What Is Frankincense Good For? 8 Essential Oil Uses

Frankincense - Dr.Axe

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their therapeutic and healing properties as part of the practice of aromatherapy. They’re sourced from leaves, stems or roots of plants that are known for their health properties. So then, what is frankincense essential oil?

Frankincense, sometimes referred to as olibanum, is a common type of essential oil used in aromatherapy that can offer a variety of health benefits: helping relieve chronic stress and anxiety, reducing pain and inflammation, boosting immunity and even fighting cancer.

Frankincense oil is sourced from the resin of the Boswellia carterii or Boswellia sacara tree that’s commonly grown in Somalia. This tree is different from many others in that it can grow with very little soil in dry and desolate conditions.

The word frankincense comes from the term “franc encens,” which means quality incense in old French. Frankincense has been associated with many different religions over the years, especially the Christian religion, as it was one of the first gifts given to Jesus by the wise men.


What Is Frankincense Essential Oil Used For? 

bottle of essential oilFrankincense oil is used by either inhaling the oil or absorbing it through the skin, usually mixed with a carrier oil, such as an unscented lotion or jojoba oil. It’s believed that the oil transmits messages to the limbic system of the brain, which is known to influence the nervous system. A little bit of oil goes a long way; it should not be ingested in large quantities as it can be toxic.

If you’re purchasing essential oils, avoid oils that say “fragrance oil” or “perfume oil” as these can be synthetic and don’t provide the desired health benefits. Instead, look for oils that say “pure essential oil” or “100% essential oil” for the highest quality essential oils.


Top 8 Frankincense Uses

Bathtub

1. Stress Relieving Bath-Soak

Frankincense oil will immediately induce the feeling of peace, relaxation, and satisfaction. Add a few drops of frankincense oil to a hot bath for stress relief.  You can also add frankincense to an oil diffuser or vaporizer to fight anxiety and for experiencing relaxation in your home all the time. Some people believe that the fragrance of frankincense can increase your intuition and spiritual connection.

2. Natural Household Cleaner

Frankincense oil is an antiseptic, meaning it will help eliminate bacteria and viruses from your home and to clean indoor spaces. The plant has been commonly burned to help disinfect an area and is used as a natural deodorizer. Use it in an essential oil diffuser to help reduce indoor pollution and to deodorize and disinfect any room or surface in your home.

3. Natural Hygiene Producthealthy teeth

Due to its antiseptic properties, frankincense oil is a great addition to any oral hygiene regimen. Look for natural oral care products that contain frankincense oil, especially if you enjoy the aroma. It can help prevent dental health issues like tooth decay, bad breath, cavities, or oral infections. You can also consider making your own toothpaste by mixing frankincense oil with baking soda.

4. Anti-Aging & Wrinkle Fighter

Frankincense essential oil is a powerful astringent, meaning it helps protect skin cells. It can be used to help reduce acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores, to prevent wrinkles, and it will even help lift and tighten skin to naturally slow signs of aging. The oil can be used anywhere where the skin becomes saggy such as the abdomen, jowls, or under the eyes. Mix 6 drops of oil to one ounce of unscented oil and apply it directly to the skin. Be sure to always do a small patch area though first to test for possible allergic reactions.

Colon5. Relieves Symptoms of Indigestion

If you have any digestive distress such as gas, constipation, stomach aches, irritable bowel syndrome, PMS, or cramps, frankincense oil can help relieve gastrointestinal discomfort. It helps speed up the digestion of food, similar to digestive enzymes. Add 1-2 drops of oil to 8 ounces of water or to a tablespoon of honey for GI relief. If you are going to ingest it orally, make sure it is 100% pure oil, do not ingest fragrance or perfume oils.

