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All About Frankincense Rivae


All About Frankincense Rivae

For the month of December, we are introducing a rare variety of one of the world’s most sought-after essential oils.

Our Frankincense Rivae is an Oil of the Month offering throughout the month of December. Check back with us soon to see if we have added it to our collection.

Frankincense Rivae

A rare and aromatically unique way to experience Frankincense, the Rivae variety is a must-have for Boswellia enthusiasts who can’t get enough of these amazingly therapeutic oils. To produce this essential oil, the resin of Frankincense Rivae is painstakingly collected by hand as the magnificent trees weep them onto their bark, which is left to dry into “tears” before going through the steam-distillation process. Perhaps the sweetest of all Frankincense resins, Rivae is prized by perfumists for its long-lasting, refined fragrance. With its robust and complex medley of balsamic pines, sunlit earth, and soft candy-like notes against a distinctly dark and resinous character, the incense-like aroma is instantly uplifting and unforgettable.

Belonging to the family of ‘sacred scents,’ Frankincense Rivae Essential Oil is valued for its affinity to help heal the mind and body. The soothing, grounding scent can calm overactive thoughts and balance emotions, making this a wonderful companion for meditation and yoga practices. It is also known to help open the lungs for deep, relaxing breathing, while providing a sense of clarity to the mind. When diluted and applied topically, Frankincense Rivae can help soothe and rejuvenate the look of skin while softening bruises and blemishes. It can also provide a sense of relief to tense, tight muscles and joints due to its relaxing and warming qualities.

Some Things to Know

Botanical Name: Boswellia rivae

Country of Origin: Ethiopia

Plant Part Used: Gum Resin

Primary Constituents:

  • a-Pinene

  • Δ3-Carene

  • β-Pinene

  • Limonene

Aromatic Scent: Fresh and piney, with lemony and soft, sweet balsamic notes

Directions: Aromatic – Diffuse using 3-4 drops per 100 mL of water or use in a personal inhaler. Topical – Dilute to 1-3% in a carrier.

Shelf Life: 2-3 Years

KidSafe/ Pup & Pony Safe: Yes

Pregnancy Safe/Nursing Safe: No

Deep Breathing Meditation Blend

What You’ll Need:

What You’ll Do:

This stock formula creates approximately 5 mL. Use 5 drops per 100 mL of water or inhale passively to help open the lungs and encourage deep, relaxing breathing while stretching or meditating.


Let us know what you think about Frankincense Rivae! Don’t have yours yet? Make sure to head over to our Oil of the Month Club.