Frankincense, tears

Boswellia carteri


Origin: Ethiopia

A deciduous tree native to North Africa and the Middle East. The bark is scored and the secreted juice forms into the "tears" -- a hard oleo-resin.

Note: For external use only.
Common Names: Boswellia, Indian Frankincense, Arabic Frankincense, Salai guggal, Olibanum
Infuse powdered tears in jojoba or olive oil and filter before use. To powder, freeze the tears to prevent them from gumming up while grinding. Use a morter and pestle or spice grinder. Can clean up with a little olive oil and dish soap.
Class 1.