Frankincense Essential Oil – Benefits & Uses


BOTANICAL NAME: Boswellia carteri

ORIGIN: Oman, Egypt, Dubai (UAE)

AROMA: Frankincense has a warm and spicy, woody aroma with a hint of citrus

COLOR: Clear to pale yellow or brown


PET SAFE:  Yes. Have your animals smell it directly from the bottle or place a drop or two in your palm, then smell. Or place a drop in your palm and pet head to toe.

BLENDS WELL WITH: Basil, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Coriander, Geranium, Ginger, Myrrh and Vanilla



Because it is approved as a Food Additive (FA) and Flavoring Agent (FL) by the FDA, Frankincense Oil is readily available on the market in many different qualities. Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children. Dilution recommended for both topical and internal use. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, etc. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.


Continuing with my essential oil series the next oil is up Frankincense. I don’t even know where to begin with this miraculous oil.  If I had to pick my favorite oil it would without a doubt be Frankincense oil. Most people chose lavender as their top oil but I choose frankincense because it does everything and more. I have been using Frankincense since I was a little kid. My mom used to burn the granules so being able to own this precious oil is a huge blessing as it has helped my mind and body in more ways then I can write. Frankincense oil is available from a number of different regions, Indian frankincense is much milder, not as powerful and is not as good quality as the frankincense from Egypt, please keep that in mind if you are looking to use Frankincense medicinally.


Frankincense Oil is extracted from the gum or resin from Frankincense or Olibanum trees, whose scientific name is Boswellia Carteri.  Frankincense has been a popular ingredient in cosmetics and incense burners for centuries. It has even been found in the remains of ancient Egyptian and Anglo-Saxon civilizations. It is closely associated with religious traditions and rites. Frankincense oil has been used to awaken our spiritual awareness and connect with spirit for 5000 years or more. It helps to release parts of our ego which holds us back from connecting with our soul, as well as feelings of unworthiness and insecurity.



Cancer Hope
Scientists have observed that there is some agent within frankincense which stops cancer spreading, and which induces cancerous cells to close themselves down. He is trying to find out what this is. “Cancer starts when the DNA code within the cell’s nucleus becomes corrupted,” he says. “It seems frankincense has a re-set function. It can tell the cell what the right DNA code should be. “Frankincense separates the ‘brain’ of the cancerous cell – the nucleus – from the ‘body’ – the cytoplasm, and closes down the nucleus to stop it reproducing corrupted DNA codes.” The frankincense that we hope can stop cancer cells from spreading is the highest quality available. Going to your health food store or super market to purchase frankincense is pointless and will not help medically like a high quality oil will.

Alleviate Nervous Energy
Apply  frankincense essential oil on the bottom of your feet to help alleviate nervous energy.

I use frankincense oil daily to deal with my lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Apply 2-3 drops of the oil to the area of concern. Consider taking internally if using 100% pure frankincense oil.

Aging Skin
Apply 1-2 drops of oil to the skin everyday or add a few drops to your favorite moisturizer. You will be amazed how soft your skin will feel.

Bad Breath
The antiseptic properties in this oil can help combat and prevent bad breath. Try gargling with this oil daily. Add 1-2 drops to your natural toothpaste.

Canker Sores
Apply 1 drop directly on the sore. Also consider using tea tree or lavender essential oil.

Apply 1-2 drops of frankincense essential oil to the back of your neck and your temples for better focus.

Immune System Support
Apply 1-3 drops of frankincense oil to the soles of the feet for immunity throughout the year.

Insect Bites
Speed up healing of bites by apply 1-2 drops to the area of concern.

Diffuse frankincense at bedtime to help you slow down your breathing and relieve nervous tension and anxiety. Also consider using sweet marjoram, lavender and cedarwood essential oil.


Apply a single drop 3-4 times a day. If the mole is dark and ragged around the edges and/or growing quickly, see your healthcare professional for an assessment and possible treatment.

Frankincense  can break up phlegm in the respiratory tract and lungs bronchitis-related congestion. Apply frankincense oil to the throat, chest, use in a steam tent or gargle with it.

NSAIDS/Advil Replacement
Frankincense is a powerful anti-Inflammatory and can be used to relieve conditions where pain and inflammation are present. Apply it topically or take internally with a veggie capsule.  I take a combination of Frankincense and Copaiba essential oil internally every day.

