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Three Awesome Frankincense Essential Oil Recipes

Frankincense Essential Oil Recipes

If you read my post on frankincense essential oil, you’ll understand why I’m so excited about this oil that I wanted to post recipes for its use. Click here to read that post first, and then give these recipes a go.

Why frankincense?

Besides all the benefits listed in my post on frankincense essential oil, it’s renowned for its benefits for all skin types. Perhaps its ability to repair DNA might have something to do with that. Given that along with its ability to calm the mind makes it a winner for our fast paced over stressed society.

Frankincense Diffuser Recipe


  • 1/4 cup Canola Oil, Sweet Almond Oil or Safflower Oil
  • 1 tbsp 100 proof Vodka
  • 10 to 12 Diffuser Reeds
  • 1/4 tsp Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Lemon Essential Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Frankincense Essential Oil


Fill bottle about 3/4 full with your essential oil(s), canola oil (sweet almond, jojoba also work well) and vodka. Stir or shake gently, add reeds and you’re almost done.

After the reeds are saturated, turn them over so the dry end is in the bottle. Wash your hands after handling the oil soaked ends of the reeds.

Frankincense Massage Oil Recipe


• 1/4 cup Jojoba Oil (cold pressed)
• 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• 2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
• 5 drops Frankincense Essential Oil


• 1/4 cup Jojoba Oil (cold pressed)
• 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• 2 drops Geranium Essential Oil
• 5 drops Frankincense Essential Oil


NOTE: Make your massage oil two or three days before the planned massage.

Place ingredients into an amber or cobalt bottle large enough to hold the oil. Cap the bottle and mix ingredients by gently shaking.

After 24 hours, uncap bottle and give it the sniff test. If the fragrance is too strong for your taste, add 1 to 1.5 tablespoons (15 to 22ml) more carrier oil. Again shake gently.

Frankincense Face Cream


  • 1 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1/8 cup Distilled Water
  • 1 tbsp Beeswax (white)
  • 1/8 cup Lanolin (anhydrous)
  • 3 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
  • 1 drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 1/8 cup 2 tsp Jojoba Oil (cold pressed)
  • 1/8 cup 2 tsp Apricot kernel oil


Add the aloe gel to the oil and whisk to mix thoroughly. Set this aside.
In a double boiler, heat just enough to melt beeswax and lanolin.

Stir in distilled water and keep stirring until mixture thickens.

Add mixture to jars and lightly cap until mixture completely cools then tighten caps.

If you have recipes that use frankincense essential oil then share them with this community. We can make the world a healthier place one recipe at a time.

Now go have fun and relax.

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4 Comments on Three Awesome Frankincense Essential Oil Recipes

  1. Guest

    Information on this site is deeply flawed. Canola oil blended with the wonderful frankincense………………..your site is not to be trusted. Canola is a poisonous made up oil whose proper name is rapeseed.

    Shame on you.

    • SpaFromScratch

      Hello goddess,

      Please note that the recipe uses canola oil in a reed diffuser and not as something to be ingested. Also note that we state “Wash your hands after handling the oil soaked ends of the reeds.”

      Canola oil is never recommended on this site as a desirable oil to ingest. If we did, we should indeed have our hands slapped. That said, it’s important to note that the erucic acid (the toxin) in canola oil has been almost completely replaced with oleic acid. The Mayo clinic gives canola oil a thumbs up as a safe oil for cooking. There’s also commentary on Snopes that you might want to read.

      There has been a lot of recent and scary misinformation about canola oil flying around the internet. Anything you read should be scrutinized carefully from reliable sources and based on totally boring scientific research. That’s the way we do things here at spafromscratch.

      However, we are human and despite every effort, we may occasionally make an error. We encourage all the gods and goddesses reading our posts to be sure and let us know if this happens and we will immediately correct our mistake.

      We appreciate your comment since it gives us an opportunity to respond to anyone else who may have read the same information that you did.

      We love you

  2. Guest

    Hi – we just love the “face” cream! I used quite a bit more essential oil in it than the recipe calls for. Next time I make it I am going to modify that recipe some more for my own personal preferences but I have to say that my face looks much younger, smoother, has far fewer brown spots (my hands and forearms also) and I have also been treating a 10 year patch of horrible stubborn eczema on my leg with that and pure frankincense essential oil and *within just a very few weeks* all that is left of that patch is some scar tissue, which seems to be gradually healing also. My husband has been using the cream for some areas that were getting raw from all the walking he does and he says it’s a miracle how much better he feels. I really appreciate the recipe. Kudos.

    • SpaFromScratch

      Dear goddess,

      So glad this recipe works well for you. Be sure and report back on the modifications you make to it and how they work out for you. If we all do this, we can help each other.

      One of these days I’m going to try this recipe using coconut oil. I love that stuff.