Consumers can purchase frankincense oil at various online retailers, including The Vitamin Shoppe, Puritan's Pride, and Young Living. Frankincense oil is a substance made from the resin of trees in the Boswellia family.
Frankincense is used in the perfume and aromatherapy industries. In its resin form, frankincense is edible, and it has been used medically for generations in Africa and Asia. Steam distillation is used to extract the essential oil from the resin, which has purported anti-inflammatory benefits, according to Healthline. Patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease may find benefit from taking frankincense due to its effect on inflammation; however, a doctor should be consulted before use.