Frankly My Dear (DIY Frankincense Body Lotion)


Using a lotion is okay, but when you need a a little extra TLC body butter is just what you need. Use this body butter infused with Frankincense Essential Oil and Vitamin E to replenish your body whenever you need.


3/4 cup shea butter
1/4 cup coconut oil (solid)
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
10 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
2 tablespoons of melted beeswax, optional (see hot weather directions below)
8 oz. amber glass jar

How to use?

In a mixing bowl, combine shea butter, coconut oil, and vitamin E. You may use a stand mixer or hand mixer to blend and whip until they double in volume. Add the essential oil and whip another 10 seconds. Spoon into the jar. And apply a little to your skin when needed.

Essential Oil Properties In This Recipe

Frankincense Essential Oil:

Aroma: Earthy, a slightly citrus-fruity/sweet, woody, spicy, haunting smell, a small hint camphoric, but very pleasant.

Pairs Well With: Citrus oils like bergamot, grapefruit, lime, lemon, neroli and wild orange. Piney and earthy scents such as cypress, myrrh palmarosa, pine, patchouli, sandalwood, and vetiver. Floral scents such as lavender, geranium, rose, ylang ylang, and clary sage. Spice scents such as black pepper, camphor, and cinnamon.

Properties: Antiseptic, astringent, carminative, cicatrizant, cytophylactic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, sedative, tonic, uterine, and vulnerary.


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