Top 5 Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil

In case you don’t know by now, Frankincense is my right-hand man.

My ride-or-die, forever love. This is also the essential oil I think I use the most, which is why I thought it deserved its own blog post. 


With so many amazing properties, it can be hard to decide how to start using your Frankie.

So I’ve pared it down to my top 5 favorite uses to make it easier for you to begin. Remember, as with most things, when it comes to our health and wellness, you’ll get the most out of your essential oils when you use them consistently and routinely. If it all seems a bit overwhelming, just pick one or two action items from this list and then reassess in a month or so.

1. Take one drop per day, under the tongue.

This helps me feel more grounded and reduces anxiousness. It’s also a great way to give yourself some gentle immune support which is so important always, but especially the winter months or when you plan to be around a lot of people. Because people.

2. Add to skin care routine.

Whether you use the doTERRA skin care line (I really love the Hydrating Cream in the winter), make your own moisturizer, or just use some good old-fashioned coconut oil, adding a drop of Frankincense can be really beneficial for the skin. I can always tell when I meet people who use this in their skin care because they have that “Frankincense Glow.” I swear it’s a thing.

3. Just diffuse it!

One of the beauties of Frankincense is that it pairs well with just about anything in the diffuser. Try it with a citrus (like Wild Orange or Grapefruit), and a tree (Siberian Fir or Cedarwood are my faves) for a grounding, yet uplifting scent.

4. Include it in your roller bottle recipe for discomfort.

I like to combine Frankincense with other tension-relieving oils like Wintergreen, Copaiba, and Lavender and have it pre-made for convenience in a roller bottle. Apply topically to area of concern and massage into skin. (Snag my favorite rainbow roller bottles HERE for 15% off with code: NOMAD15).

5. Make a DIY linen mist to promote restful sleep.

We all know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep. But if you’re anything like me, you occasionally have trouble turning off your brain. I make a super-easy linen spray with some witch hazel and a couple drops of Frankincense and Lavender, then spritz it on the bed about 20 minutes before climbing in. It creates a relaxing environment and helps me wind-down and stay asleep longer.

I hope you found some of these ideas helpful! I’d love to hear what you do from this list, or your favorite uses for our dear pal, Frank.

I talked all about the amazing properties of Frankincense in the beginning of December in our virtual class, “What the Frank?” If you missed it, head on over to our new team public education Facebook group and check it out! 

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Hi! I'm Kelley! I am a former elementary school teacher, turned holistic lifestyle coach and I am so glad you're here. After being diagnosed with (and healing myself from) a rare chronic illness, I now teach people how to tap into their intuition in order to make the changes they wish to see in their health, naturally. I'm on a mission to change the way we think about self-care, so we can all show up in the world as our best and brightest selves. I can't wait to connect with you!

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