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Fifteen Ways to Use Frankincense

Here you go— the Frankincense Fifteen! There are so many ways to use Frankincense essential oil on a daily basis, but we polled our readers and have listed the top 15 Ways to Use Frankincense:

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15. Beautiful Skin (use neat or mix with lavender and apply to face morning and night)
14. Caring for Cuts (apply a few drops on cuts and scars)
13. Immune Support (take a few drops in a gelatin capsule)
12. Jaw Comfort (mix with Deep Blue Soothing Blend to provide relief)
11. Bedtime Lullabies (mix with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to children’s feet at night)
10. Back Relief (apply neat on lower back for soothing comfort)
9. Pick-Me-Up (mix with Peppermint and apply to bottom of feet)
8. Stress Relief (apply to temples for soothing comfort)
7. Cough Comfort (apply on neck and throat to soothe irritations in throat or with coughs)
6. Forget Frustrations (apply behind the ears and on wrists to erase frustrations)
5. Home Sweet Home (diffuse in the home for a pleasant aroma)
4. Bug Bites Beware (apply on itchy, scratchy skin to soothe irritations)
3. Walk With Me (apply and follow with heat on knees to ease discomfort)
2. Anxiety Anyone? (apply a few drops to cupped hands and breathe deeply)
1. Mood Balancer (diffuse or apply to neck to find harmony and clarity)

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  1. I’ve heard that Frankincense can be used against cancer and that it fights cancer cells. I would love to get some literature on this research and findings. It would be of great interest to my nurse friends and also a friend who is a cancer advocate. Thanks for the info.

  2. Karen,

    Dr. HK Lin, who is a member of our Scientific Advisory Board, did some research with Frankincense that has been published. There are many articles regarding his work online, but you may want to go directly to to view the abstract.

  3. I suffered from RLS (restless leg syndrome). I sat on the side of the bed, I put two drops of Frankincense on the sole of one foot, rubbed the soles of both feet together and climbed into bed.
    Surprise and relief ! I had a peaceful rest with no RLS at all.
    My sister visited from another country and I told her of my success. She also suffers from RLS, and experienced the same result as I.
    A great relief to both of us.

  4. This a was amazing. My throat was on fire and my glans were swollen. I put 2 drops of Frankincense on my throat. With in 3 minutes the pain was gone. I reapplied it a few more times and within 1 days I had no issues with my throat. I do now put one drop under mt thong every morning.

  5. I love Frankincense oil and have been using it, along with Helichrysum to help treat my lower back injury (I have three herniated discs that are getting better with lots of good alternative treatment!), sooth my nerves and uplift my spirit. I also add a little Frankincense EO and Rose Hip Seed oil to my face to soften and calm redness. I love it and even just added a feature on it to my personal prose blog The Most Beautiful Thing at

    I’d like to end by saying that I’ve used Frankincense oil from other companies and think that doTERRA’s is the best quality, best fragrance, hands down!

    Thanks and blessings,

  6. I have used Frankincense to treat a diagnosed incidence of facial cancer. I had two incidences–one near my eye was cut out and the other one I treated with Frankincense (applied every two hours for five days, then slowly reduced frequency and continued for 3-4 weeks). Both treatments were effective.

  7. i have been using frankincense, for about 6 weeks.. 3 drops under the tongue
    every morning. When I went to read something with very small print, lo and behold, I did not need my reading glasses.. I COULD READ THE SMALL PRINT WITHOUT THE READERS!!! I could not believe it. I am 61 years old and have not been able to read small print for 20 years!!! There is one thing to attribute this too! FRANKINCENSE!!!!

  8. doTerra’s Frankincense = the healing oil. My friend has suffered from severe
    Trigeminal Neuralgia for 12 years. Its known as the suicide disease. He was advised to use 2 drops of Frankincense oil under the tongue each day. It
    took 2 days and now he is pain free. Thanks to Angel Daniel.

  9. Anyone have stories of healing skin cancer with Frankincense? I have just been informed that the unhealed zit on my nose is cancer. I was told it is slow growing but it gets bigger every day to me. Do I use it plain several times a day, with coconut oil? or mixed with another oil? Already drinking lot water, using vitamins, eating fresh fruits, vegies in small portions.

  10. Kate,

    I wouldn’t dilute it, apply it straight several times a day and put two drops under your tongue twice a day, in the morning and the evening. (:

  11. I have read everyone’s comments and am inspired & praise the Lord for the healing properties of essential oils. I started reading about Frankincense because I have been having memory issues, especially at work. In what way would I use it for absentmindedness?
    Thank you for your blog. I have liked you on Facebook.

  12. My grandpa has leukemia. He was on chemo for a while. When my parents took him in under their care, they gave him frankincense everyday. Its been 11 months since he moved in and he hasn’t needed chemo. He is stronger than ever.

  13. I have a question my mom had a stroke 5months ago she’s a 76yr old..need to know if this product will help her and how and were can I apply this frankincense oil thank you can someone help me please.she’s paralize her left side of her body please help me.

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