Our ingredients

René Schönefeld’s natural resins are raw, naturally occurring substances. Examples are frankincense, copal, myrrh and red wood. These materials are harvested from trees by making a small incision on the trunk or branches of the tree. After making a small incision, the resin can be collected as a milky substance that coagulates upon contact with air. Popular resins trees are:

  • The Boswellia Papyrifera from Sudan
  • The Styrax Benzoin from Indonesia
  • The Styrax Tonkinensis from Thailand

Most resin trees are native to Africa, although many gum trees also originate from Asian countries.

Our incense contains the same natural resins that René Schönefeld offers on its website. However, for our incense mixtures, we wash the products in perfume oils and colour them with various pigments. All ingredients to make the incense blends are harmless and EU-approved. Most natural resins used to create our incense mixtures belong to the Genus Boswellia tree family. For example, the Boswellia Papyrifera or Boswellia Sacra. The Boswellia Papyrifera is also known as Olibanum and frankincense, and native to Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan. The incense smoke from this tree is characterized by a fresh lemon-pine scent, which is why it’s so popular. While the Boswellia Sacra is native to the Arabian Peninsula (Yemen) and Puntland (Somalia). This resin gives a more sweet incense aroma.

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