Homemade Frankincense and Myrrh Lotion

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  1. Queenie Kwan says:

    Hi Dr Axe

    I like your DIY receipe for skin and hair, however, I do not know certain name of essential oils as ingredients. Is there a website for ordering this essential oils and how about the shipping charge if ordered from overseas(Hong Kong)? Is there any free shipping if the order exceeded certain amount? Thanks for your reply.

  2. Seasoned mom says:

    I had a rash on one finger for nearly 2 years. It began at the tip and gradually over that time, worked it’s way down to the bottom of my finger. I wondered if it would eventually just keep traveling to other parts of my body! Water was the worst enemy. And one cannot work in the kitchen like I do and avoid water!

    I casually put some Frankincense oil on it a few times and forgot about it. To my amazement, this rash is over!!!! Just the oil directly on the skin. I am a believer!!

  3. Susan says:

    Dr. Axe, I am allergic to Shea Butter, what would you recommend substituting it with? Thanks!

  4. Barbara says:

    Dr. Axe is any other oil I can use in place of coconut, my daugther gets a bad reaction from it.


  5. You could try Candelilla Wax or Carnauba Wax or try using less of the coconut and olive oils and vitamin E and increase the amount of shea butter.

  6. kayona mclaughlin says:

    I have a friend that has a disease called HS where she gets boils that break out all over her body and the majority of the doctors out there do not know much about it and never really seem to want to learn about it , she suffers with it so and takes pain meds for it, because it is so painful. There are a lot of people out there that r suffering with this disease and so far they have found no cure. when reading your article about the leaky gut problem I was inthrolled with the information that you had and could not take my eyes off of your article and also about the oregano oil. Thank you so much for all of your information and research, I’m sure that the leaky gut problem might apply to her disease.

  7. Rachel says:

    I’m trying out a lot of your DIY recipies. I’m trying to find pure myrrh essential oil, but am finding blends with grapeseed oil, and Indian, French, and Egyptian varieties. Which is best for these homemade lotions, soaps, balms, etc? I have been using Edens Garden. Do you have a go-to brand?

  8. Kay says:

    Can you use this as an anti aging face cream?

  9. LaGina says:

    your homemade Frankincense & Myrrh Lotion, can it be used on your face for roseca? If not can you heko me with a lotion that will help, my cheeks and forehead are dry looking, when I wear makeup it really doesn’t look good..thank you for any help you can offer.

  10. Jana says:

    I’m taking calcium, magnesium, D³, NAC, omega³ and Lipoflavonoid. I read that Omega³ should be taken with high fat meals, and NAC should be taken on an empty stomach. Are there other considerations for the remaining supplements?

  11. Leila says:

    How long is the shelf life for this lotion?

  12. Tomek says:

    Can I use Fractionated Coconut Oil insted of the regular one? I’m not so after the coconut smell.

  13. kimberle says:

    I was told if you rub the frankincense and then oregano on i its called a Orgasm bomb? Is this true?

  14. Cheryl says:

    After having a few pre-cancerous spots on my face, the dermatologist insists I wear a sunscreen every day. Do you know what spf this lotion would have? Would it be enough protection if I am not out in the sun for long period of time? I really think that the chemicals of sunscreen will be more detrimental to my skin than nothing. I have had extremely dry skin since birth and thyroid was removed due to nodules and it was non-functional. They found early autoimmune in each of the nodules–not sure what one.

  15. Kris says:

    what size bottle do I need to use?

  16. Jamie Warren says:

    My 72 year old father has COPD, severe atopic dermatitis which has his hands and legs from knees down completely raw and oozing, he is extremely anxious and agitated like a caged lion, he weighs 98 pounds. It was suggested to me that I use your recipe and make lotion for him with Frankincense, laurel leaf, peppermint, eucalyptus, melaleuca, lemon, ravensara and cardamom. Are these oils ok to put on open, oozing sores? Any suggestions you would have?

  17. Arnie says:

    How do you use this once it is made? What exactly does it do for you? Thank you!

