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Frankincense frereana/carterii
Frankincense frereana/carterii
Frankincense frereana/carterii
Boswellia frereana, Boswellia carterii

Distilled in Somalia
Method: Steam distilled resin tears
Cultivation: Wild crafted
Chemical Family: Monoterpene
Aroma: Balsamic, light, soft, woody, fruity, slightly citrus/musky
Note (Evaporation Rate): Base (although some may consider it a Middle Top note)
Key Constituents Lot# FRKf-113
alpha-pinene 44.74%
limonene 11.52%
octyl acetate 9.24%
alpha-thujene 6.04%
beta-pinene 3.97%
sabinene 2.87%
myrcene 2.19%
alpha-copaene 0.68%

Which Frankincense is Best? When people ask which is preferable, Frankincense carterii or frereana/carterii, we've personally experienced good results with both, but feel more fond of frereana/carterii, which has both the immune supportive properties of carterii and the skin supportive aspects of frereana. One customer compared the two on her skin issues; see testimonies #52 and #53 below.

Comparing Frankincense (in a nutshell)
Carterii - antimicrobial immune support, focus, cognition, memory, calming (Tisserand and Cantele consider Boswellia sacra a synomym, as it is either the same or very similar to carterii.)
Frereana CO2 - powerful anti-anxiety properties in addition to pain, bruising, traumatic injury, inflammation, anti-oxidant, damaged skin, wrinkles, scars, wounds, immune support, focus, cognition, memory, calming
Research has been published indicating that a compound found in Frankincense Resin (Incensole Acetate) is a powerful anti-depressant and anti-anxiety agent. While Incensol acetate does NOT exist in the distilled Frankincense oils (the molecules are too heavy to come across during the distillation process), Incensole acetate DOES occur in the CO2 extracted Frankincense. 
Frereana/Carterii - pain, bruising, traumatic injury, inflammation, anti-oxidant, damaged skin, wrinkles, scars, wounds, antimicrobial immune support, focus, cognition, memory, calming, anti-spasmodic

Children? Suitable
Pregnancy/Breastfeeding? Suitable
Therapeutic Uses
Frankincense may support, aid, ease, soothe, reduce, calm, relax, promote and/or maintain healthy function of the following:
Congestion and mucus
Insect Bites
Joint pain
Immune system
Menstrual pain
Mental fatigue, focus
Nervous tension
Respiratory (asthma, bronchitis, coughs, catarrh, laryngitis)
Skin Care (daily)
Skin irritation and inflammatory conditions
Skin: acne, abscesses, aging skin, bruises, scars, wounds
Stress (is uplifting)
Traumatic injury
UTI (urinary tract infection)

Frankincense Oil and Cancer in Perspective by Robert Tisserand

PubMed Article
Boswellia frereana (frankincense) suppresses cytokine-induced matrix metalloproteinase expression and production of pro-inflammatory molecules in articular cartilage.

"We have demonstrated that B. frereana prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators and MMPs. Due to its efficacy we propose that B. frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis."

Immunologist Mahmoud Suhail wrote: "Cancer starts when the DNA code within the cell's nucleus becomes corrupted. It seems Frankincense has a re-set function. It can tell the cell what the right DNA code should be. Frankincense separates the 'brain' of the cancerous cell - the nucleus - from the 'body' - the cytoplasm, and closes down the nucleus to stop it reproducing corrupted DNA codes."

Application Suggestions (See Essential Oil Usage for more information and a dilution chart.)
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oilunscented lotion or unscented cream and apply on area of concern or as desired. Consider using a roll-on applicator for ease of application of prediluted oil.

Inhalation: Diffuse or use a personal Nasal Inhaler

Internal: Frankincense is suitable for internal use within safe parameters if such use is deemed appropriate. We feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should only be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. HEO does not advocate internal use of essential oils without appropriate knowledge and understanding of how to administer, for what purpose, how much, which essential oils, safety concerns and so on. In our experience, essential oils are generally more effective used topically with proper dilution or inhaled. Kurt Schnaubelt Ph.D. notes that "French aromatherapy literature contains many references to using oils orally." He goes on to note that "generally 1 drop is always enough when ingesting essential oils." A potential toxicity hazard could occur when untrained people use essential oils orally and ingest too much. Keep in mind that while medical doctors or health care practitioners may prescribe essential oils for internal use, they are trained and experienced in the safe application of essential oils. It is not a matter of using "French aromatherapy" or "British" methods, it's a matter of experience and appropriate application.
Click here for information about internal usage.

