Sacred Frankincense (Boswellia sacra)
Sacred Frankincense essential oil comes from the Boswellia sacra frankincense tree and is distilled at the Young Living distillery in Oman.
Sacred Frankincense is ideal for those who wish to take their spiritual journey and meditation experiences to a higher level.
Sacred Frankincense Essential Oil is one of the rarest essential oils in the world. This specific species of frankincense only grows in Oman. It is considered the most precious spiritual oil of the Middle East; and as such has not been available outside of Oman for purchase until recently.
Young Living has agreements with local harvesters to secure our supply of Omani resin, which is distilled in our newest Young Living distillery located on our farm in Salalah. The distillery has two distillers and a two-room building with an office. From there the Boswellia sacra (Sacred Frankincense) oil is shipped to the Young Living warehouse in Utah from where it is distributed worldwide.
Young Living has now leased land for farming in Salalah, Oman, and has a major investment there. It didn’t come easy and it didn’t happen overnight. With that said, how can you know if you are buying the highest quality essential oil? Let us review some facts.
1. Are there different grades of pure essential oil? Yes, of course!
Plants can be grown in different areas where the soil has different compositions that will change the oil. Too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry, wrong time of harvest, or even a different way of harvesting will change or determine the quality of oil and compound percentages.
2. Are all pure essential oils therapeutic? No!
A plant harvested at the wrong time or distilled the wrong way can destroy the therapeutic values of the extracted oil, but the oil is still pure. Example: peppermint essential oil should contain between 38 and 47 percent menthol to be therapeutic. If the summer is wet and rainy, menthol will be approximately 24 percent but will still be pure. It is just not therapeutic.
I prefer to back up my statements with peer-reviewed research from the Web site of the National Library of Medicine:
A paper on frankincense research is available here:
Downloadable PDF if you click here. This paper will give you real, documented facts on three frankincense varieties: carteri, sacra, and frereana.
Sacred Frankincense, 5 ml
Item Code # 3550