6. Scar, Wound, Stretch Mark or Acne Remedy

Frankincense oil can help with wound healing and may decrease the appearance of scars. It may also help reduce the appearance of dark spots caused from acne blemishes, stretch marks, eczema and help with healing of surgical wounds. Mix 2-3 drops of oil with an unscented base oil or lotion and apply directly to skin. Be careful of applying it to broken skin, but it is fine for skin that is in the process of healing.

thermometer icon7. Natural Cold or Flu Medicine

Next time you have a respiratory infection from a cold or flu, use frankincense essential oil to help provide relief from coughing. It can help eliminate phlegm in the lungs. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory in the nasal passages, making breathing easier, even for those with allergies or asthma. Add a few drops to a cloth and inhale for the respiratory benefits or use an oil diffuser.

8. Helps Relieve Inflammation and Pain

To improve circulation and lower symptoms of joint pain or muscle pain related to conditions like arthritis, digestive disorders, and asthma , try massaging frankincense oil to the painful area or diffusing it in your home. You can add a drop of oil to steaming water and soak a towel in it, then place the towel on your body or over your face to inhale it to decrease muscle aches. Also diffuse several drops in your home, or combine several drops with a carrier oil to massage into your muscles, joints, feet, or neck.


Frankincense Essential Oil Benefits

Frankincense

1. Helps Reduce Stress Reactions & Negative Emotions

When inhaled, it has been shown to reduce heart rate and high blood pressure. It has anti-anxiety and depression reducing abilities, but unlike prescription medications it does not have negative side effects and does not cause unwanted drowsiness.

2. Helps Boost Immune System Function and Prevents Illness

Studies have demonstrated that frankincense has immune enhancing abilities which may help destroy dangerous bacteria, viruses, and even cancers. (1) It can be used to prevent germs from forming on the skin, mouth, or in your home too. This is the reason many people choose to use frankincense of naturally relieving oral health problems; the antiseptic qualities of this oil can help prevent gingivitis, bad breath, cavities, toothaches, mouth sores, and other infections from occurring.(2)(3)

Fights Cancer

3. May Help Fight Cancer, or Deal with Chemotherapy Side Effects

Frankincense oil has been shown to help fight cells of specific types of cancer. (4) A 2012 study even found that a chemical compound found in frankincense called AKBA is successful at killing cancer cells that have become resistant to chemotherapy.

4. Astringent, Kills Harmful Germs and Bacteria

Frankincense is an antiseptic and disinfectant. It has the ability to eliminate cold and flu germs from the home and the body naturally and can be used in place of chemical household cleaners. (5)

5. Heals Skin and Prevents Signs of Aging

 Frankincense has the ability to strengthen skin and improve its tone, elasticity, defense mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes, and appearance as someone ages. It helps tone and lift skin, reduces appearance of scars and acne, and heals wounds. (6)  It can also be beneficial for fading of stretch marks, surgery scars or marks associated with pregnancy, and for healing dry or cracked skin.

miling African American Woman6. Balances Hormone Levels

Frankincense oil reduces symptoms associated with menstruation and menopause by balancing hormone levels. It can help relieve pain, cramps, constipation, headaches, anxiety, nausea, fatigue, and mood swings. Frankincense oil also helps with regulating estrogen production and reduces the risk of tumor or cyst development in pre-menopausal women.

7. Eases Digestion

Frankincense helps the digestive system to properly detox and to produce bowel movements, reduces pain and cramping in the stomach, can relieve nausea, helps to flush out excess water from the abdomen that can cause bloating, and even relieves PMS-related stomach pains.

(7) It does this by speeding up the secretion of digestive enzymes, increasing urination production, relaxing the muscles of the digestive tract, and also helps to improve circulation which is needed for proper digestive health. It has been shown to be beneficial in reducing symptoms of leaky gut syndrome, chronic colitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and IBS. (8)

8. Acts as a Sleep AidSleeping beauty

Frankincense essential oil is useful in lowering levels of anxiety or chronic stress that can keep you up at night. It has a calming, grounding scent that can naturally help you to fall asleep. It helps open breathing passages, allows your body to reach an ideal sleeping temperature, and can eliminate pain that keeps you up.