Kurt Schaubelt wrote in The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils (p. 133) that 1 drop orally may help with immuno deficiency and depression.
Frankincense is suitable to put a drop on the toothbrush for oral care.
The following anecdotal testimonies have not been reviewed or evaluated by the FDA.
The products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure disease.
Information shared on the HEO website is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice given by your trusted health care provider.
We believe that essential oils are provided by the Lord to support our health and well-being.
The Lord is our wisdom, protector and healer.
(Genesis 1:29-30, Ezekiel 47:12) 

1. I suffered severe allergies and asthma for many years before I married and had children. After having children, it became more and more difficult to cope because of all the responsibility I carried. During certain seasons I had to wear a mask and basically stayed indoors all the time to try and avoid asthma attacks. When my husband suffered a heat stroke, a friend suggested that we diffuse Frankincense essential oil. My husband had been completely incapacitated by his heat stroke, but after breathing Frankincense overnight he improved remarkably. We continued to diffuse Frankincense weeks and as my husband improved, I realized that I wasn’t experiencing allergy symptoms or asthma. I feel like the Lord used Frankincense to heal both of us. – L.B.

2. For over 30 years, I had large fibrocystic breast lumps that were very painful. At some point in my journey to find help, I realized that I shouldn't be using deodorants with aluminum. When I heard about some research regarding Frankincense and tumors, I was hopeful and gave it a try. I mixed about 40 drops of Frankincense with 4 oz. pure apricot oil and applied this mixture under my arms as often as I could. Every night before going to bed I applied 5 drops each of Frankincense and Lavender to both breasts. Less than a month later, all my fibroid lumps and the pain and tenderness associated with them were completely gone and they have not returned! - Anne

3. I loved the Frankincense. We got it for wart removal and it worked, and we’ve only been using it for less than 6 weeks!!!! No surgery needed for about a dozen plantar warts on my 15-year-old’s foot. Praise God. We used the Frankincense at night. I poured a little oil into the cap, used a Q-tip and applied it directly to the warts.  My son then put socks on and went to bed. We saw the warts getting smaller after about 10 days of use. He had 4 separate warts on one foot and a cluster of them (6+) on his heel of the same foot. He also had a big one on one of his thumbs. All but the clusters and the big one are gone, and those are almost gone. - C.C.

4. I suffered 3 long days from horrible symptoms of vertigo. I couldn't sleep, felt pain, dizziness and so on. My medication just made it worse, so I decided to ask my neighbor about a natural alternative. She consulted your website and then told me to apply Helichrysum Blend oil on a small cotton ball, place it into the ear canal and to sleep with it in my ear. I also applied Frankincense oil around each ear. The next morning I woke up a new person. After three days, I'd finally slept well the whole night. The whole vertigo issue had vanished. I did the treatment one more night just to be sure it was gone for good (not to mention that I love the aroma of Frankincense and the Helichrysum Blend!). It's been over two weeks and not a sign of vertigo has resurfaced.

5. My 16 month old just came down with Hand, Foot and Mouth disease. He has a blistery rash on his hands, feet, around the mouth, in the mouth/throat and on his diaper area. I was looking on your website to see what would be good for his skin, but as I needed it today, I decided to try Frankincense since I had it and it seems good for skin issues. I put some on one hand and his upper lip/nose area before his nap. I was excited to see that after his nap those areas were noticeably less red! I just mixed it in with some olive oil to put it over a larger part of his body and hope to see that same results. Praise the Lord! - J.C.

