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. Rosetta Kub

    Rosetta Kub

    This is my favorite so far. I love love this. thank you.

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  2. Drew Zieme

    Drew Zieme

    Quality Frankincense. Careful packing and fast shipping. Will definitely buy from this company again. Side note, love the Apothecarygarden blog too for helpful information and how to's.

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  3. Fritz Corwin

    Fritz Corwin

    Thank you, deep sweet fragrance, looking forward to incense making

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  4. Monserrate Lakin

    Monserrate Lakin

    stunning resin as is every product from Dan

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    Layla Mosciski

    Wonderful scent. Thank you!

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    Looking forward to trying it.

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  9. Lexus Kshlerin

    Lexus Kshlerin

    This came very promptly and I could smell the scent as I was opening the bag, wonderful aroma, I have been using it ever since, It is exactly what I was waiting for and had imagined it would be!
    Definitely have your shop on the top of my list. Thank You!

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    Madalyn Schinner

    Wonderful

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    Mateo Luettgen

    Good product quality! Product matches the description! Excellent service!

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    Anjali Bergstrom

    Fantastic product and great seller!

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    Tremaine Graham

    My favorite scent, thank you! I will purchase again🙏🏼💖

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    Nia Kshlerin

    Pleased with all my purchases from Apothecarys Garden. Will buy again.

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    Skylar Ankunding

    Smells great! Thank you!

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  21. Norene Dickens

    Norene Dickens

    Perfection. Love this frankincense. Thank you!

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  22. Audra Rowe

    Audra Rowe

    Similar to green hojari with a clean citrus smell but maybe richer and with more depth actually!

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  26. Pasquale Sipes

    Pasquale Sipes

    need to clear all negativity from your space, call on Michael and use this incense with some Yemeni Myrrh and wow, feels so clean in the air and frequencies surrounding after banishing.

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  27. Elsa Will

    Elsa Will

    Excellent, comme toujours j'adore. Merci.

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  28. Paul Kuhlman

    Paul Kuhlman

    Beautiful frankincense, one of my favourites.
    Quick dispatch and shipping on all items.

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  29. Eleanore Upton

    Eleanore Upton

    Excellent, fast shipping thank you!

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  30. Paul Kuhlman

    Paul Kuhlman

    This frankincense smells truly fresh! A mentholated honey with tart citrus notes swirling in fresh spring water. Using monkoh style on low temperatures with a ceramic heater. Feels like medicine for the sinuses, and must surely carry medicinal properties to the respiratory system when used in this fashion. This is gonna be in my top 5 frankincenses for sure. At higher temperatures when this resin lightly smoking, my room smells fresh, cleansed, and frank’d.

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    Feeling so lucky and grateful for the opportunity to come across with this incredible supplier! Superb !

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    Rae Wilkinson

    Absolutely outstanding! Such a pleasure to receive and use your products. Procured (and made, where applicable) with such love and skill. It’s truly a treat each time I use any of the products from here! Thanks again, Dan!

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  34. Carlos Smith

    Carlos Smith

    Exquisite bespoke incense with full background. Thank you.

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    Tania Torphy

    Thank you. great seller, top marks all the way!

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  36. Shanel Kuvalis

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    smells amazing! love it and will be back for more.

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  37. Jackie Williamson

    Jackie Williamson

    Different variety of sacra than I'm used to, nice and unique!

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  38. Kennedi Herman

    Kennedi Herman

    It came surprisingly fast. If you need resins, come here. I will def be rounding out my frankincense supply with this seller. This resin is just gorgeous.

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  39. Charlotte Hoeger

    Charlotte Hoeger

    The peppery smell of the black frankincense is amazing. The quality is very good. I haven't tried many of the other resins yet, but would definitely order from this shop again. It takes some time to ship from Canada to the US, but it's 100% worth the wait.

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  41. Kaycee Leuschke

    Kaycee Leuschke

    I love this , is fresh sweet aroma , sticky gummy, , so far my favorite incense, another for 👍🏽tincture

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  42. Keeley Connelly

    Keeley Connelly

    It’s different I kinda like it.

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  43. Cynthia Volkman

    Cynthia Volkman

    Really fantastic. As with everything else in this shop, this is top quality frankincense. Compared to other varieties of frankincense sacra, I would describe the scent as a little spicier. It is clear from the look, the smell, and the stickiness that this is incredibly fresh and of fabulous quality. I love using all the various varieties of frank sacra in my oils, to get all the benefits of this wonderful plant. That includes this, white frankincense sacra, and hojari.

    You can rest assured that everything in this shop is top quality. If it is not excellent, it will not be going in this shop. The seller knows his resins and has high standards.

    Search out his blog – it's a wealth of info. Shipping is incredibly fast. I will be back again and again.

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  44. Mollie DuBuque

    Mollie DuBuque

    Beautiful!!

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    Adele Swaniawski

    Wow! Yes and yes! An amazing scent on this one! Thank you!

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  47. Jakob Mante

    Jakob Mante

    My favorite scent- using it in my skincare products and it's an excellent addition so far!

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  50. Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Ah, beautiful black omani sacra! My order is visually stunning and super fresh. You can just pull apart the tears and see the incredibly fragrant, sticky, gooey interior. Melts into a shimmering pool of resin on the heater…smells like heaven. Thank you for sourcing these incredibly fresh and high quality resins!

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