Frankincense Essential Oil - Sacred Soul Holistics
Frankincense Essential Oil - Sacred Soul Holistics
Frankincense Essential Oil - Sacred Soul Holistics
Frankincense Essential Oil - Sacred Soul Holistics
Frankincense Essential Oil - Sacred Soul Holistics
Frankincense Essential Oil - Sacred Soul Holistics

Frankincense Essential Oil

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Emotional And Energetic Properties Of Frankincense Essential Oil

Of every fragrance on mother Earth, frankincense must surely be the most enigmatic. Very few plants have a more distinguished history than frankincense.

You might recognise its name from the story of the Nativity, however its usage is far, far older. Frankincense forms a vital part of most religious rituals of the Mediterranean, Africa, and the Middle East.

Interestingly, German researchers from Leipzig University reveal that when frankincense resin is burned, it activates the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol. This molecule, famously found in cannabis, adheres to the psychoactive CB1 receptor which also modulates cognition, memory, appetite, pain, itching and nausea.

It is likely that this CB1 activation by frankincense helps you to enter a trancelike meditative state, removing the boundaries of the physical and mental bodies, helping you to connect with the divine.

Further, frankincense could help you when trying to slow your breath.

Breathing, of course, forms a vital part of meditation, and is quintessential for changing brain waves from busy alpha to meditative theta state.

Breathing, not only has an incredibly important function to our everyday life, it has a mental and spiritual significance.

We take our first breaths, the moment we manifest on this earth, and our final breath signifies the moment we leave it.

Deep breath is how we fully incarnate our spirit. When people can’t breathe, and take very fast, shallow breaths, it results in anxiety and panic like states. Our breathing is usually also affected when we are feeling anxious or down.

When we are sad, we sigh.

But conversely, a sigh will also accompany bliss, for deep breath is how our body manifests satisfaction.

Frankincense essential oil's ability to help you breathe more deeply, creates a deep calm, a feeling of warming comfort, and profound sense of relief.

Frankincense is ruled by the sun. Think of how it forms and softens underneath the burning star.

It is strengthening and fortifying but also regal and select. It builds courage, and happiness and of course, warms the body. It's in tune with the ego, and the quintessential essence of a person.

Think of how your star sign in astrology dictates what your overarching personality will be like. We can use frankincense to help get to the essence of who we were, before life influenced us.

Frankincense is creative in nature. This makes it an incredibly powerful oil for people who have become cynical or have let creativity fall by the wayside because people told them it was a waste of their time, or they have felt they simply weren’t as good as other people at it.

Where most essential oils have some kind of theme, frankincense has two.

  1. It restores elasticity.
  2. It relinquishes control.

In some ways, the two are the same.

We think of how our personalities have an elastic nature.

With help, they can spring back to where they were, before they were pulled in a different direction such as by external pressures of society.

Frankincense essential oil is a very useful choice for people who are perfectionists, struggle to relinquish control and refuse to leave nothing to chance.

These people are often prone to nervous burnout.

You’ll find, while they’re not bi-polar, they have this incredible up and down, and up and down, nature to their moods.

Their ups are frenetic and full of energy, but their downs can be extremely melancholy, dark, and destructive, and of course their physical body simply can’t take the pace.

Immunity drops, and we see a spiral in health, completely derived from this mental push, push, push that they do to themselves.

While frankincense would not be immediately considered as an immune boosting essential oil, we can see how, for these people, it could bring about a radical change.

Often these people struggle to sleep.

They don’t know how to switch off, and their brains - while not worrying, frets about things they have to do, things they have to research, things they have to find out…

Frankincense helps us to connect with the divine.

For those who cannot be kind to themselves, perhaps higher energy needs to step in. Frankincense very quietly opens the door to higher source.

Very importantly, it is associated with the Crown chakra.

Frankincense is a wonderful oil for people who overstretch.

It restores elasticity. We are mainly talking about emotionally and spiritually but aromatherapists and massage therapists might also look to use it on tight muscles (diluted with a carrier).

Skin too, delights in being treated to frankincense oil. The ancient Egyptians soaked frankincense resin in oil and used it to embalm their mummies. It has incredibly preservative properties. As such, it is often a fundamental choice for face creams for wrinkles.