6. I used Frankincense on our baby who got Hand, Foot and Mouth disease. To test the Frankincense, I put it on our baby full strength, and when I saw improvement with that, I diluted it equally with a carrier oil and put it in the roller ball container you sent. I applied it everywhere the rash was. The worst was his diaper area (open, bleeding blisters), and it helped tremendously. I put it on pretty much his whole body at every diaper change. Because of his rash, I was changing him every 1.5-2 hours and letting him go without a diaper when I could because the elastic in the diapers irritated him. I just put him in a onesie.
     I took him to our MD the 3rd day into the rash because he started getting a secondary, lacy raised rash that completely covered his legs, stomach, back and arms in addition to the blisters on hand, foot, around mouth, in his throat and diaper area. It was even in his ears and belly button. The Dr. said it was a severe case of HFM and to expect another week of it and to treat it with Benydryl and Tylenol. He has never had either of those medicines, and I didn't want to even try them so I went home and started using the oil.
     That night there was a prayer meeting, and they prayed for him. He slept through the night comfortably, which was a wonderful blessing because nights were when he was most uncomfortable. I kept up with the oils. The lacy rash never became blisters, it just faded away, and the blisters scabbed over by the 2nd day, and he was back eating the night of the 2nd day. So, two days from the height of it, not a week like the Dr. predicted, he was much better.
     His skin is still healing and peeling fairly deeply, and I am continuing to put the oil on it, but it is not uncomfortable at all for him. The skin underneath looks nice and healthy. I considered putting a bit of the oil someway in his mouth because his throat was very uncomfortable, but wasn't settled on it so I didn't. I did a couple other things for him as well as the oil: 1) I gave him a bath with baking soda or oatmeal bath stuff (like Aveeno) in it twice a day, and then I applied the oil and let him go without his diaper for a while. 2) He only ate soft food and very little- eggs and applesauce, and his favorite was a smoothie with raw goat milk, banana and pear frozen in popsicle molds for him. The smoothie seemed to soothe his throat. I wish I had taken a picture of him every day because each day was a dramatic, noticeable improvement.
     I will pass on some of what I learned about the disease. From what I've read, the virus is alive in their body for weeks after, and extra carefulness in washing up after changing their diaper should be followed. The most contagious part is the fluid filled blisters, and it is mostly transmitted by direct touch, not the air. I kept him home until all the blisters had scabbed over. Most kids over 5 won't get it and hardly any over age 10. Our daughter is six, and she had maybe 10 blisters total on only her hands and feet, and they didn't even bother her. She didn't even seem sick at all. I hope this helps- it is uncomfortable, but short lived, and I really feel the Frankincense and prayer was instrumental in his quick recovery. - Jody

7. We shared some Frankincense oil with a friend of ours whose daughter battles having plantar warts on her hands. It cleared the plantar warts up completely. Our friends are still "borrowing" the oil, and have asked us to tell them when we need it back. :-)  - Melissa

8. I used Frankincense on a precancerous spot, and it flaked off. Thanks. - Roberta

9. I am using Frankincense for my seizures and believe that it is helping. I put some over my heart when I feel the tightness in my throat and chest, and it loosens up the spasms. I ordered a 30ml bottle and I am experimenting by putting it on topically, behind the ears and then one drop on the tongue held to the roof of my mouth to reach my brain faster. Magnesium oil has helped me quite a bit as well, and I have read about the low carb diets really helping some. I do much better with few grains, good protein and coconut oil soothes my brain and gives me energy. - A.D.

10. Our son has seizures. We have avoided all pharmaceutical medications because of harmful effects. We give him a very good B-Complex liquid and an excellent Multi-Vitamin/Mineral supplement. This helped for quite some time, and then seizure activity began once again. We decided to try Strength on the top of his head. It worked for some time, but then seizures began once more. Next, we decided to try Frankincense. Along with everything else, we apply Frankincense to the back of his neck and temples. Since we started using Frankincense, he has not had a seizure.

11. I used Frankincense on a mole; it took a while (probably because of my inconsistency), but it eventually dried up and came off layer by layer.

12. I had a very large, expanding mole on my head. I applied Frankincense on it daily for about 2 weeks. The mole changed color, got raised edges and then fell off. There is not a sign of that mole now - no evidence of it. I'm amazed at how powerful yet gentle these oils are!

13. I had a few really bad plantar warts on my foot that I've been struggling with for almost 10 years. I tried everything short of surgery - over the counter medicines, dermatologist freezing them, apple cider vinegar, duct tape - everything! Nothing worked. I've been planning to hike a few sections (couple hundred miles) of the Pacific Crest Trail, so I knew I had to do something. After looking at your resources, I started putting Frankincense on my foot every night - my foot miraculously was healed in a month!! I just finished my hike - one of the old spots started hurting during the hike, but it only took one or two applications of the frankincense to clear it up. Thank you for all you do!! - Kelly

14. I had a skin tag on my cheek that was not terribly bothersome, but I could see it when I looked down, and I did wish it was not there. I applied Frankincense undiluted to it occasionally when I thought about it, and I also used Face Nourishment Wrinkle Ease occasionally. I didn't see any change it in, and yet one day as I brushed my hand across my face, it just fell off. There was not a sign that it had ever been there! - Linda

15. I know of someone who had serious cancer and took 25 drops of Frankincense and 15 drops of Orange each morning and night, and after 3 months his tests were extremely impressive to the point that the doctor thought the original diagnosis and baseline testing must have been wrong. Sounds like something is working!! - Rhonda [HEO's Comment: Forty drops of oil at a time is very excessive, and HEO does not suggest one follow this course without discernment or as led of the Lord or a qualified health-care provider. We do understand that chemotherapy and radiation is also an "excessive" treatment, and this person has likely weighed the risks of both and felt to follow the path she did. While we do know the damaging affects of radiation and chemotherapy, there are no studies that I'm aware of that show the long-term affect that this much oil in the system will have on the liver.]

