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Frankincense, Carterii Essential Oil

Essential Oil
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$59.95

Frankincense, Carterii Essential Oil (Boswellia carterii) is also commonly known as Olibanum. Frankincense, Carterii Essential Oil has a medium-strength balsamic, warm, slightly spicy, sweet, and woody aroma presenting a base fragrance note.

Frankincense, Carterii Essential Oil is part of the Rocky Mountain Oils Skin Care and Wellness collections. Use the oil as part of any skin care regimen to promote a toned complexion. Frankincense, Carterii may encourage self-esteem while promoting wellness of the mind and spirit.

Use the oil to enhance deep meditation and support emotional healing. Frankincense, Carterii can help reduce feelings of loneliness, frailty, and grief, while helping sharpen concentration.

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  • Dilute with a carrier oil to improve the appearance of all skin types 
  • Dilute with a carrier oil or shea butter to help fade new and old scars
  • Diffuse to help enhance deep meditation
To Assist in Meditation

Apply topically or directly inhale the scent.


To Promote Deep Breathing

Apply topically or directly inhale the scent.

Truly Relaxed Body Lotion 

Add 1 tsp of an unscented lotion, like our Tohi Nature’s Moisture Hand and Body Cream or Better Butter, to the palm of the hand. Add the essential oils. Blend lotion and oils in the hands, and apply to arms, legs, and body to promote deep grounding and relaxation. 

All types of Frankincense essential oil share similar properties; however, there are several differences that make each type of Frankincense unique. 

  • Frankincense, Carterii has a balsamic, rich, slightly spicy, warm, sweet, and woody aroma with a slightly citrusy top note. 
  • Frankincense, Carterii comes from the Boswellia carterii tree, which is native to East Africa. 
  • Frankincense, Carterii is high in d-limonene, which is great for general muscles and joint pain relief. 
  • Frankincense, Carterii is the most well-known and studied type of Frankincense. 
Many people believe that Serrata and Carterii are the same type of Frankincense because the tree seeds are identical. While the two plants come from the same seed, the geographical area and climate where the trees grow, when combined with the pH level of the soil and other growth factors, result in two very different species of the Boswellia tree. While the therapeutic properties are similar between the varieties of Frankincense, there is still great diversity in strength and potency between the different species. 

Botanical Name: Boswellia carterii
Country of Origin: Somalia
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Resin
Aroma: Woody, Balsamic, Resinous
Consistency: Thin
Blends Well With: Black Cumin, Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
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GC/MS tests verify purity and quality of the oils we sell, so you can be sure you’re using the highest quality oils available on the market today.

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Glorious
Amazing!!! Love it so much more than my pricey brand and it is a must have for me!
November 15, 2018
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Love the oils calming effect. Great price.
October 30, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
part of my morning regimen
I use a few drops of Frankincense each morning mixed with a dollop of aloe vera gel and two drops of plant-derived squalane and my face looks and feels great! But, I never forget to cup my hands to my nose just before applying and take in several long, deep breaths to soothe my mind and spirit.
October 14, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
You get what you pay for
It’s Ok but I feel Frankincense Sacred is more effective. I use it as skin care and decided to try Frankincense Carteril since it was less expensive. After just a few weeks I could tell the difference. I’ve sent it back and ordered Frankincense Sacred.
October 2, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
#1 oil
Frankincense is my number one oil! I find that I use it for everything on my body. I'm very thankful for the spiritual experience I receive with my daily devotions. I never leave home without it.
September 23, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Love
Love these oils. The only oils that don't give a funky after smell.
September 23, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Great smell!! Love it!!
April 22, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Frankincense
I always keep this in stock. Great quality always from RMO.
April 3, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
WOW!
Worth the money. A great oil that offers so much. I use it for pain relief in my lower back, legs and feet. Just a few drops with some FCO. Has a nice scent too!
April 2, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
It smells good to me and i like that its less than other frankincense. I haven't really tested its quility on anything yet but i like what i smell so far.
March 16, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
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What's the difference between the three kinds of frankincense oil?
Terri K on Apr 17, 2017
Can you take frankincense orally by mouth, I read a couple drops under the tongue helps immune system?
jason o on Mar 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Rocky Mountain Oils feels that essential oils are very potent and can be dangerous if not used correctly. All of our oils are 100% pure, natural, and authentic. They are of the quality to ingest. However, we cannot provide dosing suggestions or directions on how to ingest if you choose to do so. If you do choose to ingest the oils, we suggest consulting an Aromatherapist or trusted health professional for guidance.

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-RMO Team.
I noticed some of the blended oils are diluted with coconut oil. Is the frankincense also diluted?
Sarah C on Jun 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Our single essential oils such as Frankincense are just the essential oils and do not contain carrier oils.
In my research I read that scacra and carterri are essentially the same species. Insight? What to purchase?? Should I buy one for diffusing and another for body application?? Looking for peaceful aroma and healing properties
Monica M on Feb 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: All varieties of Frankincense essential oils do share similar properties and therapeutic functions. The difference is in the growing conditions and the regions they come from. All three varieties that we carry will smell different from each other as well as have different dominant constituents. This is due to a slight variance in chemical makeup brought on by the different growing conditions. Some examples to share would be that Frankincense, Sacred is high in alpha-pinene. This is a great component for skin care. Then you have Frankincense, Serrata, which is higher in alpha-thujene making it a better option for an uplifting mood. Frankincense, Carterii has a high d-limonene which is great for general pain relief of muscles and joints.

However, Because the therapeutic properties are similar, choosing a variety of Frankincense depends on the aroma, the dominant constituent of the oil as well as the price point you prefer.

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RMO Team
Is this pure frankincense oil? Because the ingredients doesn't mention "frankincense" it just says "gum resin"
Angelica T on Sep 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello!

All of our oils are 100% pure, natural, authentic, and organically grown. We do not use additives, fillers, synthetics, etc of any kind. We have all of our oils GC/MS tested to show each and every constituent in the oils to confirm that the oils are free of chemicals and contaminants of any kind.

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- RMO Team
Which frankincense works best for fading scars and age spots?
Kim S on Aug 17, 2018
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BEST ANSWER: Hello!

Sacred Frankincense may help improve the appearance of all skin types while toning and tightening the skin. The oil also may help fade the appearance of scars.

Thanks!
- RMO Team