Gum Olibanum (Frankincense) is one of our most requested resins here at William Bernstein Company. To meet consumer demand, we import and export this resin in a variety of forms. Gum Olibanum First Choice AKA “Tears” (Frankincense) is of the same family and genus as our other Frankincense offerings, but in a unique granule shape. For detailed information about the characteristics of this resin, see below.
Gum Olibanum First Choice AKA “Tears” (Frankincense)
Country of Origin: Northern Africa
This aromatic (tree) resin comes from Eastern Africa and is used for incense, perfume, and aromatherapy purposes. Similar to the other forms of Frankincense, it’s harvested by “tapping” the tree and thereby extracting the sap. The quality is determined by color, aroma, size, and purity. Additionally, it’s a species of great Biblical significance as it’s been mentioned in the book of Exodus and burned as incense in places of worship for centuries.