Sherry A. Phillips

Suspense Author

The Secret to Great Skin

“You have great skin!”

Isn’t that something we all want to hear? I always thought I had okay skin, but not great skin. I had to wear foundation to cover up spots and blemishes to give the appearance of great skin.

But then I read a post on Facebook which said you could use virgin organic coconut oil to clean and moisturize your skin. I had it in my pantry, so I figured, “Why not?”

I started scooping out about a tablespoon and rubbing it all over my fully-made-up face and neck. I then took a warm wet washcloth and wiped it off. And you know what? Every speck of make-up was gone. And my skin didn’t feel tight and dry like it did when I washed it with soap.

I then put about 1/2 teaspoon in my hands and moisturize my face and neck before I went to bed. I noticed a definite improvement in my skin when I did this, so I continued.


That said, it wasn’t until I started adding 3 drops of Young Living’s Frankincense essential oil in my coconut oil moisturizing routine that the compliments started. At first, it was the occasional stranger making the comment, “You have nice skin.” Then, one day as I was getting ready to go out and put on foundation, I realized I didn’t need foundation!

I stopped using the foundation and just applied some mineral powder, blush, lip gloss and eye makeup. After about a month of using the homemade Frankincense moisturizer, the compliments changed from “You have nice skin” to “You have really great skin, what do you use?” Honestly, a day does not go by that I don’t have someone say something about my skin and want to know what I do.

I turned 51 years old last month and when people find this out, they are stunned. Most think I am 10 years younger, which is great! UPDATE: I wrote this post a few years ago, so I’ve updated my post with a photo of how I look now. I turn 56 in a few weeks. I’ve had no collagen, no Botox or fillers, no cosmetic procedures at all and absolutely no filters or retouching was done to my photo. I don’t think I look too bad for my age!  This is what a healthy lifestyle and natural products can do for you!

If you have been struggling with your skin and want a great complexion, I suggest you try this routine every day for the next 30 days and see if you will get the same results.

Remember, not any Frankincense will do. I ONLY recommend Young Living essential oils because of their purity. All essential oils are not the same and you should do your research. I firmly believe I am achieving these results because of the superiority and purity of Young Living’s Frankincense.

I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. I am a mom who looks for natural ways to support her family’s health through nutrition, exercise and alternative, holistic methods. Any statements made on my blog are my own and do not reflect the opinions of anyone else.

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38 Replies

  1. WOW! This is amazing! I wonder if it would help acne at all?

    1. Sherry Phillips

      From what I understand, this works for all skin types. I even have my 16 year old daughter on this routine!

  2. Jill

    What do you do in the morning? I typically wash my face again in the shower in the morning – is this necessary?

  3. I usually just wash my face with a scrub in the shower. I need to post a recipe for that!

    1. Jill

      That would be great, thanks 🙂

  4. Anonymous

    Do you add 3 drops per cleansing or 3 drops to a full cup of coconut oil? I pressed the link yo your routine but I couldn’t get to it.

    1. I cleanse with just the plain coconut oil (I like Spectrum’s organic virgin coconut oil). Once I wipe it off with the warm washcloth, I add 2-3 drops to 1/4 tsp. However, I now make myself a small jar of this and store it in a glass container. 1/2 cup of the coconut oil and about 40 drops each of Frankincense and Myrrh. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have!

  5. Is it important to use frankincense & myrrh – or can I just use the frankincense? I am excited to try this! I’ve been wanting to switch over to coconut oil as a cleanser for a while now.
    What do you use a lotion/moisturizer?

    1. I used just Frankincense for a long time and had wonderful results. I just started adding Myrrh fairly recently. The only moisturizer I use is the coconut oil mixed with Frankincense. A tiny amount goes a LONG way!

      1. Oh!! So you use it both as a face wash AND moisturizer?! Ah so excited – I started using it as a face wash last night!!

        1. Yes! Do this every night for a week and you will see a difference in your skin! Let me know how you love it!

  6. Do you also use an eye cream?

    1. No. I only use the coconut oil combined with the essential oils. However, I am careful not to get the oils in my eyes.

  7. Jamie

    Hi Sherry, I Want to make this in a small 4 oz mason jar. How much coconut oil (hard) should I put in and how many drops of frank?

    1. Hi Jamie! I would use 3 oz of the hard coconut oil and put 10 drops per ounce. I hope you enjoy!

  8. Lianne

    Do you apply this morning and night? or just wash at night with coconut oil and apply coconut oil/with oils in morning?

