What is Frankincense Essential Oil Used For? Therapeutic and Spiritual Frankincense Uses

Frankincense is supposedly the first thing that Jesus Christ smelled when he was born. According to the Bible, the three wise men who came bearing gifts upon Jesus’ birth brought Frankincense and Myrrh with them as an offering.

It’s been known for its therapeutic and spiritual benefits. Today, we’ll tell you how to use it for each purpose!

Frankincense is among the oldest documented magical resins. It has been traded throughout northern Africa and the middle east for almost 5,000 years.

What is Frankincense?

Most commonly derived from the Boswellia serrata and Boswellia carteri trees often grown in Somalia, India, and Pakistan, Frankincense trees are interestingly able to grow with very little soil and in dry conditions.

The word “Frankincense” is originally from the term “franc encens.” This means “quality incense” in old French. It has been quoted in various religions and often referred to for spirituality.

Native to India, Frankincense produces powerful compounds known to have beautifying and mood-shifting properties. Click here to read a study on Frankincense’s anti-inflammatory response.

How to Relax with Frankincense

You can inhale Frankincense Essential Oil straight from the bottle to feel its calming effects immediately.

It’s also very easy and effective to place a few drops of Frankincense Essential Oil in your diffuser for a cooling mist that fills the air with its calming, pleasant aroma.

You’ll be chilling out in no time.

How to Beautify Your Skin with Frankincense

Yes! You can even use Frankincense Essential Oil to improve your skin texture. Many have reported that it can help strengthen skin, improve tone, and reduce the appearance of aging marks.

Those who suffer from skin conditions will find Frankincense to be a magical essential oil. It can be used to help tone and lift skin, promote the disappearance of stretch marks, and reduce the appearance of many different skin conditions.

woman with beautiful skin thanks to frankincense

What is Frankincense Used for Spiritually?

There’s been a lot of buzz around the use of Frankincense for spiritual purposes, but how exactly is it used for spirituality? We’ll tell you a few ways here.

Magic & Healing

Getting a little woo-woo in here?

All kidding aside, Frankincense does have healing properties that can help people that are tied up in emotional and spiritual traps.

Many people use it during meditation as it can both bring you to a grounded, spiritual state, and help support your immune system to fight off germs and diseases in the future.

Spiritual Cleansing

Frankincense Essential Oil is often used around the new year as it tends to signal a time of purification and renewal.

One way that people use it for this purpose is by diffusing it and speaking their intentions out loud.

For example, some diffuse the essential oil and say an affirmation to help them get grounded such as:

“With the power of this scent, I vow to extinguish my bad habits one by one, replacing them with love.”

Give it a shot. You never know!

Attract Good Luck

This is another traditional and spiritual use of Frankincense.

It is considered by many to be a powerful herb for attraction.

For good luck, some spiritual practitioners suggest placing seven drops of Frankincense into a pouch made of yellow or gold fabric. You can hold it in your hands and envision it filling with warm, sparkling, golden light.

shaman hindu ancient tradition frankincense mystic


Frankincense Essential Oil is amazing for both spiritual and therapeutic benefits. You can improve your mood, help reduce inflammation, and beautify your skin for starters. Beyond that, it has a rich history of being used for spiritual purposes, which you can now enjoy at home!

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