Our crowning King of All Frankincense, Frereana Frankincense from Horn of Africa, Somaliland, hails forth from high limestone cliffs. This elevated growth yields a yellow-golden sap that distills a unique terpene profile decisively delivering its reputation as the King’s Incense. Frereana Frankincense Essential Oil is a soothing solution that fortifies and pacifies, softens wrinkles, and puts the twinkle back in your toes. Feel fortified inside with Frereana’s aroma of fragrant fortitude.
Botanical Name: Boswellia frereana
Botanical Family: Burseraceae
Extraction Method: Hydro distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Resin
Country of Origin: Somalia
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Boswellia frereana
Consistency: Thin viscosity
Scent Description: Classic Frankincense with a freshly activating woody-resinous undertone that transpires to a fascinating fruity-sweetness.
Blends well with: Frankincenses, Myrrh, Hyssop, Rose, Labdanum, Cistus, Spikenard, Ylang, Copaiba, Bergamot, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Sweet Birch, Black Pepper, Marjoram, and Chamomile.
Components: alpha-Thujene, Limonene, alpha-Pinene, Sabinene, and para-cymene. Classic Boswellia carterii brings in a high content of alpha-Pinene with a little alpha-Thujene, whereas Boswellia frereana is distinguished by its high content of alpha-Thujene with a touch of alpha-Pinene.
Use: Massage oils and warming compresses. Adds a bold note to perfumes. Satisfying and fortifying to skin. A dab will do in taut places or massage all over for a muscle melting moment.
Blithe Boswellia frereana, known also as Maydi Frankincense, is a hearty, long lived tree that grows at elevated altitudes in the sand-burnished limestone highlands of Somalia. It is so highly valued that a single tree is often bestowed as an inheritance.
This legendary Coptic Frankincense tree can grow up to forty feet high with a trunk that may extend to two feet in circumference. At the top of the tree is an array of narrow green and silver leaves that are slightly crimped along the edges. Multilayers of papyrus bark peel off in strips to reveal a golden transparent layer that resembles oiled paper. A tap placed into the bark exudes a stream of aromatic, milky white sap that hardens into a golden resin. This resin is steam distilled to produce Frereana Frankincense Essential Oil. The tapping, collection, and distilling is a tribal tradition, and the special craft is handed down from generation to generation.
The resolute attributes of this mighty King tree are bestowed into its restoring essential oil, which is a wealth of bolstering and bracing plant components, such as a-thujene and a-pinene. Made into a super-softening serum, a melting massage oil, or mixed with clay to make a compress, it fortifies and eases making it feel easier to get up and go. This Boswellia brings lithe into life!