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Frankincense Serrata: Uses, Benefits and Why You Need it in Your Collection

Frankincense Serrata Essential Oil, also known as Olibanum, is steam distilled from the gum resin of the tree. It’s been used for thousands of years by native peoples as incense, medicine, and added to cosmetics. It’s a must-have for both essential oil newbies and experienced experts alike!

Frankincense Serrata

This specific kind of Frankincense has a green and woody aroma that is pleasant on its own. Many perfumes add this oil to their scents because it’s so appealing to so many people! Frankincense Serrata is widely used for aromatherapy and it’s prized for its mind clearing abilities, especially when used for meditation.

These great properties make this Frankincense especially ideal for yoga and meditation practices, but it also can help keep your breathing clear and your lungs happy!

Therapeutic benefits

  • Helps promote clear breathing.
  • Can be supportive and mind-clearing during meditation.
  • Promotes healthy, glowing skin.

Dilution instructions:

Add a few drops to your favorite carrier oil to use as a rejuvenating skin cream. We recommend a dilution of 1%-2% for a facial application or 3%-5% for body application.

Diffusion instructions:

For a blend that helps promote clear breathing, try adding 3 drops Frankincense Serrata, 2 drops Eucalyptus Globulus, 1 drop Rosemary, and 1 drop Spruce or Fir Needle in your diffuser.

Oils to blend with:

Bergamot, Carrot SeedCedarwood AtlasClove Bud, Lemon, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Orange SweetPine ScotsSandalwood Australian, and Vetiver.

Try out Frankincense Serrata with these DIYs:

Laid Back Legs Restless Legs Essential Oils DIY Frankincense Serrata

36 thoughts on “Frankincense Serrata: Uses, Benefits and Why You Need it in Your Collection”

  1. Frankincense is my all time favourite oil. It was my go to oil during my most recent labour. A couple of times after inhaling it I decided if I had a boy I would name him Frank lol. (I did have a boy but didn’t call him Frank in the end)

  2. Thanks PT for such important info on frankincense and all oils and these recipes! And a big thanks for your amazing 25 days of giving which I took advantage of for myself and others and gave a long list to my husband for me! Lol…love PT oils, company and amazing deals and reward program, whoop! Merry Christmas!

  3. I never thought of Frankincense S. for breathing support. I am definitely going to try this recipe. Respiratory support is a big one in my house. I love Frankincense C. in pain blends.

    1. That’s a great question! They smell similar, but Carteri has a much sharper scent than Serrata. Serrata also has more of an earthy type of smell, whereas Carteri is more balsamic. Hope that helps!

  4. Thanks for the information! I’ve heard so many good things about this oil, and I have been meaning to get Frankincense to help me meditate. What is the difference between the three Frankincenses?

  5. I love the resinous smell of this oil! I use it in a DIY skin serum also. Makes the redness go away. Definitely needs to be a part of anyone’s oil collection! I’m super interested in learning about the different properties of each of the Frankincenses.

  6. I LOVE Frankincense (it’s one of my go to oils for all the reasons listed above). Sadly, I missed the day it was free with purchase! Thank you for this post and making this oil accessible to people.

  7. I really appreciate your post explaining the differences in Frankincense. I was confused until your excellent
    Explanation. Now I can order!

  8. After reading a little about it here im so glad i picked it up for FREE frank day!! woohoo! Smelled it as i was reading the blog! gonna diffuse it while i do my meditation!

  9. I just bought a bottle because I have heard such great things about it! I am glad you included the oils to blend with it to promote clear breathing. I have all of those on hand and I’m off to try it…….

  10. I cant wait to try the Frankincense Serrata! After reading about it, I believe it will help my breathing. THank you for the awesome information on this!

  11. I purchased Frankincense Serrata a while back and was happy to see this diffuser blend for clear breathing. As we’re now into the cold and flu season here in Minnesota it’s nice to have another tool in my essential oil belt to combat the ickies; thanks Plant Therapy!

  12. I had run out of frankincense and was so pleased to see this sale. It is one of my favorite oils. My daughter even asked for it for Christmas!

  13. Very Excited to use this in a blend for inflammation. I love love the smell of it, so I am sure its gonna be a double whammy…make me happy and help with some inflamed joints!!!

  14. Great information. Didn’t think I needed this one, but having second thoughts. Free is hard to pass up. Thank you Plant Therapy

  15. I love Frankincense. I use it in my face oil blend and mixed with coconut oil for an all over body rub! I always get good comments on the way I smell. What a great idea to use as a spray for my yoga mat!

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