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Umuthi Botanicals

Umuthi Frankincense Serrata Essential Oil (Boswellia Serrata)

Sizes: 10ml, 30ml, 100ml

Umuthi Botanicals Frankincense Serrata Essential Oil (Boswellia Serrata), also known as Olibanum, has many varieties, grown in different countries. Although they all have very similar properties, these varieties do have specific uses. The Serrata is considered more effective for health and healing and there is research currently being conducted surrounding its effect on cancer cells.


  • Frankincense is a very popular incense, believed to be uplifting, comforting and an aid to meditation. Using the oil in a vapourizer will have the same effects
  • In aromatherapy Frankincense is used to alleviate stress and anxiety, as well as being a general tonic for the body
  • Frankincense has been used for centuries to help healing and for anointing.
  • It is antiseptic and astringent and as such is beneficial in treating gum disorders, also hair loss.
  • The oil stimulates cell regeneration so aids healing, reduces appearance of scars and stretch marks and signs of aging.
  • Frankincense is used to treat arthritis, digestive and respiratory tract disorders, and is a diuretic.
  • The most valuable elements in Frankincense are monoterpenes which detoxify the liver and kidneys, and sesquiterpenes which go beyond the brain blood barrier, and can therefore stimulate the limbic system and the glands in the brain


  • Method of extraction: Steam distilled.
  • Part used: Gum resin.
  • Colour: Clear.
  • Consistency: Medium to thin.
  • Perfumery note: Base.
  • Aroma: Earthy, woody, slightly spicy.


  • Frankincense can thin the blood, it is therefore recommended that if you are using anti-coagulants or have any blood disorder, you first check with a medical practitioner before use.
  • Do not use if pregnant or breast feeding.