Frankincense Neglecta-Thurimel. Somalia-Boswellia neglecta “Light” A sweet resin for incense, salves and medicated oils.

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Boswellia neglecta Thurimel- Somalia, Co-op harvested. “Frankincense Neglecta Light”.

This shipment of “Light” Boswellia neglecta from Somalia is beautifully fragrant with a warm Amber Frankincense heart and notes of honey and black pepper. It is more vivid, fruity and citrusy than the Kenyan Frankincense Neglecta Thurimel. It dissolves and pools on the coal with no …

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Boswellia neglecta Thurimel- Somalia, Co-op harvested. “Frankincense Neglecta Light”.

This shipment of “Light” Boswellia neglecta from Somalia is beautifully fragrant with a warm Amber Frankincense heart and notes of honey and black pepper. It is more vivid, fruity and citrusy than the Kenyan Frankincense Neglecta Thurimel. It dissolves and pools on the coal with no charred fragrance as is the case with most Frankincense and Myrrh types. It also dissolves easily in warm carrier oils, waxes and alcohol for the formulation of moustache waxes, cremes, salves, lotions and tinctures.

This is a type of aromatic resin that is not often seen in commerce.
The classic types of Frankincense appear in the form of tears.
The crystalline “Thurimels” or Honey type resins are traded locally and are traditionally used in ritual and medicine among the African harvester communities.

Diversifying the trade in resins gives harvesters and their communities a broader income base and a safety net in case the mainstream Frankincense and myrrh trees cannot be saved from their current decline. They are dying off, around the world, at an alarming rate from both environmental stresses and human folly.
Often, up to 95% of their yearly income is generated from the collection and sale of these aromatic resins.

Olibanum & Thurimel

Our familiar Frankincense types are oleo-gum-resins and contain varying proportions of water-soluble gum. This combination of gum and oleoresin exudes from the tree as a white emulsion which gives Frankincense its traditional names- Luban in Arabic and Levonah in Hebrew, both based on the Semitic root word “White”, לבן. The latin name for Frankincense, Olibanum and Oleum Liban in ancient Greek are both derivatives of this word. After thousands of years, we have come to associate all Frankincense species with this white exudate.

Surprisingly, Boswellia neglecta is an oleoresin with no water-soluble gum. It appears as clear golden droplets and thus, is not an Olibanum or Luban.

Not only does this “Light” B. neglecta differ from other Frankincense resins in colour and composition, but the honey-coloured “Light” resin contrasts radically with the granular aromatic black resin produced alongside it on the very same tree which is commonly sold as Boswellia neglecta resin. Confused yet?

For these reasons, I felt we needed a good name for the amber resin of Boswellia neglecta. It sounded grammatically grating and irritatingly unimaginative to call it “Neglecta Light” in the shop.

So, for the sake of clarity, linguistic aesthetics, and to more easily differentiate the “light from the dark, I have dubbed the resin formerly known as Boswellia neglecta “Light”- Boswellia neglecta Thurimel. “Thurimel” means Frankincense Honey in Latin. I was considering the other Latin version, Tus melle, but that was too smelly.

The scent of this Frankincense neglecta Thurimel from Somalia is more intense than the Kenyan variety. Though both share the same Amber Frankincense heart couched in sweet honey and soft musk, this variety is more vivid, fruity and citrusy than the Samburu Frankincense neglecta Thurimel. Other than the scent, and a slightly darker colour, it seems identical to the Kenyan variety in all ways. It is a pure oleoresin with no water-soluble gum which means it melts cleanly into the charcoal as incense, and just as readily, dissolves into warm oils and waxes for the production of moustache waxes, oils, salves and cremes. It makes a unique essential oil which you will find in the shop here-https://www.etsy.com/listing/538667681/frankincense-neglecta-thurimel-essential . The infused oil of this Frankincense feels softening, nourishing and penetrating on the skin. I find it helps reduce feelings of anxiety and tightness of the chest.

AN INTRODUCTION TO BOSWELLIA NEGLECTA

The Boswellia or Frankincense neglecta resin of commerce is generally accepted as a dark, granular, blackish mass with a rich familiar Frankincense fragrance and a note of sweet Fir trees. l was convinced no tree could produce 2 resins so different in appearance. If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes in Northern Kenya I would still be sceptical.

Initial injury to the tree generates a clear oleoresin which hardens translucent and light golden in colour. Subsequently, the tree creates traumatic resin ducts as do our Northern Spruce and Pines. These ducts generate a therapeutic compound called “Callus Resin” that acts as a bandage and promotes the growth of protective tissue that heals the wounds, creates “scar tissue” and isolates healthy tissue from diseased. I assume, that the presence of different chemical compounds lends a different fragrance profile to each of these oleoresins.

In Scandinavia, Spruce callus resin is used in traditional salves for slow-healing wounds and diabetic ulcers. This is the type of Boswellia neglecta resin we are familiar with in the West. It is granular, fragrant, and often tar-like in texture and colour.
I prepare my Frankincense “Heartsease oil” from the dark neglecta which is used in massage to help reduce anxiety, panic, and tightness of the chest.

