.Wow !! Not often you find a cocktail with all of those ingredients but the very glamorous Jo and Vik from the Gin Book blog have managed to do it using our Damask Rose Water from Oman . You can watch them creating this wonderfully refreshing drink by clicking on the link below.
A very interesting piece of research on how Myrrh was an important part of the perfume used by the Pharoahs
improve skin barrier and reduce water loss
Rose water mist is highly effective in hydrating the outermost layer of our skin, especially in the winter months. Add rose and you’ve got the perfect natural remedy.
Rose absolute improves skin barrier function and reduces transdermal water loss.
It’s also full of antioxidants and some antibacterial properties. Since the amount of active components that rose water contains are significantly lower than the absolute or essential oil, rose water will be much gentler on the skin and to your nervous system.
Spray rose water daily over areas of dry skin, like the back of your hands, legs, and face. For intensely dry skin, including eczema, try wet wrap therapy with rose water.
spritz your routine to reduce anxiety
Besides smelling heavenly, rose water mist has some powerful relaxing effects on our body. One study in 2016 Trusted Source found that inhaling rose water reduced anxiety in patients undergoing medical procedures. This is likely due to the olfactory sensation (or a good old sniff) sending calming signals to the brain.
Inhale long deep breaths as you give your shirt, hair, and face a spritz.
Pat your skin to soothe and clarify
Our skin is actually acidic with a pH of 4.5 to 5.5.However, most skin care products have a pH of 6.0 to 7.5.
These high pH products throw our skin all out of whack and can make existing skin conditions like rosacea, psoriasis, acne, and wrinkles worse. But rose water’s naturally low pH of 5.5 helps rest the natural balance. “As a result, rose water helps soothe and calm the skin — reducing skin irritation
Spray rose water onto a cotton pad and evenly wipe down skin, morning and night, after cleansing. Cotton pads also act as a gentle exfoliator for softer skin.
Spray for better, more relaxed sleep
Night time rituals promote the production of the feel-good hormone, oxytocin, while lowering the stressor, cortisol. Nudging the body and hormones in the direction of sleep is important for proper restoration. Breathing rose water enhances the lulling effects.
The olfactory nerve connects to our brain, which sends signals to the amygdala and limbic system. This part of our brain controls mood and emotions and is said to be relaxed by certain scents, like rose.
Every night at bedtime, spray a few pumps of rose water on your pillow, bed, feet, or face.
You can purchase our Damascaena Rosa water from Oman here
Frankincense water is a wonderful natural aid to keeping your body healthy.It is very easy and cheap to make Just place 4 to 5 small pieces of Boswellia Sacra frankincense resin in water and leave them there overnight. The following day, you may start consuming the water.
It is recommended for you to drink only a few ounces of frankincense water per day.
Here are some of the perks that are associated with the consumption of this beneficial water:
It Frees the Joints of Pain and Swelling
Proponents say that frankincense water possesses both analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, and that’s why its regular consumption can be helpful for those who are suffering from osteoarthritis and have to put up with stiff, achy and swollen joints on an everyday basis.
It Promotes Top-Notch Digestion
Middle Easterners regularly take frankincense water in order to promote better digestion. There are also a handful of GI tract problems that the healthy beverage is said to be very good for. In fact, frankincense water is commonly employed as a home remedy for excess gas (flatulence) and stomach ulcers in the Middle East.
It Helps Make the Immune System Strong
Since frankincense water is known to help encourage superb digestion, it promotes a stronger immune system. After all, experts say that a huge chunk of your immunity is actually situated in your gut! Also helping to keep your body more protected against invading microbes is the fact that frankincense water has antimicrobial properties.
It Flushes Out Impurities and Toxins
Based on studies, frankincense water is a mild diuretic, which means that it gently increases the amount of urine expelled. As a result, more of the waste products and poisonous substances in the bloodstream are eliminated. In other words, consuming frankincense water on a regular basis helps detoxify the body.
It Keeps the Skin Tight, Smooth and Healthy
Frankincense water is perhaps one of the cheapest and most effective anti-aging solutions on the face of the planet. With superb anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, its regular consumption can help delay skin aging. By the way, frankincense water may also be used topically!
It Helps Relieves Problems with the Upper Airways
Got a nasty sore throat? Simply drink very small amounts of frankincense water throughout the day to attain relief from the symptoms. For so many years now in the Middle East and Africa, the said beverage is employed for putting an end to bouts of cough, asthma and even acute bronchitis.