16. I ordered your Frankincense oil to treat my 4-year-old daughter's warts. In just a few days, they were almost gone! I couldn't believe it- after years of trying to get rid of them. - Gentry

17. Your oils are very pure and good. Frankincense took the whole fellowship through a round of flu, and no one, including my 86-year-old mother had the bad effects of the flu and recovered in a few days. We used Bacteria Top Gun also, as this flu came with a very bad sore throat. - T.R. from Sri Lanka

18. Frankincense is what I use for warts, moles or pre-cancerous type spots. After applying it to my face a few times I noticed it had lightened some age spots...bonus. =]  So, now I add a drop to coconut oil and apply it to my face. Less age spots and lighter freckles too. =]  - Kim B.

19. I do the same thing Kim mentioned (#18), and I am finding that age spots are fading and the pre-cancerous moles do not seem to develop. A larger "rough" mole is getting smaller. I am still waiting to see if the skin tags fall off. - Robin

20. Used Frankincense on a large swelling on my dog that the vet treated several times unsuccessfully. I used it topically and offered it on my hand for the dog to lick. It began to quickly go down, draining has stopped and he is back to normal. - Sunshine

21. I just wanted to update a post I wrote nearly a month ago... I have been applying Frankincense and Copaiba oils to a sebaceous cyst on my back, and within two weeks the size had reduced. It's now less than half the size it was, and when it's gone completely or nearly gone, I hope to post pictures. I took "before" photos and am eager to take some "after" photos! These oils really work!! :) - Joanne

22. I've been applying Frankincense neat to the inflamed mole about every hour since last night, and today it's 50% less red, swollen and hot. The pain is COMPLETELY gone and it looks and feels more normal. I'll keep applying the oil over the next few days and see how it does. My hubby started using it last night on skin tags and said they felt good, almost tingly! (Not "hot" but good tingly.) - Vickilynn

23. I must share a praise! My husband has been using Frankincense somewhat reluctantly for his skin tags. It's been more than a month, and he said several time that it wasn't really working. Yesterday he tells me that 99% of his skin tags are 99% gone (didn't fall off, just kind of 'melted'), so he started using the Frankincense on other issues such as his brown raised age spots and even on other things he's had problems with, and he's already seeing results! - V. H.

24. Frankincense neat (undiluted) is effective for hemorrhoids. - V. L.

25. The Frankincense is doing amazing things for the "strange something" my husband picked up on his lower legs/ankles during his year in Iraq during 2009. For four years, one primary care doctor, two different dermatologists, several tests, and all we know is what this creeping crud is NOT. In addition to several "Z-Packs" he as taken a super-powered antibiotic treatment that rivaled his treatment for Rocky Mountain Spotted fever. He has also applied over $1000.00 in salves and creams to the lesions. Then we try a simple 10ml roll-on applicator filled with 1/3 Frankincense EO and 2/3 grapeseed oil applied 2x daily (morning and night and after bathing), and the lesions are healing! He is going to make an appointment with the VA Hospital in Jan. 2014 in hopes of a proper diagnosis, as they are more up to date on the issues the soldiers are bringing back from the dessert, but until then he will continue to "Roll-On"! Did I say THANKS already?
I mixed the Frankincense in a 10mm roll-on applicator: 1/3 Frankincense and 2/3 Grapeseed oil. He rolled the Frankincense oil mix directly onto the lesions on his shins and calves in the morning and at night before bed. If he worked out and showered during the day he would reapply after showering. These lesions are typically where his tube socks/crew socks would cover his calves/shins. The best unofficial educated guess by the last dermatologist left stumped was something in his blood as he cannot wear a watch either due to these lesions developing under the watch and watch band. - Mary

26. Overnight my mother had a mole pop up on her shoulder. She remembers she got pricked by something when loading a bale of hay and thought this may have been how it all started. Anyway, the mole grew and looked grotesque. We ordered frankincense and she began applying up to 3x per day. It started scabbing over and stopped growing but looked even more grotesque. It stayed looking this way for several weeks. She was continuing with the frankincense but thought "maybe this is all it's gonna do". And then, about 2 days later she went to apply the EO and it was gone. I know it sounds gross, but it had fallen off as she took off the bandaid. It is now new fresh flesh with no growth. All signs of the mole are gone! It has been gone for several weeks now. Yea!! - Valerie

27. My husband had a growth just seem to pop up in the crease at the corner of his eye. He applied Frankincense 2x a day, and it disappeared in a couple weeks. What a wonderful oil! - Sally

28.The other day I had a migraine and wondered what I had that I could use for it. I used a drop of Palo Santo and Frankincense with some Jojoba oil and applied it on my temples. It took a little time, but was gone!! - Bobbie

