All About Frankincense

31 September 6, 2016 - Essential Oil History, Essential Oils, How to Use Essential Oils, Mental Wellness, Mind & Spirit, Personal Care, Skin care, Vitality™ essential oils, Young Living Lifestyle

Frankincense’s rich history is woven tightly with humanity’s, and it remains an important part of many people’s lives. Use our infographic to see how you can incorporate it into yours!



What’s your favorite way to use Frankincense? Tell us in the comments!



  • Stowe92 February 8, 2017 - 8:46 am Reply

    I use Frankincense mixed with Rosehip Oil for my face…it is soooooo good! Love that it moisturizes and feels wonderful without any greasiness! Love love love my Frankincense. It smells wonderful too 😍

  • Rina Tay November 1, 2016 - 1:22 am Reply

    Hi everyone, I am a new member of EO, enjoy very much to read your comments, Shirley, I would love the Skin Serum recipe which you recommend, thanks for your sharing.

  • shirley beautiza October 30, 2016 - 7:05 pm Reply

    My favorite oil ever.. love this to the max.

  • Deanna October 8, 2016 - 9:35 pm Reply

    Can I use frankincense in my mouth or does it have to be the vitality?

    • Young Living October 10, 2016 - 8:14 am Reply

      Hi Deanna, Great question. Frankincense is labeled for only aromatic or topical use. We recommend using Frankincense Vitality for internal consumption as it is labeled as a dietary supplement. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Brandy September 27, 2016 - 2:53 pm Reply

    Do you take it in a capsule? How many drops?

  • Paula S September 17, 2016 - 12:56 pm Reply

    Hi Shirley,
    I would also love this DIY Skin Serum recipe!

    Send to

  • Donna D September 17, 2016 - 12:02 pm Reply

    When I first smelled Frankincense, I wasn’t sure about it, but for some reason, I wanted to keep smelling it. I began to love it. I put a dab just below my nose at night to make me.sleep like a baby, in my face cream and sometimes in a capsule. It’s my favorite oil now. Lavender is 2nd.

  • Carolyn September 17, 2016 - 8:48 am Reply

    Wow, what an amazing testimony!! The Wise men brought Frankincense to Jesus

  • Gail September 16, 2016 - 6:19 pm Reply

    Praise God! So blessed by your post!

  • Susan Lea September 16, 2016 - 12:14 pm Reply

    Oil-dropping on the crown of my head. It’s an invigorating experience!

  • Andrea Phan September 16, 2016 - 8:00 am Reply

    Can you share your DIY Skin Serum please?

  • Ruth Lynch September 16, 2016 - 7:53 am Reply

    Do you dilute frankincense when you use for acne?

  • Sarah Brown September 16, 2016 - 6:21 am Reply

    I use Frankincense on my face as part of my rutine, diffuse it as a spiritual lift me up, and place it on the bottoms of my feet to help keep me grounded when I’m stressed.

  • Gail September 16, 2016 - 5:20 am Reply

    Praise God!

  • Andrea Phan September 14, 2016 - 6:16 pm Reply

    What an amazing story, Angie. Thank you for sharing….beautiful. God is good ALL the TIME!

  • Lori Boyce September 14, 2016 - 6:12 pm Reply

    I put a drop of Frankincense on the crown of my head every morning. I can’t live without it. It stabilizes my mood and helps me be grateful so I can go out and be the best version of myself.

  • Walter Turner September 13, 2016 - 5:50 am Reply

    How about a body wash /shampoo with frankinsence ?

    • Young Living September 19, 2016 - 2:18 pm Reply

      Hi Walter, That is an excellent suggestion for a product! Adding Frankincense to your daytime lotion or night cream can make for a custom moisturizer as well. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Susan Waguespack September 12, 2016 - 5:30 pm Reply

    Dietary Supplement each night. and love to diffuse as well. My favorite oil!

  • Rise Hamlin September 11, 2016 - 6:37 pm Reply

    I mix frankincense and copaiba in a gelatin capsule.

  • Janice Womack September 11, 2016 - 3:03 pm Reply

    I use it on my face daily for healthy skin. Love it!

    • Julie September 17, 2016 - 9:08 pm Reply

      Do you mix it with a carrier oil or lotion? Can u tell me more about your routine?

  • Donna Cook September 11, 2016 - 4:32 am Reply

    I add it to my shea butter/coconut oil body butter that I make.

  • Natalie September 10, 2016 - 11:13 pm Reply

    I use frankincense on my face in my car diffuser on my 8 year old because it’s his favorite scent and I made up a cover scent for hunting with frankincense in it because it’s Calming for animals.

    • Andrea Phan September 16, 2016 - 7:56 am Reply

      What all do you mix for hunting? We are hunting all the time when season opens. Thanks


      • William November 1, 2016 - 9:37 am Reply

        Did you ever get the recipe for hunting?
        My son and I would be tickled to use our oils for such an awesome hobby. Oh and of course hunting provides for our families needs

  • Arline September 10, 2016 - 9:17 am Reply

    Being new to EO I appreciate all the comments.

    • Susan September 16, 2016 - 8:13 am Reply

      Me, too!

  • Traci Hernandez September 10, 2016 - 8:05 am Reply

    Skincare!!! Mix with your lotion or just add to CO.

  • JOAN Grove September 10, 2016 - 7:19 am Reply

    I put a drop in the palm of my hand, rub together and cup over my eyes, 30 seconds is wonderful. My Diamond told me about that. Does it ever clear up foggy eyes in the morning. It is my oil that I go to sleep with also. With a couple drops warmed and applied to my face I sleep like a baby.

