Frankincense (Sacra) Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Boswellia sacra
Country of Origin:
Plant Part:
Distillation Method:
Wild Grown
Overall Profile
Primary Constituents
alpha pinene
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Wholesale Pure Sacra Frankincense Essential Oil

From Wholesale Essential Oils, 100% Pure Frankincense Essential oil. This oil is the supreme of what we carry in the Boswellia tree genus. This B. sacra essential oil is produced by hydro-distillation to create the highest abundance of molecular compounds with the most potent availability. The aroma is the sweetest of our varieties, offering a bright woody scent with a sweet citrus top note. Our Sacred Frankincense Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.


Also known as Olibanum, the Frankincense tree looks more like a tall, handsome shrub. Its many knurled branches rarely reach more than 22 feet in height and are topped with abundant slender leaves. It is the sap of this tree that holds profound medicinal properties. To extract it, the bark is pierced with a knife (known traditionally as a 'mingaf') and a milky-white oleoresin is removed in small amounts to ensure the tree is not harmed (Myrrh is also harvested this way).


Our essential oil is sourced from the resin of Frankincense trees wild-grown in Oman. Known as "liquid pearls from the tree of life", the resin forms droplets that harden into the walnut-sized orange-brown gum known as Frankincense. We offer Frankincense essential oil derived from three varieties of tree: This Boswellia Sacra from Oman, which is steam distilled to produce high levels of alpha-pinene and an exquisitely rich, sweet and complex aroma, as well as our CO2 distilled Boswellia Carteri from Somalia, and Boswellia Serrata from western India. The CO2 distillation process does not require heating the resin and produces different chemical compositions. Our Frankincense Serrata oil is an excellent choice for a less expensive option that is still of excellent quality and aromatic depth.

Aromatherapy Notes

The aroma of the B. Sacra essential oil is distinctive. We find it the sweetest of our Frankincense essential oils, yet noticeably potent in it’s terpene content. It offers a bright woody scent with a sweet citrus top note. Frankincense has been used for ages as a meditation aid -- use in your diffuser to help 'settle the mind'.

Traditional Uses

Resins and their oils have always been associated with fumigation and purification. Hence, why Frankincense essential oil was first used as incense in India, China and the Catholic churches of Europe and North America. The spirit of the sacred and of meditation have surrounded Frankincense for ages, allowing the spirit—as the smoke does—to rise to the heavens. The name frankincense is derived from the Old French word franc, meaning “free, pure, or abundant”, and the Latin word incensum, meaning “to smoke”. In ancient Egypt, the renowned scent kyphi, derived from frankincense, was used in perfume, incense, and beverages. Ancient Egyptian women would char frankincense resin (called kohl) and use it to blacken their eyelids and outline their eyes.1

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature

From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy1:

  • Antiseptic, Astringent, Carminative, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Sedative
  • Alleviates anxiety and nervous tension
  • Has the ability to “deepen the breath”
  • Frankincense gives off an air of mystery and secretiveness
  • Recommended as an aid for meditation and to cut ties with the past

From The Essential Oils Complete Reference Guide2:

  • Enduring emotional and spiritual support
  • Assists recovery from grief or loss
  • “helpful for overcoming negative mental and emotional states”

Application and Use


Frankincense essential oil is non-toxic, a non-irritant and non-sensitizing when used in properly-balanced proportions in the directed practices. If pregnant, or If ingesting the oil, consultation with a physician is recommended.


1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holystic Aromatherapy, 2003.

2 Stiles, K. G. The Essential Oils Complete Reference Guide: Over 250 Recipes for Natural Wholesome Aromatherapy. Page Street Publishing, 2017.