29. I put Frankincense on my shoulder and neck when stressed and aching. Then I put one of those back buddies in the microwave and heat a little for a minute, and it's like heaven (so relaxing). And I have so many oils and relaxing blends but Frankincense is my GO TO oil! - Leslie

30. My husband had a suspicious spot on his arm (he has never been diagnosed w/skin cancer but others in his family have). He has been applying Frankincense neat on the spot on his arm for a couple of weeks, and it has all but disappeared. He has a hard time finding it now to apply each day. He has been applying 2 times a day but has now cut back to one. - Becky

31. I've been struggling with my asthma lately. Lung Support helps but wasn't completely doing the trick. Then I remembered I still had a little Frankincense and pow! I've been doing better. I will get some more as soon as I can! - Marya

32. I love Hopewell Frankincense. It's one of my favorite oils! - Leslie

33. I have been using Frankincense in the roller bottle diluted with coconut oil. I apply it to the inside of my thighs, and I have noticed a big difference in my asthma. I had allergies and asthma as a child that I outgrew, but about a year and a half ago I got really sick with a high fever, and it took a long time for me to get over it. Since that time I have been having asthma issues. I started using Lavender and Myrtle in the nasal inhaler, which really helped me after asthma symptoms started. But since I started with the Frankincense a few weeks ago, I have had no asthma problems! - Becky

34. A drop of Frankincense each day on the baby's umbilical stump is working MUCH better than alcohol ever did for our other babies. - Christy

35. I just wanted to thank you for the work you guys are doing. You have been a huge blessing to my whole family. Yesterday we found out our 7-month-old son has Hand Foot and Mouth Disease, so I put HEO Frankincense oil on the blisters on his hands and feet, and by this morning they were almost completely gone. He is our first child so every illness or possibility of illness is terrifying. But we are slowly building our HEO arsenal and it's great knowing your oils are good quality. Again, thank you!! I pray that God continues to bless your business and allows you to continue blessing the lives of others. - Faith

36. Frankincense cleared up a plantar's wart on my 3-year-old in just 5 days! We'd been trying OTC garbage for 4 months!!!! - Jen

37. I have a pea sized cyst right on my jaw bone. I have been applying Frankincense to it when I remember...I aim for daily but seem to forget a lot. I can feel that the cyst is getting smaller.  - Cammy

38. I have an encouraging testimony about using Frankincense (diluted to 3%) for Hand, Foot and Mouth. The virus has been spreading through my children. My 2 year old is already healing after using the oil on her blisters for 2 days. My 5 year old has the worst of it. I am encouraged to continue using the oil on his blisters after seeing the incredible results on my daughter. I am amazed! - Catherine

39. We have used Frankincense and Copaiba (3 drops each) with coconut oil in a gelatin capsule for intense pain, and it was pretty effective. - Sally

40. I also decided to try 50:50 blend of Frankincense with coconut oil for my husband's odd skin issue (very dry skin around his mouth, looked red, dry and cracked for several days). After a couple of applications, the skin was already drying up and falling off! We are amazed!!! :) - Carolyn

41. My regular GP was amazed at Frankincense. I have a cyst or had a cyst that I was applying the Frankincense to and for the first time, he agreed that there is something in essential oils. For years, I've been battling him as he did not want to hear about anything natural. :-) I think he will be researching now. - Kim

42. I just left my doctor appointment where I was going to have a spot of skin cancer removed with dry ice. He originally diagnosed it early summer and scheduled me to come back in the fall because it was better to treat when the sun's rays were not so strong. In the meantime I thought it would not hurt anything to put Frankincense oil on it! I didn't do it everyday. In fact many days would go by sometime in between applications, and then other times I would faithfully put it on 2 times a day or more and cover it with a bandage to keep it on for longer. I had noticed that it was looking less visible, but I didn't know if under magnification it would have made enough difference for him to not want to remove it. Boy, was I excited when the doctor looked in amazed disbelief through his instrument at what USED TO BE a spot of skin cancer that is no longer there thanks to the use of Frankincense essential oil!!! He was stunned. Me, not so much. I know these oils work. This isn't even the first time that I've stunned a doctor with the amazing results of essential oils. - feeling blessed. - Barb

43. I just wanted to pass along that I bought Fankincense frereana from you because I had a large mole on my back that has been changing over the last couple of years. I read that it could be used to treat skin cancer and thought I would give it a try before having a dermatologist take a huge biopsy. I applied the oil over a two week period, and it completely sloughed off my back. In addition, this spot was actually an old scar from a mole removal from my youth, at least 30 years ago. That scar also has completely disappeared! It is amazing! I just can't believe what this oil did for me! - Jennifer

