Frankincense CO2, India

Boswellia serrata Roxb. ex Colebr.


This beautiful Frankincense CO2 from India is highly prized in perfume formulas as an outstanding fixative and for providing good tenacity. The aroma is warm, resinous, smooth, rich musky/earthy yet subtle, deep, and complex with a slight licorice-like undertone. Its slightly pine-like top note provides 'lift' in


Selected size SKU:340-015 - Frankincense CO2, India 15 ml (1/2 oz)

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Product Overview

Frankincense, along with other prized aromatics, spices, precious stones, rare woods, feathers, animal skins, and gold was transported by caravans on the Incense Route and enjoyed a flourishing trade from Yemen and Oman in the Arabian Peninsula to the Mediterranean for nearly 500 years.[1] Egyptians used Frankincense extensively, and the pharaohs believed that burning it allowed them to commune with the gods. Its Arabic name, Olibanum, is derived from al Luban, which means milk, a reference to the milky sap that exudes from the wound in a tree after an incision is made in the bark. The sap serves a purpose for the tree as it seals the incision from the elements; this exudate forms resinified ‘tears’ from which Frankincense oils are extracted.[2]

Once a rare and precious commodity used for millennia by many religious, shamanistic, and secular cultures, Frankincense oil, like Myrrh, offers many different beneficial possibilities. It is especially valued for use in skincare preparations (with Patchouli or Neroli), in diffusers (with Lemon or Pine), for massage (with Palmarosa or Lavender)[3], and in meditation blends (with Sandalwood or Orange). Frankincense is legendary in its traditional and sacred uses and its ability to calm and elevate the spirit. [4, 5]

Each Frankincense oil that we offer is of exceptional quality, possessing unique features and characteristics distinct from one another.  From a traditional view, one might choose one of our steam distilled Frankincense essential oils, particularly for aromatherapy purposes. However, our Frankincense CO2 oils offer the natural botanical perfumer a more complete aromatic profile with higher, brighter top notes and deeper, more complex bottom notes than the steam distilled Frankincense oils.

1 Incense Route Desert Cities in the Negev, UNESCO, World Heritage List,


3 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Essential Oils  A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice, 2012, p. 153.

4 Hoffman, David. The New Holistic Herbal, 1991, p. 14.

5 Mojay, Gabriel. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, 1996, pp.74-75, 138.

6 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, pp. 466-7.

7 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 288.

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6 Reviews


Customer Reviews



Multilayered, smooth, crisp, soft and beautiful. I could smell this all day long. Eden does it again. Thank you.

Review by Mary 3/1/2016

Incredible smoky frankincense!


This is an incredible frankincense! Sweet and lasting, I detect notes of fall leaves, smoke, spices, and anise. Not as lemon-y or pepper-y as we are used to from frankincense-- I think this is better!

Review by Nic 9/23/2015

best ever


I have tried frankincense from various online sellers. Nothing can come close to Eden Botanicals. I wish shipping to Canada was less expensive.

Review by catmar 10/22/2013

Out of this world


Gently strong, bright, clear uplifting, rich, balsamic, out of this world aroma. I use this oil in various synergies: mature facial (with rose geranium, sea buckthorn and other oils), aches and pains, bath, emotional balance and sleep encouragers. Very nice with Spikenard and citrus.

Review by Eleanor 3/2/2013

favorite frankincense oil


I use frankincense CO2 oils in my ultrasonic nebulizer and applied to the arms/wrist. Really great smell, something very intoxicating and mellow, some citrus notes. Similar to the Somalia blend, I lean towards using this oil and would buy more of it in the future. Highly recommended.

Review by miket 2/21/2013

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