BOTANICAL NAME: Boswellia carteri
EXTRACTION: Steam distillation
DESCRIPTION: Frankincense oil is derived from the resin of the small Boswellia tree or shrub. Like all resins, this is the repair system of the tree and has soothing, rejuvenating properties. Frankincense is a pale golden yellow or greenish translucent liquid with a warm, sweet balsamic, resinous scent. Historically, frankincense has been used for incense, it as also been used medicinally in the East and West. In ancient Egypt frankincense was used for face masks, cosmetics and perfume.
KEY COMPONENTS: Alpha-pinene, insensol and caryophyllene.