Botanical Name: Boswellia sacra
Origin: Oman (Resin) & USA (Distilled)
Plant Part: Resin
Distillation Date: Jul 2018
Minimum Shelf Life: 2 Years
Aroma: Resinous, woody, balsamic, sweet, citrus
A stunning Frankincense Black Omani hydrosol master distilled in USA using a 50 liter glass alembic (not copper) still. Black Omani Boswellia sacra horjari resin was imported directly from Oman to produce this special hydrosol. The distiller of this beautiful and rare hydrosol has perfected the art of extracting frankincense oils and hydrosols spanning over the past 40 years and is a revered distiller among his peers including being considered a master distiller; of which this is clearly evident in the exquisite quality of this Frankincense Black Omani hydrosol. This hydrosol is far superior to those from copper distillations.
The black Boswellia sacra resin is darker than traditional more well known Boswellia sacra tears harvested in arid areas of Oman. Traditional sacra resin harvested from arid areas in Oman range in color from white to light gold to light green. The black hojari Frankincense resin distilled for this hydrosol is dark amber, rust, to black. These colors are brought about from trees located in the high humidity region of Magseel, known locally as Al Magsail, Salalah, to denote the unique area of harvest on the Arabian Ocean. It is the high humidity that infuses moisture into the resin to give these special resin tears the distinct dark colors and resulting distilled ethereal aroma. The distiller relates that this unique black hojari sacra resin must be allowed to age on the tree naturally before being harvested as the first crucial step in this unique hydrosol, followed by the resin resting in the distillation apparatus covered in water for several days before actual distillation begins. This precious hydrosol is then collected first before continuing distillation at varying temps for an almost equally astonishing essential oil. Because batches are small, we hope to source the essential oil from this distiller in the future. The aroma of this hydrosol is lovingly captured through artisan techniques for a truly special aromatic depth similar to traditional Frankincense sacra essential oil
albeit the hydrosol has a smooth exquisite aroma that delivers an ethereal sensory experience from having captured the full gamut of sacra notes from resinous to woody to balsamic to lightly citrus and slightly floral.
This special and rare Frankincense Black Omani hydrosol artfully distilled in a unique glass alembic still expresses a true, clear, crisp, vibrant aroma that is simply not found in traditional copper distillations. Glass distillation of aged black hojari sacra resin has resulted in a breathtakingly aromatic hydrosol with great emotional depth. We are extremely impressed with the quality and in keeping with our philosophy of offering the very best we could not pass up the opportunity to make this Frankincense Black hydrosol available for your enjoyment. Beneficial Uses of Frankincense Black Omani Hydrosol:
- Analgesic, Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory
- Facial toner
- Anti-aging skin care
- Bed linen and pillow spray
- Balancing and toning to all skin types
- Mist to ease anxiety, irritability, stress, mental fatigue and depression
- Soothing to irritated or burned skin; cooling to sunburned skin
- Add to water phase in skin care products
- Use to replace water in clay facial masks
- Wound washing and cleansing
Shelf life of is generally 24 months or longer when properly stored in the refrigerator. This Black Omani Frankincense Hydrosol does not contain preservatives.
References: Catty, Suzanne; Hydrosols The Next Aromatherapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT 2001
Price, Len and Shirely Price. Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy. London: Churchill Livingston. 2004