  18. KateInHawaii says:

    No more basil cell carcinoma if you make a coconut oil blend and eat your greens. Per triathlon MD years ago and has worked for me. Sunscreen has detrimental ingredients.

  19. Barbara says:

    Do you have a brand of essential oils that you recommend? And why do you recommend them?
    Am currently doing a lot of reading about essential oils, trying to learn. It is a whole new world.

  20. Donna Deardorff says:

    I am interested in buying Frankincense oil? Can you help me? Thanks and I love your emails and recipes!

  21. Veronica says:

    Can you suggest some brands of essential oils I can trust and buy? There are so many ‘cowboys’ out there! I live in London England btw.


  22. Terry A Lucier says:

    I have Frankincense but I sure appreciate all the extra information.

  23. Sue says:

    Why would you write an article like this without telling people where to get the ingredients?? So….where????

  24. Dale Thibodeaux says:

    I read a lot about Frankincense being good for pain, well it just made a believer out of me. I had a tight muscle in my upper leg. So I put 3 drops on it, and rubed it in. I tell you no lie, within 30 seconds the pain was gone.

  25. juliette says:

    My husband suffers with HS and his bowels seem messed up. He is in pain with the boils and stomach hurts after everything he eats. always bloated and in pain. He seems to be gaining weight and now won’t go anywhere because nothing fits and too many sores. We really need help with the HS and bowels ND he’s getting very depressed. Thx

  26. Evann says:

    My hands hurt so bad from arthritis, also my husband. We worked on computers for over thirty years. Which oils would you recommend us to use. We always hurt very bad when the weather changes and it will rain or snow . We are both in our late sixties.
    Thank you

  27. Audrey says:

    My husband in last 2 yrs has had open heart surgery, hernia revision surgery and 1 yr ago March spent another week in hospital with a blood infection caused from having a dental cleaning done -3 days previous – he fell at home ended up being rushed to ER as all readings were out of control – placed on high antibiotics IVs for 6 days and sent home with six wks on high dosage of antibiotics, he developed cellulittis in one leg while there, and an area of about 3 ” round rash that has come and gone over the past 9 months – In December after having a severe cough and energy loss this sore/area on leg erupted and spreading a burning itching rash all over his body, Diagnosed as a systemic blood yeast infection- we walked away from choosing to use the “medical” usual prescription drugs and sought out a Dr. who is treating it through detox and with a strict diet and supplement program-now almost 3 months later we are beginning to see relief from the all nights of no sleep and itching and burning slowing down -Have used a salve with coconut & beeswax and ylang ylang oils,frankincense,lavender,helichrysium and melaluca What ess oils can be used differently along with coconut and beeswax to softened the dry rough bubbly looking skin now and help in healing – Its a joy to see some lite at the end of this tunnel ! Hes been a trooper at 88 yrs of age —
    Thank you

  28. Sarah says:

    I have Grave’s Disease and it is under control with prescription medicines. I am off all Gluten, dairy (other than occasional cheese), caffeine (REALLY miss my morning coffee), stay away from nightshade veggies almost all the time and have NO processed foods. I take a lot of supplements and eat most organic or all natural foods. I don’t want to have my thyroid radiated. What can I do? Thanks so much!

  29. Where, can I BUY the OILS ? says:

    Where, can I buy the Oil’s ?

  30. Lisa Losurdo says:

    I have been using a hand cream at work, that someone made from one of your recipes, I absolutely love it, it is amazing, I would love to make it. It contains peppermint and frankincense, and not sure what else, I cant seem to find it on your website, can you please share

    Thank you

  31. eliana says:

    dr. Axe, I was trying e-mailing about the site where to buy ess. oils. The mail comes back undelivered. Can you please e-mail me. Strange thing – intstead “oil ” in your address automatically becomes “boil”. Virus?? my e-mail

  32. Stephanie says:

    I have had keratosis pilaris forever mostly on the backs of my arms and upper thighs. This is red, rough, bumpy skin. I have used many products to help with this and they’re all very chemically. Do you think this homemade lotion will help or do you have another remedy or oil recommendation that may help improve this condition? Thanks!