Frankincense frereana Essential Oil (Boswellia frereana)


It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the gum/resin.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Balsamic Earthy Exotic Resinous Rich Sensual Slightly camphoraceous Slightly musky Warm Woody

  • Botanical Family: Burseraceae
  • Botanical Genus: Boswellia
  • Chemical Family: Monoterpenes
  • Perfumery Note: Base
  • Aroma chemistry: Frankincense essential oil generally is high in monoterpenes. In general monoterpene rich oils are mild antiseptics, decongestants for the respiratory and the muscular system (depends on the specific monoterpene).  They are also rubefacients and many monoterpene rich oils provide an analgesic effect where muscle pain and stiffness are present, this particular monoterpene oil is anti inflammatory,  have a mild antibacterial effect, all are highly lipophilic and therefore penetrate the tissues of the body easily aka penetration enhancers and they are effective airborne deodorizers and purifiers. This batch of Boswellia frereana has approximately 58% alpha thuyene, 6% delta sabinene and 14% para cymene.  Para cymene is antiviral, analgesic and antibacterial.  While there is not much documented research on alpha thuyene.  What is interesting is that alpha thuyene and sabinene are double bod isomers of one another.  Sabinene is found in black pepper and is a major constituent of carrot seed essential oil.
  • Indigenous Country: Somalia
  • Cultivation: Distiller is Certified Organic
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
  • Part Typically Used: Gum/Resin
  • Shelf Life: 3 - 4 years
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Cautions & Safety

Safety Precautions for Frankincense frereana:

No safety issues associated with Frankincense essential oil.  However, if oxidized may cause skin irritation.

Traditional Folklore

Traditional Folklore of Frankincense frereana:

There are several species and varieties of Frankincense trees, each producing a slightly different type of resin and essential oil. Differences in soil and climate create even more diversity of the resin, even within the same species.In general all Frankincense essential oils have many, many benefits to offer. It is wonderful for the skin. This essential oil is both cicatrisant and cytophylactic.  It is skin healing and effective on boils, acne and scarring on the skin as well as to assist stretch marks to fade. Being cytophlactic, it promotes the regeneration of healthy cells and keeps the existing cells and tissues healthy.  Also effective as an antiseptuc on wounds and cuts. Try using it in a facial cream for wrinkles too. Great for digestive issues.  Frankincense speeds up the secretion of digestive juices and facilitates peristaltic motion.  It is also a carminative giving relief from gas and indigestion. Frankincense is a powerful expectorant and very effective for respiratory issues such as colds, flu, asthma, and other lung issues.  Relieves bronchitis and congestion.

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