Thursday, December 8, 2011


FRANKINCENSE Boswellia frereana

Perhaps the most precious of the ancient oils, frankincense is highly sought after by modern consumers for its many uses, including relaxation, immune support, and mood enhancement. Boswellia frereana has a rich, woody, and slightly astringent fragrance with hints of honey and citrus.
Like myrrh (another one of the gifts presented by kings to the King of kings) Frankincense is a resin (dried tree sap), and has long been considered precious and valuable. The resin begins as a milky-white sticky liquid that flows from the trunk of the tree when it's harvested. It is then is distilled by steam to extract its precious essential oil, which is then used in modern aromatherapy.

Properties: Anticancer, anticatarrhal, anti-infectious, antidepressant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, antitumor, sedative and immune sedative.

Historical Uses: In 3000 BC, Frankincense had more value than gold and was sometimes referred to as “liquid gold.”  One of the oldest medical documents known to man dating back to
1500 BC recorded the use of Frankincense oil by physicians and priests alike for the treatment of disease and illness. Today modern science is giving validity to these early ancient practices and, once again, the essential oil of Frankincense is bringing new hope for improving and maintain optimal health.

It was of great value then and even now the difficulty in sourcing makes it one of the more expensive essential oils.  Gum resin from trees in Oman, India, Somalia and Yemen and other areas of North Africa yield much of the worlds frankincense. dōTerra Frankincense comes from the country of Oman, the family is Burseraceae, and the oil is steam distilled from the resin tears extracted from the tree. doTERRA is proud to boast a 10+ year contract with the farmers in Oman, Jordan, which will provide this high quality oil to its consumers for many years to come.

Possible Uses: doTERRA Frankincense essential oil may help with allergies, aging, bronchitis, insect and snake bites, carbuncles, cancer, colds, catarrh, diarrhea, coughs, gonorrhea, diphtheria, hemorrhaging, headaches, high blood pressure, herpes, jaundice, inflammation, meningitis, laryngitis, prostate problems, nervous conditions, respiratory problems, pneumonia, sciatic pain, preventing scarring, sores, staph, stress, strep, syphilis, tonsillitis, tension, woulds, typhoid and warts. Since Frankincense essential oil contains sesquiterpenes, it can go beyond the blood-brain barrier. With this ability, it may help oxygenate the pituitary and pineal glands and increase activity of leukocytes in defense of the body against infection.

Aromatic Guide: doTERRA Frankincense essential oil helps to minimize distractions, focus energy, and improve concentration. It helps easy hyperactivity, irritability, impatience and restlessness.

  • Topically – Can be applied neat directly to the skin or to reflex points on the body.
  • Aromatically – Diffuse.
  • Internally – Frankincense has been approved by the FDA for use as a Food Additive (FA) and Flavoring Agent (FL). Take in gel caps or with honey or another type of beverage.

Fifteen Ways to Use Frankincense
There are so many specific ways to use Frankincense essential oil on a daily basis... doTERRA polled their readers, and compiled a list of the top 15 Ways to Use Frankincense:

15. Beautiful Skin (use neat or mix with lavender and apply to face morning and night)
14. Caring for Cuts (apply a few drops on cuts and scars)
13. Immune Support (take a few drops in a gelatin capsule)
12. Jaw Comfort (mix with Deep Blue Soothing Blend to provide relief)
11. Bedtime Lullabies (mix with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to children’s feet at night)
10. Back Relief (apply neat on lower back for soothing comfort)
9. Pick-Me-Up (mix with Peppermint and apply to bottom of feet)
8. Stress Relief (apply to temples for soothing comfort)
7. Cough Comfort (apply on neck and throat to soothe irritations in throat or with coughs)
6. Forget Frustrations (apply behind the ears and on wrists to erase frustrations)
5. Home Sweet Home (diffuse in the home for a pleasant aroma)
4. Bug Bites Beware (apply on itchy, scratchy skin to soothe irritations)
3. Walk With Me (apply and follow with heat on knees to ease discomfort)
2. Anxiety Anyone? (apply a few drops to cupped hands and breathe deeply)
1. Mood Balancer (diffuse or apply to neck to find harmony and clarity)

Try the best Frankincense in the world—from dōTERRA™.

