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Frankincense- Carterii Essential Oil

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Step into the world of wellness with Edens Garden's Frankincense Carterii essential oil, a product with an ancient and fascinating history. Known for its supportive role in various health conditions, this legendary substance also shines as a star ingredient in numerous skincare products, perfumes, and body care essentials.

The aroma profile of Frankincense Carterii is a symphony of scents that's almost indescribable. Imagine aged wood, subtly sweet undertones, a balsamic richness, all crowned with hints of citrus. It's not just an aroma; it's an experience that transports you to places of decorum, reverence, and peace. This is why Frankincense has found a sacred place in Christian churches, including the Eastern Orthodox and Catholic traditions, often used in ceremonies to anoint newborn infants and members embarking on new spiritual journeys.

Frankincense Carterii, native to North Africa, thrives in sunny, dry locations. The tree, adorned with glossy leaves and white flowers, reveals its treasure when the bark is opened - a rich resin. This resin, through steam distillation, gives us the precious Frankincense Carterii essential oil. The English word 'Frankincense' is derived from Old French "franc encens," meaning high-quality or 'true' incense, perfectly capturing the essence of our product.

Incorporating Frankincense Carterii into your daily routine is simple. Add a few drops to your diffuser to create a calming ambiance, or blend it with your preferred carrier oil for a soothing massage. For skincare, mix it with your favorite cream or lotion, but remember to do a patch test before full application. With Frankincense Carterii essential oil, you're investing in a lifestyle of wellness and tranquility. Experience the magic today!

Not sure which Frankincense is right for you? Check out our blog on the differences here

**Euro droppers are not included with 4 oz bottles**


Botanical Name: Boswellia carterii

Origin: Somalia

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Resin

Note: Base

Family: Burseraceae

Blends Well With: Lemon, Myrrh, and other citrus and resins

Aroma: Herbaceous, musky, earthy, and resinous

Consistency: Thin

Color: Clear – Pale Yellow

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.

OK For Kids: 2+

Kids Max Dilution: 1%

Shelf Life: 1-2 Years

Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to use Frankincense oil?
  • There are several ways to use Frankincense oil. For pain and inflammation, dilute Frankincense to 3% by combining 18 drops of Frankincense in 1 oz of carrier oil, then apply to the affected area daily. To balance mood, reduce stress and create a meditative atmosphere, add 10 drops of Frankincense oil per every 100 ml of water in an essential oil diffuser. For immune support, diffuse Frankincense oil or apply it topically when environmental threats arise. To protect against free radicals, create a facial serum or body oil by combining 6 drops of Frankincense in 1 oz of carrier oil and apply topically as the last step in your skincare routine or before applying sunscreen.
What is Frankincense oil good for?
  • Frankincense has been used since antiquity for its healing benefits and deeply soothing aroma. Today, Frankincense essential oil is used for pain relief, alleviating inflammation, reducing stress, enhancing sleep, nourishing skin and supporting the immune system. Additionally, its antibacterial, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties make Frankincense one of the most versatile and therapeutic essential oils in aromatherapy. To use Frankincense effectively, it’s recommended that you inhale it using an essential oil diffuser or apply it topically.
Is Frankincense oil safe for dogs?
  • Frankincense oil is safe to diffuse around dogs. Make sure there is proper ventilation and that your pet has the ability to leave the room if desired. If in doubt, ask a vet with aromatherapy experience for safety guidelines for your pet, or avoid essential oil use around your pet altogether. For further pet safety guidelines, we recommend picking a copy of Kristen Leigh Bell’s book Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals or joining an animal aromatherapy Facebook group.
What is the difference between Frankincense Sacra and Frankincense Carterii essential oil?
  • The most popular varietal we offer is our Frankincense Carterii essential oil. Besides its intoxicatingly smooth and relaxing aroma, Frankincense Carterii has a knack for charming users with its many therapeutic properties, such as reducing pain & inflammation, protecting against environmental threats and alleviating stress. Native to Oman, Frankincense Sacra is a gem of the Middle East. Out of all four Frankincense varieties offered by Edens Garden, Frankincense Sacra has the highest amount of α-pinene. As such, Frankincense Sacra is supremely efficient at aiding sleep-related problems, alleviating pain, inflammation and muscle spasms, reducing bacteria and boosting antioxidant levels.
Why is your Frankincense oil so much cheaper than other companies?
  • At Edens Garden, we offer practically-priced essential oils and aromatherapy products. We do this by cutting out the middleman, offering our products solely online rather than brick-and-mortar stores and offering wholesale pricing for everyone across the board. Each of our oils is 100% pure and of the highest quality available which we guarantee by GC/MS testing every batch of oil we offer. From there, these tests are analyzed and approved by third-party essential oil chemists and industry experts along with our in-house team of aromatherapists. We also perform refractive index, specific gravity and organoleptic testing on every batch to further ensure purity and quality in every bottle.
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Frankincense carterii batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Boswellia carterii. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.

RELAX: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Frankincense (Carterii), 5 drops of Vetiver and 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas). Or add 5-6 drops of Frankincense (Carterii) to your diffuser and diffuse for 15-30 minutes before bedtime to encourage deep relaxation.

STRESS-LESS: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Frankincense (Carterii), 5 drops of Ylang Ylang and 5 drops of Bergamot.

INHALATION: Add the following to a 5 ml amber glass bottle: 15 drops of Frankincense (Carterii), 20 drops of Fir Needle, 15 drops of Tea Tree and 10 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas). Shake to mix well. Fill a bowl with steamy water. Add to the bowl 2 drops of the essential oil mixture. Lean over the bowl and cover your head with a towel to keep the steam in. Inhale through your nose (keep your eyes closed), breathing deeply, for several minutes, or as desired.

OILY SKIN: Add to a 2 ounce bottle: 4 drops of Frankincense (Carterii), 1 drop of Carrot Seed, 4 drops of Eucalyptus and 3 drops of Lavender (French), then fill with witch hazel and Polysorbate 20 (manufacturer's recommended amount). Shake well to combine before applying a couple of drops to a cotton swab and applying directly to the acne. Add a teaspoon of this blend to a small basin of water and soak a face cloth for larger areas. Relax and keep your eyes closed, as you apply the cloth to your entire face for a refreshing mask! Shelf life: 1 week (1% dilution)

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