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Frankincense essential oil: handmade apothecary

Frankincense essential oil: handmade apothecary

Frankincense essential oil is one of my favorites—and yeah, I call it the Baby Jesus oil. It has amazing cell-supporting properties and the smell—omg the smell is my fave.

If you’ve seen my Handmade Apothecary series then you know that people wonder about the cost of DoTerra essential oils; are you really getting your money’s worth? This series will cover the ten most popular oils that come in a kit and will show you how much you can actually do with your 15 mL bottle of essential oil (I’m basing my evaluation on the Home Essentials kit which comes with 10 essential oils in 15 mL bottles, excluding Deep Blue which only comes in a 5 mL bottle. Each 15 mL bottle has approximately 250 drops and a 5 mL has about 85 drops). Be sure to read the disclaimer if you haven’t already!

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Frankincense essential oil—Handmade Apothecary

Some of these DIY will require additional essential oils included in the kit. So when you buy a kit, you can make all of these things without needing to buy more oils. Recipes that include oils that are not included in the kit will be marked with a * and have a variation to suit the oils in your kit.

Charcoal paste: I try to use this brightening toothpaste with charcoal 1-3 times a week. You’ll need a couple of oils in your kit, but only 3 drops of frankincense. Tutorial is here.

Face oil: I use oil to clean my face and also as a moisturizer. I use lavender for cleaning my face/makeup remover (because it’s great for skin, but also cheaper than frankincense). You’ll need a 4 oz pump bottle and sweet almond oil. Fill the bottle almost all the way with sweet almond oil and then add 10 drops of frankincense essential oil. Shake to mix! I use this in the morning or anytime I would typically wash my face.

Itchy plant salve: you’ll need a few other essential oils that come in the kit, but only 10 drops of frankincense essential oil. I use this for those horrid, red spots and welts you get when you walk through poison ivy. Click here for the tutorial and recipe.

skin soothing remedy salve

Soothing skin salve: This salve is this first salve I made with my essential oils and I love it for anything skin related—dry, flaky skin, itching, redness, bumps, etc. I even used it on my rooster after he got frostbite on his comb! You’ll need lavender and melaleuca (they come in a kit), but only 10 drops of frankincense. Follow this tutorial to make the salve!

Deep moisturizing face cream: I don’t use this as often in the summer, but I love it in the winter! I use a cup of shea butter,10 drops lavender, 10 drops melaleuca, and 10 drops of frankincense essential oil. If you join my group you can watch the tutorial on how to make it.

Mood support roller: This is a super easy roller bottle recipe for mood support. Just 15 drops of frankincense, and some lemon essential oil. Fill the roller with a carrier oil—you can check out the tutorial here if you’ve joined my Facebook group.

Breast balm*: This breast balm is one of my favorite self-care things to make and combined with breast massage can help to support healthy breasts. You’ll need a few oils that do not come in a kit to make this, but you can make it without if you want! You’ll need 10 drops of frankincense and follow this tutorial.

Frankincense essential oil breakdown

Check out all of the things you can make with one 15 mL bottle of Frankincense and still have oil left over!

A bottle of lavender essential oil costs $69.75 (wholesale). There are approximately 250 drops in a 15 mL bottle. IF you made everything in this post, you just used 68 drops of frankincense essential oil, which means you still have 182 drops left. You just handmade all of these beautiful things for your home and apothecary and you STILL HAVE OIL LEFT. A lot of ladies I know will take a drop under their tongue for mood support each morning—even if you did this every day after making all of these things, you could still take a drop of frankincense every day for the next six months.


And guess what? You don’t even have to make all of these things—just make the ones you want or need! Which one is on your list?



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