Kenyan Frankincense Essential Oil-Sustainable harvest-Commiphora Confusa-Collected by the women of the Samburu Tribe Kenya.

(17 customer reviews)

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This listing is for the gorgeous essential oil of Commiphora Confusa, also known as Dakkar and Kenyan Frankincense.

Though of the Myrhh family and not that of Frankincense, the chemical and aromatic profile of C, Confusa is that of a Frankincense type and not a typical Myrrh. This has earned it the name “Kenyan Frankincense”.

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This listing is for the gorgeous essential oil of Commiphora Confusa, also known as Dakkar and Kenyan Frankincense.

Though of the Myrhh family and not that of Frankincense, the chemical and aromatic profile of C, Confusa is that of a Frankincense type and not a typical Myrrh. This has earned it the name “Kenyan Frankincense”.

As a “Frankincense essential oil, it is one of, if not THE, richest and most complex . Aromatically it is striking, rich, bold and sweet.

The bouquet of Kenyan Frankincense opens with Honey and spice layered on top of Conifers, caramel and citrus. As it dries down, black pepper and cardamom come to the forefront and the sweetness recedes to yield a familiar amber Frankincense glow. All this unfolds on a backdrop of soft sensuous musk that is as much that of warm animal fur as of anything from a botanical source.

Kenyan Frankincense has only recently been identified and collected commercially. It is available nowhere else in the world and I am honoured to present it to my customers.

In the past, the resin of C. confusa was lumped together with that of Frankincense neglecta. Visually, they are quite similar. However, differentiating between these two disparate species not only brings us a unique and distinguished aromatic product, it gives the Samburu women a broader income base and a little more trading power to supplement their incomes.

The resin is sustainably harvested by groups of Samburu women in northern Kenya and distilled in small batches by an artisan distiller who has spent decades identifying and collecting the Frankincense and Myrrh species of East Africa.

This is a pure essential oil. Nothing has been added or removed from it.

For more information about Commiphora Confusa, please see my post-here-https://apothecarysgarden.com/2017/06/15/commiphora-confusa-the-myrrh-that-is-a-frankincense/

Dan

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Commiphora Confusa, Dakkar essential oil, Essential Oil

Volume

1 Millilitre, 5 Millilitres, 10 Millilitres, 30 Millilitres, 100 Millilitres

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  1. Camille Deckow

    Camille Deckow

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    Maye Sanford

    Very special ūüôŹūüŹľ

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    Bridgette Graham

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    Lilian Fay

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    Raina Runolfsson

    As always from Apothecary's Garden, a wonderful product

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  6. Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Definitely my favorite of the myrrh family essential oils. It smells almost exactly like boswellia neglecta, with just a hint of that myrrh earthiness. A super rare and lovely oil.

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    Marcelle Murphy

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  8. Laurie Wolff

    Laurie Wolff

    Very interesting version. Nice to have in the collection. Also like the extraction practices and respect to the natural cultivators.

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  9. Greta Denesik

    Greta Denesik

    Mmmm! So nice!! I love everything I got in my order!

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  10. Electa Hessel

    Electa Hessel

    Fresh, bold and brave. Very clear note. A must have.

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  11. Laney Weber

    Laney Weber

    Wow, this essential oil is so powerful that i could smell the aroma through the packaging. Frankincense smells so vibrant yet it's a myrrh resin who would've thought that.

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  12. Zena Metz

    Zena Metz

    "Confusa" indeed – though of the Myrrh family, my nose smells Ethiopian frankincense. A fascinating, baffling and delightful oil that I will be ordering again and again….

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  13. Zoila Lindgren

    Zoila Lindgren

    Super quality and complex spectrum of aromas after applying to skin. SO WONDERFUL. I prefer it solo and enjoy the air.

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  14. Armando Kessler

    Armando Kessler

    Beautiful oil. Thank you for providing such rare and amazing essential oils!

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  15. Camille Deckow

    Camille Deckow

    What a new great addition to my compositions

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    Dina Hill

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  17. Katrina Beatty

    Katrina Beatty

    Another very special EO from Dan! Love it!

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