Be Sure to Check Our Ongoing Specials!

We’ve got many specials and sales running at The Ananda Apothecary at the moment, and just want to be sure you can take part! (always check our Specials page to see what’s new!)

Distilling Rose Essential Oil

Distillation of Rose Oil, and Producing the Hydrosol

Right now, with all orders over $49, you can receive a free bottle of our very wonderful Organic Bulgarian Rose hydrosol. This is the ‘rose water’ produced during the steam distillation process of our beautiful Rose Otto. It’s considered one of the premier skin toners (spritz a little on your face anytime of day!). Enter ‘Rose Hydrosol’ in the comments box of your order, and we’ll add it here when we process your order.

Also, ever wanted to try each of our Frankincense varieties? We’re offering a 3 bottle sample-pack of Frankincense Sacra, Carteri and Seratta with every order over $79…and yes, you can combine this with the Rose Hydrosol offer…simply enter ‘Frankincense Sampler’ in the comments box on the checkout page. This offer will only be available until the end of Monday, April 21st!

Frankincense Resin

Dried Frankincense Resin - Source of the Amazing Essential Oil

Our very-loved Boswellia Sacra (Sacred Frankincense) is on sale, at 20% regular pricing. No code is necessary.

Plus, all our nebulizing diffusers are on sale, and come with a free bottle of our Super Immune formula – great to keep the household well, and smells simply fantastic as well. These are the finest diffusers for therapeutic use of essential oils, as they diffuse ONLY the oil, without water, so you can easily control the oil’s concentration.

Our very best nebulizing diffuser, producing a pure, cold-air mist of your essential oils.

Our very best nebulizing diffuser, producing a pure, cold-air mist of your essential oils.

And, as always, there’s free shipping on first time orders, and ALL orders over $99 (enter ‘free-ship’ in the coupon code box after selecting and applying your shipping method, and click ‘apply’ to make your shipping free.

We hope you enjoy all these!

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It’s Springtime! Get Allergy Relief in Minutes with Blue Tansy!

We personally tested Blue Tansy essential oil, heralded for its allergy-relieving action, and it was profoundly effective. Want immediate relief from itchy, watery eyes, sinuses and ‘hay fever’? Irritated skin?  Read on!

Blue Tansy Essential Oil

Tannacetum annum - The 'Blue' Tansy Flower. The essential oil turns blue during distillation process from the presence of anti-inflammatory compounds.

It’s that time of year, where flowers start blooming, and grasses start to grow. Our owner comes home from a run on the trails with eyes that he just wants to scratch so badly.

Our herbalist’s skin gets intolerably-itchy when working on the garden. So they gave Blue Tansy a try, as suggested by many leading aromatherapists.

How We Use The Oil

  • For itchy, watery eyes, one drop was massaged under each eye. Yes, you’ll have a little ‘war paint’ on, but it’s remarkable how quickly you’ll feel the results! Be careful not to get the oil in your eyes, just around them.

    Don’t put the oil above your eyes, as sweat may lead to getting the oil in the eyes themselves.

  • For itchy skin, dilute Blue Tansy essential oil in any carrier in a 1:10 ratio, and apply liberally. You may also use the oil undiluted.
  • For itchy, irritated sinuses, massage one or 2 drops of the oil into the sinsus areas on either side of your nose.

The Results

We were astounded at how quickly the essential oil provided relief. In minutes, the itchiness subsided, without the use of any pharmaceutical antihistamines. If you’re an allergy sufferer, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

PS. While some customers have voiced concerns over Blue Tansy being in the ragweed family and possibly causing an allergic reaction, we’ve NEVER had anyone, including ourselves (some of us who are VERY allergic to grass pollen!)

Find Blue Tansy Essential Oil here!


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You’ve Loved Our Special, So We’re Extending It! Try 3 Amazing Pure Frankincense Oils for Free with Your Next Order!

Frankincense Tree

A Boswellia tree, source of Frankincense resin and the Essential Oils.

Our Frankincense Essential Oils are among the most therapeutically and aromatically valuable in the world! We’ve continued our special so you can try them all…Receive a free sample pack of these exceptionally-fine Frankincense varieties with every order over $79: Our Boswellia carteriBoswellia seratta CO2′s and hydro-distilled Boswellia sacra.

Plus 60ml of organic Rose Hydrosol, and you’ll get free shipping if this is your first order with us, and with ALL orders over $99.