Reasons To Use Frankincense Essential Oil

Use Frankincense Oil To: How To Use
  • The nervous system is probably the most profound when it comes to the effects of frankincense oil. There has been a spiritual connection to mankind since the times of ancient civilizations:

    • Silence the mind and help you to control your breathing for meditation, prayer and other spiritual practices12
    • Relax and revitalise3
    • Good to use if you are feeling down, nervous, anxious, stressed, restless or dealing with grief4
  • Diffuse
  • Inhale from the bottle, from a couple drops on a tissue or from a DIY inhaler.
  • Diluted with a carrier and added to the bath.
  • Soothe aching muscles and joints5
  • Dilute with a carrier and massage into the affected area.
  • Dilute with a carrier and add to a bath
  • To support end of life care6
    • When confronted with our mortality, we turn inwards to our thoughts, beliefs and values.
    • Frankincense essential oil can provide spiritual support and promote peace by helping create a deep relaxation. This allows the person to focus on their spirituality.
  • Diffuse
  • Inhale from the bottle, from a couple drops on a tissue or from a DIY inhaler
  • To help clear the airways7
  • Diffuse
  • Add a few drops to a bowl of hot water, place your face over the bowl (make sure it’s not too hot that it burns you) with a towel over your head, close your eyes and enjoy for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Inhale direct from the bottle or from a couple drops on a tissue.
  • Dilute with a carrier and add to the bath
  • To support your skincare routine8
    • Frankincense essential oil is used in many leading cosmetic products, especially products aimed at dry and mature skin
  • Dilute to with a carrier and use periodically as part of your skincare routine

Chemical Composition

The below is an approximate composition of frankincense carterii chemotype (a-pinene):

Constituent Approx %


20 - 60%


0 - 10%


0 - 10%


0 - 40%


0 - 20%


0 - 10%


5 - 20%


0 - 5%


1 - 10%


0 -10%




0 - 10%



Our Commitment To Quality

Every batch of frankincense oil we receive is tested for purity and quality. Each batch of essential oil can differ, even from the same producer. Because essential oil is extracted from plants, it can be affected by many factors such as the weather, the seasons, and human error... a bit like fine wine.

This is why we carry out batch testing even if the batch is from the same supplier so we can guarantee consistent quality.

The farms we’ve chosen to work with consistently provide incredibly pure, high quality oils. We regularly review our producers with a stringent set of quality guidelines that we’ve developed in partnership with our industry experts and their 20+ years in the industry.

“Even an oil which is quite truthfully described as pure may be of poor quality, and therefore of less value therapeutically. IF AN ESSENTIAL OIL COSTS MUCH LESS THAN YOU WOULD NORMALLY EXPECT TO PAY FOR IT, the oil may well be a third or fourth distillate from a batch of plant material which has already yielded the greater part of its properties to the first or second distillation.”

About The Cultivation

Our mission is to provide you with the purest essential oils that contain the therapeutic properties you need to support yours and your family’s health.

Sometimes this means the oil is certified organic but acquiring an organic certification can be quite costly to farmers, which means many choose not to obtain it. Oils derived from plants that are organically grown or wildcrafted are still free from man-made chemicals despite not being certified. This means the oils can be of equal or better quality than comparable certified organic products and often at a lower price.

We also try our best to source single origin essential oils wherever possible.

How We Package Our Frankincense Oil

Our frankincense oil is fresh off the still and comes in a 10ML blue glass bottle and is sealed to protect the precious oil within. The bottle also comes with an orifice reducer built in so you can dispense the oil one drop at a time.

During the shipping process, special canisters prolong and protect the quality of the oil from light and temperature during transit from around the globe and we ensure a quick turnaround time from producer to bottle, with minimal shelf time to maintain quality and purity.

We typically recommend storing your oil at or below room temperature in a cool dark place.

The Tests We Run On Our Oils To Ensure Quality

All of our oil is constantly tested for purity. The testing provides us with key data about what constituent compounds are in the oils and at what volumes.

Gas Chromatography (GC)

Gas Chromatography (GC) describes the analytical separation technique used to analyze volatile substances in the gas phase. In GC, the components of a sample are dissolved in a solvent and vaporized in order to separate the analytes by distributing the sample between two phases: a stationary phase and a mobile phase. GC provides us key data about what compounds are in oils and how much of each component is present.

