18 Ways to Use Frankincense Essential Oil

by Carrie Raab on November 15, 2011

Frankincense Essential Oil

Gary Young, the founder of Young Living, once made a comment about frankincense. He said if he could only choose one oil to use, it would be frankincense.

18 Ways to Use Frankincense Essential Oil

1. Mood uplifting  - Frankincense is very powerful this way. Wear it like a perfume and inhale. Frankincense is a good essential oil to diffuse.

2. Stress Relief – Apply to temples or wear as perfume. Inhale.

3. Frankincense is great for your skin  - Frankincense promotes the regeneration of skin and healthy cells. It is an excellent
choice for preventing or reducing wrinkles when used topically.

4. Scar Tissue – Frankincense helps fade scars from acne, stretch marks and surgery.

5. Relieves Itching Skin – Apply a couple drops of Frankincense to the itchy area.

6.  Relieves Pain  - Rub on sore joints to relieve arthritis pain and pain from injuries.

7. Disinfectant for Cuts and Scrapes – Apply a drop of Frankincense to wounds to clean and disinfect.

8. Removes Warts – Apply topically to the wart. Apply a couple times a day until the wart is gone. May take a couple weeks.

9.  Reduces Inflammation – Put a few drops in capsule and take internally or apply topically.

10.  Strengthens Immune System – Apply to bottom of feet or take in capsule.

11. During Pregnancy and Labor – Apply to lower back to ease pain. It also helps with calming.

12. Insect Bites -  Put a drop on an insect bite to help reduce swelling and speed healing.

13.  Enhance Visual Acuity – Many have eliminated the need for reading glasses by applying frankincense around
the eye area – on the cheek bone and brow bone. Over a period of months, the vision often improves.
Some have even regained the peripheral vision that had been limited. They put one drop of frankincense in the
palm, rubbed the palms together, and cupped the palms over open eyes for 3 minutes 2-3 times each day.

NOTE:  This can cause the eyes to water and/or tingle as the molecules of the essential oils disperse. In addition,
remember that the condition did not occur “overnight”, and it may take many months before significant improvement
is noticed.

14. Improve Concentration – Apply 1-2 drops of on temples and/or back of neck to help improve concentration.

15.  Brittle Nails – Apply 1 drop on nails  to help strengthen brittle or weak fingernails.

16.  Cysts -  Apply 1-2 drops on cyst 2 times a day until it disappears.

Frankincense Essential Oil

17.  Overall health – Healthy Maintenance. Dilute 1 drop Frankincense oil in 1tsp. honey or 4 oz. rice milk and ingest daily for health maintenance.

18.  Cancer – Frankincense is anti -tumoral.  Several documented cases.

*Never take essential oils internally unless you are using Young Living Oils. Many oils are adulterated even though labeled 100% PURE. These 18 uses are recommended uses only for Young Living Frankincense Oil. 

*Sharing experiences with essential oils is an effective way of learning to utilize these powerful gifts from Nature.  With this knowledge we can take control of our personal health.  However, we are required by law in the USA to state, “These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”

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Thanks to Young Living and YL distributors for sharing these many uses and allowing us to re distribute.

{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

maria August 26, 2014 at 5:58 pm

hi, do you think frankincense can cure a stye that I have on my left eyelid?If so, how do I apply it? thanks!


Linda July 12, 2014 at 1:54 am

I have a 9 year old with warts on his thighs. Would it be okay to apply Frankincense directly or should I dilute it.



Renee July 11, 2014 at 4:00 am

Hello I just read some of the testimonies I love that it has worked wow, my question is if you suffer from chronic fatigue from Epstein Barr/ mono how should you use frankincense or another oil what do you suggest? Thank you.


Carrie Raab August 16, 2014 at 1:14 am

Wonderful questions and all can be addressed with more one on one coaching. Email if you want to go that route. Blessings


Billie Fagan July 7, 2014 at 3:38 pm

I am suffering with TMJ of the Jaw and would like to know if the Frankincense Oil will give me any relief with the spasams in my jaw. What kind of oil and how to use it. I am desperate because I can’t get any answeres from anybody. Would be very grateful for help.
Billie Fagan


Carrie Raab August 16, 2014 at 1:19 am

Hello Billie, please email me.. this requires coaching


bernadette james June 13, 2014 at 3:00 am

Can frankincense oil be used with chemo? Thank you.