You’ll receive a 2ml bottle of each of these incredible essential oils, and a measuring pipette for each, PLUS a free 60ml bottle of organic Bulgarian Rose Hydrosol – if it’s your first order with us, it’s shipped for free…and so is with ANY order with a subtotal over $99! (Please read the details for receipt of each offer on our Specials page :)

Frankincense Resin

Dried Frankincense Resin - Source of the Amazing Essential Oil

Frankincense is one of our most adored essential oils in our collection…not only because it has such a broad range of therapeutic activities (both ‘practical’ and ‘esoteric’), but because ours in particular are from such incredible wildcrafted sources and artesian distilleries.


Why Are We So Fond of Frankincense, and What Makes Ananda’s Different?

We’ve done a lot of research and work with all Frankincense essential oil varieties, and have come to realize a few very important pieces of knowledge about these oils:

  • ALL these species share the same PRIMARY therapeutic properties. This is because, regardless of the variety, the essential chemical properties are similar. They all contain large-chain sesquiterpine molecules that are unique to Boswellia tree resins.
    Sacred Frankincense Essential Oil

    Our Sacred Frankincense Essential Oil

    There are many, many published studies investigating the anti-cancer properties of Frankincense essential oils. The ability to cause natural cell death of otherwise ‘cancerous’ cells – and leave healthy cells unaffected – has been shown with EACH species: Carteri, Seratta, and Sacra (see our post summarizing this research here).


    In The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Salvatore Battaglia calls Frankincense oil: “THE immune system modulator” - meaning that it can have a complete, holistically-stimulating effect for the immune system…not only by affecting the immune system itself (many essential oils have been shown to increase activity of immune system cells in defending the body), but assists in bringing the mind and body to a state which it can be at its most healthy in every way.

  • It is these sesquiterpine molecules that stimulate the pineal gland (our ‘third eye’), which leads to the oils being suggested for use during meditative practices.

    One can place a drop of the oil on the ‘third eye’ point between the eyebrows, diffuse the oil, or get a hint of the scent by placing a drop on each wrist – the aroma has the effect of calming and/or grounding many people for such practices, and may be useful to just wear as a natural perfume for this purpose.

  • Frankincense Tree

    An up-close image of the bark of a Boswellia tree, exuding resin, which when dried, is called 'Frankincense'.

    The distillation method of all Frankincense varieties makes a difference in the brilliance of their aromas, and potentially their therapeutic effects.
    Our Carteri and Sacra varieties are SCO2-distilled from wild-source Frankincense resin. This  is the coolest-temperature extraction technique for the oil, and actually brings a greater array of the resin’s largest molecules (considered among the most therapeutically-important).

    Our Sacra oil is hydrodistilled, which also happens at lower temperatures than the classic ‘steam distillation’. Both these distillation methods result in very, very smooth, yet wonderfully-complex and rich aromas.

While therapeutically-similar, the three oils are quite unique aromatically - and you’ll more than likely quickly find you’ll have a favorite…The Carteri, perhaps the most popular, has beautiful citrusy and woody notes that give it its primary character. It is quite uplifting and broadly appreciated.

The Seratta is quite unique in its deep and smokey tones, somewhat reminiscent to the smell that many recall of Frankincense resin being burned in churches. And finally, the Sacra has the highest overall tone, with different sweet and woody notes that one can detect individually after inhaling the scent…it really is, simply beautiful.

So, to receive this special, with any order over $79, please make a note in the comments box of the checkout page: ‘Frankincense Sampler’. (Please note, orders including the Frankincense Sampler placed on 4/3 or 4/4 will ship on Monday, 4/6 – giving the team to have them ready for you!)

As for our other ongoing specials!: ALSO available, for orders over $49 is a free 60ml bottle of Rose Hydrosol (these are combined for orders over $79). ALL first-time orders are shipped for free (use coupon-code ‘first-order’ in the web-code box, after selecting and applying a shipping method), and all orders over $99 are shipped for free as well (use coupon-code ‘free-ship’ in the web-code box also after selecting and applying a shipping method). SHARE on Google or Like/Share the Ananda Apothecary on Facebook and receive 5ml Organic Bergamot with your order. See ALL our specials and instructions here.

Finally, Frankincense ‘Sacra’ and Helichrysum italicum are on sale, each marked down 20%, and our very-popular wood-base neubulizing diffusers are all on sale as well.

Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoy the oils!

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