Mass Spectrometry (MS)

Mass Spectrometry (MS) is an analytical chemistry technique that identifies the amount and type of individual molecules present in a sample by measuring the mass-to-charge ratio. A mass spectrometer has three essential functions: Ion source, Mass analyzer and the Detector. The Ion source is where the sample is ionized. Once the sample is ionized, the mass analyzer sorts and separates the ions according to the mass and charge. Once the ions are separated and sorted then the separation is measured in the detector where a results chart is displayed.

A personal message from our founders

Ultimately we believe that an oil, like the business that stands behind it, should be ethical and be exactly what it says on the tin. That’s why we only use the highest quality Frankincense, with the highest quality extraction methods, and shipped with the highest quality packaging.Kristan Markham Sacred Soul Holistics

It’s also why you won’t see us throwing around buzzwords that don’t mean anything, like “therapeutic grade” or “clinical grade.” When we describe our oils, we mean what we say.

We believe that the more you know about essential oils in general, the more likely you’ll want to become a part of the Sacred Soul community.

If for any reason you’re unsatisfied with our oil, I want to personally invite you to email me and let me know. I’ll be happy to refund your money within the first 90 days of your purchase.

I’m betting my business on the fact that you’ll be blown away by the quality and aroma of our Frankincense essential oil.

Either way, thanks for stopping by our site and checking us out. We hope every interaction you have with us, in person, or online is positive and memorable. Feel free to drop us a note on our contact page if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback for us.


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Dilution Guide


This guide is a general overview for oils that don't have a more restricted dermal recommendation and are considered safe for topical use with adults age 16+. It also doesn't account for any specific medical issues, medication or skin conditions. You should check with a medical professional or aromatherapist before use. Below are not recommended dosages. Never apply undiluted to the skin.

ALWAYS check the max dermal use for the individual oil/s or blend you plan to use. You should also consider your medical and skin conditions and take the advice of a qualified professional. Serious negative effects such as skin sensitization, irritation, burns and other issues could occur from misusing essential oils and products containing essential oils.

Patch test: For first time use, place a drop of diluted essential oil on a small area of skin such as the inside elbow. After application, be aware of adverse reactions for the first 24-48 hours.


General Use

See below for approximate dilution ratios and usage guidelines. These are NOT recommended dosages and you should always consult with a medical professional or qualified aromatherapist before use.

Always start with a low dilution.

  • 0.5% - 1% = facial, long term daily use or full body application
  • 2% = generally good for regular use
  • 3% = for specific localised concerns
  • 5% = short term specific concerns (max 2 weeks)
  • 10% = acute specific concerns

When measuring in 'drops', just be aware that the only way for true accuracy is to measure your drops using a digital scale because different oils can amount to a slightly different number of drops per ml. The orifice reducer in the bottle is also not a standard size so could differ between brands, which could affect the size of ‘a drop’ and therefore your dilution %. This table is intended as an approximate guide only.

*30ml is 1 ounce

Dilution % 5ml (1tsp carrier oil) 10ml (2tsp carrier oil) 15ml (3tsp carrier oil) 30ml (6 tsp carrier oil)


<1 drop

1 drop

2 drops

4 drops


1 drop

3 drops

4 drops

9 drops


3 drops

6 drops

9 drops

18 drops


4 drops

9 drops

13 drops

27 drops


7 drops

15 drops

22 drops

45 drops


14 drops

30 drops

44 drops

90 drops

Can it be used internally and/or is it food grade?

As a brand, we have taken the position that essential oils are for external use only and should not be taken internally. We therefore will never state that any essential oil is food grade as this indicates that it is fit for human consumption.

Can it be used in a diffuser/oil burner?

Yes it can! :)

Can you use direct on the skin?

No we never recommend that any essential oil is used direct on the skin. Always dilute with a carrier, even when using in the bath.

Is it anti-inflammatory (or any other medicinal property)?

Due to legal restrictions, we are not allowed to make any medicinal claims about essential oils and their properties, even if there is scientific evidence that supports the claim.

Is it certified organic?

In the additional details section on the product page, you will see the cultivation listed in the attributes. It will state ‘certified organic’ and the program under which certification was obtained if the oil is certified organic.

Sometimes an oil will be derived from plants that have been organically grown but the producer doesn’t have organic certification (organic certification comes with a price that many producers choose not to obtain). This doesn’t mean the oil is of a lower quality and in fact the opposite can be true. The cultivation will state ‘organically grown’ if this is the case.

Wild-crafted/wild-harvested means that the plants have been harvested from the wild rather than a plantation.

Is it therapeutic grade?

