Sacred Frankincense

Sacred Frankincense Essential Oil

Sacred Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia sacra) comes from the Boswellia sacra frankincense tree and is distilled at the Young Living distillery in Oman. Sacred Frankincense is ideal for those who wish to take their spiritual journey and meditation experiences to a higher level. 

Historical Data: Also known as "oliganum" or "Oil from Lebanon" the name frankincense is derived from the Medieval French word for "real incense". Frankincense is considered the "holy anointing oil" in the Middle East and has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. It was well known during the time of Christ for its anointing and healing powers and was one of the gifts given to christ at his birth. "Used to treat every concievable ill known to man", frankincense was valued more than gold during ancient times, and only those with great wealth and abundance posessed it. 

Frankincense is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records, Ebers Papyrus (dating from sixteenth century BC), an ancient Egyptian list of 877 prescriptions and recipes. Anciently, the Chinese used frankincense as a treatment for a range of ailments. Researchers today have discovered that the sesquiterpenes in frankincense help stimulate the limbic system of the brain (the center of emotions) as well as the hypothalamus, pineal and pituitary glands. The hypothalamus is the master gland of the human body, controlling the release of many hormones including thyroid and growth hormone. 


In ancient Egypt, the priests and priestesses at the healing Temple of Hathor at Dendera both taught and administered the Sacred Science of essential oils. This knowledge, which was handed down by the priest/initiates for over 5,000 years is recorded on the walls of Dendera Temple. Some people believe that Jesus and Mary Magdalene participated in the Mystery School as taught at Dendera and learned the magic of the esoteric anointing oils. 

The Egyptian Blue Lotus,Frankincense and Myrrh, as well as spikenard, galbanum, and rose were all treasured for their healing and spiritual properties. They were kept in treasuries and guarded as fiercely as gold. There is an outer building at Dendera called the Sanatorium, where the initiates were anointed with oils by the priests in order to experience prophetic and oracular dreams. 

The Sanatorium was later used as a healing center, where holy water was mixed with essential oils, amulets and crystals and used for bathing to relieve physical, mental and emotional distress. The Greeks, and later the Romans, adopted this practice and carried it into Celtic Britain and Gaul, and the idea of the "spa" was born. (Information courtesy of Mary Lomando)

Frankincense is being researched and used therapeutically in European hospitals and is being investigated for its ability to improve human growth hormone production. Today, frankincense is still used worldwide for both its ceremonial and medicinal use. Frankincense can be used topically, as a dietary supplement, or diffused.

Frankincense TreeWellness Solutions: supports the immune system, nervous system, aids normal cellular regeneration; oxygenating to cells, helps regulate emotions, provides a calming effect, reduces feelings of stress, very psycho-active, calms troubled nerves, promotes confidence and purpose and supports the body's immune protecting ability. Sacred Frankincense also dissolves feelings of negativity while promoting feels of security; can lift your spirit when feeling lonely; reduces re-occuring nightmares; and guards your feelings of self-worth.

Fragrance: increases spiritual awareness, promotes meditation, improves attitude and uplifts spirits

How To Use:

  • Diffuse – In diffuser therapy, frankincense can be used for congestion and voice loss, as well as to calm the mind, reduce mental strain, cultivate internal peace, and place past obsessive states into perspective.
  • Blend with massage oil or in the bath – Sacred Frankincense can be blended with massage oil or diluted in the bath for circulatory support, respiratory support, exhaustion, and nightmares. It also has a good astringent effect on the skin; perks up older, more mature skin; and may assist the body in healing itself of wounds, sores, and ulcers.
  • Creams and lotions – Sacred Frankincense can be added to a base cream or lotion to help with general skin tone and condition while reducing oily skin, rejuvenating more mature skin, and at the same time helping wounds, ulcers, and sores heal.
  • Wash or use as a compress – To assist the body in healing and to lessen the appearance of scars from wounds, add a few drops of Sacred Frankincense to the water when washing a wound. For other applications, apply diluted oil directly onto the affected area or use as a compress.
  • You can also take Sacred Frankincense internally by placing a few drops in a capsule.

About Sacred Frankincense Essential Oil
Young Living has chosen a vendor in northern Africa near the Arabian Peninsula as its primary source for frankincense. D. Gary Young has found the frankincense from northern Africa to be the truest form of Biblical frankincense.

Did You Know?

  • Sacred Frankincense essential oil is distilled from Boswellia sacra frankincense trees at the Young Living distillery in Oman.
  • Omani frankincense is considered the rarest, most sought-after aromatic in existence.
  • Young Living's Sacred Frankincense marks the first time any Westerners have experienced its unique properties.
  • Use Sacred Frankincense while practicing yoga, meditation, or prayer to achieve a deeper spiritual connection.

There are several varieties of Frankincense trees and therefore varieties of Frankincense Resin, but Young Living uses only the purest resin and I, "Gary", know the differences between them all. We chose the very best resin that has been harvested properly and then distilled properly. There are many Frankincense resins, but most grades are only good enough for perfumes, yet many companies use them as essential oils and claim they are pure when indeed they are not. There is not a pure Frankincense that is sold in the U.S.! EXCEPT FOR YOUNG LIVING DUE TO GARY YOUNG'S QUEST FOR THE BEST... WE ARE THE ONLY COMPANY WITH THE BEST! 

We, Young Living, now have our own distiller in Oman... never before has Frankincense has been shipped from Oman and we are now doing it. Young Living is the only company that has proven, tested, pure Frankincense oil. We distill our Frankincense Boswellia carteri in Kenya and Spain.

Young Living members are the only people in the world that has the Boswellia Sacra Oil from Oman. In Ancient days, only the royalty had the ability to have this product. You Now Have It! — Gary Young, 2010 Young Living Convention

Young Living's Sacred Frankincense Essential Oil"Boswellia sacra – I hope my readers can understand the joy that filled my heart at convention as I saw a dream come true. For 15 long years, I have traveled to the Middle East in search of the most precious frankincense essential oil of all: Omani hojari. At the 2010 Young Living Grand Convention it was my great honor to place this treasured oil in distributors' hands.

"Omani hojari is beloved of Omani royalty and the royal family of Saudi Arabia. It grows in the Dhofar region of Oman. In meetings with trade officials in the Ministry of Agriculture in Salalah, Oman, I learned that the only species of frankincense that grows in the kingdom of Oman is Boswellia sacra. This species has a higher content of the constituent alpha pinene than frankincense oil from Boswellia carteri, even though both varieties carry frankincense's therapeutic power.

"Because Young Living has established two distilleries in Oman and fulfilled all Omani government requirements, for the first time in modern history frankincense is being exported from Oman. REAL Omani hojari!

"At the Young Living Product Expo at the Young Living convention, distributors swarmed the single oil booths and were thrilled with the new frankincense oil from Oman: Sacred Frankincense. Young Living staff who shared samples of the oil reported that our distributors were surprised by the lighter, sweeter scent of Boswellia sacra and many actually experienced its uplifting, spiritual effect. I am gratified to know that prayer and meditation for thousands of Young Living distributors will now be enhanced thanks to the use of Sacred Frankincense.

"My heartfelt thanks to the Young Living distributors who so warmly embraced this new Young Living essential oil!" — Gary Young


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