8 Amazing Health Benefits and Uses of Frankincense Oil

Frankincense oil is known for its various cosmetic and medicinal properties. It is extracted from the resin of frankincense tree. It is widely used in traditional and religious rites. It has disinfectant, astringent, antiseptic, diuretic, sedative properties, and it also aids as a tonic. It can also give relief in pain caused by rheumatism.

It goes well with citrus oils like orange oil, lemon oil, bergamot oil and also myrrh oil, lavender oil and sandalwood oil.

Herein are the Health Benefits and Uses of Frankincense Oil:

1. Frankincense oil for Oral Health:


It has an antiseptic property, which is useful to keep bad breath at bay and is also used for a toothache and other mouth infections.

Method to use:

Take a drop of it and mix with your regular toothpaste and brush your teeth.


Take a half cup of water add a drop of frankincense oil and a drop of peppermint oil. Mix properly and use as a natural mouthwash.

2. Frankincense oil for Healthy Immune System:


It aids as a disinfectant and removes the germs from the surrounding. It keeps the overall functions of the body fit and beautiful. And its antiseptic properties are an excellent immunity booster.

Method to use:

Take few drops of frankincense oil, apply on the heels of your feet and massage daily for a healthy and disease free body.

3. Frankincense oil for a Healthy Respiratory system:


The oil has anti-inflammatory and antidepressant compounds which help in making nasal passage and is helpful to remove phlegm. It can also give relief in body pain and balances the temperature of the body.

Method to use:

Take a bowl of hot water put few drops of frankincense oil in it, Cover your head with towel or cloth and inhale and take deep breaths for few minutes or till the water is hot.

4. Frankincense oil as Anti-Aging:


It has the ability to regenerate cells and tissues of the body and keeping them healthy. It is used to eliminate fine lines, wrinkles and sun spots, it tightens and tones the skin and makes it elastic and supple.

Method to use:

Combine one tablespoon of frankincense oil with one tablespoon of coconut oil or sweet almond oil. Mix properly and apply on affected area daily.


Put one teaspoon of frankincense oil on the bottle of your regular moisturiser, mix thoroughly and use as and when required. It will increase the medicinal properties of your moisturiser.

5. Frankincense oil to remove warts and moles:


It can be efficient and be used as a natural remedy in treating warts, moles and skin tags.

Method to use:

Take a drop of oil apply on affected area and let it be. Follow his procedure three to four times a day for better results.

6. Frankincense oil to treat Wounds and Cuts:


Frankincense has antiseptic properties which help in healing the wounds and cuts and also protects from catching an infection. It also makes the healing process faster.

Method to use:

Take a drop of lavender oil and apply on the wound on top of it use a drop of frankincense.


Take a drop or two and apply directly on the wound.

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7. Frankincense oil to treat Arthritis Swelling and Pain:


It is anti-inflammatory, and regular usage of it prevents the swelling and inflammation and gives relief in pain.

Method to use:

Combine four drops of frankincense with a half teaspoon of sesame oil apply and massage on joints and swollen area. Follow this procedure daily till the pain goes away completely.

8. Frankincense oil to treat Anxiety and Stress:


It calms your senses and relaxes your muscles; it gives you a feeling of peace and reduces the symptoms of anger, stress and anxiety. It also aids as a sedative and puts you in deep and relaxing sleep. People who practice meditation or who are not able to calm their mind usually turn toward frankincense for tranquility  their.

Method to use:

Put few drops of frankincense in a diffuser and enjoy its aroma.


Take a few drops of oil in your palms, rub and cup your hand to the nose and take deep breaths and inhale the fragrance.


Combine four drops of frankincense oil with half spoon of sweet almond oil or coconut oil. Mix thoroughly and apply on the back of your neck and chest and massage gently for one-two minutes.

Written by Ashley Grace

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