Called by locals “maydi,” or “king” of all frankincense, our essential oil of frankincense is harvested from trees grown in Oman, on the southeastern Tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Acknowledged as the superior of various strains produced in the region (since it has higher, naturally occurring levels of sesquiterpenes), Boswellia frereana has a rich, woody, and slightlyastringent fragrance with hints of honey and citrus. As with all of our essential oils, dōTERRA frankincense is Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade™, which guarantees complete purity, the absence of any contaminants, pesitcides or other chemical residues, and the presence of those active compounds at the right levels needed to certify a therapeutic benefit.

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  1. I am alarmed by the misrepresentation of the Frankincense species here in this article. Do any of your own independent research and you will discover that the B. frereana species never has grown in Oman. It is available in the Omani markets along with numerous other boswellia resins, but only one frankincense species- B. sacra is actually grown and produced in Oman.
    Furthermore, B frereana is devoid of all boswellic acids- one of the most researched and valued medical components of the frankincense resin. Three other Boswellia species, B. sacra, B. carterii and B. serrata contain these acids naturally and proper distillation of the resin will insure these acids are present in the essential oil. Essential oils from B. frereana cannot contain boswellic acids because it does not exist in the resin the first place.
    Please look into the facts before you go spreading lies as truth and damage the health of those who trust you.

    1. Of course this type of questioning/critisism would be best directed to the company - doTERRA. I would challenge you to take your comments to those at doTERRA who are qualified to respond. Your accusations here are just as damaging to those of us who use this product with confidence and RESULTS as your anonymous words of slander. Period. Contact doTERRA @

    2. Joni, no, Anonymous does not need to take her comments to only doTERRA. You should be after the truth. Falsehoods are what is damaging. I looked it up and frereana species do not exist in Oman. Plus, medical studies have been done on the other species with posititive results, not on frereana. See: Also, how can doTERRA claim to have a contract with farmers in Oman, Jordan. No such place exists! I have been to southern Oman, and it appears that doTERRA doesn't know where Oman is.

  2. lol I just got through reading a whole slew of anti-doTerra literature. This unknown blogger is just parroting Young Living's misrepresentation of doTerra in the attempt to push their own product. The reality as I've come to understand it is that Young Living feels so threatened by doTerra that rather than try to out do doTerra by better marketing or exhibit the true confidence and self-assurance of superior product quality, they've resorted to slander and disinfo, in a desperate attempt to maintain their current (massive) customer base. I say let them say whatever hogwash they want, but they've already discredited themselves to anyone with any scientific background that looks below the surface.

    Taylor Smith

    1. Taylor, you do not know what you are talking about either! Young Living has done far more than doTERRA to bring the highest quality frankincense to the market by building their own distillery in Salalah, Oman. I have been a doTERRA believer, but I keep an open mind, and I'm not sold on doTERRA's frankincense oil!

  3. I dont know whether this is a YL source but no frankincense oil grown in Oman has ever shown B Frereana's characteristic high thujene, myrcene and cymene chemistry Taylor. The article is professionally written but just appears wrong in this respect and requires amendment thats true.

    Do you reckon the resin could have been imported to Oman from Somaliland and distilled there? A question I had was if the B. Frereana came from somaliland why is the carterii the oil of commerce? The answer is most frereana is bought by the Saudis for the haj pilgrims. This would indicate that the frereana is perhaps a good choice for emotional issues/spiritual purposes. As alpha pinene is the major constituent of B. Frereana, Sacra and Carterii and they are all some 80% monoterpenes the differences in use are probably not that great. B. Serrata has a rather differant chemistry.

    B. Frereana is devoid of boswellic acids but who needs them anyway? Boswellic acids are present in the resins of the other species thats true but are non volatile so do not come across into the hydrodistilled oil anyway. Just too heavy to do so. Keep up the good work anyway!

  4. Cant wait to let you guys know how this doterra frankincense helps my cancer. Thanks!