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I remember the first time I ever heard of Frankincense. It was at Christmas, and it was described as one of the gifts given to the infant Jesus by the Three Wise Men. I was curious: What is Frankincense, and why was it so precious?

As it happens, Frankincense is an extremely valuable substance rumored to heal almost anything bad that can happen to the human body. In its essential oil form, it can better employ its most important ability: Repairing cells. It also stimulates the immune system, balances the body’s hormones, and is a natural antidepressant. No wonder the Wise Men brought it along to the Holy Family. In those times, it was considered even more valuable than gold.

10 Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil

  1. Strengthen your immune system

    Dab 1-3 drops on the bottoms of your feet, and enjoy the boost in immunity. It can also help help the body recover from a cough or cold once it’s set in.

  2. Lessen the appearance of stretch marks

    Twice daily, dab a few drops on your stretch marks to heal the skin and help them fade away. This works best if you do it once in the morning and once in the evening.

  3. Alleviate sun spots and sun damage

    1-2 drops of frankincense essential oil (not diluted) applied directly to sun-damaged areas of skin twice per day will help the spots fade.

  4. Improve your concentration

    Apply 1-2 drops of frankincense essential oil to the back of your neck and your temples to enhance concentration.

  5. Alleviate depression

    Diffusing or inhaling frankincense essential oil directly can do wonders for depression.

  6. Heal blisters faster

    Great for hiking trips! Applying frankincense essential oil (diluted with a carrier oil) directly to a blister 3-5 times daily will help speed the healing.

  7. Tend to croupy coughs

    Frankincense applied to the chest will help calm a croupy cough.

  8. Improve breast health

    Rubbing 2-3 drops of (undiluted) frankincense essential oil directly onto the breast and lower abdomen daily helps improve breast health naturally.

  9. Make cysts and warts disappear

    This essential oil works fast on healing skin from these two ailments. Apply 1-2 drops on a cyst or a wart twice a day, and it will be gone before you know it.

  10. Heal brittle fingernails

    1-3 drops of frankincense essential oil, applied to the base of the fingernails and over the nail, helps restore nails.

I hope you learned something new from this list of 10 amazing uses for Frankincense essential oil. If you want to learn more about essential oils, join my Essential Oils Facebook group! We talk about essential oils and their uses in every category of life.

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78 Responses to 10 Uses For Frankincense Essential Oil

  1. Kristina V says:

    I’m new to essential oils and have read a ton of great things about frankincense oil & would love to try it.

  2. Julie snow says:

    I want to use Frankincense for all the skin benefits-Sun spots, stretch marks, etc

  3. Cat says:

    I want to use it for diffusing through the house and to build immunity and help my nails! Plus, it smells great!

  4. Leigh says:

    I would like to try it for several of the reasons you listed- immune system, cough, and fingernails.

  5. I want to use Frankinsense for ALL it’s benefits! Thanks!

  6. Keturah says:

    My husband has a persistent wart that I would like to attack with frank.

  7. Angela Hewitt says:

    I diluted frank, lemon, and thieves for the bottom of my kiddos feet and it has worked wonders!

  8. Julie C. says:

    I have used it on my daughter to help with her cough & cold. I would LOVE to have another bottle on hand :)

  9. Katie says:

    I want to win frank to have on hand for croupy coughs!

  10. Kim A. says:

    I have not tried it yet but have been wanting too forever. I would use it to get rid of skin tags and other spots.Try it on moles. I would love to have it on hand for immune boosts as needed, treat skin and nails as needed and would love to make homemade skin cream for my face! Mostly want it to help repair skin issues. My friend cannot say enough great things about it! Thanks for the chance Lindsey!

  11. Kristina says:

    I’m new to essential oils & have read so much about this oil. My 4 yr old daughter will not take any kind of medicines when she is sick so I would love to try this oil on her when she gets sick.

  12. Sally says:

    Love to use frankincense for reducing fine lines on my face, as well as breast health.

