Frankincense Dalzielii-Powder

Frankincense Dalzielii Powder. Fresh & fragrant Frankincense Dalzielii from Nigeria. Powdered in-house.

Recent studies (2020) show that Frankincense Dalzielii from Nigeria has the highest percent of Boswellic acids compared to all the other species of Frankincense. This is useful knowledge for formulators of cosmetics, skincare and therapeutic products since the Boswellic acids are the main active therapeutic compounds found in Frankincense.

The historic use of Frankincense resin in Ayurveda, Unani, Chinese, Islamic and Persian traditional medicine for respiratory, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, cosmetic and other issues is attributed to the effects of the Boswellic and other resin acids.
I am not allowed to make medical claims here so I suggest you Google Boswellic acids for detailed information on their effects on the skin and body.

I avoid buying powdered herbs or spices unless I have absolutely no choice. Mainly because I don't know how long they have sat losing their potency, but also because I know unscrupulous suppliers will often use low-grade material or siftings from the bottom of bags they otherwise could not sell. You can hide a lot in a powder... Often reputable retailers who buy powdered material from brokers have no idea how old the powder is and what went into it. You could say when it comes to big business, I have trust issues....

Grinding my own fresh herbs and resins guarantees high-quality material for my work and for my customers.
I use my freshest and best quality resins and only grind as much as I need. Powder never sits around long in the studio. When it is gone, I just grind some more so it is always fresh.

The process of powdering Frankincense Dalzielii is not as simple as it could be.
I grind my resins at least twice in an electric grinder to attain a fine powder that will dissolve easily. Each time I grind Frankincense or Myrrh, I sift and spread the powder out to dry for a day or two or it will clump and need to be reground. The first grind is fairly course and, in my opinion not fine enough to easily infuse oils, waxes or alcohol. The powdered Frankincense I sell in the shop is twice powdered and sifted. It is fine enough for whatever the purpose might be. Also, it is easy enough to powder it finer if you desire by running it through a mortar and pestle, coffee or herb grinder at home.

Though... Be advised that if you grind Frankincense too fine it will more difficult to filter the residue out of your product and it can take a very long time for the finely powdered material to sediment in your oil. That being said, I find that the finest powder of Frankincense is excellent in capsules or when taken by the teaspoon.

A staple of churches and temples around the world, Frankincense resin is traditionally used as incense and medicine. Its essential oil is distilled for perfumery and aromatherapy

For more detailed instructions on how to grind Frankincense at home, please see my blog post here-

Since Frankincense Dalzielii contains the Boswellic acids in its resin, (Not the essential oil!). This makes it ideal for the preparation of therapeutic oils, salves, cremes and tinctures. It is easy to work with and its beautiful fragrance follows it through every product you make. For more information, recipes and instructions on making your own therapeutic or cosmetic products from Frankincense resin, please visit


For recipes, instructions and more information about the different types of Frankincense, Myrrh and other oleoresins, please visit my blog at


Materials: Frankincense Dalzielii, Pure Powdered Frankincense.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
K. (Ashburn, US)
I'm making my own infusion with this as I...

I'm making my own infusion with this as I write this. Just the brief time of working with it, my hands have turned buttery soft and richly scented. I intend to come back to buy more as soon as my budget allows to place into capsules. The moment I opened the bag, I knew this was the exceptional quality I've come to expect from Apothecary's Garden. This is an impossible product and seller to find any fault with. The day I write anything but a 5 star review will literally shock me more than seeing pigs fly. If you're on the fence on anything from this shop, may as well jump right off and into the side of customer satisfaction and olfactory bliss.

Karolann (Ashburn, US)
My new favorite frankincense, So good. Ver...

My new favorite frankincense, So good. Very fast shipping considering it came from Canada.

Shane Batz (Ashburn, US)
Beautiful fresh minty frankincense resin.

Beautiful fresh minty frankincense resin.

Wilber (Ashburn, US)
quality item the item matched the descript...

quality item the item matched the description
the item met my expectations

Excellent value Frankincense

In the past I have always used Royal Green Hojari powdered resin for medicinal purposes, but thought I'd give this a try. I've been making tea from Dalzielii tears so this brings a uniformity to my usage. Personally I actually prefer the taste and it is a fine powdered option, which I also like. I eat the powder as expertly advised by Dan on this website. I'd recommend anyone using Frankincense for medicinal purposes to give this a try, especially as it's easier on the wallet.
Almost everything I know of Frankincense has been gathered from this site over many years now. I've never found the need to look any further for knowledgeable advice and excellent quality products.