35 Amazing Uses for Frankincense Oil

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Frankincense is my number one favorite essential oil!

Basically, if I were stranded on a desert island and could bring only one essential oil, it would be Frankincense.  It’s good for so many purposes!

35 Uses for Frankincense Oil | Roots & Boots
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I love it so much that I’ve compiled a list of 35 uses for Frankincense oil.  From stress and emotions to immune support and cellular health, from skincare to oral health, Frankincense is one amazing oil.  

35 uses for Frankincense oil

Check out these 35 amazing ways to use one of my very favorite essential oils.

  1. Soothes minor cuts, wounds and scrapes
  2. Promotes healthy brain function
  3. Promotes a normal inflammatory response
  4. Enhances the effect of other oils when layered
  5. Promotes cellular health
  6. Promotes healthy, radiant skin
  7. Reduces the appearance of scars
  8. Slows the skin’s signs of aging
  9. Diffuse for calming and relaxation
  10. Promotes healthy gums
  11. Soothes mild rashes
  12. Calms occasional blisters, rashes and sores
  13. Helps build and maintain a healthy immune system
  14. Opens airways
  15. Drop under the tongue for overall health
  16. Soothes occasional throat discomfort
  17. Eases tension in the head
  18. Relieves sun-damaged skin
  19. Helps to balance hormones and mood swings
  20. Helpful for children with sensory issues
  21. Eases mouth discomfort
  22. Apply at bedtime to calm the mind and promote restful sleep
  23. Promotes healthy vision
  24. Can help to soothe nasal passages
  25. Helps to lessen anxious feelings
  26. Add a few drops to mascara for sanitation and longevity
  27. Supports respiratory health
  28. Promotes mental clarity
  29. Helpful for postpartum skin
  30. Helps to ease seasonal sores near the lips and nose
  31. Calms restless legs
  32. Soothes feelings of grief and mourning
  33. Contributes to a “holiday smell” when diffused with other essential oils
  34. Supports healthy thyroid function
  35. “When in doubt, use Frankincense”

How do you use Frankincense essential oil?

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  1. Lisa on 01/08/2014 at 12:07 am

    I would like to try Frankincense to help prevent stretch marks during pregnancy. Do you know how much of the oil is recommended? Thanks

    • Kathleen on 01/08/2014 at 3:01 am

      Hi Lisa–A gal in my group followed this protocol with good results: 10 drops each Geranium and Lavender, 5 drops Frankincense, and the remainder Fractionated Coconut Oil in a 10 ml roller bottle. Spread over entire abdomen 2 x per day–rubbed it in a bit, then rubbed in more FCO to help with itching. Good luck! 🙂

  2. Kathleen on 04/07/2014 at 2:00 pm

    That’s so great! 🙂

  3. Emma on 04/24/2014 at 11:29 am

    I been on a thyroid pill for several years Hating ever moment I want free of the drug n on to my oils I take Levothyroxin. 100 MCG Help me make a switch !!!thank you

    • Emma on 01/28/2015 at 4:42 am

      Yes Kathleen feeling super using my rollers daily 2-3 times Day also going to start on Clary calm kit…love sharing my stories n have followers n believers ,thankful to god for he’s created the plants n trees for our wellness!!doTerra is amazing

  4. Kathy Brian on 07/26/2014 at 2:18 am

    I love learning about EO.i did not know about them .keep it coming.

    • Kathleen on 07/28/2014 at 2:27 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Kathy!

  5. Liz on 08/06/2014 at 5:38 am

    I just started using Doterra, and I’ve noticed a huge balance in my monthly cycles. Is there more research to back up why this happened? I want to share it with my skeptical friends! I don’t mind being the only one in the know, but I don’t want them miserable because of their monthly “visitor!”

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  7. Kathleen on 12/08/2014 at 8:43 pm

    That’s great, Debbie! Thanks for sharing your experience here. 🙂

  8. angela on 03/07/2015 at 2:20 pm

    Can i use frankincense while pregnant?

  9. Amy on 05/03/2015 at 6:05 pm

    how do you use for gum health?

  10. Teresa on 05/28/2015 at 12:16 pm

    hi, I use Frank directly on face for age spots, at times I see diff, but if I skip a day or so they sorta come back, but I keep going because my brain says it works! I then apply my body cream I made, Organic Coconut Oil, bunch of drops of Frank in, whip w mixer till like butter and put in jar. I rub it on face and arms/legs. I also think my arms show less age spots, I forget the legs so don’t see it there so much. I guess just the skin showing on body! good luck w it 🙂

  11. Patricia Arnold on 04/25/2017 at 7:35 pm

    How do you use Frankincense for restless legs?

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