killing cancer cells that have become resistant to chemotherapy, which may make it a potential natural cancer treatment.

Dr. Josh Axe

In addition, research is being conducted on an ongoing basis and new results continue to prove very promising:

Frankincense Superior To Chemo In Killing Late-Stage Ovarian Cancer Cells

Frankincense For Inflammation

★★★★★ 5 Star Etsy Review: Pain and swellings have gone thanks to this miracle oil. The help from shop owner is amazing and I wish we could have these oils on NHS. I highly recommend this seller for her skill and knowledge and will purchase more items in the future.

GH, Etsy

Frankincense Serata Essential Oil is immensely anti-inflammatory. Alongside Geranium and Lavender, Frankincense Serata is Wild As The Wind’s top selling essential oil… and, in the vast majority of cases it’s bought for it’s anti-inflammatory abilities.

Wild As the Wind carry two exceptional Frankincense Essential Oils: Frankincense Carteri and Frankincense Serata, both of which are distilled in the UK to avoid adulteration.

This means that the Frankincense resin is shipped to the UK from Somali before being processed into essential oil.

Frankincense Serata Essential Oil is particularly beneficial when combined with Sweet Orange Essential Oil, which together can reduce inflammation caused by oxidative stress.

Wild As The Wind sell a Massage Oil containing both Frankincense Serata Essential Oil and Sweet Orange Essential Oil with a Sweet Almond base, the latter also being an anti-inflammatory oil. This is the massage oil that has been known to be used commercially by Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.

In addition, Wild As The Wind combine Frankincense Serata Essential Oil and Sweet Orange Essential Oil with a St John’s Wort infused base oil, (at a ratio of 1:5), another incredibly anti-inflammatory oil infusion, that is also excellent for Sciatic problems. This combination is called Pain & Inflammation Vanishing Oil, and is very effective for reducing pain of an inflammatory origin.

These three ingredients make up the Wild As The Wind Pain & Inflammation Vanishing Oil. However, as St John’s Wort is contra-indicated with a lot of Western medicinces, you must be sure to avoid it if you are on strong meds that are know to cause a problem.

The most commonly prescribed drugs with contraindications are methotrexate, indinavir, cyclosporin and SSRI’s. Those on warfarin also may have issues.

Using Frankincense Essential Oil

The best way to use Frankincense Essential Oil is by diluting it… although, if a neat drop or two of Frankincense hits the skin, there’s no need to panic!

When being used for anti-inflammatory purposes the best carrier oil to use is Sweet Almond Oil, as this is naturally anti-inflammatory also.

Some people like to administer Frankincense orally. They do so by placing one drop on a teaspoon with a solid block of organic coconut oil, and placing it their mouths. They allow the Frankincense Essential Oil and Organic Coconut Oil to sit on their tongue, pressing this combo of oils into the roof of their mouths.

This is a great way of dealing with inflammatory headaches, and any malaise of the head.

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The information provided is not intended to replace the medical directives of your healthcare provider. This information is not meant for the diagnosis of health issues. If you are pregnant, have serious or multiple health concerns, consult with your healthcare provider before using essential oils or associated products. If you experience any complications or adverse reactions contact your healthcare provider.

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