10 Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil

A few years ago, the only reference I had to frankincense was the story of the three wise men and baby Jesus (said like Daryl Hannah in Steel Magnolias).

10 Uses for Frankincense Essential OIl

When I discovered frankincense essential oil, thanks to doTERRA, I was impressed by the wide array of uses this one essential oil has.

Today, I wanted to share some of the best uses for one of my favorite essential oils.

1. Immune System Boosting

Rub a drop onto the bottom of each foot each day or diffuse in the air to strengthen your immune system and protect you from illness.

2. Acne

To heal acne, dab on melaleuca essential oil. To make acne fade quickly, dab on frankincense essential oil.

3. Stress

Frankincense essential oil is a great stress reliever. Rub a drop onto the bottoms of your feet in the morning or apply behind your ears when you feel stressed.

4. Headaches

My go-to headache remedy is a drop each of lavender and frankincense essential oils. Rub into the temples and forehead.

5. Scars

Frankincense is excellent at making scars fade away. Mix a drop of frankincense with a teaspoon of coconut oil and rub onto scars morning and night.

6. Bee Stings

We’ve taken the pain out of a few bee stings with frankincense essential oil. Apply a drop to the sting. (Dilute with kids.)

7. Anxiety

Apply a drop to the palms of the hands and rub them together. Cup over your nose and breathe deeply.

8. Wound Healing

Mix a couple drops of frankincense essential oil with one tablespoon of coconut oil for a quick healing balm for owies. Or, use my multipurpose herbal healing balm, which already contains frankincense.

9. Skin Beautifying

Dilute 1-2 drops in a teaspoon of coconut oil and apply after washing your face to moisturize, soften and refresh skin.

10. Back and Joint Pain

Apply 1-2 drops of frankincense essential oil to painful joints and lower back for relief.

Where to get frankincense essential oil

Frankincense is one of the more expensive essential oils you’ll find and there are many different oil companies that sell it. However, as many of you know, I love doTERRA’s essential oils.

The most cost-effective way to get frankincense essential oil is as part of an enrollment kit. You save buy buying essential oils in bulk and save 25% on all essential oil orders.

To learn more about getting essential oils from doTERRA, visit my doTERRA page.

Make more simple remedies

How do you use frankincense essential oil?


  1. Heather W says

    I love this! Thank you! I have my LRP order ready to go for tomorrow =) I have learned so much about doterra from you, I feel bad that I am not on YOUR downline! (I don’t know my upline personally, I just joined through a link then started doing research…SO I’m kind of on my own)

  2. says

    I have been wanting Frankincense but it’s so expensive! And I buy a ton of doTERRA oils…what exactly does 200 pv come out to? Is being a member the same as being a sales consultant?

  3. says

    Yes, unless you sign up for the preferred membership. Most of the people on my team are Independent Product Consultants and a good portion of them signed up for the 25% discount and Loyalty Rewards Program. The business building is optional.

    I’m going to call customer service tomorrow and ask what 200 pv looks like for retail customers. It says any order, but retail orders don’t show pv. I’ll update here with what I find out.

  4. says

    Thanks for this recipe! I will be making this for these harsh So Cal Winters :)

    However, I have a question: I notice that when I have made salves and balms that contain beeswax in the past, once the product begins to cool down, the beeswax rises to the top of the mixture cools and solidifies leaving the oils, etc. on the bottom. How can I prevent this problem from happening again? Thanks Nina

  5. says

    I’m not really sure. I know most people use beeswax because it’s more readily available, but I’ve had a giant bag of candelilla wax for a few years that I’ve been using and haven’t had that problem. Anyone else have suggestions?

  6. Jennifer K. says

    Thanks for getting the answer for me, Nina. Hopefully that can work it’s way into the budget before 12/1…ha. I can’t help Kristen, but I sure would be interested in the answer.

  7. Bethani says

    I had a root canal a couple weeks ago and had some swelling and pain. I looked into what EOs are good for inflammation and frankincense was recommended. I mixed a couple drops with a little coconut oil and rubbed it into my cheek and jaw and within minutes the swelling went down and my pain lessened quite a bit. Totally impressed!! It has a very soothing smell also, imo. Look forward to using it to relax! Thanks for the awesome info!!

  8. Leni says

    I had a terrible bout of arthritis pain in my spine just before Christmas. I have arthritis from the bottom of my shoulder blades down to my waist. Nothing was helping, and I have a pretty good arsenal of meds. So I did a little research and had my husband massage in equal parts Frankincense and Eucalyptus. (About 4 drops of each.) I was amazed at how fast the pain subsided. I had him do this once a day for three days, and then I didn’t need it any longer.

    I’m just getting started with doTerra, but I am thrilled with the results I’m getting.


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