Frankincense Essential Oil

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Frankincense is often referred to as the king of oils, and rightfully so! It has a variety of powerful health and wellness uses that have been used for more than centuries. Almost all ancient religions have used Frankincense in their spiritual practices including ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists. It was valuable enough to be a gift to Christ!

Frankincense is a resin derived from the Boswellia tree, native to Somalia, Ethiopia, northern Somalia, south-western Oman, and southern Yemen. doTERRA sources 4 different types of Frankincense ethically and sustainably from Somalia. doTERRA carefully scores the tree, which emits a sap-like substance with a high viscosity. The tree is carefully bled, unlike in the past where growers would slash the tree and cut incisions in order to get as much resin as possible.

Emotionally, Frankincense is the oil of truth as it reveals deceptions and false truths. According to to my favorite Emotions and Essential Oils book, it invites individuals to let go of lower vibrations, lies, deceptions and negativity. It brings light and truth through spiritual understanding. Overall it's a powerful cleanser of spiritual darkness - read more about that topic and the oils to use in this post.

It's also the oil of the father, just like Myrrh is the oil of the mother, so it helps in creating a healthy attachment to ones father and inspires healthy masculinity. For those going through spiritual awakening, it's an incredible support as it protects, guides and nurtures. For centuries, ancient civilizations have been using Frankincense for meditation and prayer in order to increase their vibration and understanding.

Frankincense is known as 'liquid gold' because it provides powerful benefits for the whole body. It's an immune support, cell support, anti-inflammatory, and antidepressant so that covers support for most of the main issues in health we see today! In addition it's a skin support as it contributes to healthy cell regeneration.

Check out all the incredible ways to use Frankincense below!

Chemical Constituents



Alpha pinene

Learn more about the chemical constituents in doTERRA's chemistry wheel.

Top Properties







Somaliland, this is one of my favorite sourcing stories from doTERRA!

How it smells

Warm, spicy, clean

Physical Support

For cancer and tumors, take in capsule with oils that target area of interest or massage over affected area

For seizures and trauma, put a drop under the tongue and apply along hairline

For Alzheimer's disease, dementia, brain injury, use topically or apply under nose and back of neck or diffuse

For wound healing and wrinkles apply to to support skin regeneration

For scars and stretch marks, combine with myrrh and apply to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks

For sciatica, back pain and headaches apply over affected area or take in a capsule to reduce inflammation

For immune system and cellular health, take in a capsule or apply to bottoms for feet

For liver detoxification and jaundice, take in a capsule or apply to abdomen or bottoms of feet

For autoimmune disorders, take in a capsule apply to bottoms of feet, over spleen

For warts apply to site with oregano diluted

For congestion, cough and allergies, inhale and apply diluted combined with peppermint and rosemary to chest and throat

Mental Support

For focus and mental clarity, use on temples or place a drop under tongue. Also works for migraines!

Emotional Support

For depression, diffuse or put under the tongue to ease the effects.

For feelings of being separate, use aromatically or topically to feel unified

Spiritual Support

For meditation, prayer and focus, apply under nose and back of neck or use in a diffuser

Found In

InTune Focus Blend

PastTense Tension Blend

DDR Prime Cellular Complex Blend

Immortelle Anti-aging Blend

Balance Grounding Blend

Kids Kit Steady Grounding Blend

Radiant Captivating Blend

Kids Kit Stronger Protective Blend

Ways to use

Check out a ton of ways to use Frankincense here!

Companion Oils

Blue Tansy




Wild Orange

How to order

If you’re already a doTERRA customer you can add it to your Loyalty Rewards Order. Not a wholesale member yet? I'd love to help you order Frankincense here. Be sure to enroll with an enrollment kit if you want to waive the annual $35 fee! Then add on single oils you'd like.


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* Methods of use: I'm only referring to use with doTERRA essential oils. Please use at your own risk with other brands.

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