The Boswellia carteri tree is the source of Olibanum resinoid, also called Frankincense resinoid. A deep, horizontal cut is made in the trunk of the tree, and allows the yellow resin or gum to flow out and harden in the exposed air. The resinoid looks like small yellow tears. The tree itself is small with abundant pinnate leaves and white or pale pink flowers. The resin is also popular in the personal care industry where it sees common use as a fixative and fragrance component in soaps, cosmetics and perfumes.