In this post, we are going to teach everything about Frankincense Essential Oil.

What is frankincense?

It’s the resin of the Boswellia carterii or sacra tree. Boswellia is a resin, so not necessarily like a syrup, but resin goopy stuff that they find on trees, primarily in the Middle East. Somalia is a place where it grows. It’s also grown in Jordan, in Egypt, and it was talked about quite a bit in the texts of the Middle East, mentioned dozens of times in the Bible.

Sometimes referred to as olibanum, incense, and definitely frankincense, it is known as the king of the oils.

Health Benefits

Combats negative emotions and stress

This can be accomplished by pouring some drops of frankincense oil in your hand, breathing in. You can just breathe in right out of the bottle. You can also diffuse it in a diffuser, commonly available at health food stores or better sort of body type stores. A diffuser helps you breathe in, inhale the benefits of frankincense all day long. It’s a powerful emotional booster, stress reducer.

Antitumor properties

Frankincense, with its various compounds, including alpha-pinene, is being studied consistently for its ability to fight cancer. We’ve seen in vitro and animal studies attesting to that.

Frankincense oil should be part of a cancer-fighting protocol along with working with your doctor. It’s a really powerful promoter and supporter of the immune system.

Supports immunity and dental health

Frankincense oil is great added to your toothpaste. What I do is I will use organic or natural toothpaste, sometimes I’ll just use coconut oil, and I will add essential oils to it such as frankincense.

I also do something called oil pulling or use mouthwash, adding a drop of frankincense to that. Absolutely amazing, great for immunity and dental health.

Heightens spiritual awareness

If you are praying or meditating, breathing in frankincense has been known and shown to benefit your experience.

Promotes anti-aging

I’ve heard and I can soon attest that frankincense is greatly applied directly to wrinkles or age spots. This is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.

Healthy hormone promoter

Boswellia or frankincense can balance hormones in both men and women.

Digestion improver

I consume frankincense orally. If you have a frankincense oil that’s labeled as a dietary supplement, particularly one that’s organic, you can take one to three drops up to three times a day. It is powerful for your digestion.

Pain easer

Frankincense topically and orally is great for pain. If you have injured joints, ligaments, or tendons, or sore muscles, apply frankincense by itself, mixed with a carrier oil, or in a blend of oils.

5 ways to use

A powerful addition to cancer-fighting protocols

Whether you’re treating cancer with conventional medicine, integrative medicine, food, or a combo of all of them, use frankincense oil along with your other therapies to either help with side effects or boost your results.

Stress-relieving bath

Take salts, take clay, or just water and pour three to six drops of frankincense oil in that bath to inhale and absorb through your skin these powerful compounds.

Pain reliever

Topically or orally, frankincense is great for joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, headaches, you name it, it’s a great pain reliever and it’s natural.

Brain booster

Frankincense will help you power your mind. You can do that through inhalation, through oral use, or even topically on your neck, your temples, and other areas. Definitely a great way to boost your brainpower.

Stretch mark stopper

When you notice stretch marks, start applying frankincense, either mixed with another oil like coconut, jojoba, almond oil, avocado, etc. Put it right on those stretch marks. Stretch marks and age spots don’t go away quickly, so be consistent. Do it every day and I think you’ll see great results.


Frankincense does have blood-thinning effects, so if you’re on blood-thinning medications, check with your practitioner if you can use frankincense.

And if you have problems, clotting, which is kind of the same thing, you also want to be careful with frankincense, both topically and orally.

Quick recap

Antitumor properties, One out of 2.5 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. You must have frankincense as part of your arsenal.

Immune support and dental health, Swish with it, use it to boost the immune system in your mouth. By the way, I believe dental issues are at an all-time high. Get those fixed. Frankincense can help.

Heightens spiritual awareness, If you pray, if you meditate, if you want to get into a deep state of spiritual enlightenment, use frankincense. The Bible talks about burning incense to the Lord, anointing yourself or certain sacred articles were done with frankincense.

Anti-aging, age spots, wrinkles, put frankincense right on there.

Healthy hormones for men and women. Digestion improvement, and pain relief.

Some Important References:

5 Benefits and Uses of Frankincense — And 7 Myths – by – Healthline

The Health Benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil – by – VerywellHealth

40 Amazing Benefits Of Frankincense Oil For Skin, Hair, And Health – by – StyleCraze

Can Frankincense Treat Cancer? – by – Healthline

Can Frankincense Oil cure Cancer, Anxiety and Arthritis? – by – Lalpathlabs

6 Reasons Frankincense Is ‘The Holy Grail of Health Products’ – by – HealthyGut