Diffuse throughout a room, or inhale directly from bottle to promote peacefulness.

Use the same method as mentioned above.

Restless Leg Syndrome
Apply 2 drops of frankincense with a carrier oil and apply it to the soles of the feet every night.

Apply frankincense to scars to fade the appearance of scars.

Skin Tags
Apply a single drop the skin tag 3-4 times a day until they are gone. Also consider using oregano essential oil.

Apply a drop to the temples to relieve stress and promote calmness.

Apply 1-2 drops to the gums, tooth. Gargling with with this oil is also very helpful.  Also consider using clove essential oil.

Apply a single drop 3-4 times a day.

Use the same method as aging skin.



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My name is Simera and I'm the blogger behind Beautetude. is a place where I will be reviewing skincare, haircare, and cosmetics, and anything else beauty related. I will also be posting makeup looks and in turn I hope it inspires everyone. Outside of blogging I am a 33 year old stay at home mom to a wonderful 10 year old boy who keeps me on my toes all day. I also do freelance work.

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  • Lovely post, have a beautiful week dear! <3

  • Simera, this does sound like a wonderful oil.. I’ve never tried this one for my insomnia… I’m going to have to test it out. I hope you have a great week ??

  • Jackie Harrison

    I had heard of this oil from my grandma and is amazing as per her so yes to all the benefits you had mention on your post.

  • I didn’t know this oil, but it seems so good!

    Thanks for share!!

    • It sure is. I hope this post was helpful.

  • Wow frankincense essential oil has some really incredible benefits! Thanks for sharing Simera!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    • My pleasure. I hope this post was helpful to you.

  • Bella Pummarola

    Another oil I knew nothing of! Thanks for the great info Simera!

    Bella Pummarola

  • I have been lucky because I need loss anyone from cancer (touch wood!) but I will be bookmarking this page, Simera, thank you for your essential oil series.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • Denise Sabs

    Peaceful, relaxation, stress and insect bites, alone for that, for me, this would be the king of oils, yes! I am very glad I saw that this is the king of oils. Before last year I had never heard of Franikncense, and then I bought a serum and it’s amazing!!!!

    • I hope you get a chance to try the oil it’s so amazing.

  • Hi Simera, very useful article.

    Thank you so much for sharing


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  • Оксана Золотухина

    Great review! I’d love to try this oil! Thanks for sharing))

  • Missy May

    With all these benefits, I understand that its your fav oil. I love the scent of frankincense, but I haven’t tried the oil before though.

    • So glad your a fan of the scent! I love it too.

  • Interesting product, especially since it could halt the spread of cancer.

  • Elena Dal Maso

    Dear Simera,
    I love this essential oil in scents, they smell great. I didn’t know it is a multitasking oil, could go well with my mother’s arthritis. Do you think I could use a drop or two to spread on my little Raffaele’s pillow to help him sleep?


    • It’s great for sleep I would recommend using Lavender on the pillow. I have a Pillow mist recipe on my website if you are interested.

  • Really a great post… I am so buying this oil.. I literally bookmarked this page!!! You really got some amazing info… even your previous posts regarding diff oils were great.. keep sharing dear 🙂 many times we don’t know the use of natural products so this one is nice!

    • Thanks so much I appreciate your kind words hun.

  • I have never heard of this oil but it’s really looking great! thanks for sharing these tips 🙂

    • My pleasure. I hope this post was helpful.

  • Woooww this has so many benefits.. This one is new to me however 😀

    • It sure does. I couldn’t live without it.

  • Farah

    So many benefits. I love your essential oil series.

  • Yasmin

    Lovely review Simera

  • Libby

    Interesting oil I need to find it now.

    • I hope you get a chance to try it out.

  • Great post. I’ve only used Frankincense because my grandmother and my mum used it for healing purposes. I use it sometimes in my bath with lavender. I love the smell. <3
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  • Natasha Bhatt

    I only know of franckinsense through the bible bt never knew how beneficial it is,,, Thanks fr the informative post 🙂

  • Cindy

    Great post

  • I never knew frankincense oil had these many benefits, nic to know

  • Great to know that frankincense oil has these many usese. Nice post !

    • I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful.

  • Edita Lozovska

    This is sooo interesting. I have heard that the Queen of Sheba was the one who made this oil popular in ancient times 🙂


    • Oh really? That’s interesting I have not heard that before.