The walls of Edfu contain information concerning how to boil down and concentrate the incense ingredients. They were boiled, mixed, aged and probably other techniques used which we have no way of verifying today. The Egyptians were highly advanced in many areas.
The type of incense I am making is made from the raw incense material and then I try to assimilate some of the techniques discovered in ancient Egyptian writings.
Although they were not trying to duplicate the Egyptians I believe the ancient Israelites were heavily influenced by them. They made an incense which was formed "after the art of the apothecary." But WHAT apothecary? The Israelites were slaves and the only apothecary was Egyptian. I believe they used Egyptian techniques MINUS steps which would include worship to another God (IE using honey in the recipe).
I also believe there was a first and second Temple incense. The first Temple incense consisted of four ingredients and the second Temple incense consisted of 11 ingredients.
The first Temple incense, the one which I have created but am trying to further tweak, consists of equal parts of Stacte (Myrrh saturated in benzoin), Onycha (Labdanum), Galbanum, and pure Frankincense. This is found in the 30th chapter of the book of Exodus in the Holy Scriptures of the Judaic and Christian faiths.
I believe that the "pure Frankincense" to which the first three ingredients were added was a very concentrated form of Frankincense which was the prominent aroma in the incense.
NOW what I need to discover is how to make or purchase such a Frankincense.