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 .
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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.
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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