Powdered, fresh, fragrant pure Frankincense Sacra-Royal Green Hojari from Oman.
This is a fresh and fragrant powder that contains all the goodness of whole Royal Green Hojari tears. It is ready for the preparation of oil extracts, tinctures, salves, cremes and capsules.
I avoid buying powdered herbs or spices unless I have absolutely no choice. Mainly because I don’t know how long they have sat losing their potency, but also because I know unscrupulous suppliers will often use low-grade material or siftings from the bottom of bags they otherwise could not sell. You can hide a lot in a powder… Often reputable retailers who buy powdered material from brokers have no idea how old the powder is and what went into it. You could say when it comes to big business, I have trust issues….
Grinding my own fresh herbs and resins guarantees high-quality material for my work and for my customers.
I use my freshest and best quality resins and only grind as much as I need. Powder never sits around long in the studio. When it is gone, I just grind some more so it is always fresh. I have added a little extra to the price of the whole resin since we grind it, dry the powder and grind it again to produce a consistent and non-clumping powder.
The powdering process is not as simple as it could be.
I grind my resins at least twice in an electric grinder to attain a fine powder that will dissolve easily. Each time I grind Frankincense or Myrrh, I sift and spread the powder out to dry for a day or two or it will clump and need to be reground. The first grind is fairly course and, in my opinion not fine enough to easily infuse oils, waxes or alcohol. The powdered Frankincense I sell in the shop is twice powdered, dried and sifted. Also, it is easy enough to powder it finer if you desire by running it through a mortar and pestle, coffee or herb grinder at home.
Though… Be advised that if you grind Frankincense too fine it will more difficult to filter the residue out of your product and it can take a very long time for the finely powdered material to sediment in your oil. That being said, I find that the finest powder of Frankincense is excellent in capsules or when taken by the teaspoon.
A staple of churches and temples around the world, Frankincense Sacra Royal green Hojari resin is traditionally used as medicine and often prepared at night as a cold infusion that is sipped during the following day. The usual ratio is a teaspoon of whole tears to 2 cups of room temperature water. (You can also use a teaspoon of powder). Overnight an emulsion is formed which lends a white colour to the water. At night one can add more water to the tears and repeat the next day. when the infusion no longer turns white the residual granules can be consumed and a fresh teaspoon of tears is processed.
Since Boswellia Sacra contains the Boswellic acids in its resin, (Not the essential oil!). This makes it ideal for the preparation of therapeutic oils, salves, cremes and tinctures. It is easy to work with and its beautiful fragrance follows it through every product you make. For more information, recipes and instructions on making your own therapeutic or cosmetic products from Frankincense resin, please visit
For recipes, instructions and more information about working with the different types of Frankincense and Myrrh or other oleoresins, please visit my blog at http://fairtradefrankincense.com or http://apothecarysgarden.com.