Therapeutic grade is a term created to assist with marketing. There isn’t an official industry standard for therapeutic grade so we refuse to use this term.

Can it be used for massage?

Yes it can but always diluted with a carrier.

Can it be used to make candles?

Yes it can! :)


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Sacred Soul Holistics



Botanical Name

Boswellia carterii

Plant Family


Plant Part


Country Of Origin


Extraction Method

Steam Distilled


Organically Grown, Single Origin


Balsamic, Earthy, Exotic, Fresh, Resinous, Rich, Slightly Citrus, Slightly Musky, Warm






Clear to yellowish or amber-green

Chemical Family


Approx Shelf Life

3-4 years


Frankincense creates a space of tranquility and supports emotional healing. Great to use in meditation. Calming, it is a great oil when you are feeling irritable, stressed or anxious or struggling to get to sleep due to a restless mind.


1st – Root, 7th – Crown

Mind & Emotions

Calming & Relaxing, Grounding & Balancing

Blends With

Citrus top notes, evergreen heart notes such as cypress, blue cypress, juniper, and pine. Frankincense also loves floral notes like lavender, rose, geranium, neroli and ylang ylang. Naturally, it delights in other resinous base notes such as myrrh and benzoin. Other oils you might like to try blending with are: angelica root, bergamot, carnation, chamomiles, cistus, clary sage, coriander seed, ginger, grapefruit, immortelle, lemon, linden blossom, mandarin, neroli, orange, patchouli, sandalwood, spikenard and valerian.

GC/MS Testing

Batch Number: 18255

Frankincense Essential Oil GCMS

Comments from the lab:

The analysis of this Frankincense Carteri sample meets the expected chemical profile.


The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by medical practitioners. Neither Sacred Soul Holistics nor its products are intended for the purpose of diagnosing, treating, curing, or preventing any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.


Store in a cool, dark place away from heat and light and out of the reach of children. For external use only. Do not use undiluted on the skin (or in the bath). Conduct a patch test before topical use. 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.


Bath, Compress, Diffuse, Inhale, Massage, Topical


Tranquillity Diffuser Blend:

  • 1 drop Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)
  • 1 drop Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 1 drop Myrrh essential oil (Commiphora myrrha)


Nefertiti’s Body Butter:
In Egypt, carvings still remain of Nefertiti surrounded by bags of frankincense and myrrh imported from the legendary Land of Punt. Famously, she was also a devotee of Shea butter. Nefertiti, of course, would have used infused plant materials rather than essential oils.

  • 4 fluid ounces of cocoa butter (Theobroma cacao)
  • 4 fluid ounces of Shea butter (Vitellaria paradoxa)
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ carrier oil (Triticum vulgare)
  • 10 drops frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)
  • 5 drops rose absolute (Rosa Damascena)
  • 3 drops myrrh essential oil (Commiphora myrrha)

Method of preparation:

  • Wash and sterilize 2 x 4oz jars. Place in a warm oven (120 degrees), face down on the shelves, to dry. Leave to sterilise for fifteen minutes
  • Gently melt the cocoa and Shea butters together in a bain-marie double boiler. If you do not possess a bain-marie, then simply place them into a bowl placed over boiling water.
  • When fully melted, add the wheatgerm and essential oils.
  • Decant into jars and leave to cool uncovered.
  • Store in the refrigerator and your body butter will keep for up to six weeks.

Dilution Guide

Dilution rates of essential oils are generally at a rate of 1%, 2% or 3% ratio of essential oil to carrier. For facial use it's usually max 0.5%. Some essential oils are even less than this or not to be used topically at all so check the safety of the individual oil before use.

Learn More About Frankincense Essential Oil

The frankincense tree grows in extremely hot and harsh conditions. The tree likes to grow on craggy outcrops and has many gnarled branches, often housing venomous snakes. Harvesting of frankincense can be a treacherous job!

There are around 25 different species of frankincense, however not all manufacture resin that can be made into essential oil.

In summer, under the fierce sun, the tree’s inherent sap softens and oozes through the bark. Harvesters slash the bark of the tree to allow the milky sap to pour out in “tears”. This is left to dry until early winter, when it is exported around the world.

Recent research has shown that an active constituent in frankincense resin, boswellic acid, is effective against tumours in test tube and animal experiments. However, boswellic acid is a very large molecule and does not pass through distillation, so is NOT present in the essential oil.

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