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This is the pure resin of Frankincense Frereana after hydro distilling its essential oils. It is intensely fragrant and perfect as an ingredient in solid or oil-based perfumes, salves, cremes, cosmetics, incense blends and moustache wax recipes.
It is a finely ground powder and dissolves readily in warm carrier oils in the water bath.
Since the water-soluble gum has been removed during distillation, it lends itself well to incense blends and burns cleanly with no charred odour and can be used as a premium ingredient in loose or formed incense.
This lovely smelling resin has the familiar Frankincense heart with notes of honey and spices and wrapped in a sensuous musk reminiscent of warm animal fur. Though we often assume all the scent in our aromatic plants is found exclusively in their essential oils, resins have taught me that they too have their own distinct aroma, which often acts as a fixative, anchoring other fragrances.
I have also learned that most tree resins have an affinity for our skin. This could be attributed to the resin’s function of healing the tree’s skin, but regardless of the reason, resins mixed with a carrier oil leave the skin feeling soft, supple, smooth and just happy.
Since it is still so fragrant, little is needed to make salves or cremes for skincare. A ratio of 1 part resin to 5 parts carrier oil creates a lovely fragrant and skin-loving oil, which can also be used as the oil-phase of oil/water cremes.
In a Moustache or beard wax, it performs the same as fresh oleoresin, giving great hold and shaping power while “perming” facial hair to the desired shape and lending a distinguished Frankincense fragrance.
In rejuvenative cremes, it delivers the traditional anti-ageing and skin toning properties associated with Frankincense. Much more so than the essential oil alone.
To use this product in a moustache wax recipe,, see my post, ”