How to make frankincense water?
Place 4 to 5 small pieces of Boswellia Sacra frankincense resin in water and leave them there overnight. The following day, you may start consuming the water.
It is recommended for you to drink only a few ounces of frankincense water.
In the Narnia Chronicles , Edmund Pevensie falls under the spell of Turkish Delight which we can all understand, but if you do not know an unfriendly White Witch to magic up some for you why not try this recipe for making it yourself . The ingredients are really easy to find especially as you can buy real rose water here .
Rose Water comes in many forms and the price can be dramatically different from one bottle to another. You may see the words "Floral rose water" , "Hydrosol" , "Hydrolat" and the list goes on.
Our Damask Rose Water is traditionally steam distilled and distilled once only so as to retain as much rose oil as possible but other rose water products may have no oil at all but just a flavour similar to flavoured crisps!
Here is a really well written article from the Australian retailer Khloris Botannical which explains it all
Please remember to look out for Damask Rose Water distillate when you are buying rose water
Frankincense from Oman – the best grade of frankincense available
Frankincense invokes thoughts of religion in a lot of people in Western society – primarily as one of the 3 gifts of the Wise Men (Magi) or a smell that you may find in church. Whilst according to a number of accounts it is quite likely that the Wise Men would have brought frankincense from Oman it is unusual to find frankincense from Oman being burnt on its own in a church.
There are a number of different species of the Frankincense tree. The Boswellia Sacra tree produces the highest grade of frankincense available in the world. The frankincense derived from this tree is not only the most aromatic but also contains a number of chemicals that can aid health and wellbeing. The Boswellia Sacra frankincense tree only grows in Oman and Yemen although some claim to have found it in East Africa.
The incense generally burnt in churches is a mixture of low grade frankincense blended with other spices which does not produce as aromatic a perfume as frankincense from Oman. Although some church wardens may be doing this to cut down on cost it could be that they are following the instructions on how to make incense as written in Exodus
The best frankincense in the world is Royal Green frankincense. The smell of Royal Green frankincense is heavenly. In 1988 I walked into the Al Bustan Hotel in Muscat and was overwhelmed by the smell of frankincense that the hotel was being burn in the lobby giving the hotel the feel of a cathedral. Royal Green frankincense has a slight green tinge and has far less salt in it than other Boswellia Sacra frankincense allowing it to burn longer and emit a wonderful aroma.
But frankincense in Oman is used as a normal day to day accoutrement. You will often walk into a house where it is being burnt to neutralize cooking smells or scent a room for visitors. After a meal a host will waft some around you or at the base of your dishdasha (robe).It has been used for centuries as a health aid especially for indigestion and is now being heralded as a possible cure for cancer but there is still some work to do on this.
But whether you are looking to burn frankincense, eat frankincense for health reasons or make perfume from frankincense essential oil please make sure it is frankincense from Oman that you choose.
Are you looking for a gift with a difference? Or maybe thinking about creating your own perfumes and cosmetics? Our gift packs are the perfect present for someone whom loves smells or is thinking about creating their own products. There is a mix and match of frankincense and myrrh tears along with Damascus Rose water and frankincense essential oil. These form the base notes of the most expensive scents on the market and can be used in a range of methods to make wonderful aromas.
1. Helps Reduce Stress Reactions and Negative Emotions
When inhaled, frankincense oil been shown to reduce heart rate and high blood pressure.
2. Helps Boost Immune System Function and Prevents Illness
Studies have demonstrated that frankincense benefits extend to immune-enhancing abilities that may help destroy dangerous bacteria, viruses and even cancers. It can be used to prevent germs from forming on the skin, mouth or in your home.
3. May Help Fight Cancer or Deal with Chemotherapy Side Effects
Frankincense oil has been shown to help fight cells of specific types of cancer.
4. It Can Kill Harmful Germs and Bacteria
Frankincense is an antiseptic and disinfectant agent that has antimicrobial effects. It has the ability to eliminate cold and flu germs from the home and the body naturally, and it can be used in place of chemical household cleaners.
5. Heals Skin and Prevents Signs of Aging
Frankincense benefits include the ability to strengthen skin and improve its tone, elasticity, defense mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes, and appearance as someone ages. It may help tone and lift skin, reduce the appearance of scars and acne, and heals wounds.
6. Eases Digestion
Frankincense helps the digestive system to properly detox and produce bowel movements