Frankincense | Latin name: Boswellia carterii | Aromatic waters by distillation of Gum & Resin | Plant family: Burseraceae
Also known as Olibanum, Frankincense is a small tree or shrub with abundant pinnate leaves and white and pale pink flowers. It yields natural oleo gum resin which is collected by making incisions into the bark. At first, a milky white liquid appears which then solidifies into tear shaped amber-orange-brown lumps between the size of a pea and a walnut.
Hydrolats, aromatic waters produced by steam distillation of botanical materials during the production of essential oils. Hydrolats are gentle and effective, containing only the most water-soluble chemicals from the plant material, also microscopic drops of the essential oils.