This is an extremely fragrant Hydrosol collected from the distillation of Frankincense Frereana, also called Maydi and the King of Frankincense.
The aroma of Boswellia Frereana Hydrosol is a warm Amber highlighted by honey, spice and light musk notes.
Hydrosols of Frankincense are popularly used in daily skincare regimes, as cleansers, toners and a base for hydration and moisturizing products.
Hydrosols, also called Hydrolats, can be used as personal perfumes, room and linen sprays and much more.
MAYDI-BOSWELLIA FREREANA-FRANKINCENSE FREREANA-SOMALIA
Perhaps the least known Frankincense type in the Western world, but one of the most prized in Arabia and Africa, Boswellia Frereana is Native to the Somali Puntland and the Somaliland highlands, it is their pride and joy. In Somalia and neighbouring countries, it is called Maydi and is considered the King of Frankincenses.
Though Boswellia frereana has a very different chemical composition than other types of Frankincense and contains no Boswellic acids, it is used traditionally as medicine and has been shown in laboratory studies to be anti-inflammatory and able to kill the H. Pylori bacteria that causes Gastric ulcers. It is traditionally thought to help alleviate Arthritic pain and support healthy joints.
Boswellia Frereana is widely used as a high-end chewing gum for oral care, peptic ulcers, and is considered antiseptic and anti-inflammatory for both the gastrointestinal and the urinary tract. It is believed that the body benefits from these therapeutic actions through chewing the raw resin. Maydi has been used in anti-ageing and rejuvenative cosmetic preparations and is believed to reduce wrinkles and add elasticity to mature skin.
Collected by traditional harvester clans and families in the mountains of the Somali Puntland, from often precarious cliff growing trees. It is brought down to the coastal plain on the backs of donkeys to be sorted, packaged and sold. It is often bought up quickly by the Coptic church as their signature incense, and traders from across the Red Sea who sell most of their product to Saudia Arabia and other Arabian countries as high-end chewing gum, cosmetic and incense material. Frankincense Frereana is so much in demand in these countries that the harvest is often pre-purchased a year in advance to guarantee supply.