Our musky, dreamy Dakkara Frankincense opens the doors of perception with the fine spirited scent of connection. Dakkara is distilled from the charcoal-colored pearls of sap oozing from tapped trees, yet the distillation results in a clear, deep balsamic essence with woodier undertones that smells dryer and sweeter than classic Carterii Frankincense. Ever enthusiastic about this ancient ecclesiastic’s earthy, amber-incense edge tinged with cordial-camphor, our dashing Dakkara is a cleansing, clearing chrism in any context. It finesses focus, sentinels the skin, and consistently connects us to our inner core of valor. Dakkara’s aromatic and inner distinction is that it resides on the doorsill of dawns; it takes one into dusk, into night, into seasons short on light.
Botanical Name: Boswellia neglecta
Botanical Family: Burseraceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Oleoresin
Country of Origin: Kenya
Cultivation Method: Wild
Composition: 100% Boswellia neglecta
Consistency: Translucent mobile liquid
Scent Description: A warm, ancient cavern with a balsamic, incense-edge of amber, ensorcels a piney resinous center with a subtle scintilla of citrus. Dakkara is dryer and sweeter than classic Boswellia carterii.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Douglas Fir, Galbanum, Geranium, Ginger, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Oakmoss, Opopanax, Palo Santo, Patchouli, Mandarin Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Pine, Hyssop, Cardamom, Cape Chamomile, Vetiver, Ylang, and Mastic.
Uses: This ancient astringent is sublime in skin care and sun care. For purifying perfumes and cognitive colognes. Feel the focus of Frankincense in meditation and concentration. Dakkara diffusion for a temple infusion into the scared space of your home. Fortifying and tonifying inhaled in salt pipes. Lover of lungs and first aid friend. Benevolent to bathe in and good to have a bottle on hand for quick inhalations to change the mind’s thought-scenery. A true tonic for general wellbeing, a drop on the chest helps you to be your best or in the bath at night is preparation for hours of slumber. When applied topically, the botanical-biotic and soothing properties of the oil cleanse and revive skin in need of some TLC, relaxing redness, toning the complexion, and smoothing scars and stretch marks, and easing fine lines. A dab of Dakkara is delightful applied to palms, rubbed together and directly inhaled activates quick clarity.
Constituents: Like most Boswellia, Dakkara contains the monoterpenoic constituents of alpha-pinene and alpha-thujene yet to a lesser extent as it is uniquely and lucidly laden with terpinen-4-ol which lends leathery, drier balsamic notes.
"And so he would now study perfumes and the secrets of their manufacture, distilling heavily scented oils and burning odorous gums from the East. He saw that there was no mood of the mind that had not its counterpart in the sensuous life, and set himself to discover their true relations, wondering what there was in frankincense that made one mystical." ~Oscar Wilde, Picture of Dorian Grey