Frankincense Rivae Hydrosol-Limited edition-Artisan distilled in small quantities. Boswellia Rivae Ethiopia
facialThis is a heady and intensely fragrant Hydrosol I collected from my recent distillation of fresh Frankincense Rivae from the Somali Region of Ethiopia.
It is available in 4-ounce PET spray bottles and 3.5 Ounce fancy silver airless pump spray bottles.
Likely my favourite Frankincense type, Boswellia Rivae never stays in the shop for long. It has a haunting, rich fragrance with a soft, candy-like sweetness reminiscent of its distant cousin Palo Santo, (Bursera Graveolens). With a deep amber heart and a light, sweet spiciness, it is my go-to Frankincense in many of my blends and is a beautiful resin on the coal.
Like all others in its family, Frankincense Rivae is ruled Astrologically by the Sun. Thus it is considered warming and strengthening to the heart and mind, grounding, cleansing and spiritually uplifting.
Frankincense Rivae has been used traditionally as an incense to cleanse the home, sanctify ceremonies and sacred spaces.
The scent of Frankincense Rivae, though unmistakably that of Frankincense, stands out with a smooth complexity. It is one of the most vibrant Frankincense types I have come across. It lends itself beautifully to natural incense work and can be used in various cremes, salves and oils.
Boswellia, or Frankincense Rivae, is an olfactory treat, a rare and unusual Frankincense that should not be missed.
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Also called "Ogaden-type Frankincense", I brought back a tiny amount of resin on my January trip to visit the harvesters in Ethiopia.
After distillation is performed, the essential oil is collected from the distillate and we are left with a richly fragrant distilled "water" which can be used as a refreshing body spray, a base for cremes, lotions, and many other aromatic/therapeutic products. This is a Hydrosol or a Hydrolat.
Please note: There may be droplets of essential oil in the hydrosol. Make sure to keep it away from eyes and mucous membranes. For many applications, this product can be diluted 1/2 and 1/2 with distilled water while retaining its aromatic qualities.
This product is sterile. Once opened, refrigerate any unused hydrosol since no preserving agents have been added.
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This is a collection of aromatic materials mentioned in the Old & New Testaments and in ancient Egyptian texts. I often get asked to translate biblical plant names and source the materials they mention. They are all here in this collection.