    1. Hi Lianne! I wash with the coconut oil morning and night, but just apply the moisturizer mixture at night. I have found that just by washing with the coconut oil in the morning it is enough of a moisturizer for my skin for the day (plus coconut oil has it’s own SPF!). Depending on your skin, you may need to use the coconut oil/Frankincense mixture for additional moisture. I hope this helps! Have a great day!

  9. Tammy

    Hi Sherry,

    What is the recipe as I can’t view anything from the link upon clicking it? Can I do 1/2 cup of virgin coconut oil with 5 drops each of Frankincense and Myrrh and then whip them up?


    1. I would use 1/2 cup and 25 drops each. Good luck!

  10. I have been using Frankincense neat on my face and neck for a little over a week, my first application I noticed a difference in my skin. I love it!

  11. krista

    This might seem like a silly question but do you whip the coconut oil for a container? Thanks 🙂

    1. No. Right now I’m just mixing it together. However, I am planning on making myself a whipped body butter using the Frankincense in the next few weeks. When I do, I will post photos and instructions as well as how it is working for me! Thank you!

  12. amy

    Im sorry to ask this but in 1 place it reads 1/2 c coconut oil and 40 drops of frank and then other place it says 1/2 c coconut oil and 25 drops of frank? Could u please clarify. Thanks

    1. Sorry for that! Lately, I have been using 40 – 50 drops per 1/2 cup of virgin organic coconut oil.

  13. Rosy

    Should i apply any other moisturizer under foundation after washing my face with it in the morning?
    Thank you

  14. Is the coconut oil a oil base? or Cream base? Odd question but when I search for it on Amazon the cream coconut comes up. thanks

  15. Anonymous

    Oh my, this is a wonderful formula for old skin. I am 73. I used it for a week and went back to my old routine of Cetaphil Skin Cleanser followed by Vit C Renewal Cream and a bit of Lubriderm. Within two days my skin was so dry, I was peeling flakes off. The coconut oil with Frankincense is a keeper and WORKS!

  16. Lauren

    How do you keep the oil at a soft solid. If I leave my combination out of the fridge it’s pure liquid and if I put it in the fridge it is too hard to apply

    1. I just leave mine on my bathroom counter and it stays as a pretty good whipped consistency as far as the moisturizer goes. Depending on the season, my jar of coconut oil can go from almost a hard solid in winter to almost liquid in summer, even with air conditioning/heating.

      1. Lauren

        I currently followed your original recipe of just the coconut oil and frankensence oil. In the comments you mentioned you were going to post a whipped recipe- I made an eczema cream recently with Shea butter– would I follow the same recipe for a whipped version of this face cream? Would it matter if I just blended my already mixed recipe with some she?

        1. I haven’t had time to photograph my DIY Body Butter yet, but here’s the basic whipped body butter recipe I use, then add the essential oils you need:
          1/4 cup shea butter
          1/4 cup sweet almond oil
          1/4 coconut oil
          20 drops of essential oil

          Combine all ingredients except essential oils in a double boiler over low heat until melted. Once liquid, remove from heat and place in refrigerator until it slightly sets up. Once it’s partially set, add in the essential oils you need. Whip with a hand mixer until it is a frothy, whipped consistency. Stiff peaks should form when you lift the mixer out. Spoon into a jar and use as needed.

          I hope to have this up with photos in January!

  17. Anonymous

    Hi Sherry! I found this page when searching on Google. I’m very excited about this solution to skin issues. Currently, I only have Frankincense in the house (ordering Coconut Oil!). I immediately rubbed some Frankincense on my face. I’ll see what happens in a week or so. I’m 44 but don’t look like the number, however, I want my face to look better. I get more acne now than I did as a teenager and I rarely wear makeup! I’m hoping this routine helps that! Thanks a ton!!! Kelly Luther, Texas

    1. Hi Kelly!

      I only use Young Living’s Frankincense because I know it’s 100% pure, so be sure you know where your Frankincense is coming from that it is good quality. Also, some people have better results with jojoba oil.

      Diet can play a big part in skin issues as well, so make sure you are eating a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, drinking plenty of water and stay away from sugar!

      Have a great day and let me know how your skin is doing!


  18. ellie

    how does this work on rosacea?

  19. Bebe Taylor

    Coconut oil is known to cause your pores to clog. I guess not for everyone, just got to try.

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