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4 Ways to Use Frankincense Carterii Essential Oil

Frankincense Carterii

Latin name: Boswellia carterii

Aroma Description: Green, balsamic, with lemon-wood

Therapeutic benefits

  • Can help bring comfort during times of grief or sadness.
  • When used topically, can help improve the look of mature skin.
  • Helps ease joint pain that is a result of age or overuse.
  • Also helps support a healthy immune system.


Yes! Frankincense Carterii IS KidSafe.

4 Ways to Use Frankincense Carteri: Our Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Dilution instructions:

Dilute to 1-2% in your favorite Plant Therapy carrier oil or lotion for facial applications or dilute to 3-5% for full body applications.

Diffusion instructions:

Add 2-3 drops to your diffuser to help bring comfort during times of sadness.

Oils to blend with:

Bergamot, Cedarwood Atlas, Clary Sage, Coriander Seed, Jasmine Absolute, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Orange Sweet, Pine Scots, Sandalwood Australian, Spruce Hemlock and Vetiver.

Additional Reading

Frankincense is one of the most popular essential oils out there. Its benefits are so revered that it’s even called the King of Oils. Here at Plant Therapy, we offer more than one variety. If you’re curious about the difference between the different oils, be sure to check out our posts on the different types of Frankincense. Now let’s get on to the good stuff.

Smoothing & Rejuvenating

While Frankincense Frereana might seem like the go-to skin-loving oil, Frankincense Carterii is right up there! It’s especially good for helping to smooth and improve the appearance of mature skin. We recommend a dilution of 1-2% for facial application. This oil pairs perfectly with our Younger Glo carrier oil blend. Next time you decide to make a DIY face serum, don’t forget to add this oil to your blend.

Aches & Pains

When life gives you aches and pains, reach for Frankincense Carterii. Whether your joints are starting to feel wear and tear that comes with age or are hurting from overuse, this oil can help. Just dilute to 3-5% in your favorite carrier oil and massage onto the areas of concern. Your joints will thank you!

Comfort & Peace

In times of grief and sadness, essential oils can help. By adding a few drops to your diffuser, it can help bring comfort, peace and an atmosphere of calm. Sometimes you’re mourning the loss of someone special or sometimes life just particularly rough. A peaceful, soothing environment can make all the difference.

Healthy Immune System

Another one of the amazing benefits of this oil is that it helps promote a healthy immune system. For those of you that travel, have children in school or spend a lot of time in a busy office, you know how important it is to stay healthy. Who wouldn’t want to avoid a week of sniffles and coughs!?

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75 thoughts on “4 Ways to Use Frankincense Carterii Essential Oil”

  • Hi Plant Therapy, may I know your process of ensuring that the frankincense essential oil is obtained from sustainably tapped Boswellia carteri trees? I’d also like to ask about what was discussed in the Nov 2019 GCMS report for this oil – that there could be mixing of Boswellia carteri and Boswellia occulta (a newly described species of Boswellia) resins?

  • I just bought this for my sister because Frankincense is and oil that everyone should have in there house.

  • I’ve got one on the way from PT and I can’t wait! I used to be with a mlm oil company and when I ran out of my 5ml bottle, I could never get one again-it was so darn expensive. So I’ve been waiting a long time for Frank, lol! I just didn’t realize that the one from them was a blend, so I hope I love this Carteri too.

  • I use this a lot in lotions for my face, I am a big Wet Shaver and this stuff helps after you are constantly run hot, sharp steel over you fave multiple times !!! lol

  • I am pretty sure Frankincense cures everything including love and war ;). I’m diffusing it right now by itself to find my center and calm down after a bad day; I may add some copaiba too in a few minutes. I know someone that swears just rubbing (diluted) Frankincense on her skin a few times a day for a few days cured her frost bitten finger. I have 3 oil storage boxes 1 for citrus/floral oils, 1 for everything else including synergies, and 1 for travel. There is a bottle of Frankincense in each! If you don’t have Frankincense, it is my opinion this should be in your arsenal above all other oils.

  • I LOVE Frankincense Carteri!! I have two out of the three Franks offered from PT and Carteri is by far my fav!! I often use it for immune health & to ease joint pain. I’m glad to know it’s good for skin too! I don’t want to say I use it for everything, but I use it for so much!! Also, the smell is so comforting!

  • I love the PT offers a variety of Frankincense. I didn’t realize prior shopping with PT that I had been getting a blend from another company. I love Frankincense Frereana from PT…can’t wait to try Carteri!

  • This is the only frank I don’t have! Love that it’s kid safe and can be used for joint pain too, that’s an added bonus! Can’t wait to try this one.

  • I love your Spotlight on Oils feature. It is always informative and interesting to read when they first come out. but I enjoy looking up past spotlight oils when I need quick information on an oil I am interested in. Thank you for all the valuable information and insight you give us through this feature. Thanks for the 15% off you give us when the oil is being featured!!!! Thanks again, Plant Therapy!

  • I’d love to learn more about using Frank for skin marks and sun damage. Also, I amazed at the low price of this product. Why do I look anywhere besides PT?!!

  • I have proven how effective Frank C is on sore muscles. I added it to PT’s Muscle Aloe Vera plus Black Pepper, Juniper Berry and Peppermint EOs at 2% dilution. The blend brought much relief, not to mention the soothing smell. Adding Frank C not only enhanced the effectiveness of the blend, it is also very grounding and soothing for the soul.

  • I have been using Frankincense F. for skin/face creams. I will try Frankincense C.to see if there is a noticeable difference.

  • Thank you for posting this informative blog! This oil is amazing and I love the different ways to use it.