9. Helps Decrease Inflammation and Pain 

Frankincense can inhibit the production of key inflammatory molecules associated with conditions like arthritis, asthma, painful bowel disorders like IBS, and many more conditions. (9) It can be useful in helping to prevent the breakdown of the cartilage tissue and has been shown to significantly reduce levels of dangerous and painful inflammation, making it a natural treatment option for pain-related conditions that effect the muscles, joints, and tendons.


Frankincense bowl

Frankincense Interactions/Side Effects

Frankincense essential oil is extremely well tolerated, especially compared to prescription medications. To date there are no reported serious side effects of using Frankincense oil, as long as you do not ingest large quantities which can result in it becoming toxic.

 Rarely frankincense oil can cause certain reactions for some people- including minor skin rashes and digestive problems like nausea or stomach pains. Frankincense is also known to have blood thinning effects, so anyone who has problems related to blood clotting should not use Frankincense oil or speak with a doctor first. Otherwise the oil may have potential to negatively react with certain anticoagulant medications.

 


Frankincense Oil DIY Recipes

Frankincense Oil blends well with carrier oils like jojoba oil, coconut oil, or shea butter. It can be combined with other essential oils depending on the benefits you’re seeking. For example it blends well with citrus oils as a “pick-me-up”, but also blends well with lavender essential oil as a relaxant. This makes it a versatile and popular oil that lends itself well to many combinations and practical uses. Try one of these recipes to start experiencing the benefits of frankincense oil:

Homemade Frankincense Soap Bar

This homemade frankincense soap bar recipe is great for your skin! It provides hydration and vitamins while cleansing your skin! It’s easy to make and free of harmful chemicals! Try it today!

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 30

INGREDIENTS:

  • 20-30 drops frankincense essential oil
  • soap base
  • 5 drops pomegranate oil
  • Oval Bar Molds or Decorative Soap Mold

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Put soap base in glass bowl then place that bowl in sauce pan with water.
  2. Heat stove to medium and allow base to melt.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Then add the frankincense and pomegranate oil
  4. Mix well and transfer to a soap mold
  5. Let mixture cool fully before popping bar out of mold. Keep at room temp
Homemade-Frankincense-Soap1

Scar Reducing Body Butter

Total Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 oz shea butter or coconut oil
  • 10 drops of Jasmine Oil
  • 10 drops Frankincense Oil
  • Small Container or jar to mix the ingredients

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a double boiler melt the shea butter until it is liquid
  2. Make sure the oil is not so hot that it will burn you, then add the other oils and stir together to combine. Having the shea butter be room temperature or a little warmer is best.
  3. You can either smear it on your scar right away, or if you’d like to make it into a shelf-stable cream texture, place the mixture in the fridge until it is cool for a few minutes then use a hand mixer on high speed to whip the oils into a white cream.
  4. Pour into a glass jar or containers and keep it at room temperature to use whenever you want.

Sleep Inducing Facial Cream or Body Rub

Total Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1

This all natural night cream is great to help you fall asleep. It also doubles as a skin health-booster if you apply it to your face and may be able to help clear up blemishes or breakouts.

INGREDIENTS:

  •  5 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  • Small Container or jar to mix the ingredients

DIRECTIONS:

 1. Use coconut oil that is not solid, but rather is soft. If need be, heat it first in a double broiler

2. Add the other oils and stir together to combine. Spread over your face and body. You may want to pat yourself off after to not allow the oil to seep into your bed sheets. You can also store this to use at another time.

Homemade Frankincense and Myrrh Lotion

This Homemade Frankincense and Myrrh Body Lotion recipe is great! It brings hydration and essential vitamins and nutrients to the skin. In addition, the essential oils tone, lift, heal and protect the skin! This recipe is a must try!

