Frankincense essential oil is extracted by steam, which is performed on the bark and gum of the Boswellia tree. The scent of frankincense oil is known to have a calming effect when used in aromatherapy.
Frankincense essential oil comes from Boswellia trees in the Somalia region, and it is composed of a-pinene, actanol, linalool, bornyl acetate, and incensol.
Frankincense oil may be used to help with asthma or as a rejuvenator for aging skin. In addition to aging skin, it is often also put on sores and scars to aid with healing.
In aromatherapy, frankincense essential oil is used for its calming and soothing effect on the body. It may also be used for a respiratory aid or skin tonic.