  • Nice blog and nice info. It’s divine oil. Whenever I apply on my body it’s very relaxing and meditative experience. Thanks PT.

  • I didn’t know frankincense Carteri was useful for pain, I’m going to try using it in a roller! I currently use it in my face blends and I love it.

  • I just ordered this and can’t wait to try on my face and use it on achy joints. This sounds like such a great oil! Just love all the information from PT!!

  • Looking forward to trying this frank. I just received Elemi oil which is frank’s cousin. I may wait to use a reward and buy a bigger bottle!

  • I love Frankincense and I use it all the time. My question is this…since Fantastic Franks has 4 different varieties, wouldn’t FF be the ideal choice for facial serums and aches and comfort?

  • You can go wrong with Frankincense. It’s smells wonderful and it’s therapeutic benefits are plentiful!

  • Always knew about the benefits of F.carteri being that it is good for skin and body aches. The something new learnt here is the emotion part of it, bringing comfort during times of sadness. Thank you for this information.

  • I have not thought about using frankincense for achy joints. I am going to have to try this. Thanks for educating us.

  • Frankincense is definitely an oil I can’t be without. It worked wonders on gout and other pains. It’s a lifesaver!

  • I bought Frankincense for my face, and also a carrier oil. How should I apply daily and the ratio. Would it also work with a roll on for easier applying. Thank in advance of your reply.

  • I love this oil! I purchased it for skin and then realized I bought the wrong one because everyone was talking about frereana for skin, but I am glad to read in this post that this is good for skin as well! And aches and pains! And emotions! This is everything I need in one bottle! And the smell is amazing!!

  • I love Carteri. I thought I read that a different Frankincense was recommended for sun damage and skin cancers?

  • Now I’m not sure whether to try Carteri or Frereana first Might just have to get them both Haha

  • Wow i was on the fence about this oil, but the blog post and the comments have convinced me! Im so excited to try it!

  • Love all the related reading you provide! It’s so helpful, and I’m so excited about this being on sale!

  • I’m so glad this was the highlight of the week! I’ve just run out of Frankincense and love it for my face care and diffusing. It was my first fave oil, and I can’t wait to have it again!

  • I would have never thought of using Frankincense to ease joint and muscle pain. I’m going to try it. I love the smell of Frankincense. Thanks for the ideas!

  • I love frankinscence carteri, it’s such a versitile oil I should buy a big bottle maybe that will last use more than just a few months!

  • Fantastic! Quick question: I bought the CO2 a while back. Is there benefit to having both? Thank you for giving discounts on your already amazingly affordable oils!

  • I have yet to try any of the Franks unless in a synergy. Are they all used for different things or the same thing..just different smells? Not to be funny but funny….I havent had the urge to try them because just the thought of fantastic franks… I think of hot dog smell hahaha

  • What a perfect time to try this oil! I have only used Frankincense from MLM’s but they are so expensive. After trying Fantastic Franks I am sold on your products . I’m looking forward to replacing all my oils with PT

  • I am going to have to try this one. I have a bum knee at times and I need to see if Frankincense will help. Thanks for the great information!

  • One of the top oils in my opinion!! I make a salve using Frankincense that soothes skin like none other. Everyone should add this to their collection when they can!

  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE Some Frankincense Carteri! such an Amazing deal i have more then half a bottle still but def debating on ordering another as this deal is way to great to pass up!! oil of the week sale is so awsome

    1. I have proven how effective Frank C is on sore muscles. I added it to PT’s Muscle Aloe Vera plus Black Pepper, Juniper Berry and Peppermint EOs at 2% dilution. The blend brought much relief, not to mention the soothing smell. Adding Frank C mot only enhanced the effectiveness, it is also grounding and soothing for the soul!

  • This is such a multipurpose oil- I am excited to see this oil highlighted! This one has been on my wishlist for awhile now.

  • Super excited to order this one today! I’ve been wanting to but waited and yay it’s oil of the week!!! Can’t wait either to use some ideas I just got reading the blog!

  • Can’t wait to try this Frankincense. I have the others and absolutely love the scents of this. I think I’ll try this one in a facial moisturizer to start. Thanks PT for giving us a chance to try something different each week at a reduced price and learn more through the Spotlight Oils!

  • I love this organic frankincense oil! I use it day and night in a serum for my face with Rose Hips oil, Tea Tree and Lavender. It really makes your skin glow.

  • I love all of the Frankincense! I like articles that give me the particulars about each type. I had bought frereana for use in my face serum, but it looks like I might try carteri as well.

  • I recently got this oil sorely for facial purposes, but I’m excited to learn about all these other benefits as well.

  • I am so excited to order this. Frankincense is an oil i never want to be out of because it has soooo many uses!!

  • I love just taking a few inhales of this oil at night for grounding. It definitely is calming and brings peace. One of my favorites!

  • This is my favorite essential oil. It is calming and so versatile! I use this daily and can’t wait to get more this week while it is on sale.

  • This is my favorite Frankincense. It has a milder scent (I like to say it’s the least like kerosene of them all – LOL!) I use it every night in my diffuser, usually with Patchouli, Bergamot, and a drop of Vetiver. Also use in my DIY facial serum. First time i smelled this it brought back an instant memory of setting up the nativity set when i was a little girl in the early 60’s – I’m pretty sure the box and packing materials were scented with Frankincense. Glad to see this on Spotlight, I will be buying the big bottle 🙂

    1. I’ve always used Geranium in my facial serum. I’m glad to know that Frankincense is good for my face as well. Thank you Plant Therapy for your dedication in educating your customers!

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