frankincense essential oil

It’s no wonder they call it the King of oils! Frankincense essential oil is a versatile naturally derived essential oils with a variety of notable uses and benefits.


Revered for its ability to beautify and rejuvenate the skin (I’ve used it in many of my recent DIY regenerative face masks) when applied topically, it also promotes cellular health and immunity when taken internally and ‘aromatherpeutically’ through inhalation.*

When I got challenged with a seasonal cold and flu, I used the below blend with Frankincense in a diffuser and rubbed the blend on my feet a few times per day. The best part – I did not have to take any conventional OTC meds and I was immediately equipped with an awesome natural wellness toolbox!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

frankincense essential oil

With all of its many uses, there is no question as to why Frankincense was highly esteemed by ancient civilizations and used for the most sacred of practices. For some religions, Frankincense is correlated with one of the most prized possessions of ancient biblical times, as it was considered valuable enough to be given as a gift to Christ after his birth. Frankincense was also used during religious ceremonies for salves for soothing skin and perfume.

The perfume or aroma that Frankincense emits promotes feelings of satisfaction, peace, relaxation, and overall wellness, which explains its unique value in ancient times. Just as in its treasured past, Frankincense oil is highly valued in the doTERRA community and continues to be one of the most popular essential oils. 

More uses of Frankincense:

Beat the Stress: The chemical components of Frankincense result in an extremely powerful aroma that can help to dispel ‘negative’ feelings – like stress. If you are feeling like the pressures of life are weighing down your mood, apply Frankincense to the bottom of your feet. The soothing sensation and aroma will promote feelings of relaxation and a balanced mood. 

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Get a peaceful sleep: Its calming and grounding properties make Frankincense essential oil ideal to promote healthy sleep. Blend 4 drops Frankincense with 4 drops Lavender and 4 drops Cedarwood for deep relaxation. If you have little ventilation and a small room consider reducing the total number of drops to 6 – 9.

Here are more Essential Oil Diffuser Blends with Frankincense.

frankincense essential oil

More about Frankincense:

Frankincense Aromatic Description: Warm, spicy, clean
Collection Method of doTERRA’s Frankincense: Steam Distillation
Frankincense Plant Part: Resin from Boswellia carterii, sacra, papyrifera, and frereana.
Main Constituents of Frankincense: α-pinene, limonene, α-thujene

Where do you buy Frankincense from?

It’s important to remember that not all essential oils are equal. When it comes to your health safety and purity is of utmost importance. Despite being natural products, essential oils are extremely potent; it’s their potency that makes them so effective in preventing illness and supporting the body through illness. However, one must also pay attention to the companies testing protocol.

doTERRA has a robust testing process that I have confidence in and that backs up their CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade mark.

Furthermore, by working directly with growers and distillers around the world, where the plant is native to that area, doTERRA ensures that their essential oils are the purest, most potent and effective on the market.

In addition, Co-Impact Sourcing is an initiative that seeks to develop long-term, mutually beneficial supplier partnerships while creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in underdeveloped areas.

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