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Commiphora wildii

Omumbiri

Deep, Resinous and

                 Incensey... 

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Where it

       comes from

The resin is collected by Ovahimba women in the Kunene region of Namibia. The C. wildii trees are not tapped, unlike with most resin collection, but instead the naturally self-exuded resin is collected. This system makes the collection of resin extremely sustainable and non-damaging; resin is gathered from October-November. The resin is steam distilled at the community-owned processing center, allowing the profits of oil sales to benefit the communities.

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This unique oil (traditionally used by Ovahimba women for perfume) comes from our partnership with Scents of Namibia, a community-owned trust whose mission it is to ensure sustainable use of natural products and make sure that harvesters and communities benefit fairly from their commercialization. We’re honored to have the opportunity to partner with them, especially given the rarity of this oil—only a few hundred kilos can be produced in a year.

Essential Oil

         Breakdown

Family

Burseraceae

Origin

Namibia

Extraction

Steam Distillation

Characteristics

Deep, Incensey, Resinous, reminiscent of frankincense with rich butter and licorice notes

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Essential Oil Composition

α-Pinene

β-Pinene

Heptane

α-Thujene

p-Cymene

γ-Terpinene

Sabinene

Terpinen-4-ol

Limonene

α-Terpinene

52.89%

15.68%

6.24%

5.37%

3.75%

1.94%

1.67%

1.35%

1.26%

1.17%

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