Latin Name:  Boswellia occulta ct. methyoxy decane (decyl methyl ether)

Part of Plant:  resin tears

Country of Origin:  resin from Somailia, distilled in USA

Method of Production:  steam distillation

Emerald Frankincense essential oil, formerly known as Dr. P's famous Aquamarine Frankincense, is the rarest Frankincense oil in the world.  Dr. Pappas noted that unlike the oil of this chemotype distilled in a stainless steel still, “Not only does distilling the resin in copper give it the beautiful color but it also greatly improved the odor, even though the observable chemistry was exactly the same.  The differences were obviously due to the copper interacting in two distinct ways.  The amazing color is due to a very slight amount of copper ions complexing with the oil in a unique way because of the special chemistry that this oil exhibits that no other oil has.  We've seen greenish color affects from copper in oils before, but never a color quite like this.  The improved odor from the copper still is obviously from the copper destroying any of the very trace sulfur containing components that arise during distillation processes that can give an oil an off odor, especially when freshly distilled.”  For a full description of this product please see the original EOU note. https://www.facebook.com/notes/essential-oil-university/the-aquamarine-frankincense/10154216424768083.  For the original paper describing the discovery of this frankincense along with the full GCMS of the oil click here. 


Emerald Frankincense essential oil is a new and unique oil that should blend well with other resin and wood oils.  Because there is no documented dermal safety information for this oil, it is recommended that it be used by inhalation only.  Try adding to a diffuser alone, or with oils such as Myrrh, Palo Santo, and Patchouli, to create a relaxing environment for meditation.  Also consider adding to oils like Orange, Clove, Nutmeg, and your choice of fir oils, for a warming Holiday diffuser blend.  


Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

For convenience on the go…

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).



*Because there is no documented safety information for this oil, it is best used by inhalation.

Dermal Max: Unknown

Not recommended for topical use.  If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.  Keep out of reach of children and pets.  If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.  Do not use undiluted essential oils topically.  Possible skin sensitivity.  Do not use on broken skin.  Watch for any possible interactions or side effects.  Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.



This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).




Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone