Frankincense, Oman EO

Boswellia sacra Flueck.

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This exceptional wild grown Frankincense is gathered and distilled in the Sultanate of Oman, an historic region known for producing premium quality Frankincense that many believe to be the best in the world. The aroma is fresh, warm, resinous, and coniferous, with peppery undertones and a top note of orange

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Selected size SKU:337-3 - Frankincense, Oman Sample (1 ml)

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This exceptional wild grown Frankincense is gathered and distilled in the Sultanate of Oman, an historic region known for producing premium quality Frankincense that many believe to be the best in the world. The aroma is fresh, warm, resinous, and coniferous, with peppery undertones and a top note of orange citrus. It has a fresher, brighter Frankincense aroma than our Frankincense CO2 extracts. Boswellia sacra and other species of Frankincense are noted for the ability to refresh the environment, “clearing the air” both aromatically and energetically, while elevating mind, body and spirit.

Frankincense, along with other prized aromatics, spices, precious stones, rare woods, feathers, animal skins and gold, was transported by caravans on the Incense Route and enjoyed a flourishing trade from Yemen and Oman in the Arabian Peninsula to the Mediterranean for nearly 500 years.[1] Egyptians used Frankincense extensively, and the pharaohs believed that burning it allowed them to commune with the gods. Its Arabic name, Olibanum, is derived from al Luban, which means milk, a reference to the milky sap that exudes from the wound in a tree after an incision is made in the bark. The sap serves a purpose for the tree as it seals the incision from the elements; this exudate forms resinified 'tears' from which Frankincense oils are extracted.[2]

Once a rare and precious commodity used for millennia by many religious, shamanistic and secular cultures, Frankincense oil, like Myrrh, offers many different beneficial possibilities. It is especially valued for use in skincare preparations (with Patchouli or Neroli), in diffusers (with Lemon or Pine), for massage (with Palmarosa or Lavender),[3]  and in meditation blends (with Sandalwood or Orange). Frankincense is legendary in its traditional and sacred uses and its ability to calm and elevate the spirit. [4, 5]

Each Frankincense oil that we offer is of exceptional quality, possessing unique features and characteristics distinct from one another.  From a traditional view, one might choose one of our hydrodistilled Frankincense essential oils, particularly for aromatherapy purposes. For the natural botanical perfumer, our Frankincense CO2 oils offer a more complete aromatic profile with higher, brighter top notes and deeper, more complex bottom notes than distilled Frankincense oils. However, this premium Omani hydrodistillation is quite special, lending its divinely refreshing brightness to both skincare and perfumery creations.

1 "Incense Route  Desert Cities in the Negev," UNESCO, World Heritage List, http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1107

2 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121210080637.htm

3 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Essential Oils  A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice, 2012, p. 153.

4 Hoffman, David. The New Holistic Herbal, 1991, p. 14.

5 Mojay, Gabriel. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, 1996, pp.74-75, 138.

6 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, pp. 466-7.

7 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 288.

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