Omumbiri Resin

Omumbiri resin, collected from, the Commiphora Wildii tree in Namibia, has a lovely sweet, spicy, warm fragrance, reminding one of Frankincense rather than Myrrh though it belongs to the Myrrh family.

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Unlike other scented Myrrhs, Omumbiri resin is not found in the form of tears but as a "Thurimel", a honey Frankincense most often in a microcrystalline form similar to Frankincense Thurimel resins.

Omumbiri is also different from all other Myrrh types in that it is a pure oleoresin and contains no water-soluble gum. Not only does this lack of gum give it a unique appearance, but unlike most Frankincense and Myrrh species, it burns on the charcoal with no charring and yields a pleasing smooth perfume to the air.

The lack of water-soluble gum also means it will dissolve easily into warm carrier oils for those that wish to make cosmetics or solid perfumes.

Known for their striking beauty and unique hairstyles, the women of the Himba tribe in Namibia collect Omumbiri resin and blend it with Ochre and animal fats for a traditional perfume and cosmetic. Stored in cow-horn containers this fragrant unguent is applied to both skin and hair regularly.

Omumbiri resin is collected from the trees and ground without tapping or damaging the trees in any way, making it perfectly sustainable. It is processed at a community co-op facility that pays the women on the spot for their resins. Profits from the sale of the essential oil go right back into the community. Omumbiri resin is both sustainably harvested and fairly traded.

Like other types of Myrrh, Commiphora Wildii is ruled Astrologically by the Moon.

Dan

Materials: Scented Myrrh, Perfumed Myrrh, Omumbiri, Commiphora Wildii.


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Elaine Greenfelder (Ashburn, US)
I WISH THAT WE HAD PROTECTION FROM THE OV...

I WISH THAT WE HAD PROTECTION FROM THE OVER PRICING! THE RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF RESIN THAT I RECEIVED FOR THE AMOUNT OF MONEY I WAS CHARGED IS OUTRAGEOUS! JUST PRICE GOUGING! I HOPE THAT THEY ARE GIVING BACK TO THE PEOPLE THAT ACTUALLY HARVEST THE RESIN!!!!😳🤔 ALMOST 30.00 BUCKS! WILL NOT BUY AGAIN…..

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N. Christiansen (Ashburn, US)
Great quality and fairly priced

Great quality and fairly priced

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Karen Kerluke (Ashburn, US)
Believe it or not, this is what brought me...

Believe it or not, this is what brought me to your site; I was curious about this item. What an interesting & exotic fragrance it is. Thank you for making this available. I'm looking forward to working with it.

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Virgil Hill (Ashburn, US)
One of my fav resins i've bought. Highly r...

One of my fav resins i've bought. Highly recommended this one

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Kk Smitham (Ashburn, US)
These omumbiri resin pieces burns well and...

These omumbiri resin pieces burns well and smells good. Thank you. Recommend this seller/shop