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    Default Frankincense oil?

    Supposedly this grade of Frankincense is the best you can get, is it true and does it come in a liquid form other than resin you burn. I'd like to wear it in an oil if it's available. I just want to find the absolute best Frankincense you can get. Is this grade below the best ?

    Frankincense Hojari(Hojary)-Superior( B. sacra)

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    Default Re: Frankincense oil?

    Which one are you referring to? Got a link.

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    Default Re: Frankincense oil?

    I don't think it's necessarily the best quality.
    Is cambodian oud better than indian? or vice versa? No, they are just different. Some prefer one over the other.

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    Default Re: Frankincense oil?

    Therapeutic grade - see videos, story, info, research:

    http://www.youngliving.com/essential...d-Frankincense
    Last edited by pluran; 3rd July 2011 at 10:59 AM.

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    Default Re: Frankincense oil?

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Which one are you referring to? Got a link.
    http://www.scents-of-earth.com/ho30.html

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    Default Re: Frankincense oil?

    Quote Originally Posted by sarıpatates View Post
    I don't think it's necessarily the best quality.
    Is cambodian oud better than indian? or vice versa? No, they are just different. Some prefer one over the other.
    Just thought there might be different grades of Frankincense. Just curious which Grade would be best.

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    Default Re: Frankincense oil?

    there are grades in beads. usually paler and bigger tears are considered better, within their species.
    in oils, the grade you are looking for is therapeutic grade.

    if you are going to buy from there, I would recommend getting the sampler.
    as it's apparent in the perfume industry, more expensive doesn't necessarily mean better. Just rarer. Within species and geographical location, of course you may go for the more expensive one, expecting more quality.

    I like more terpenic and citric frankincense better. In liquid form, be sure to try both co2 extracted and steam distillation. They are quite different. I like steam distilled better if I were to choose just one, but they are both great.

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    Default Re: Frankincense oil?

    Quote Originally Posted by sarıpatates View Post
    there are grades in beads. usually paler and bigger tears are considered better, within their species.
    in oils, the grade you are looking for is therapeutic grade.

    if you are going to buy from there, I would recommend getting the sampler.
    as it's apparent in the perfume industry, more expensive doesn't necessarily mean better. Just rarer. Within species and geographical location, of course you may go for the more expensive one, expecting more quality.

    I like more terpenic and citric frankincense better. In liquid form, be sure to try both co2 extracted and steam distillation. They are quite different. I like steam distilled better if I were to choose just one, but they are both great.
    I just burned some Hojari and the Adeni both from Aluwwah.com. The Hojari is more rich spicy and sweeter and is darker brown some silver. The Adeni is spicy with an almost Citrus verbena vibe not as sweet and rich. And the frankincense i want from scents of the earth is actually Hojari but it is all Silver so it should be like the Brownish Hojari i have now but the better quality and probably to the 5th power in that sweet spicy richness i come to love from the Hojari i have now is that correct my friend? It should be better

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    Default Re: Frankincense oil?

    I would think you would actually be less impressed with that frankincense.
    I suggest you to sample somalian frankincenses.

    scents of earth seems to have both carterii and frereana
    http://www.scents-of-earth.com/frankincense6.html
    http://www.scents-of-earth.com/frankincense8.html
    Last edited by sarıpatates; 5th July 2011 at 03:09 AM.

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    Default Re: Frankincense oil?

    Thanks my friend for your advice

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    Default Re: Frankincense oil?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orgoglio italianO View Post
    I just burned some Hojari and the Adeni both from Aluwwah.com. The Hojari is more rich spicy and sweeter and is darker brown some silver. The Adeni is spicy with an almost Citrus verbena vibe not as sweet and rich. And the frankincense i want from scents of the earth is actually Hojari but it is all Silver so it should be like the Brownish Hojari i have now but the better quality and probably to the 5th power in that sweet spicy richness i come to love from the Hojari i have now is that correct my friend? It should be better
    Aluwwah also stock a "true frankincense attar" which may be just what you are looking for. I suggest having a read of the description on the site.

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    Default Re: Frankincense oil?

    I will throw in another rec, my go-to for essential oils, and they have a nice frankincense sampler:

    Click it.... and if you scroll up a bit there are descriptions of each one. It's good to compare and as someone else mentioned, the varieties have subtle differences.

    Not a good idea to put straight essential oils on your skin (if you didn't already know), it's good to mix them with a carrier, I like jojoba best.

    edit: the company is Nature's Gift, forgot to add.
    Last edited by My_pep_pep; 5th July 2011 at 02:48 AM. Reason: more info

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