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Frankincense Foot Scrub Recipe with Essential Oil – DIY Gift Idea

Perhaps you’re an avid essential oil user. Or maybe you’re still checking out what essential oils can do for you (see my post here!). Either way, everyone could probably take better care of their feet! How about a delightful and natural exfoliating treatment in this Frankincense Essential Oil Foot Scrub Recipe!?

Christmas is the perfect time of year to create this foot scrub since frankincense was one of the three gifts brought to baby Jesus. And, you’re probably looking for some great DIY gift ideas, aren’t you! (like this one!?)

Here’s a foot scrub recipe you can use or give as gifts, and some fact about that mysterious oil: Frankincense!

Foot scrub in jar on table

A Little About Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense has long been known as the precious oil of kings, THE KING. Exotic, fragrant, and effective for many ailments, Frankincense essential oil is at the top of many essential oil users must-have lists. It’s also one of the more expensive ones you can buy, but definitely worth it for all the benefits.

While I called this a foot scrub, it’s a wonderful exfoliating treatment you can use all over your body to soften skin (avoid the face). I think it makes a perfect Christmas gift for friends and family with all the benefits it provides plus the spiritual connection this time of year.

  • Supports healthy digestion

  • Promotes restful sleep

  • Aids in balancing hormones

  • Supports healthy immune function

  • helps improve the look of scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks

  • calming and relaxing aromatherapy

  • promotes cellular health

So many good reasons to be sure and grab some Frankincense essential oil if you don’t already have some in your essential oil stash.

While I added Ginger essential oil to this recipe mainly because I feel like it compliments Frankincense well, Ginger essential oil brings its own benefits to the scrub:

  • Helps alleviate minor aches & pains from daily life

  • Promotes blood circulation

Frankincense Essential Oil Foot Scrub Recipe (with Ginger!)

Collage with foot scrub recipe ingredients in upper left, mixing ingredients in upper right and lower left, and spooning into jar in lower right


1 cup granulated sugar

⅓ cup coconut oil

1 tsp. Castile soap, unscented

10 drops Frankincense essential oil

5 drops Ginger essential oil (optional)


In a medium bowl combine sugar, coconut oil, Castile soap,  Frankincense essential oil, and ginger essential oil. Stir until well combined. Add more oil if you like yours a little wetter.

Thanks, Jody, for that great recipe! I’d also advise packaging up your Frankincense foot scrub into glass jars, because essential oils don’t store well in plastic containers. Plus a lovely Mason jar always makes for a pretty gift!

Share with me how you have used Frankincense essential oil in your home! PIN THIS–> to your Essential Oils or DIY Gifts board to make!

Foot scrub in glass jar on table

Did you know?

Frankincense is included when you purchase a Young Living Starter Kit (which comes with 10 other essential oils that are perfect to get you started!). Find out more!

I am a Young Living Wholesale Member, and referral links are included in this post. I do receive a commission for signups through my links. 

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