Regular price $15.00

Boswellia sacra
Plant part:
Oleo gum resin
Salalah, Sultanate of Oman

Olfactive Experience
A dry, smooth desert aroma with soft notes of citrus and pine

Soothing, mindful, anointed

A vial of Frankincense resin accompanied by a vial of Japanese bamboo charcoal provides two distinct experiences of this natural incense and an introduction to the botanical species Boswellia sacra. Cultivate familiarity with the ritual pleasures of aromatic smoke and ceremony. Vials can be washed and reused along with their cork stoppers.   

The arid dry landscapes in the Dhofar region of Oman are home to Boswellia sacra, where this wild species of Frankincense is only found growing in abundance. This fine hojari grade resin was traditionally reserved for divine worship and considered sacred to the gods. Burned during ceremonies, offered in temples, praised for its medicinal benefits and importance in perfumery, frankincense has played a very important role in the religious and domestic lives of many ancient civilizations. Kindled frankincense resin is believed to have curative and protective and cleansing properties.

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Burn Frankincense.
Break off a piece of Frankincense resin. Carefully ignite clean burning charcoal over a hot flame using a heat-resistant utensil until the corners and edges of the briquette glow red. Place the charcoal inside an incense burner and top it with a small piece of Frankincense resin. More fragrant smoke will be produced by placing a larger piece of Frankincense on the smoldering ember.

Infuse Frankincense H2O.
Place one tear of Frankincense resin in 24oz of water, allow to infuse over night, drink throughout the following day.

A collaboration with nature

We believe in fostering curiosity and reverence for nature’s biodiversity, employing a scientific and holistic approach to our creations that inspires a reconnection with our most primordial sense and elicits a shift in consciousness.

Nature is our ultimate guide

With profound admiration for botanical species native to climate zones across the world, we strive to spread awareness about the need to conserve the beautiful lands that allow these plants to thrive while giving back to local and indigenous communities that have cultivated them for centuries.

Conscious sourcing

To ensure efficacy and an experience of the highest quality Bio Alchemy Olfactive travels the world to source each botanical ingredient and offering, working closely with farmers, ethnobotanists, harvesters, distillers, and surrounding communities.

Traceability and sustainability are integral to our work. The botanical materials that make up our collection are sourced with an eye towards sustainable growth practices, mindful cultivation and extraction, and reverence for the cultural traditions that have dictated their use for centuries.

All products are formulated in Bio Alchemy Olfactive’s private lab with exclusively sourced ingredients. Each bottle is hand poured, labeled and packaged. Our packaging, from shipping boxes, water activated tape, and protective wrap to shipping labels are plastic free and made from 100% post consumer waste with recycled ink, making them fully recyclable and naturally biodegradable. No forests are damaged in production.

Products packaged in glass vials are intended for reuse and are tied with hand spun natural Peruvian alpaca twine from the women of a small community with whom we work.

We prioritize eco-friendly and responsibly sourced packaging materials in effort to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible.