Extended Through This Friday: Receive Each of Our Amazing Frankincense Varieties for Free with Every Order Over $79…

Frankincense Tree

A Boswellia tree, source of Frankincense resin and the Essential Oils.

Plus 60ml of organic Rose Hydrosol, and you’ll get free shipping if this is your first order with us, and with ALL orders over $99!

Receive a free sample pack of these exceptionally-fine Frankincense varieties with every order over $79: Our Boswellia carteriBoswellia seratta CO2′s and hydro-distilled Boswellia sacra.

You’ll receive a 2ml bottle of each of these incredible essential oils, and a measuring pipette for each, PLUS a free 60ml bottle of organic Bulgarian Rose Hydrosol – if it’s your first order with us, it’s shipped for free…and so is with ANY order with a subtotal over $99! (Please read the details for receipt of each offer on our Specials page :)

Frankincense is one of our most adored essential oils in our collection…not only because it has such a broad range of therapeutic activities (both ‘practical’ and ‘esoteric’), but because ours in particular are from such incredible wildcrafted sources and artesian distilleries.

Frankincense Resin

Frankincense resin, source of the incredible essential oil.

(Just in case you may be new to Frankincense – the term ‘Frankincense’ refers to the dried resin from one of several species of Boswellia trees. The resin is ethically-wild-harvested, leaving the trees unharmed during the process.)


Why Are We So Fond of Frankincense, and What Makes Ananda’s Different?

We’ve done a lot of research and work with all Frankincense essential oil varieties, and have come to realize a few very important pieces of knowledge about these oils:

  • ALL these species share the same PRIMARY therapeutic properties. This is because, regardless of the variety, the essential chemical properties are similar. They all contain large-chain sesquiterpine molecules that are unique to Boswellia tree resins.
    Sacred Frankincense Essential Oil

    Our Sacred Frankincense Essential Oil

    There are many, many published studies investigating the anti-cancer properties of Frankincense essential oils. The ability to cause natural cell death of otherwise ‘cancerous’ cells – and leave healthy cells unaffected – has been shown with EACH species: Carteri, Seratta, and Sacra (see our post summarizing this research here).


    In The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Salvatore Battaglia calls Frankincense oil: “THE immune system modulator” - meaning that it can have a complete, holistically-stimulating effect for the immune system…not only by affecting the immune system itself (many essential oils have been shown to increase activity of immune system cells in defending the body), but assists in bringing the mind and body to a state which it can be at its most healthy in every way.

  • It is these sesquiterpine molecules that stimulate the pineal gland (our ‘third eye’), which leads to the oils being suggested for use during meditative practices.

    One can place a drop of the oil on the ‘third eye’ point between the eyebrows, diffuse the oil, or get a hint of the scent by placing a drop on each wrist – the aroma has the effect of calming and/or grounding many people for such practices, and may be useful to just wear as a natural perfume for this purpose.

  • Frankincense Tree

    An up-close image of the bark of a Boswellia tree, exuding resin, which when dried, is called 'Frankincense'.

    The distillation method of all Frankincense varieties makes a difference in the brilliance of their aromas, and potentially their therapeutic effects.
    Our Carteri and Sacra varieties are SCO2-distilled from wild-source Frankincense resin. This  is the coolest-temperature extraction technique for the oil, and actually brings a greater array of the resin’s largest molecules (considered among the most therapeutically-important).

    Our Sacra oil is hydrodistilled, which also happens at lower temperatures than the classic ‘steam distillation’. Both these distillation methods result in very, very smooth, yet wonderfully-complex and rich aromas.

While therapeutically-similar, the three oils are quite unique aromatically - and you’ll more than likely quickly find you’ll have a favorite…The Carteri, perhaps the most popular, has beautiful citrusy and woody notes that give it its primary character. It is quite uplifting and broadly appreciated.

The Seratta is quite unique in its deep and smokey tones, somewhat reminiscent to the smell that many recall of Frankincense resin being burned in churches. And finally, the Sacra has the highest overall tone, with different sweet and woody notes that one can detect individually after inhaling the scent…it really is, simply beautiful.

So, to receive this special, with any order over $79, please make a note in the comments box of the checkout page: ‘Frankincense Sampler’. (Please note, orders including the Frankincense Sampler placed on 4/3 or 4/4 will ship on Monday, 4/6 – giving the team to have them ready for you!)

As for our other ongoing specials!: ALSO available, for orders over $49 is a free 60ml bottle of Rose Hydrosol (these are combined for orders over $79). ALL first-time orders are shipped for free (use coupon-code ‘first-order’ in the web-code box, after selecting and applying a shipping method), and all orders over $99 are shipped for free as well (use coupon-code ‘free-ship’ in the web-code box also after selecting and applying a shipping method). SHARE on Google or Like/Share the Ananda Apothecary on Facebook and receive 5ml Organic Bergamot with your order. See ALL our specials and instructions here.

Finally, Frankincense ‘Sacra’ and Helichrysum italicum are on sale, each marked down 20%, and our very-popular wood-base neubulizing diffusers are all on sale as well.

Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoy the oils!

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We’ve Extended the Offer: Get our Organic Citrus Essential Sampler Pack Free with Your Order!

Madarin Essential Oil

Mandarin Essential Oil: A sweet, beautiful aromatic, also known in France as "The Children's Remedy"

Until midnight Monday, March 31: With all orders over $79, in addition to receiving a 60ml of our incredible organic Rose Hydrosol (free with orders over $49), you’ll get a 5ml bottle of each of our favorite, cold-pressed organic citrus essential oils:

Italian Lemon, Italian Bergamot, Italian Red Mandarin, South African Pink Grapefruit and wild Sweet Orange from the Dominican Republic – and incredible diversity of aromas and therapeutic benefits in one kit! Be sure to request your sampler pack in the comments section of the checkout page!

Here’s a little about each of the oils…

Organic Italian Lemon

lemon essential oil

Lemon Essential Oil is the Great Cleanser

Lemon essential oil is used most commonly for ‘cleansing’ – both the body, and around the home. It is ingestable (as are all these oils)…add 1 – 5 drops of lemon to a cool glass of water anytime of day (really, first thing in the morning is best, but it’s certainly refreshing at any time). The action of lemon essential oil can encourage the liver to produce more bile and flush out toxins.

Aromatically, lemon is the ‘highest note’ in aromatherapy. It is frequently used as an ‘uplifting’ aroma, particularly when doing mentally-active tasks. Research has found that diffusing lemon essential oil during studying and test taking actually improved test scores.

In a Japanese study, reduced errors by office workers (there’s a scientific basis for this, in that many ‘higher-noted’ essential oils prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine in the brain).

Add a couple drops of oil to each cup of warm water for cleaning surfaces in the kitchen and a around the house for a great, fresh aroma. We even sprinkle a little on the rugs before vacuuming when we’re really in a cleaning frenzy!

Organic Italian Bergamot

Bergamot is THE most widely-researched anti-depressant aromatic. Studies have shown the regular inhalation of bergamot essential oil, tested against a placebo, improve scores of mood – bringing about a positive, healthy outlook.

Other research has suggested Bergamot be included as an ‘official’ complimentary medical therapy, as its inhalation has been noted to reduce the need for pain medication after surgery. Bergamot also has anti-viral properties, shown effective against the herpes virus.

And, well, it’s one of our all-time favorite essential oils to diffuse by its very own.

Italian Red Mandarin

Bergamot Fruit

Bergamot fruit, from which the incredible sweet-tart essential oil is pressed.

In France, Mandarin is known as “the children’s remedy”, as it manages to calm younger kids in a twofold manner: It contains a unique molecule in its natural chemical makeup that specifically calms children. Put a little in a diffuser in your house when it’s that time of day to “wind down”, and see what happens!

It’s also excellent for tummy troubles - it seems to act by moving bile from the liver – thereby being a gentle stimulant to the digestive system in general. Add several drops to a 1/2 teaspoon of any carrier oil in the palm of your hand and rub on your child’s abdomen…both the aromatic calming and physiological support can happen this way.

South African Pink Grapefruit

Like Italy and its rich soils for Lemon, Mandarin and Bergamot, South Africa also has soils and climates to grow wonderful citrus fruit. From here comes both our Pink and Ruby Red grapefruit oils. Its aroma is out-of-this-world…

Grapefruit’s aroma, like Bergamot’s, is a real ‘bringer of smiles’. It’s a very uplifting scent – and like lemon, can be used to flavor your water, and add a little cleansing action.

On psychological and emotional levels, grapefruit is noted to assist in cases of depression where one may tend to overindulge in food or chemicals to pacify their pain. The oil may clear the psychological ‘heat’ and congestion that result from self-criticism and blame, promoting a lightness of spirit.

In aromatherapy applications, grapefruit is refreshing, cheering, slightly euphoria-inducing and slightly energizing. Grapefruit’s sweet and familiar aroma can evoke warm feelings that melt sour dispositions.

Grapefruit essential oil has a unique ‘fat dissolving’ characteristic. The oil is most noted for use in reducing cellulite, (it can be used by itself, or in a carrier and massaged into those areas). It has been shown in laboratory studies to increase the metabolism of adipose tissue (fat cells, and specifically ‘brown’ fat cells.)

The oil SHOULD NOT be used on skin which will be exposed to sunlight for any significant length of time within 72 hours following application, as it, like Bergamot, Lemon and Orange can cause photo-sensitivity (Mandarin is the exception here).

Wild Sweet Orange

Orange Essential Oil

'Sweet' Oranges - Not Just Great for Eating!


From the Dominican Republic comes our Wild Sweet Orange. While ‘sweet orange’ itself is a wonderfully-uplifting scent, the ‘wild’ sweet orange is an incredible, unique aroma not to be missed.

Its aroma is unlike any citrus fruit you’ve tried…it is ‘orange’, but with a twist. Uplifting, complex, sweet, yet not quite as ‘candy-like’ as the more common ‘sweet orange’.

Like Bergamot, we think you’ll love it in a diffuser by itself, and you’ll find you can blend any or all of these oils together to create your own ‘magic’ formula. (Oils from the same family as these can easily be blended to your own tastes…want your diffuser’s scent to be a little brigher? Add a little more lemon…a little sweeter? Try more Mandarin!

And Finally, Our Ongoing Specials…

Last but not least, a reminder of our ongoing specials…with any order over $49, receive a free 60ml bottle of organic Rose hydrosol (mention this in the comments section of the checkout page). Our Sacred Frankincense and Corsican Helichrysum are both currently marked down by 20% (we’ve recently acquired significant amounts of these wonderful oils and want to share with everyone)!

Thanks for reading, and enjoy!

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Here’s a Great Reason to Check Out Our All-Time Favorite, Best Selling Oils and Diffusers!

Helichrysum Flowers

One of our all-time favorite essential oils is distilled from the flowers of Helichrysum Italicum.

They’re all on sale! Now’s the time to give a try (or stock up!) on two of the essential oils we use more of ourselves: Helichrysum Italicum and Boswellia Sacra a.k.a ‘Sacred Frankincense’ …they’re currently each 20% off), along with our best glass-reservoir, cold-air nebulizing diffusers (which also come free with our great smelling, super-effective Super Immune forumla).

What’s so wonderful about these two essential oils? Well, some of us at Ananda actually bring Helichrysum with us to massage appointments to have our ‘sore spots’ worked on specifically with this oil. It’s pain-relieving, inflammation-reducing, and tissue-regenerative properties are unmatched. it has SO many uses for healing the body...check out our Helichrysum italicum page for the complete lowdown.

Frankincense Tree

A Boswellia Sacra tree, source of Sacred Frankincense from Oman

Our Sacred Frankincense essential oil was first acquired direct from the distiller in Oman last year, and immediately became our favorite of the several Frankincense varieties we carry. Its careful, lower-temperature hydro-distillation gives the oil a rich, aromatic complexity unique to this particular variety.

And it has been this particular essential oil used in recent research, showing Frankincense oils to be effective in destroying breast cancer cell lines, while leaving healthy cells unaffected at the same concentration (see an update on all the anti-cancer Frankincense essential oils here).

Our very best nebulizing diffuser, producing a pure, cold-air mist of your essential oils.

Our very best nebulizing diffuser, producing a pure, cold-air mist of your essential oils.

And while we probably douse ourselves with more Helichrysum than any other oil, we diffuse more of the Boswellia Sacra than any other oil. All by itself, it’s an amazing aromatic, with a complex of sweet floral, citrusy and woody notes. Pretty much EVERYone that walks into a space where this is being diffused says “Wow, it smells great in here!”…

And, we’re fully-stocked on ALL our best glass-reservoir, wood-based, cold-air, ‘silent’, professional nebulizing diffusers (we’ve been selling through our Synergy Essentials® diffusers while they’ve been on sale very fast, so we’ve made sure to stock up on all styles for you!)

No ‘promo code’ is required to receive these discounts – the sale prices are already shown on each product’s webpage.


  • Receive a free 60ml bottle of organic Rose Hydrosol with each order over $49 (just make your request for these in the comment’s box of the checkout page).
  • ALL first time orders receive free shipping (use code ‘first-order’ at checkout) and ALL orders over $99 receive free shipping as well (use code ‘free-ship at checkout)!
  • Receive a free 5ml bottle of organic Italian Bergamot essential oil for ‘liking’ us on Facebook, or sharing us on your Google + circle - just let us know you’ve done so in the comment’s section of the checkout page, and we’ll add this to your order!

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