A guide to the different types of Frankincense

A guide to the different types of Frankincense

A question I get a lot in the shop is ,”I’m new at this and I don’t know which Frankincense type to start with. Can you help me?” Well, since you asked, in my opinion, the best way to get acquainted with the Boswellia, AKA Frankincense family...
Animal Musks-Civet Musk and the problem with a passive approach

Animal Musks-Civet Musk and the problem with a passive approach

I have finally put together an Animalic/Musk sampler. The interest in animal-sourced musk samples has grown steadily in the shop and the release of this new product is a perfect opportunity to continue my discourse on the ethical issues inherent in Civet and other...
How to use Pine and Spruce sap for respiratory relief

How to use Pine and Spruce sap for respiratory relief

We have relied on the aromatic sap of trees for comfort and healing since the dawn of time. Pine, Spruce, Fir, Frankincense, Myrrh, Elemi, and many, many more provide us with a wide range of therapeutic properties and applications. Tree saps provide an impressive list...
Extracting the resin and Boswellic acids from Frankincense. A visual walkthrough.

Extracting the resin and Boswellic acids from Frankincense. A visual walkthrough.

Many of you have asked for clearer instructions on the method I use for separating the resin with its Boswellic acids from Frankincense in the post “Tapping into Frankincense and its Boswellic acids. An easy extraction method”.  I realize written...
How to prepare an antifungal nail Lacquer with Somali Myrrh

How to prepare an antifungal nail Lacquer with Somali Myrrh

Commiphora Myrrha, or Myrrh, well known for thousands of years for its value in perfume, incense, and medicine, has a wide range of medicinal applications in healing traditions around the world and throughout history. It is still well used in modern Western medicine,...
Make a Frankincense resin oil with Boswellic acids

Make a Frankincense resin oil with Boswellic acids

As promised, here is the method I use for making a medicated oil from an extract of frankincense resin. Since writing the post on extracting Frankincense resin and Boswellic acids with water, a number of people have contacted me expressing difficulty dissolving the...