This essential oil is pale yellow-green in color and has a woody, spicy, haunting smell, a little bit camphoric, yet highly pleasant. It is extracted from resin of the Boswellia carteri tree, of the Burseraceae family using CO2 extraction method.
Olibanum and Gum
It blends well with various oils, such as benzoin, sandalwood, lavender, myrrh, pine, orange, bergamot and lemon.
Its main components are a-pinene, actanol, linalool, octyl acetate, bornyl acetate, incensole and incensyl acetate.
Owing to its spicy, haunting yet pleasant smell, it widely used in perfumery. It also has medicinal properties and finds application in aromatherapy.