  13. Laura says:

    I havent used Frank before but want to for many reasons, esp concentration.

  14. Jenna says:

    I want to use frank for all of the above, especially for skin health.

  15. Melissa says:

    I love using frankincense on my face and in my lotion…I have freckles skin and have had a melanoma…so now trying some natural preventative!!

  16. Christy R says:

    I want to try it on a scar on my daughter’s leg.

  17. Toni says:

    Frankincense brings back childhood memories and I’m glad to find out I can use it to help combat pain. I’m using it in a morphine bomb for my dad.

  18. Karla says:

    I was using Frankincense for wrinkles around my eyes as well as cupping over eyes in an effort to improve vision. I also was using it on my son’s wart and my husband was ingesting it to prevent colon cancer (he has ulcerative colitis). I say “was” because when I saw the price tag my eyes popped! Now it is reserved for emergencies.

  19. Julie says:

    Breast health!

  20. Leslie Kuch says:

    I have been using it on my face for acne and healing up old acne spots… which means I’m using it everyday… I need more! :) I just love the smell. A church I went to as a teenager, always had frankincense burning in the sanctuary, that was the first place I had actually smelled it!

  21. Ashley C says:

    I like that it lessens the appearance of stretch marks and helps alleviate depression!

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  22. Beth M says:

    For my hypothyroid and a few sunspots.

  23. SheriK says:

    I am looking for a miracle cure for a skin condition that seems incurable. Maybe…just maybe….

  24. courtneymunson says:

    I’ve been putting a drop in Argan oil and using that as a face moisturizer. I love it! My skin looks and feels great!

  25. Renee says:

    I would like to win Frankincense essential oil because it is great for skin care and nearly everything related to skin; burns, rashes, cuts, scrapes, and sores.

  26. Heather W. says:

    I use it to help my acne breakouts.

  27. Jackie says:

    I would love to have some around to help me with my concentration so that I can study more effectively (rather than putzing around online for half of it lol)

  28. Taylea says:

    For my face!

  29. sydni says:

    Homemade lotions!

  30. Kylie K. says:

    Frankincense essential oil helps with my headaches. I love it but its expensive! Thanks for the chance to win some!

  31. Heather says:

    We can all use a little help from this oil, complexion, mental clarity, immune booster!!

  32. Patti says:

    I really want to win this because I use it daily in my homemade face cream and to diminish incision scars.

  33. Tracy S. says:

    I love Frankincense for all the reasons you listed above. It’s one of my favorites.

  34. Stoyanka B says:

    Emotional exhaustion, Fatigue, Stress

  35. Maria H says:

    I really love how valuable it was in Biblical times;it speaks volumes to me. I would like to try it on what I think is a cyst by the elbow that has been there for years as well as the health of nails.

  36. April Polichette says:

    I would love to try this oil because it’s great for acne, stretch marks, and wrinkles.

  37. Becky @ Cheesemyhead says:

    I love using it in my face cleanser – it completely cleared up my rosacea!

  38. MICHELLE says:

    Thank you for all the great info.

  39. Kathy Damron says:

    If I had to pick just ONE reason, I’d say to boost the immune system! But it would be great for alleviating depression and removing warts in our home, too!

  40. shelly says:

    I would love to try this for so many things including a wart on my 8 year old and a cyst on my teenager not to mention for breast health. Wow – what a versatile oil!

  41. Terri Gilliland says:

    I’ve been wanting to try this!

  42. Kristen says:

    Would love to have frankincense for immune building – my husband is dealing with autoimmune disease, and to have for when my little kiddos get sick. Many more great uses too!

  43. Elaine Sumner says:

    I would like to use Frankincense EO to strengthen my immune system. Having a history of thyroid problems, even though they are in remission at the moment,something as effective as EOs to stay healthy is important to me.

  44. Elizabeth says:

    I would love using it to boost my immune system as I have an autoimmune disorder. Also, I am intrigued by it’s ability to boost concentration and think that would be very useful too!