Total Time: 90 minutes

Serves: 30

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup Bees wax
  • 1/4 cup shea butter
  • 2 tbsp vitamin E
  • 20 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 20 drops myrrh essential oil
  • BPA free plastic lotion dispenser bottles

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Put olive oil, coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter in glass bowl then place that bowl in sauce pan with water.
  2. Heat stove to medium and mix ingredients together
  3. Once mixed put in refrigerator for an hour until solid
  4. With a regular mixer or hand mixer beat the mixture until it is whipped and fluffy. Then add essential oils and vitamin E and mix
  5. Fill container and store in cool place
Homemade-Frankincense-and-Myrrh-Body-Lotion

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  1. Pam Klekamp says:

    I love reading all your wonderful recipes and information about essential oils, and would like to dive in headfirst! Can you please tell me what oils you recommend? Thank you so much

  2. Victoria Vacala says:

    Another amazing article Dr. Axe! Exactly why I love the NYR Organic Frankincense products!!! :)

  3. Luanda says:

    What unscented oil do you recommend?

  4. Beth says:

    Any information you can give me concerning essential oils and how I can get started using them for health issues would be appreciated. I’m trying to convince my oncologist and surgeon about the possible healing affects of using it. It’s all new to them. Thank you. Beth

  5. Silvia says:

    Olibano oil, is like frankincense is named in Portuguese! Thank you very much for the great explanation! Have a great day!

  6. Barb Rotundo says:

    I would like to treat my 6 lb Maltese with frankincense oil for a very large tumor she has on her abdomen….how much can I safely give her daily to see if the tumor will shrink?

  7. Bridget Hernandez says:

    whats the best way to use frankincense for asthma?

  8. raffaells says:

    In the recipes you always listed coconut oil but I can’t use it. What oil can I substitute it with?
    Thanks..always sharing great knowledge!

  9. Raffaella says:

    What can I substitute coconut oil with? I can’t use it
    and it’s in all of these recipes. Thank you. Always sharing great knowledge

  10. Michael Guy says:

    Need to order Frankincense oil and expedite delivery for rapidly deteriorating situation with open lesion, fungible squamous tumor that started as parotid cancer, a usual side effect of immune suppression from heart transplant in 2001. If you suppress Thymus with prograff ( tacrolimus0, you suppress dendritic presentation cell-NK cell response to kill cancer. It is proliferating rapidly now. Call at 412-452-1696

  11. joy stuart says:

    This is an excellent article ! I really appreciate it . I have 2 questions:Where can I purchase frankinsense oil and the other oils mentioned and secondly what is fractionated coconut oil?

    One other thing . Where can I find the soap base ?

    I want to try these products out on myself because the benefits mentioned are almost magical !!!

  12. Lori says:

    Dr. Axe,

    I want to sincerely thank you for your superb articles and dedication to health. I am so thankful I became acquainted with your website. Could you please tell me how to use frankincense for anxiety and depression? My son is on Lexapro and would like to get off of it. Thank you so very much. You really are amazing with all the great trusted information you get out.

    Sincerely,
    Lori

  13. Sondra says:

    I have tried a variety of high quality therapeutic grade EO. I do fine with aromatherapy, but when I apply to the feet, or any other place on the body, a rash breaks out on my abdomen and stomach. I’ve been AK muscle tested and the Dr. says I should have no problem with them. I’ve also heard that it could be the result of a sulfur deficiency or toxins under the skin. Any idea why I can not tolerate any EO applied to my body with out a breakout.? I’ve tried detoxing and it still happens. How would I know if I do have a sulfur issue and what to do to correct? There are so many benefits of EO and I really want to be able to use them and reap the great health benefits. I’m frustrated–and scratching. :-) Thanks for your feedback.

  14. Tiffiny Mentgen says:

    Can I use this oil when making deodorant? I made deodorant from the recipe u gave before and I don’t think it is strong enough for me. Can I add this oil to help kill bacteria or will it burn or not be effective?

  15. Reba Graham says:

    Dr. Axe, I am taking a blood thinner. I suffer with IBS and was wondering if I use the oil to rub on my stomach if it would conflict with my blood thinner rather than ingesting it. I read your article on food mapping and want to try all I can to relieve this problem because it has caused a lot of social embarrassment!

  16. Lori says:

    Thank you Dr. Axe for another superb article. Could you please tell me how to use frankincense to treat anxiety and depression. My son would like to get off the prescription he is on. Thank you so very much for your time and dedication to health. I am so thankful I found your website and can benefit from your knowledge and expertise.

