These two ancient fragrances have been revered for over 5,000 years. Renowned as the gift of the Magi to the baby Jesus, and even more valuable than the gold they brought, frankincense and myrrh offered a multitude of medicinal qualities in addition to their heavenly scents.
As with all our soaps, Herbaria does not use imitation fragrances. To make this soap, we add genuine steam-distilled essential oils imported from Somalia. These costly oils account for the bar’s premium price. The frankincense is derived from a resin of the Boswellia sacra tree (also known as B. carteri); the myrrh is a resin from the Commiphora myrrha tree.
The homeopathic literature claims that frankincense is spiritually healing and calming, and also skin-regenerative, antiseptic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and an antidepressant. It can be especially beneficial to the respiratory system for coughs, bronchitis, colds, and flu. We make no claims—we simply believe you will find this soap a royal treasure, if not an outright religious experience.
“I've had to use common soaps and I just didn't feel as clean as when I use Herbaria.”
Ruth Smiley, Grove, OK
“The new Frankincense and Myrrh is my absolute favorite.”
Maxine Stone, Webster Groves, MO
“I plan to put this bar in every bathroom this Christmas!”
Jeannie Griffin, Farmington, MO