44. I had either a mole or a skin tag on my neck that had become engorged and very painful. Just moving my neck the wrong way or putting clothing on or removing it was painful. Sunday night when I rolled over, and the way I laid, my pillow touched it and it hurt enough to wake me up. I knew it would be a while before I could get to the dermatologist to have removed, so I was desperate. I began applying Frankincense undiluted several times a day, even taking to work with me. (This did not irritate surrounding skin.) With in just a couple of days the growth became black, and last night I couldn't feel it, and to my surprise it was GONE. I looked in the mirror and sure enough, it is no more! - Leslie

45. Our 4-year-old son has cerebral palsy. He is very high functioning and can walk independently, but six months ago the physiatrist gave him the diagnosis of contracture (tightening of muscles, tendons, and other tissue often leading to deformity and rigidity of joints) in his heel cords and recommended surgery to sever some of the Achilles tendons to help him walk better. He had twice previously had Botox injections, then serial casting for 6 weeks after that. This only helped his flexibility for about 2 months each time. We saw the surgeon who said he’s too young for surgery. In the meantime I was putting Frankincense on the back of his neck morning and night (started out with frereana and then switched to CO2) thinking it might help ADHD symptoms. We just returned from seeing the physiatrist again who, after examining him could not believe the changes in his flexibility. She said, “Whatever you are doing, keep doing it! ” His flexibility is just as good or better than after Botox injections and serial casting! Nothing else has changed other than new night splints, which to my knowledge haven’t been working to stretch him during the night because we’re still working through some issues with them. Then I looked up Cerebral Palsy in an essential oils reference book and found that the first oil listed is Frankincense! I believe there’s a good probability that Frankincense has been helping our son neurologically with Cerebral Palsy. We will be continuing it for sure! Thank you, Lord, for the healing benefits of Your essential oils! - Katy

46. I have had great success with Frankincense for high blood pressure and Pain X and Regeneration for back pain. I use the Frankincense topically, diluted 2:1 and apply it on the bottom of feet, over the heart, on the left wrist, on the sides of the neck on either side of the spine, behind the ears, and also inhale from the bottle. I also use Lavender on the bottoms of feet, behind the ears and at the back of the neck, as well as Serenity behind the ears before bedtime. I have just recently added Adagio, using 1 drop on the wrist. Occasionally I will use Circulation over the heart and a bit on the bottom of feet. I have had great success with regulating blood pressure this way. Frankincense, Circulation and Lavender will lower blood pressure in minutes. I also use L-arginine and L-citrulline, amino acids, nitric oxide precursers, that works like a blood pressure medication, but without the side affects. Different amounts are required for each person. I love your oils! They are of superior quality and I recommend them to everyone. God bless you in your endeavors! Thank you for your prompt service. - Cindy Parker, BND, NBC Sclerologist

47. I have been using 3 drops of Frankincense with coconut oil. After 6 weeks, my thyroid antibodies dropped from 346 to 266 without a thyroid prescription. We'll see what happens in 2 months. I suspect the antibodies will keep dropping. My antibodies dropped almost as fast when my doctor was giving me an increased dose of non-porcine T3/T4. - Mary

48. I just wanted to let you know what a blessing the Frankincense oil has been. I had a plantar wart on the bottom of my heel. It was very painful and the over-the-counter wart medicine did not work and damaged the good skin. With the Frankincense the pain was gone within a week, and it healed from the inside out. I'm now using it on warts on my son's fingers, and it is working well and quickly. I am amazed and excited to try some more of these miracle oils! - Sheryl

49. I love Frankincense for my little Italian Greyhound that has seizures. As soon as I realize he's having a seizure, I pet him on his head and neck with first one then another drop of Frankincense, and it stops his seizures on a dime! - Leslie

50. I cut my finger over the weekend. I was using a brand new knife, cutting a cold candy bar in the cab of a truck using a cracker box as a cutting board. Sliced right into my little finger. The cut is more than a 1/4 inch long and continued to pour (not just a trickle) for some time if I removed the pressure. Having no hands available to search through my own info or online to find an appropriate oil, I simply told Hubby to use Frankincense. It's good for basically everything, after all. He did put a steri-strip on it, and bandaged it after applying a few drops of Frankincense. The next morning, the bandage was not bloody at all. I have continued to use oils on the cut. No Neosporin or any such at all - just oils, though I used more than Frankincense after the first day. The cut has not gotten infected, and the pain has been minimal to non-existent. The more I use oils, the more I love them! - Heather

