Boswellia sacra--wild Oman & Commiphora myrrha--wild Somalia
This is a co-distillation of equal parts Omani Frankincense and Somali Myrrh from our own distillery in Muscat, Oman, and is made using our well-known, slow hydro-distillation in copper.
Frankincense and Myrrh are both gum-oleoresins, tree exudates from the same general area of the world, and they go hand in hand for skincare, relaxation, and meditative properties.
Practically speaking, this co-distillation is logical for another reason. While frankincense is happy and separates easily from the hydrosol during distillation, myrrh has no such habits.
Myrrh weighs about the same as water, so separation of myrrh from his hydrosol is difficult and tedious. But he happily binds to his friend, frankincense, and is then lifted away from the water particles, to float on top, as frankincense does naturally. Since frankincense has a higher yield than myrrh, there is more frankincense oil, and his separation preferences dominate. Myrrh rides along, full and intact and happy, making this essential oil an exquisite and delicious blend of humming energy, buzz, and ancient sensory delight.
This oil is great added to any skincare or bathing product, diffused in a room, or used on pulse points or chakras.
The scent has a sweet frankincense body, but also run through with myrrh's bitter sharply balsamic and faintly medicinal ribbons running through it. Neither Arctander nor Battaglia has any entry for this, as it's a co-distilled oil, not mixed as a blend. One could surmise the uses and advantages, but you are on your own with this beautiful, unique oil, slow-aroma distilled in our Muscat, Oman studio.
As with most essential oils, dilute before using on skin. Perform a patch test before use if essential oil sensitivity is suspected. Do not take essential oils internally. Do not use on children or pets. Seek advice from a trained aromatherapist before using on people with compromised immune systems. Keep away from eyes and mucus membranes.
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