Carrie Raab July 1, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Hello, I am not a Dr. and I cannot diagnose, treat, nor prescribe, but I do know the people use both.


neeta May 22, 2014 at 4:26 am


I have a big Keloid scar around 2 inches wide and 1 inch along my chest.. do you think any oil can make it go away.. Its been there since I was 6 yrs old..
No hope in western medicine for me – other than steroids.. that too with a questionable success rate.
It will be the best thing to happen to me, if i can get rid of it.

Many thanks


Carrie Raab July 1, 2014 at 5:20 pm

YL oils are superb! Start with the YL everyday oils kit! https://www.youngliving.com/signup/?site=US&sponsorid=1204786&enrollerid=1204786


alexandra March 19, 2014 at 6:29 am

can you use this oil around your eyes area for under eye circle or other aging problems in that area ?


Carrie Raab March 22, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Yes!! :)


Cara January 30, 2014 at 1:40 pm



Could you give me some advice on how to use the Frankincense oil for a person with Parkinson’s disease. Apply to the temples? To the back of the head? I am not sure what to do with the oil for that disease but heard it could help. If you have any suggestions on how to help/treat the Parkinson’s patient with the Frankincense oil that would be greatly appreciated and I would be very grateful! Also would you recommend a book on the uses of Frankincense Oil?
Thank you so much Carrie!

Blessings to you always……



Danny August 29, 2013 at 3:24 pm

When applying frankinscence on scar tissue for children should the oil be diluted or is it ok to just apply directly as is for them?


Carrie Raab August 29, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Hey Danny! I don’t know how old the child is, the scar, length, severity, and how old the scar is… You can always dilute, as it won’t take away the effectiveness of the frankincense.Sidenote: I ONLY recommend Young Living! :) Great question! Thanks!


karen August 6, 2013 at 5:14 pm

I have a three year old Grandson with bad allergies ,would Frankincense help with that ? If so how much a day?


Carrie Raab September 10, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I have not tried frankincense for allergies. If you have YL frankincense oil, go for it! Let me know :)


Jaci July 19, 2013 at 4:45 pm

I’ve had wonderful relief for anxiety by putting a couple of drops under my tongue when “the elephant on my chest” occurs. Not the best tasting thing to do, but almost immediate relief. Amazing.


Earger808 April 22, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Hi! I live in Hawaii and have really bad smelly sun spots, especially on my back…eewww! I heard you can use Selsun Blue, but what about Frankincense or melaleuca oils?


angie April 2, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Can Frankincense be used for white coated tongue followed by bad breath through mouth and through the nose? If so, how to use it and how many times a day? Thanks.


Christina February 8, 2013 at 3:34 pm

My mother in law is looking at using this to help her Leukemia. What would be the proper way to take or use this? Thanks a bunch.


Carrie Raab February 9, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Hey Christina! You can take it internally and apply topically. :)


Christina March 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Thanks a bunch! She was wondering exactly how much she should take (internally). I can’t really find anything out there saying one way or another. Thoughts???

Tara Lea January 16, 2013 at 4:58 pm

When I was a teenager, I suffered from severe cystic acne and went to the dermatologist and they put me on Accutane for a year and a half! There’s been many issues about this medication because of it’s side effects. Now, 3 years later I am starting to get acne again. Although it’s not cystic, they are little comdeone ones and are very annoying. I went from having terrible skin, to beautiful skin, and now I am starting to break out and I’m just devastated. I have been reading about frankinsence oil and I see that it helps with acne. Is there anything you can suggest how I use it? Do I apply it directly to the skin, how many times a day, etc. Anything will help cause I want to try everything naturally BEFORE I have to go on any medications. Thank you!


Carrie Raab January 23, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Hey Tara!
Have you had your hormones checked out? Young Living Lemon and lavender EO are also good oils for acne. Tea Tree is another one. You can apply YL oils directly onto the skin. Blessings!