  • Darla McKamey September 10, 2016 - 6:42 am Reply

    Frankincense is my favorite oil. I use it everyday. I put a drop on my crown and say prayers. I put a drop on my toothbrush along with Thieves Toothpaste for healthy oral hygiene. I put a drop on my feet at night and a drop over my heart. If I only had one oil, it would be Frankincense!

    • SusanE September 16, 2016 - 11:45 am Reply

      Like those ideas!

  • Ann Saucier September 10, 2016 - 6:32 am Reply

    Just one drop on a wet cotton ball with my toner helps to lift off leftover dirt and makeup and skin feels so soft!!

  • Martha September 10, 2016 - 5:38 am Reply

    Such great suggestions here! Frankincense is my Go to Oil, to wear wherever I need fortification, Strength, Repair, TLC . Today, I will add Frankincense vitality in my water . I will treat myself to an overall spritzing of Frankincense oil plus a few drops of water, that I know will benefit my entire family when we are together. I will also enjoy playing with my young twin granddaughters who smell DELICIOUS with their daily anointing of coconut oil and Frankincense! They are always so happy and calm!

  • JoAnne Pitre September 9, 2016 - 10:28 pm Reply

    I’m new to these oils. I love putting it on my face and neck, right after my shower (neat)…….feels like a piece of heaven just kissed my face…, love, love it.

  • Rayna Headrick September 9, 2016 - 9:21 pm Reply

    Everyday a few drops in my Ningxia Red and also in my moisturizer morning and night. On back of my neck before worship, love it!

  • Christine Charles September 9, 2016 - 9:12 pm Reply

    I love diffusing Frankincense in combination with Idaho Balsam Fir in equal parts.

  • Betty Ditto September 9, 2016 - 9:08 pm Reply

    I use Frankincense and Clary Sage mixed in a carrier oil for my hormones it is amazing.

    • Melissa October 5, 2016 - 10:28 am Reply

      where do you apply this combination

  • Jennifer September 9, 2016 - 2:22 pm Reply

    I was searching for the correct way to use the frankincense… finally found. I can;t thank you more. Great post!

  • Denise Mychele Hutchinson September 9, 2016 - 6:32 am Reply

    I own Frankincense Resin. Patiently awaiting the return of the Burner. Love my Frankincense. Never want to be without it! Everyday of the year! Thank you for delivering the very best directly to my home!

    • Tracey Rollison September 29, 2016 - 11:55 am Reply

      I’m another who loves the resin! I have the oils, but I have friends from Saudi Arabia who bring me bags of the resin each year. Like they do, I chew it when I’m not feeling well. Usually clears up whatever it is! I’ve never burned it–they have a special kind they burn that is a kind of charcoal infused with the resin and sometimes rose oil. That stuff smells incredible. I believe it’s the original “incense”. They also bring me myrrh (same word in their language, but it sounds like a cat when they say it). That one they swallow with warm tea when feeling sick. They will also melt it with honey and tea to drink. It is horribly bitter to the taste.

  • Jessica September 8, 2016 - 1:07 pm Reply

    I love adding a drop of frankincense vitality to a cup of warm water in the morning to support my new system.

  • Svetlana September 7, 2016 - 11:33 pm Reply

    A few drops of Frankencense mix with coconut oil and give myself a neck and face massage.

  • Missy Stevens September 7, 2016 - 10:09 pm Reply

    I love frankensence mixed with a little jojoba oil to help support healthy skin. I use it on my fave after showering! No more chemical filled lotions for me!

  • Wanda September 7, 2016 - 10:06 pm Reply

    I use my Frankincense in my face wash and love the way it leaves my skin glowing and honestly seems to diminish the fine lines and puffiness in my face 🙂

  • Denise September 7, 2016 - 7:28 pm Reply

    I use it to help me sleep I put a little behind my ears

  • Kelly Gordon September 7, 2016 - 7:27 pm Reply

    I’m new to Young Living, but have been using my diffuser most every day. Frankincense & lavender is one of my favorite combos.

  • Rona Duke September 7, 2016 - 5:27 pm Reply

    I love Franckincense! I have been using YL oils for a few years now but am continually learning more and more about them. I use Franckincense for my joints. I also use PanAway. Many wonderful oils!!

  • Mary September 7, 2016 - 5:14 pm Reply

    I mix it with grape seed oil for a face moisturizer! LOVE IT!

  • Patricia Abbott September 7, 2016 - 4:28 pm Reply

    I massage a few drops on my breasts.

  • Dawne Dickinson September 7, 2016 - 2:43 pm Reply

    Love love love it with Lavender and Rosehip Seed oil as a skin serum. I also add Geranium, Elemi, Jasmine, Myrrh and a few other oils for skin moisture.

  • Janet Stubbs September 7, 2016 - 1:54 pm Reply

    Two drops in both am and pm facial moisturizer. My skin has never been better. By far my favorite and most-used oil. I’m 62, and it’s been years since I’ve left the house without makeup. I’ve been liberated!

  • Suzanne September 7, 2016 - 1:15 pm Reply

    I love Frankincense in so many products! From the Longevity capsules to making my own perfume! Frankincense and Bergamont are my favorite diffuser combo as well!

  • Jessica September 7, 2016 - 12:58 pm Reply

    I love it on my temples to turn of my brain before bed!

  • Linda Johnson September 7, 2016 - 12:56 pm Reply

    I love this oil, use it every morning and night. A couple of drops in the am, rub hands together and cup over nose & mouth, close eyes and inhale slowly, mindfully. Great way to start your day!!! ❤

  • Christee Brindzik September 7, 2016 - 12:32 pm Reply

    I love love love Frankincense. 2 drops of Vitality go into my morning smoothie every single day, gives a great flavor. My skin loves it too. Definitely an oil to always have on hand.

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