Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Frankincense

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Frankincense (Boswellia sacra)

Frankincense (or olibanum) oil comes from the resin (dried sap) of the Boswellia sacra (also known as Boswellia carterii) tree. It has a sweet, woody, spicy scent. It has an antiseptic and uplifting effect.

Properties[edit | edit source]

Boswellia carteri essential oil.

Emotional[edit | edit source]

Soothes anxiety and calms the mind.

Respiratory[edit | edit source]

Alleviates asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, coughs and the symptoms of a cold.

Skin[edit | edit source]

Improves the appearance of aging. Helps the healing of minor wounds and scars.