Frankincense Essential Oil :: all about oils series

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Frankincense is considered a holy oil that was given to Jesus after his birth by the wise men – “And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.” Matthew 2:11 – Frankincense has a sweet, honey-like, woodsy aroma that is great for grounding and spiritual connectedness. It can help create a relaxing and focused environment to support prayer and meditation. Frankincense is great for skin support and is used to enhance skin for an even skin tone. It is a common ingredient in anti-aging creams and hydrating face serums. Frankincense is known as being a supporting oil, meaning it helps to enhance other oils it is blended with.

Frankincense can be found in the Premium Starter Kit (PSK), the Welcome Home Starter Kit, and the Holiday Starter Bundle (Winter 2020). You can purchase your starter kit and get started with Young Living by clicking the icon at the end of the page.


Frankincense can be applied directly to the skin and does not require dilution. However, if you have sensitive skin, you may want to dilute to be on the safe side. A great rule of thumb is a 1-4 ratio. 1 drop of oil to 4 drops carrier oil. The most common carrier oils are ,,fractionated coconut oil*, ,,jojoba oil*, ,,almond oil*, ,,argon oil*, ,,grapeseed oil*.

Add 10-30 drops to a 10mL ,,glass roller bottle* and top with carrier oil. Roll on the back of your neck or bottom of your feet for a calm, grounding feeling.

Add 1-2 drops to your moisturize or lotion before applying.

Add 2-4 drops to a massage oil to promote meditation and relaxation.

Add 1 drop to your cuticles and nailbed to promote nail strength and growth.


Add 4-6 drops of Frankincense to your diffuser for a sweet, honey-like, woodsy fragrance. Frankincense can help create a grounded and focused space for prayer, meditation, and Scripture study. It has a stimulating aroma that can help calm spirits when emotions are running high.

Add 1-2 drops into the palm of your hands and take a few deep breaths. Rub your hands through your hair and allow it to be a natural diffuser.

You can diffuse Frankincense by itself or with other oils. My favorite Frankincense diffuser blends can be found at the bottom of the page.


Frankincense is part of the vitality line, which means it can be ingested. Frankincense has a rich, sweet, woodsy flavor that can be added to your favorite beverages. It is great for immunity and overall well-being.

Add 1-2 drops in a ,,vegetable capsule* and take daily for immune support.

Add 1 drop to your water or green smoothie in the morning.

Add 1 drop to a teaspoon of honey and add to your tea.

Frankincense is great for skin, creating a spiritually focused mindset, and grounding emotions. It is commonly used in skin care products, specifically anti-aging and acne support. Here are a few of my favorite Frankincense recipes.

Grounding Bath

-1-2 Cups ,Epsom Salt*

-4 drops Frankincense

Add to a warm bath and soak. This is great for a moment of relaxation when emotions are running high and you need a reset.

Room Spray

-3oz ,Glass Spray Bottle*

-15 drops Frankincense

-15 drops Grapefruit

,Witch Hazel*

Add oils to a glass spray bottle, fill half way with witch hazel, and top with water. Spray room before meditation, praying, or studying Scripture.

Clear Skin Roller

-10mL ,Glass Roller Bottle*

-10 drops Frankincense

-10 drops Lavender

-10 drops Tea Tree

,Jojoba Oil*

Add oils to a 10mL roller bottle, top with jojoba oil. Roll on blemishes and acne scars as needed.

Face Serum

-1oz ,Glass Dropper Bottle*

-10 drops Frankincense

-5 drops Sandalwood

-4 drops Lavender

-5 drops ,Vitamin E oil*

-Rose Hip Oil*

Add oils to dropper bottle, fill with rose hip oil. Add 1-2 drops on clean face once a day.

Facial Cleanser

,Glass Pump Bottle*

-3 Tablespoons ,Unscented Castile Soap*

-3 Tablespoons Filtered Water

-10 drops Frankincense

-5 drops Lavender

-2 drops Tea Tree

Add oils, castile soap, and filtered water to bottle. Shake to mix before each use. Use 1-2 pumps to clean face morning and night.

Foaming Hand Soap

,Glass Foaming Soap Bottle*

-1/4 Cup ,Castile Soap*

-2 Cups Water

-2 tsp ,Fractionated Coconut Oil*

-5 drops Frankincense

-5 drops Lavender

Add soap, oils, and water to glass soap bottle and shake gently to mix. To cut cost and reduce waste, you could reuse an old soap bottle.

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