Frankincense | Latin Name: Boswellia Carteri | Family: Apiaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Gum, Resin
Frankincense Essential Oil is a pale yellow oil with a fresh ‘church’ aroma that has ‘damp’ yet pleasant qualities.
This is a small elegant tree indigenous to the Middle East and highly prized in Israel for its resin, which is burned in religious ceremonies. The resin is collected from small cuts made in the bark of the tree and then steam distilled to produce this essential oil. Native to the Red Sea region but grows wild in North East Africa and the gum in Somalia and Ethiopia, China and south Arabia and then is distilled in Europe and India.