51. I have been using Frankincense (frereana) on one of our daughter’s fingers. She's had a wart on the base of it for over a year that we were told would eventually clear up. It hadn’t, and so within 1 month - less actually - of putting 1-2 drops of Frankincense frereana on it, it is GONE as of today!! I am amazed and so thankful! I am now trying it on a mole my mother has on her shoulder. She said it occasionally bothers her and Frankincense can't hurt! It can only help. Thanks so much for offering the great oils!! - Faith

52. I have used Frankincense frereana/carterii successfully for a few months on pre-cancerous spots on my face. When I purchased another bottle, I mistakenly purchased the carterii CO2 oil instead of frereana/carterii, and I noticed a definite difference in performance and aroma. My skin did not respond as hoped with the CO2. -Sarah

53. I had numerous skin growths on my body that my MD told me thought "could be cancer." I applied the carterii on the spots on one side of my body and the frereana/carterii on the other side of my body so I could see which of these would work the best. The spots where I applied the frereana/carterii changed more quickly, so for me, I feel it is more effective. - Peg

54. My eyes have improved! I use 2.5 magnification, but at work last week my eyes seemed to be getting worse, and went out immediately and bought 2.75 magnification. I struggled all day trying to see. Well, they didn't work. I went home puzzled, thinking I really need to go get prescription glasses. I then went to a store and tried other reading glasses on and 1.5 magnification worked best!!! I have been using Hopewell's Frankincense frereana/carterii daily for the last 3 months in a carrier oil on my temples and the back of my neck, and a drop or two at night under my tongue. I had heard of this happening to others, but now I am a believer. I use the oil for overall health, and man it works!!! - Tom

55. I apply diluted Frankincense and Lavender everday to my face. I've noticed some light fading of age spots. When I got a yucky, raised, very dark spot on the side of my face, I applied undiluted Frankincense after my regular diluted routine. The spot cleared up in just three days. - Sunny

56. I apply Frankincense on lots of moles and dark spots. The smaller ones are gone and the larger ones are noticably smaller. It takes time. I have tried Oregano, but it is a hot oil and needs to be diluted or it will really burn and itch. I use Lavender above my eyebrows at night, but I do that for allergies and sleep help. - Rebecca

57. Frankincense melted a mole off my back after just a few applications. Peggy

58. I have never tried the frereana type of Frankincense essential oil before, just the carterii. WOW!! It has a very gentle and pleasant taste. I liked it. (I've been using oils internally for about a year, so no worries, I know what I'm doing.) I realized within a few minutes how much it had calmed and balanced my emotions in a very subtle but noticeable way. My family noticed it too. I'd describe it as very peaceful, and it helped me to calm my thoughts and remain in the moment with my family. I've had lots of stress and anxiety in my life for the last few months especially. I can't wait to try the Liberate blend I ordered. - Vicky

59. I saw a dermatologist about an eyelid papilloma that I decided to treat (very carefully) with Frankincense, and she was very impressed with how it was disappearing and told me to keep doing what I was doing (but to be careful of my eyeball). The papilloma was quite large. I dabbed the oil on very carefully with a cotton swab, making sure not to get it anywhere near my eye or the skin around it. It started getting black and crusty, little by little, and falling off. It took about six weeks of applying it once a day to be completely gone, and you cannot tell that it was ever there. My optometrist had told me that there was nothing that could be done for my eyelid papillomas because it was so close to my eyeball. I am glad she was wrong. So, I decided to put the oil on a dime-sized crusty raised mole on my cheek that I had for probably 20 years. In about a month of daily application, it flaked off little by little and is completely gone! It is recommended to use a carrier oil, but I put it on neat, being very careful not to touch the surrounding skin. The process might take longer if using a carrier oil, but would be safer. Now I am going to work on all the other little skin issues on my body! - Kathy

60. I have been a long-term user of prescription stomach medication due to severe reflux leading to esophageal spasms. I've unsuccessfully tried to get off them in the past, but recent articles about kidney damage led me to try again. Research led me to this protocol: One drop of Frankincense on a spoonful of Coconut oil morning and evening along with Digestion Support in a roll-on applicator. I use the Digestion Support prophylactically in the morning on my stomach and esophagus and again if I have a flare up of heartburn. I went off the prescription "cold turkey" two weeks ago, and I am thrilled with the results. No esophageal spasms and only minimal heart burn. EO's have made it possible for me to totally abandon this particular drug. - Martha

61. I use Frankincense daily, especially on my face. I dilute it in castor oil. I've used it on cuts and any skin issues with mild infection with good results. It can't take away scars from bad teenage acne, but it has definitely made my skin look better; it's just part of my daily ritual now, but one I certainly notice if I forget. - Savannah

