We have sampled several Frankincense Hydrosols over the years…and all were disappointing. Evidently they didn’t travel well, and the prolonged trip from Africa to the US was just too much. Finally, someone did it right…they imported Frankincense Resin from Somalia (home of my favorite Frankincense essential oil) and distilled it in the United States. If you love Frankincense, you must experience this delightful distillate.
Hydrosol expert Suzanne Catty suggests its use in mouth or gum infections as a gargle or rinse, perhaps combined with Helichrysum Hydrosol. She also suggests its use for infections of the reproductive and urinary systems, combined with Cistus.
We use it for skin care. Frankincense essential oil is wonderful for mature skin and this gentle hydrosol should also be helpful. Catty recommends its use as a toner to refine skin texture, or using it in face masks for an instant “face lift.” Combined with Cistus and other anti-aging hydrosols, it should help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Catty also recommends the use of Frankincense Hydrosol in areas of high heat and humidity.
Energetically it will be a wonderful preparation for meditation or energy and ritual work.
We think it will also make a wonderfully calming and grounding room spray and linen spray.
Christi P. of Tennessee was the first to try it, and she writes:
From the moment I sampled the new Frankincense Hydrosol, I immediately fell in love! And after using it on my face for just one week and seeing the changes, it is without a doubt, my favorite Nature’s Gift product of all-time. I was totally surprised at the results on my skin, because I was basically trying it as a toner to cool down my face in our hot and humid Southern weather before going to sleep. Being a red head, I have fair complexion and once I entered my mid 30s, began battling combination skin, which left my face looking uneven or ruddy so I would compensate with base and powder makeup. Each day since I began using this incredible product, I’ve seen improvement. All I do is put a small amount on a cotton ball each night and apply the hydrosol to problem areas on my face. I’ve had comments from friends and family about looking, “clearer,” and “lighter,” and I actually feel younger and rejuvenated from the results. I’ve used many so-called skincare toners over the years which always ended up irritating my skin or with less than spectacular results. My skin has responded better to the Frankincense Hydrosol than any product I’ve ever tried and the scent is a perfect end to the day setting a “tone” for reflection, meditation, or prayer before sleeping. —Christi P