    Sincerely,
    Lori Russell

  17. Noemi says:

    Hi,my poodle has a hard walnut size fatty deposit or lump on her chest; would applying frankincense help? Vet said he could cut it out.

  18. Sylvvia says:

    How long do essential oils keep? I have had some for several years and don’t know if they are still good.

  19. Carolyne says:

    My 14 year old son seems to be suffering from IBS. Would it be safe to give him frankincense oil? Would you recommend anything else? Many thanks.

  20. Fi says:

    Great article,is there a product you can recommend readily made containing frankincense,ie. A face cream,body cream,shampoo,please?
    Not everybody has the time to make our own products,or the inclination to do so
    Thank you,

    Regards
    Fi

  21. Teri says:

    Where is the best place to get Vitamin E?

  22. Alan Hall says:

    What do you recommend for severe COPD. I use Breathe by doTerra. Anything else you would suggest?

  23. Reba Graham says:

    I posted a question yesterdy on this topic and it says there are 29 comments but only 11 are showing. I have clicked everything I can think of to be able to read all of the comments and but they won’t show up.

  24. Judy Short says:

    How do I use Frankincense to Help Fight Cancer, or Deal with Chemotherapy Side Effects? Also what oil to use for neuropathy caused from chemo? Thank you for a response

  25. Leslie says:

    Can you recommend a brand of essential oils, or where you buy them?
    There are so many, and now there are people I know selling them, but I’m not sure they are high quality.

    Thank you.

  26. ursula says:

    Hello,
    Great post. Is it safe to use frankincense EO on a 3 year old for eczema?

  27. Jenny says:

    I have rosacea on my face and would frankincense work? I have been using coconut oil but it hasn’t worked. Looking for your answer

  28. Kathy says:

    My mother is fighting for her life (stage 4 melanoma that is now in her lung and brain.) It was recently discovered that brain tumors are appearing rapidly (went from 2 to 10 in two weeks) and the cancer is very aggressive. She is undergoing immunotherapy and brain radiation. She started using frankincense as soon as it was discovered in her lungs. Can frankincense still make a difference? How much should she be ingesting?

  29. Sheryl Vickers says:

    i have recommended to my sister to put a drop of Frankincense under her tongue every morning, due to a possible MS diagnosis. (Still awaiting spinal tap results) , any further suggestions?

  30. Darlene says:

    Hello. How can frankincense be used for bad breath? Also, can the oil be mixed with something to drink? Do you offer any face cleansers, shower gels, lotions, etc?

  31. Christy Price says:

    Interesting article. I’m curious as to what ratio you recommend for ingesting for cancer prevention and how often. Thank you

  32. Alyssa Gilmore says:

    I started using Frankincense oil about 2 weeks ago and have been using a few drops on my feet and back of neck per day. I am using it with a carrier oil. Yesterday I woke up and just felt totally out of it and not myself. I felt lethargic, depleted and VERY irritable and snappy. This is not myself. I am wondering if I am using too much and am sort of wondering if it is affecting my hormone levels (I am 48). I really do like the way it helps my anxiety and the sense of calm I get when I take it. But, yesterday was the first time I have felt this weird and not myslef after taking it. I take medication for anxiety and this oil seems to completely eliminate anxiety. It makes me want to see if I can get off the medication. But, I think I just took too much. Have you heard of this happening?

    • I have not heard of this happening from frankincense. Try doing only 2 drops, 2 times each day and see how your body does. If symptoms persist, I’d consult with your physician

  33. Suzanne says:

    Hello!

    I would like to know what would be the best carrier oil(s) that would blend very well with Franckincense essential pure oil for stretch marks and help with skin scars? “In the article it says a pure oil would be best”.What would you suggest in terms of an unscented oil or cream to use? Thank you for your time!

    Sincerely,
    Suzanne

  34. Reijo Miettinen says:

    I`d like to have frankincense essential oil for immune system cure of mine. How ja where I can buy that needed product?
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Please send email to me as soon as you can.
    Your`s
    Reijo Miettinen

  35. emily says:

    For the Vitamin E oil in your lotion, is this simply Vitamin E oil? thank so much

  1. Pam Klekamp says:

    I love reading all your wonderful recipes and information about essential oils, and would like to dive in headfirst! Can you please tell me what oils you recommend? Thank you so much

  2. Victoria Vacala says:

    Another amazing article Dr. Axe! Exactly why I love the NYR Organic Frankincense products!!! :)

  3. Luanda says:

    What unscented oil do you recommend?

  4. Beth says:

    Any information you can give me concerning essential oils and how I can get started using them for health issues would be appreciated. I’m trying to convince my oncologist and surgeon about the possible healing affects of using it. It’s all new to them. Thank you. Beth

  5. Silvia says:

    Olibano oil, is like frankincense is named in Portuguese! Thank you very much for the great explanation! Have a great day!

  6. Barb Rotundo says:

    I would like to treat my 6 lb Maltese with frankincense oil for a very large tumor she has on her abdomen….how much can I safely give her daily to see if the tumor will shrink?

  7. Bridget Hernandez says:

    whats the best way to use frankincense for asthma?

  8. raffaells says:

    In the recipes you always listed coconut oil but I can’t use it. What oil can I substitute it with?
    Thanks..always sharing great knowledge!

  9. Raffaella says:

    What can I substitute coconut oil with? I can’t use it
    and it’s in all of these recipes. Thank you. Always sharing great knowledge

  10. Michael Guy says:

    Need to order Frankincense oil and expedite delivery for rapidly deteriorating situation with open lesion, fungible squamous tumor that started as parotid cancer, a usual side effect of immune suppression from heart transplant in 2001. If you suppress Thymus with prograff ( tacrolimus0, you suppress dendritic presentation cell-NK cell response to kill cancer. It is proliferating rapidly now. Call at 412-452-1696

  11. joy stuart says:

    This is an excellent article ! I really appreciate it . I have 2 questions:Where can I purchase frankinsense oil and the other oils mentioned and secondly what is fractionated coconut oil?

    One other thing . Where can I find the soap base ?

    I want to try these products out on myself because the benefits mentioned are almost magical !!!

  12. Lori says:

    Dr. Axe,

    I want to sincerely thank you for your superb articles and dedication to health. I am so thankful I became acquainted with your website. Could you please tell me how to use frankincense for anxiety and depression? My son is on Lexapro and would like to get off of it. Thank you so very much. You really are amazing with all the great trusted information you get out.

    Sincerely,
    Lori

  13. Sondra says:

    I have tried a variety of high quality therapeutic grade EO. I do fine with aromatherapy, but when I apply to the feet, or any other place on the body, a rash breaks out on my abdomen and stomach. I’ve been AK muscle tested and the Dr. says I should have no problem with them. I’ve also heard that it could be the result of a sulfur deficiency or toxins under the skin. Any idea why I can not tolerate any EO applied to my body with out a breakout.? I’ve tried detoxing and it still happens. How would I know if I do have a sulfur issue and what to do to correct? There are so many benefits of EO and I really want to be able to use them and reap the great health benefits. I’m frustrated–and scratching. :-) Thanks for your feedback.

  14. Tiffiny Mentgen says:

    Can I use this oil when making deodorant? I made deodorant from the recipe u gave before and I don’t think it is strong enough for me. Can I add this oil to help kill bacteria or will it burn or not be effective?

  15. Reba Graham says:

    Dr. Axe, I am taking a blood thinner. I suffer with IBS and was wondering if I use the oil to rub on my stomach if it would conflict with my blood thinner rather than ingesting it. I read your article on food mapping and want to try all I can to relieve this problem because it has caused a lot of social embarrassment!

  16. Lori says:

    Thank you Dr. Axe for another superb article. Could you please tell me how to use frankincense to treat anxiety and depression. My son would like to get off the prescription he is on. Thank you so very much for your time and dedication to health. I am so thankful I found your website and can benefit from your knowledge and expertise.

