Black Frankincense Sacra-For incense, medicine, cosmetics & perfume. Boswellia sacra-Oman

(65 customer reviews)

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This unusual type of Boswellia Sacra is quite different from the Oman Frankincense we are familiar with. Though it does not rate high in the traditional Omani grading system, (Likely due to the absence of well-defined tears), it is favoured by distillers, perfumers and incense makers for its unique aromatic characteristics and abundance of essential …

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This unusual type of Boswellia Sacra is quite different from the Oman Frankincense we are familiar with. Though it does not rate high in the traditional Omani grading system, (Likely due to the absence of well-defined tears), it is favoured by distillers, perfumers and incense makers for its unique aromatic characteristics and abundance of essential oil which lends it its stickiness and intense aroma.
It conveys these aromatic qualities readily to incense blends, teas, oils, salves, tinctures and cremes.

Sweeter than the Black Frankincense carterii from Somalia, it has deep notes of amber, wildflower honey, and delicate spices with soft green notes wafting through.
Instead of the lemon top note shared by other types of Omani Frankincense, it has sweet hints of citrus, (Like fresh Tangerines ripening somewhere nearby).

Black Frankincense sacra makes a gorgeous incense on its own or if desired, small pieces can be warmed and rolled between the fingers into balls, blended with essential oils or rolled in fragrant wood powders such as Agarwood and Sandalwood to create unique incense Pastilles.

As many other Frankincense types, it contains Boswellic acids which have been shown to exhibit anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.
The Boswellic acids contribute to its traditional use in cosmetic and therapeutic oils, salves cremes and liniments used for mature skin, joint pain, arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
For more information, recipes and instructions on making your own therapeutic or cosmetic products from Frankincense resin, please visit my blog at http://www.apothecarysgarden.com or see my post at https://apothecarysgarden.com/2014/07/30/how-to-make-a-whole-extract-of-frankincense-and-other-oleoresins

There are about 18 species of Frankincense in the world. Though not all of them yield resin on a commercial scale, those that do have been used for centuries in incense, perfume and traditional folk medicine in the areas they grow.

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If your resin is sticky, it may be difficult to remove it intact from the plastic wrapper. My trick and workaround is to place the bag in the fridge or freezer for 15-30 minutes before attempting to separate it from its package. After chilling, it will detach with ease and without leaving any material stuck to the wrapper.

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AKBA, Black Frankincense, Black Sacra, Boswellia Sacra, Boswellic Acids

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  1. Elsa Will

    Elsa Will

    Merci, conforme à la description

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  2. Emily Beatty

    Emily Beatty

    This is so beautiful and smells amazing burns clean and breaks down easily to work with. I've never had the black variety before and it's so beautiful that it comes from the tree protecting the eggs of beetles. (I think I remembered that correctly). Thank you for sharing and sharing your knowledge.

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  3. Zion Runte

    Zion Runte

    Amazing quality as always. Love this store

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  4. Aileen Feil

    Aileen Feil

    Great quality and smells amazing. Clean specimen. Arrived fast.

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  5. Percy Olson

    Percy Olson

    This is my 3rd purchase of resin, the first from this seller. I have not burned any yet, but everything is already so fragrant compared to the others. I wish my first two purchases were from Dan. I now understand people's love for opal. It's such a great, fresh scent. I don't even know what I received in the past.

    I was curious how the resins weighed out. Everything I ordered was heavy. Dan has a "generous pour." This was a big purchase for me. I am delighted I went with Apothecary Garden. I can't wait to try them all.

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  6. Kathryn Doyle

    Kathryn Doyle

    This (Black Frankincense Sacra) has a very interesting scent – it actually appears to emit a myriad of scents. When I first burned it I caught pleasant sweet notes and I thought perhaps that could be attributed to some minuscule amount of myrrh residue in my tray. So, not to be fooled, I changed my pan to a brand new one. As it turned out, there was no cross contamination, the resin merely has sweet notes along side many others – and all together they are beautiful.

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  7. Marietta Smith

    Marietta Smith

    A big THANK YOU to Dan and AG for giving us the opportunity to procure the finest, highest quality, rare and exotic medicinal plant products that mother nature has to
    Offer.  These Resins are bursting with pure high quality nourishment for mind, body and soul! large, chunky Black Frankincense Sacra nuggets rich in fragrant medicinal oils. The look, feel and smell of these Black Frank Resin chunks!

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  8. Maritza Douglas

    Maritza Douglas

    This stuff is ridiculous. I love it. This resin incense made me fall in love with resin incense and now I can't stop buying it! I'm super happy with this purchase.

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  9. Tatyana Abbott

    Tatyana Abbott

    Lovely and fragrant. Well-packaged. High quality.

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  10. Elvie Sauer

    Elvie Sauer

    This shop is amazing. Never been let down by anything I've bought over the years. Thank you Dan!!

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  11. Candida Blick

    Candida Blick

    Awesome product supplied with heart and ethics

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  12. Sherman Schmidt

    Sherman Schmidt

    11/10. The only reason I can see to not save more money for a house, is to buy more of this resin.

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  13. Jeffry Heidenreich

    Jeffry Heidenreich

    Hands down one of the best around. Not just on Etsy, but anywhere. Amazing plants gathered in a good way. And the best service around. Thanks, Dan!

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