Enfleurage Middle East LLC Frankincense Distillery
Enfleurage Middle East is a subsidiary company of Enfleurage New York, wholly owned by us. We are located in Dhofar, in the south of the Sultanate of Oman on the Arabian Peninsula. Oman is north of Yemen and south of Dubai.
Dhofar is one of the only places in the world where aromatic Frankincense trees, Boswellia sacra, live and thrive in the wild. We have been hydro-distilling fresh frankincense here since 2009 and formed the company in 2011.
Our distillation is slow. Using traditional copper alembics and low temperatures, the essential oil is coaxed and persuaded out of the resin, resulting in a magnificent, complex and delicate, yet powerful essential oil.
We regularly distill black frankincense from the areas west of Salalah, from Mughsayl on in the direction of Yemen. This is our house frankincense oil and its abundant season is January-April.
We also do speciality distillations of any and all fresh and available howjaries, including:
We distill any and all local Omani frankincense resin--and we prefer to distill what is fresh and in season. Slow Aroma.
Our Frankincense Essential oil is guaranteed to be 100% pure, whole and natural and free from all additives.
Our oil may vary slightly between batches due to environmental changes--all our frankincense is wild crafted by hand in the mountains and valleys of Dhofar, Oman.
We also are the inventors of Frankincense Ice Cream and have been making it in our Salalah distillery since 2011.
Although our specialty is Frankincense, we do also distill a tiny amount of Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha.) Our myrrh comes from Somaliland, Mahra or Hadramawt, Yemen. We do a similar slow distillation with myrrh as we do with frankincense but the yield is much less, so we make a very small amount of oil, with an extremely biologically active hydrolat, containing a high level of essential oils. Since Myrrh oil and myrrh water weigh the same, it’s difficult to separate them. Therefore hydrolat is very hard to find as most myrrh distillers add something to facilitate the separation of water and oil. We just let our hydrolat rest as it comes out--it’s perfect for small and specialty skin care formulations.
We sell wholesale kilo sizes only. For smaller sizes please contact our retail store in New York. email@example.com
Due to the high cost of airfreight for this volatile oil, we ship most of our production to the United States and all North American wholesale orders ground ship from there. Orders for Gulf Countries ship by land from Salalah. For other continents, please email.
We supply GC/MS upon request and invite anyone who happens to be nearby to come visit our distillery.
If you are interested in purchasing our frankincense oil please email me, Trygve Harris.
Enfleurage Middle East and Enfleurage New York are not affiliated or associated in any way with any other essential oil company. We maintain the integrity and secrecy of our frankincense ice cream recipe, along with our other Omani ice cream flavors, and have not shared these. Any recipes found attributed to us on the internet are patently false.