    Sincerely,
    Lori Russell

  17. Noemi says:

    Hi,my poodle has a hard walnut size fatty deposit or lump on her chest; would applying frankincense help? Vet said he could cut it out.

  18. Sylvvia says:

    How long do essential oils keep? I have had some for several years and don’t know if they are still good.

  19. Carolyne says:

    My 14 year old son seems to be suffering from IBS. Would it be safe to give him frankincense oil? Would you recommend anything else? Many thanks.

  20. Fi says:

    Great article,is there a product you can recommend readily made containing frankincense,ie. A face cream,body cream,shampoo,please?
    Not everybody has the time to make our own products,or the inclination to do so
    Thank you,

    Regards
    Fi

  21. Teri says:

    Where is the best place to get Vitamin E?

  22. Alan Hall says:

    What do you recommend for severe COPD. I use Breathe by doTerra. Anything else you would suggest?

  23. Reba Graham says:

    I posted a question yesterdy on this topic and it says there are 29 comments but only 11 are showing. I have clicked everything I can think of to be able to read all of the comments and but they won’t show up.

  24. Judy Short says:

    How do I use Frankincense to Help Fight Cancer, or Deal with Chemotherapy Side Effects? Also what oil to use for neuropathy caused from chemo? Thank you for a response

  25. Leslie says:

    Can you recommend a brand of essential oils, or where you buy them?
    There are so many, and now there are people I know selling them, but I’m not sure they are high quality.

    Thank you.

  26. ursula says:

    Hello,
    Great post. Is it safe to use frankincense EO on a 3 year old for eczema?

  27. Jenny says:

    I have rosacea on my face and would frankincense work? I have been using coconut oil but it hasn’t worked. Looking for your answer

  28. Kathy says:

    My mother is fighting for her life (stage 4 melanoma that is now in her lung and brain.) It was recently discovered that brain tumors are appearing rapidly (went from 2 to 10 in two weeks) and the cancer is very aggressive. She is undergoing immunotherapy and brain radiation. She started using frankincense as soon as it was discovered in her lungs. Can frankincense still make a difference? How much should she be ingesting?

  29. Sheryl Vickers says:

    i have recommended to my sister to put a drop of Frankincense under her tongue every morning, due to a possible MS diagnosis. (Still awaiting spinal tap results) , any further suggestions?

  30. Darlene says:

    Hello. How can frankincense be used for bad breath? Also, can the oil be mixed with something to drink? Do you offer any face cleansers, shower gels, lotions, etc?

  31. Christy Price says:

    Interesting article. I’m curious as to what ratio you recommend for ingesting for cancer prevention and how often. Thank you

  32. Alyssa Gilmore says:

    I started using Frankincense oil about 2 weeks ago and have been using a few drops on my feet and back of neck per day. I am using it with a carrier oil. Yesterday I woke up and just felt totally out of it and not myself. I felt lethargic, depleted and VERY irritable and snappy. This is not myself. I am wondering if I am using too much and am sort of wondering if it is affecting my hormone levels (I am 48). I really do like the way it helps my anxiety and the sense of calm I get when I take it. But, yesterday was the first time I have felt this weird and not myslef after taking it. I take medication for anxiety and this oil seems to completely eliminate anxiety. It makes me want to see if I can get off the medication. But, I think I just took too much. Have you heard of this happening?

    • I have not heard of this happening from frankincense. Try doing only 2 drops, 2 times each day and see how your body does. If symptoms persist, I’d consult with your physician

  33. Suzanne says:

    Hello!

    I would like to know what would be the best carrier oil(s) that would blend very well with Franckincense essential pure oil for stretch marks and help with skin scars? “In the article it says a pure oil would be best”.What would you suggest in terms of an unscented oil or cream to use? Thank you for your time!

    Sincerely,
    Suzanne

  34. Reijo Miettinen says:

    I`d like to have frankincense essential oil for immune system cure of mine. How ja where I can buy that needed product?
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Please send email to me as soon as you can.
    Your`s
    Reijo Miettinen

  35. emily says:

    For the Vitamin E oil in your lotion, is this simply Vitamin E oil? thank so much