  45. Love the natural and creative ideas for healthier lliving!

  46. Heather TenKley says:

    I would love to win a bottle of Frankincense oil for three reasons. First for my 11 year old son who is ADD to help with concentration, next for my 6 year old who gets sick all the time and just can’t seem to kick this cold, and last for me who has extremely brittle nails.

  47. Ali says:

    I’m using it now on my wrinkles. And have seen great results with stretch marks!

  48. Lesue says:

    Wow! I didn’t know there were so many amazing uses for Frankincense! This would fit in wonderfully with my collection of oils I’m slowly getting. Love how helping essential oils are in everyday living.

  49. Emily says:

    I would love one to help my son with sensory processing disorder with keeping his mind in the right place and to help with some cysts.

  50. Sandra volkman says:

    I like it in my facial toner. I think I’ll try diffusing it today.

  51. Angie says:

    I use frankincense in my coconut oil lotion bars and on my nails.

  52. Amy L says:

    I just had a baby, and, yes, I have stretch marks. Also wonder if Frankincense would help with overall postpartum healing?

  53. Carrie G says:

    I’m new but am learning to use Frankincense in so many ways! Would love to win some to use it even more now that I’ve learned more from your post!! Thanks!!

  54. Christie P. says:

    I would love to win this for concentration, brittle nails, and for depression. Thank you for the opportunity!

  55. Gini says:

    I would love to see what Frankincense would do for concentration. I’d also like to use it for breast health and to help with the immune system.

  56. Tammy says:

    I want to try it for all the skin benefits, plus the smell reminds me of incense in Church! Mmmmmmm…..

  57. My favorite benefits are the skin and immune boosting support.

  58. Stephanie Thompson says:

    Oh I have been saving my pennies for this one! I have several cysts that I would love to use it on.

  59. Bonny says:

    Helps with depression! love that! and of course the fact that it was a gift from the wise men to Jesus!!!

  60. Abigail says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  61. Jennifer says:

    Helps with scars!

  62. Lizabeth says:

    I love how my skin looks when I’ve applied it to my face!

  63. Pam D. says:

    I would love to try this for the many skin benefits you listed. I have a small bottle of a brand I picked up at a health food store. It is amazing how it lessens the redness of teenage acne overnight. Would like to try Young Living brand to compare.

  64. Melissa R. says:

    I use it for many things, but my current favorite is on my sore, tired, veiny pregnant legs!

  65. victoria says:

    Melanoma runs in husband’s family. So we mostly use it for sunspots. But we also use it on our 1 year old for ear infections, and major bumps and bruises!

  66. Jennifer says:

    I would love to try it for various reasons for my entire family, but especially for skin issues.

  67. Clair S says:

    I would like to use Frankincense on my stretch marks as well as trying it as a wart treatment.

  68. Lisa Y says:

    I would love to have frankincense for prayer time and for face care.

  69. Natalie says:

    I would love to use this for breast health

  70. Meisy says:

    I would love this to boost my family’s immune system and of coarse for the stretch marks!

  71. Dani Gould says:

    I just used the last bit of my frank this morning, turns out. It has been so helpful with getting me through my recent miscarriage. So very grateful for it!

  72. jennifer w. says:

    I am new to essential oils and so I have not used frankincense, but I am looking forward to learning and trying.

  73. Carrie S says:

    I have two favorite uses for Frankincense, the first is for my skin issues. The second is to help calm emotional issues.

  74. Jennifer N. says:

    I love Frankincense oil and am very low. It’s the best oil to help lessen my boys anxiety and help them sleep.

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  76. Patra says:

    I would love to have some essential oils to use in my child care center. The children are always traipsing in with a cough or cold which can spread very quickly! 3 children and 1 staff member had pneumonia this year. When I diffuse oils in the center, it makes all the difference with the health of the children and staff. Thank you for considering me!

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