Every Day Oils: Frankincense

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Frankincense Essential Oil: Uses and Benefits

Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)

Botanical Family: Bruseracae (frankincense)

Plant Origin: Somalia

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from gum/resin

(Source:  “Chapter 4, Single Oils.” Essential Oils Pocket Reference. Comp. Gary Young. 5th ed. N.p.: Life Science, n.d. 66-68. Print.)

How Is It Used?

  • Apply 1-2 drops to the face and neck daily to soothe sun-exposure, renew healthy looking skin, and to minimize oil production and visual blemishes
  • Massage several drops on the temples or back of the neck to relieve stress
  • Diffuse to enrich prayer, yoga, or meditation for enhanced relaxation and deeper spiritual connection.
  • Frankincense can be applied “neat”, or without a carrier oil (but use caution on sensitive skin!)

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Anti-Aging Frankincense Moisturizer


1 4 oz bottle organic Argan Oil (buy here)

10 drops Frankincense essential oil (buy here)


Drop the Frankincense essential oil directly into the bottle of Argan oil. Apply a dime-sized amount to clean skin at night.

Uses and benefits of Frankincense Essential OIl

This is part of a series about the Everyday Oils collection that comes in Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit. Get started with essential oils here.

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