In Northern Kenya the Samburu women pick it off the trees in small tears which melt together in the 30-40 degree heat that accompanies most days in the bush. It is usually purchased as an aggregate in hardened lumps shaped by the women’s hands as they keep the light resin separate from the dark.

As all its brothers, Frankincense Neglecta is ruled by the Sun from an astrological point of view. It is calming and strengthening to both mind and heart, aids in meditation and concentration, and is thought to act as an aphrodisiac. It is assumed this oleoresin is composed of Boswellic (resin) acids, but I have yet to come across an analysis of the resin. It can be easily crushed and added to other materials when making incense blends and has a sweet, crisp, uplifting Amber fragrance.

———————————————————–What customers say about this Product————————————————————–

“Wonderful product! This stuff liquifies cleanly on my electric incense heater and smells amazing. I enjoy it even more than the regular Boswellia Neglecta..it’s lighter and sweeter, which offsets some of the deep earthy tones that are typical of Neglecta. And kudos to the seller for providing a free sample of fresh “regular” Neglecta incense from Kenya. Will be returning again for sure. Many thanks!”

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Boswellia Neglecta, Frankincense Neglecta, Frankincense neglecta Thurimel, Natural frankincense oleo resin

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  1. Kenyon Weimann

    Kenyon Weimann

    Esta resina es muy bella, tiene un olor dulce a caramelo y me encanta, a diferencia de la boswellia neglecta clásica esta es mas dulce, el vendedor fue muy amable y llego rápido a México, no duden en comprar en esta tienda.

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  2. Ressie Gaylord

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    Some very very nice Neglecta! I'm so glad I ordered all three types! They all have something really special about them!

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    great stuff! thanks! will buy again for sure!

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  4. Marietta Smith

    Marietta Smith

    Thank you ApothecarysGarden and shop-owner Dan for offering this all-natural high quality product.

    This Frankincense is so good! An Amazing product. Thanks!

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  5. Marietta Smith

    Marietta Smith

    Thank you ApothecarysGarden and shop-owner Dan for offering this all-natural high quality product.

    This Frankincense is so good! An Amazing product. Thanks!

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    Marietta Smith

    Thank you ApothecarysGarden and shop-owner Dan for offering this amazing all natural high quality product.

    This Frankincense is so good! An Amazing product. Thanks!

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    Lovely scent and order was dispatched quickly! Thank you!

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    Samanta Eichmann

    once again, another top quality product. Divine.

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    Estefania Larkin

    Never received. I want a full refund.

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    Lucy Murphy

    Excellent as always, gratitude blessings!

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  13. Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Wonderful product! This stuff liquifies cleanly on my electric incense heater and smells amazing. I enjoy it even more than the regular Boswellia Neglecta..it's lighter and sweeter, which offsets some of the deep earthy tones that are typical of Neglecta. And kudos to the seller for providing a free sample of fresh "regular" Neglecta incense from Kenya. Will be returning again for sure. Many thanks!

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    Shanel Okuneva

    Always great products and services. Thanks Dan

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  15. Roderick Hegmann

    Roderick Hegmann

    Beautiful! Perfect for oil infusion.

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    Shanel Okuneva

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  17. Else Tillman

    Else Tillman

    Much more of a dark forest honey-like scent compared to mainstream frankincense which is a bit too citrusy/grassy for my liking. Average shipping time for across Canada.

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  18. Daniella Roob

    Daniella Roob

    First time to try out this variety of Boswellia. An interesting mix of sweet and camphorous. Really like it! Thanks Dan.

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    this offering is of a superior quality, thanks to Dan and produces in the region of East Africa, where it was sourced from

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    Beautiful! For me it’s all about these dark colored frankincenses!

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    The quality of the resins from Apothecary's Garden is superb, and each is exquisite in its own right. The items received always match the shop description, and more than meet my expectations. The service is also excellent, with fast shipping to Australia. An exceptional experience all round, and I'll be back for more.

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  26. Emery Ankunding

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    Stunning Neglecta Frankincense, will very much enjoy this one in incense blends. Thank you!

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    I love it . Came fast, used it to bless my house and my daughter and I felt so relaxed. I love the smell

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    I bought this resin before. Needed more. This seller provides the best quality resin and incense products on Etsy.

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    New to using resin. I think it looks great.

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    Wonderful. It's true. Sweet honey, citrusy and clean. Excited to create with it.

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    Repeat customer! I bought this to make an oil infusion and it smells wonderful in the package.

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  39. Zoila Lindgren

    Zoila Lindgren

    My second purchase. Using first order indoors in a tealight burner. Thurmiel bubbles nicely. The 2 lb order is for the brass scencer and coal outside with lots of smoke. More smoke than my smoke alarms can handle. I love this sweet brown bubbling incense. A nice way to bless the garden in 2021.

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  40. Amely Walter

    Amely Walter

    Wonderful item like every purchase from Dan! I LOVE it!
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