Frankincense Carterii Essential Oil

Latin Name:Boswellia carterii
Country of Origin:Somalia
Extraction Method:Steam Distillation
Plant Part(s):Resin

The resin of the frankincense tree has been used since antiquity. It is prized as an incense material and was traded on the Incense Trade Route that flourished between 7th century BCE and 2nd century BCE.

Recommended Uses

Frankincense carterii can help heal scars and wounds due to its regenerative properties. It is a known expectorant and nervine, and may help aid mental fatigue, depression, nervousness, stress related disorders and tension, or relieve lungs from coughs, bronchitis and nervous asthma. Emotionally, frankincense carterii may help those struggling with communication and emotional tension. It may ease symptoms of depression and act as a calmative.

This product has not been evaluated by the CFIA or Health Canada. This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We recommend consulting with a certified health practitioner or aromatherapist before beginning therapeutic use.

Scent Profile

Frankincense carterii is a base note. It is balsamic, dry and resinous, with a citrus top note.


Blends well with angelica, bergamot, chamomile roman and german, black pepper, cedarwood, cinnamon, cistus absolute, clary sage, clove, coriander seed, cypress, galbanum, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, helichrysum, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, lime, mandarin, myrrh, neroli, orange sweet, oakmoss, patchouli, petitgrain, pine scotch, rose otto, rose absolute, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, spruce black, spikenard, thyme, tobacco, vetiver and ylang ylang.

Contraindications / Safety

Can cause irritation to the skin once the essential oil has oxidized. Tree and citrus essential oils should be used within 6 months of opening. Dilute before use.

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