Intentional Wellness

Frankincense Spotlight

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Frankincense is one of the most desired essential oils available today and is a must-have for every home! It is our go-to for supporting the immune system, maintaining youthful and vibrant skin, and calming the mind & emotions. Frankincense is also a powerhouse antioxidant and is an oil you definitely want in your arsenal!



  • Promotes the appearance of healthy-looking skin and is great for aging skin
  • Helps reduce the appearance of uneven skin tones
  • Has a sweet, honey-like, and woody fragrance that is grounding and relaxing
  • High in antioxidants that support the immune and respiratory systems
  • Makes a wonderful addition to DIY chest rubs and wellness blends
  • Can be taken as a dietary supplement for general health and wellness

Frankincense has long been known for its incredible grounding and healing properties and carries huge historical and spiritual significance. It is truly a versatile oil and one we reach for when our immune systems are going down, our respiratory systems need a boost, we need to invite in a sense of calm and serenity, or we want to give our skin some TLC!

BACKGROUND Frankincense has been used in religious rituals for over 3,000 years. Frankincense was included in the Ebers Papyrus, one of the oldest known medical records dating back to the 16th century BC, and was gifted to Jesus Christ as His birth.

Young Living distills Frankincense oil from the resin of Boswellia carterii trees grown in northern Africa, near the Arabian Peninsula. Sacred Frankincense, from the Boswellia sacra trees, is believed to be the variety of Frankincense give to Christ, and is very similar in profile to Frankincense, Boswellia carterii.

FRANKINCENSE & SKINCARE Frankincense is our healing oil. It supports the body's own natural healing processes so it can be used to soothe skin, support healthy cells, and renew skin tone and texture. If there were one oil you could use in your beauty routine or for your skin needs - it would be Frankincense!

Apply Frankincense to the skin where there is any issue. It's great for supporting the skin for acute needs and for daily use for keeping skin looking young! We love to apply Frankincense after washing our faces morning and evening.. Simply apply with carrier oil like jojoba oil over all of the face either with a roller ball or with your hands and then lather on a moisturizer for the most amazing blend!

FRANKINCENSE & EMOTIONS Frankincense is very grounding and can be inhaled to calm the mind and bring a sense of focus and well being. It can be especially helpful for releasing feelings of anger, entanglement, and abandonment.

In Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils, Dr. Mein says that the alarm point for these emotions is the "ego- point", which is the center of your chest. If a particular relationship is extra hard, the way out of it is to Surrender and Detach, standing in your own power and security. Frankincense can help you get there!

Here's how to use it for releasing stuck emotions related to this: Rub Frankincense over the center of the chest whenever you feel that deep, angry feeling, or when your chest hurts from emotional struggles. Say statements like: "I am grounded." or "I stand in my power." Inhale Frankincense until you feel something shift and that burden in your chest gets lighter!

The composition of Frankincense oil is especially high in “monoterpenes” which are components that help to rewrite information in the DNA of the cells that is harmful to the body (signals inducing stress, fight or flight, cellular issues, cellular memories related to trauma, injury, etc.).

So much of our health stems from emotional and spiritual roots. When we take the time to address stress and chaos of the mind and spirit, there are always physical benefits to come. This is undoubtedly why Frankincense is infamous for its overall benefits to the immune system and regulating cellular activity.

If you have not yet tried incorporating Frankincense with prayer and a practice of stillness, this is an excellent way to dive into the mental, emotional, and spiritual uses of essential oils firsthand!

FRANKINCENSE & THE IMMUNE SYSTEM Frankincense is packed full of antioxidants – compounds that help our bodies repair damage to DNA and bolster our cells to prevent further damage. Because of its constituents, Frankincense can spur and bolster our natural immune system response when our defenses start to go down. It can also help open the airways by supporting the body's natural response to inflammation or injury!

Because Frankincense is an antioxidant powerhouse, it is a popular choice for many to take as a dietary supplement, to roll over the lymph nodes, and to apply beneath and around breast tissue! It is a key ingredient in the Longevity Softgels for this same reason.

KEY CONSTITUENTS *Constituents are naturally occurring compounds in plants (and therefore essential oils) that give them specific health-supporting properties

  • Alpha-pinene: a powerful antioxidant, some studies have shown alpha-pinene to support the body through inflammation and to help calm the mind
  • Limonene: known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-stress support, this is a powerful constituent with many health benefits


  • Frankincense Essential Oil
  • Frankincense Vitality Essential Oil
  • Sacred Frankincense Essential Oil
  • Frankincense Resin Bag
  • Frankincense is also a key ingredient in many emotional and immune support oil blends such as Transformation, ImmuPower, and Valor, in the ART Skincare Line and BLOOM essential oil blend, and in supplements including AgilElase and Longevity Capsules.

Note: Frankincense and Frankincense Vitality are the same essential oil.


  • Add Frankincense to your DIY Glow Serum or favorite moisturizer for antioxidant and anti-aging support!
  • DIY Glow Up Serum (4oz dropper bottle)
    • 15 drops each Frankincense, Myrrh, Blue Tansy
    • Optional: 3 droppersful CBD Beauty Boost, 15 drops Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood
    • Fill with carrier of choice
  • Roll Frankincense along the underneath and around the breasts daily to support overall health.
  • Apply a drop of Frankincense to the crown of the head before meditation or yoga.
  • Add a drop of Frankincense Vitality to your daily NingXia Red to capitalize on the incredible immune and antioxidant effects!
  • Take Frankincense Vitality in a capsule to help the body stay in balance, supporting correct functions.
  • Use on the bottoms of feet to support a healthy immune system and/or add Frankincense to your wellness roller for immune and antioxidant support!
  • DIY Wellness Roller (10mL):
    • 15 drops each: Thieves, Lemon, Frankincense, Oregano, RC or Raven. Fill with carrier oil.
  • Apply over lymph nodes, along the spine and/or on the bottom of the feet daily.
  • Use in a DIY Chest Rub or add a few drops to the Thieves Chest Rub. Use whatever oils you have on hand or just use Frankincense if that is all you have!
    • 1/2 cup solid coconut oil
    • 30 drops Frankincense essential oil
    • Optional add-ins: 10 drops each Lemon, Raven (or R.C. or Eucalyptus), Thieves
  • Place a drop in palms and inhale deeply for calming and grounding effects - this is great before meditation, prayer or yoga.
  • Massage face with one drop before applying ART moisturizer or mix with CBD Beauty Boost for a wonderful, antioxidant rich facial serum

DIFFUSE: Diffusing is a wonderful health habit! Our diffusers are running 24/7 with blends that are supportive of individual needs or systems. Try some of these great combinations and enjoy the grounding scent of Frankincense!

  • Relax & Release: Lavender, Frankincense, Northern Lights Black Spruce
  • Campfire Calm: Vetiver, Grounding, Frankincense
  • Goodnight Moon: Valor, Tangerine, Frankincense
  • Morning Meditation: Frankincense, Joy
  • The East Coast: Cedarwood, Frankincense, Valor