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A few years ago, the only reference I had to frankincense was the story of the three wise men and baby Jesus (said like Daryl Hannah in Steel Magnolias).

When I discovered frankincense essential oil, I was impressed by the wide array of uses this one essential oil has.

Today, I wanted to share some of the best uses for one of my favorite essential oils.

1. Immune system support

Rub a drop onto the bottom of each foot each day or diffuse in the air to build and maintain a healthy immune system.

2. Clear skin

To reduce the size of blemishes, dab on tea tree essential oil. To help blemishes fade quickly, dab on frankincense essential oil.

3. Stress

Frankincense essential oil promotes feeling of calm and relaxation. Rub a drop onto the bottoms of your feet in the morning or apply behind your ears when you feel stressed.

4. Occasional head tension

My go-to remedy when my head needs some TLC is a drop each of lavender and frankincense essential oils. Rub into the temples and forehead.

5. Reduce scar appearance

Frankincense is excellent at reducing the appearance of scars and rejuvenating skin. Mix a drop of frankincense with a drop or two of fractionated coconut oil and rub onto scars morning and night.

6. Bee Stings

We’ve gotten near-immediate relief from bee stings using frankincense essential oil. Apply a drop to the sting.

7. Strong nails

Want beautiful, strong fingernails? Rub frankincense essential oil into your nails to strengthen and nourish them.

8. Soothing owies

Mix a couple drops of frankincense essential oil with one tablespoon of coconut oil for an easy balm to make owies feel better quickly. Frankincense is also used to optimize skin repair.

Or, use my multipurpose herbal healing balm, which already contains frankincense.

9. Skin Beautifying

Dilute 2 drops in a 1/4 tsp of coconut oil and apply after washing your face to moisturize, soften and refresh skin.

10. Back and joint discomfort

Apply 1-2 drops of frankincense essential oil to tired, achy joints and lower back for relief.

Where to get frankincense essential oil

The most cost-effective way to get frankincense essential oil is as part of an essential oil starter kit. The Home Essentials kit is perfect for your minimalist natural home. I love and use doTERRA’s frankincense essential oils almost every day. You can save 25% by becoming a wholesale member and getting a discount on all essential oil orders.

Get it free in December

You know what’s awesome about doTERRA? Well, there are lots of things, but one of my favorite is that in December they run a promotion where you get free frankincense.

Yes, a 15 ml bottle of frankincense that’s normally $93, for FREE with any 200 pv order.

If you’re not an existing wholesale member, get started now by getting a kit. Seriously. It’s a great way to save money on oils, there’s no pressure to buy or sell the oils, no monthly order minimums and you always get a 25% discount. Spend 200 pv or more and you’ll get your free frank. Boom!

If you’re an existing wholesale member, sign into your back office and place a 200 pv order and they’ll include the free bottle in the delivery. Awesome!