Country of Origin
Color & Odor
|:||Pale yellow Viscous liquid with Balsamic, typical olibanum odor|
|:||Soluble in alcohol and oils. Insoluble in water|
|:||0.850 - 0.890 @ 20°C|
|:||(+35) - (-15)|
|:||1.465 - 1.482 @ 20°C|
Storage & Handling
|:||Store in tightly sealed, preferably full container. Protect from heat and light.|
|:||Ambient 10°C - 32°C|
|:||Supercritical CO2 Extraction|
DESCRIPTION: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.
CONSTITUENTS:Its main components are a-pinene, actanol, linalool, octyl acetate, bornyl acetate, incensole and incensyl acetate.
AROMATIC SUMMARY / NOTE / STRENGTH OF AROMA:A base note with a medium aroma, Boswellia serrate has a warm and spicy, woody odour that is haunting, but milder than Frankincense from Somalia.
BLENDS WITH:It blends well with various oils, such as benzoin, sandalwood, lavender, myrrh, pine, orange, bergamot and lemon.
COMMON NAMES:Olibanum and Gum .
USES:Owing to its spicy, haunting yet pleasant smell, it widely used in perfumery. It also has medicinal properties and finds application in aromatherapy.