Frankincense – Essential Oil Monograph, Benefits & Uses


Wound wash:


2 drops Frankincense Oil
2 drops Lavender Oil
100 ml distilled water
Mix well and use to irrigate and clean small wounds.

Scar  Oil

50 ml Rice Bran Oi
5 drops Frankincense Oil
3 drops Lavender Oil
3 drops Rose Geranium Oil
3 drops Patchouli Oil
Apply one or two drops to healed scar tissue and gently massage

Calming Blend

3 drops Frankincense Oil
3 drops Bergamot Oil
1 drop Ylang Ylang Oil
Diffuse this combination of oils in the airpsace when feeling stressed or anxious.

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Frankincense REsin

Known as the “King of Essential Oils” Frankincense is known for its anti-ageing and skin rejuvenating properties and is often used in the management of scars.

It is also wonderful for grounding and enhancing the meditative experience as well as assisting with respiratory conditions.
The resin has long been held in high esteem and compounds found within it have shown some anti-cancer benefits particularly with ovarian cancer. See this article here for an explanation: Fighting Ovarian Cancer with Frankincense Resin (Unfortunately these chemicals are not found in the essential oil in effective concentrations)

Monograph:Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense eSsential oil from Moon Haven

Botanical name: Boswellia carterii

Common name: Frankincense or Olibanum

Plant part: Resin

Extraction method: Steam distilled

Common uses: Frankincense has traditionally been used to help relieve stress related conditions. It is also known for its skin healing and rejuventaing properties and has been used for many years to help reduce the appearance of scar tissue.
Frankincense also can play a part in helping to relieve breathing difficulties and assists with lung congestion. helps to promote a sense of peace and wellness.

Note: Base

Strength of aroma: Medium

Aromatic scent: Balsamic, fresh terpene-like scent with a subtle green-lemon note.

Blends well with: Orange and other citrus oils, myrrh, clary sage, lavender, cedarwood, cypress, geranium, patchouli, sandalwood, all the spice oils, vetiver.

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While any advice provided is general in nature, it is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment.  If you are at all concerned about your condition it is important that you do consult your medical practitioner of choice for an individual treatment plan.

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