Frankincense Essential Oil

Calming, supportive and... wrinkle-reducing (yay!)

Frankincense essential oil is lovely. It's relaxing, calming and it helps you breathe more deeply - perfect for helping you fall asleep.

Frankincense is also the most well-known wrinkle reducer and skin repair oil in aromatherapy... good for eczema and scarring.

Frankincense is helpful for a host of emotional states such as fear, insecurity, feelings of loss or rejection, lack of motivation or self-worth, self-criticism, shame and nightmares... to name a few.

Emotionally speaking, frankincense builds you up and stabilizes you.

The other great thing about frankincense is that its scent is suitable for men and women - not overly floral or girly. It's my all-time favorite oil. No night-time recipe should be without it!

Buy frankincense essential oil from Mountain Rose Herbs or read on to learn more...

Botanical Name and Characteristics

Boswellia carteri or Boswellia thurifera

Growing about 20 feet tall, the frankincense tree has white flowers. Its resin is steam distilled to create the essential oil.

Spicy, woody, slightly camphor-like scent.

Therapeutic Action

  • Quiets nerves, calms fears

  • Lifts and balances mood

  • Deepens breath

  • Promotes sleep

  • Brings out and stabilizes feelings

  • Encourages communication

  • Supports meditation

  • Reduces wrinkles and rejuvenates skin

  • Reduces skin inflammation

  • Antiseptic

Buy frankincense oil from doTerra.

doTerra's website is a little clunky, so it takes about 4 steps to add it to your shopping cart, but if you want something that's super effective, the few extra clicks are  worth it!

You can shop retail by clicking the Shop button at the top. Or click Join & Save to become a wholesale customer and get 25% discount. Message me if you want more details on the wholesale thing - why spend more than you have to, right?


Frankincense's medium-strength base note blends well with: 

  • basil
  • bergamot
  • cardamom
  • cedar
  • cinnamon
  • clary sage

  • coriander
  • geranium
  • ginger
  • lavender
  • sandalwood


No known cautions.

Buy frankincense essential oil from Amazon.  Just remember that inexpensive oils are likely to be lower in quality - how else do they get the cost so low?

What Next?

Frankincense Recipes

Sample just 3 healing recipes using frankincense aromatherapy oil...

Silk & Spice Bath Salts

Spice up your night with this earthy, exotic and deeply delicious recipe for bath salts. Also an excellent bath product for men - not too girly!

Lavender Bath & Body Oil

A relaxing, pain-relieving, sleep-inducing aromatherapy bath recipe.

Facial Cleanser Cream

This nourishing, all natural facial cleanser cream is customized to soothe, regenerate and hydrate dry, aging or devitalized skin.

Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage

Essential Oil Properties

Click on the links below to learn more about properties, safety and blending of some popular essential oils.

Looking for More?

That was just a few of the recipes using frankincense essential oil you can find here. To look for more, use the Search Box below.

Simply type in "frankincense" (without the quotes) and hit Search. Every page on this website that includes the word Frankincense will pop up. Poke through them and decide what recipe to try next.


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