62. I had a growth on my chest a few years ago that looked to be basal cell carcinoma. I went in for a checkup and caught the doctor on his last day in the office and had to reschedule for a biopsy with the new doctor. In the meantime, I applied a series of "oils for skin cancer" that I found online and it disappeared! Nothing to biopsy - they called it a miracle. Fast forward to a few weeks ago. My husband had a mole become suspicious on his belly. It changed shape, turned black and became a source of irritation. He took pictures and made an appointment with a dermatologist. I asked him: "Why don't you put some Frankincense on there? It won't hurt you, and at the least, your tummy will smell nice." He put some on and covered it with a bandaid. He did it the next day too and that night. When he took the bandaid off the second evening a black mass, about the size of a small pea came off, leaving a small hole. He put some antibiotic ointment on and covered it again. At the doctor's office, the doctor asked him if he'd picked at or scratched it too much because there was nothing there. My husband told her the story, and she said: "Don't be putting on that Frankincense and Myrhh, and stop picking at it." He had never mentioned Myrhh and assured her he hadn't picked at it! She looked at the pictures and shook her head because she really didn't believe him, and proceeded to take a biopsy. The call with the biopsy report came in today and he's completely clear! No cancer, no anything! Was he healed? I think so!!! - Lori

63. My husband currently has a mole on his back that he's had for years, but recently I noticed a significant change in it that didn't seem good at all. I began applying Frankincense twice a day about a week ago. It looks so much better already. I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing! - Susan

64. I had almost a complete eclipse of my brain - I lived with total brain fog. I could hardly stay awake for more than an hour or two. I napped several times daily and pushed myself to cope with life. Besides using Vitality on my thyroid twice daily, I also applied Frankincese to my temples and the base of my neck and on my spine using your handy ReachAll Wand. My friends are amazed at the change in me. I think they thought I was dying. I think there may be gentle chelation properties with using Frankincense- Edith

65. Frankincense worked fabulously for me!

About 6 months ago I developed a large cyst on my face (what I believe was a sebaceous cyst). I went to the dermatologist who gave me two options for dealing with it: 1) get multiple cortisone injections directly into the cyst over the course of a few months and hope it goes away 2) have surgery to remove it (requiring stitches on my face). I felt my only option was try the non-surgery option first.
So over the course of 2 or 3 months I got injections into the cyst. It slowly receded in size over the course of those months but never fully went away. On my 3rd injection, the dermatologist told me: “If it grows back, at that point your only option is to have it surgically removed.” Sure enough, within a few months, it had grown back. This time it was even larger than the first time.
Not wanting to get surgery and willing to try other options first, I asked my Dad what to do and he referred me to your site and recommended that I try some Frankincense oil. At that point, I’d already been trying a few other options including acne medication like benzoylperoxide, none of which were having any effect. So I figuredf or only $10 it was worth a try.
When I received the oil in the mail, I immediately put it on with a new hope that perhaps, finally, something might work. I was amazed! Within 24 hours the cyst was draining, and within about 48-72 hours it had decreased in size about 95%! It’s been a little over a week and the cyst is no longer perceptible to the eye and continues to go away. I believe within another week or so the Frankicense oil will completely rid me of this annoying cyst to the point at which it will never grow back!
To be honest, it’s kind of amazing to me how this worked. I mean, I had synthetic drugs injected directly into my cyst multiple times over the course of a few months, and it slowly receded in size but never fully went away. I tried over-the-counter acne medications and so on, but none worked at all.Then I put this Frankincense on and within 24 hours the cyst was draining, and in 3 or 4 days it's almost completely gone.
Thank you! Thankyou! Thank you! - Jim

66. I like frereana/carterii for muscle and nerve issues. I like the carterii for calming/anxiety. - Rachel

Frankincense is noted to be non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing.

Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oils are both lipophilic and hydrophobic. Lipophilic means they are attracted to fat— like the membranes of your eyes and skin. They are also hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. Tisserand suggests: "With essential oils, fatty oil has been suggested as an appropriate first aid treatment, though the advantage of saline [eyewash] is that the eyes can be continually flushed, and this is less easy with fatty oil.” We are not aware of a case where essential oil in the eyes caused permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider. 

Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2002, pages 204-206.
Butje, Andrea, The Heart of Aromatherapy: An Easy-to-Use Guide for Essential Oils, Hay House Inc., 2017, page 52.
Purchon, Nerys; Cantele, Lora, Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness, page 59. 
Tisserand, Robert; Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Elsevier Health Sciences UK 2nd Edition 2014, pages 287-289.
Wildwood, Chrissie, Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy, Bloomsbury Publishing, 1996, page 264-265. Worwood, Valerie Ann, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, New World Library, 2016, page 589.