Scientific Name: Boswellia carterii
Country of Origin: Somalia
Synonyms: Olibanum, gum thus
Plant Family: Burseraceae
Plant Parts Used: Tree/Bark
Extraction Method: Distillation
Physical Characteristics: Pale yellow or greenish mobile liquid.
Dominant Note(s): Middle to Base
Aroma: Haunting fragrance, woody, spicy with a hint of lemon.
Main Constituents: Mainly monoterpene hydrocarbons, notably pinene, dipentene, limonene, thujene, phellandrene, cymene, myrcene, terpinene; also octyl acetate, octanol, incensole, among others.
Blends With: Basil, Black Pepper, Galbanum, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Orange, Melissa, patchouli, Pine and Sandalwood.
Safety Precautions: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.