Alysia January 4, 2013 at 3:58 pm

I love YL oils! I am faily new to them. I was first introduced almost a year ago and I continue to be amazed at all of the amazing benefits of using the oils. Unfortunately, when I have an ailment, my first reaction is OTC meds. I forget that I have these natural remedies in my medicine cabinet already! I just started using the Frankincense to heal my fingernail. I banged it a few months ago and have had a vertical crack in it ever since. Its really annoying because my nail bed keeps splitting when my nail gets too long. I’m excited to report back as soon as its healed!


Sue Davies December 20, 2012 at 7:45 am

Just started usinf Frankincense oil in a diffuser and am looking forward to feeling the benefits :)
I have MS and wonder if you have any advice on other ways to use it – perhaps ingesting to help the fatty liver (due to MS drugs) and if rubbing on the feet might help restless legs at night? Do you have any knowledge of which essential oil would help the overwhelming fatigue associated with MS?
Sorry to have so many questions but I am very hopeful that this new (to me) therapy may be helpful. One last question, is there anyone in the Gold Coast area that I could consult as to essential oil therapy in general?


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Chanelle December 12, 2012 at 4:20 am

Are all young living oils safe to use as normal while pregnant?


Carrie Raab December 12, 2012 at 9:34 pm

There are a few oils to avoid during pregnancy. A reference guide will help you. Great question! :)


Curious December 3, 2012 at 4:17 am

What is the difference between Frankincense and Sacred Frankincense? How do I know when to use which one?


Julie October 16, 2012 at 3:15 am

Can you put too many drops on the soles of the foot? What side effects, if any, are there if the whole soles of the feet are covered in frankincense?


Carrie Raab October 16, 2012 at 2:37 pm

There are no side effects to Young Living essential oils- I don’t think you would put too many drops on your feet… it is a very costly oil, in price and in terms of its properties- so a few drops on each foot is fine.


Donna October 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm

What is the difference between Young Living frankencense essential oil and other frankencense oils on the market? One thing I notice is price$$$! Many thanks!!


Carrie Raab October 7, 2012 at 2:49 am

HUGE difference, Donna. The other oils are adulterated, filled with synthetics, unlike YL oils. It takes 40 years for the tree to grow before they can get a drop of oil. YL oils are medicinal, therapeutic grade, not fragrant/cosmetic oils. I hope that helps, Donna. Great question! :)


Joy Summar September 23, 2012 at 12:09 am

How do you ingest frankencense oil if you’re trying to reduce tumors and cysts in the bladder? And which one would you recommend?


Carrie Raab October 7, 2012 at 2:51 am

Hey Joy! You can rub the frankincense on topically, you can put a drop on your head, on your feet, and take it internally via an empty capsule or add it to your glass of tea/water. I would take it topically as well as internally. Bless you!!


Sarah September 3, 2012 at 11:18 pm

I have a question about using Frankincense around the eyes, I see that it stated people have placed a single drop in the palm and rubbed together and cupped the palms over the eyes 2-3 times a day. Should the oil around the eyes be applied 2-3 times daily as well? Also, how is Frankincense on psoriasis and eczema?


Carrie Raab September 5, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Hello Sarah! What I recommend doing is apply the frankincense (Young Living only!) essential oil around the eye and in the same hand that you applied the oil to, cup it around your eye. Personally, I do not use frankincense for psoriasis/eczema. I have used/recommend YL lavender, cedarwood and helichrysum for those conditions. Hope that helps. These oils can be found on my store. :)


channa brennon April 22, 2012 at 2:05 am

At one point i was using 16 drops of frankencense essentail oil in some juice taken internally for my sons severe inflammation and it would calm him right down.


Carrie Raab April 24, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I love that Channa! Thanks for sharing your testimony with us! Blessings to you and your son! :)


Sofia May 28, 2013 at 3:07 am

Hi Channa and Carrie,

Just to be sure that I understood right…you gave your son one capsule a day with 16 drops of Frankincense? I read on other websites that dosage should be 1 drop in a glass of water only. Please advice. I want the information for a client of mine with cancer and in terrible pain. Any other YL oils that may be used for pain? Thanks.


Carrie Raab April 21, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Put the Frankincense in an empty veggie capsule to take it internally. Thank you! :)


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