Omumbiri Resin-Traditional Perfume & Cosmetic of the Beautiful Himba women-Commiphora Wildii-Namibia-Sustainable Harvest

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

Unlike other scented Myrrhs, 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 …

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

Unlike other scented Myrrhs, 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

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Commiphora Wildii, Omumbiri, Perfumed Myrrh, Scented Myrrh

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  1. Ray Durgan

    Ray Durgan

    Glorious quality, superb service, looking forward to future dealings!

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  2. Lucinda Spinka

    Lucinda Spinka

    I use this as incense (on incense coal) very lovely scent!

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  3. Yazmin Miller

    Yazmin Miller

    I bought this in a large order. I’m amazed at the quality and care that goes into everything offered by Apothecary’s Garden. Product is exactly as described, shipped extremely fast.. I will absolutely be making future purchases. 5-5

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  4. Zoila Lindgren

    Zoila Lindgren

    Visually and scentually pleasing and attractive. I have been using it nightly on one of Dan's tealite warmers, which distributes the fragrence well. Thanks Dan.

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  5. Bruce Kautzer

    Bruce Kautzer

    OMG… such an incredible fragrance 😍👏 Thank you!

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  6. Mollie DuBuque

    Mollie DuBuque

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  7. Zoila Lindgren

    Zoila Lindgren

    One of my personal favorites and second order of this lovely resin. Burns fantastic on coal leaving no crispy remnants. The chunks just go into dust. Instantly billows beautiful smoke when it touches the coal. The essential oil from this is also a new favorite of mine. I just love Omumbiri. Very nice on tealight burner as well, which emanates a different scent than when done on coals. Yum Yum biri.

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  8. Zella Rowe

    Zella Rowe

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  9. Elsa Will

    Elsa Will

    Très bien, pas de soucis

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  10. Yazmin Miller

    Yazmin Miller

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  11. Erika Barrows

    Erika Barrows

    I love this item's smell.

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  12. Jonatan Steuber

    Jonatan Steuber

    Omumbiri came in and it has a very potent exotic, citrusy, fruity aroma that’s addicting, Came in overweight as well. Thank you!!

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  13. Cierra Von

    Cierra Von

    Really good quality! Love it! Will be back again.

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  14. Krystina Bernhard

    Krystina Bernhard

    What a complex and lovely fragrance! I warmed this omumbiri resin in an electric incense burner made specifically for burning resins and gums. I love this scent. At first, it’s pungent and then becomes subtle. Everything I purchase from Dan is exquisite. He really knows his craft.

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  15. Kailey Luettgen

    Kailey Luettgen

    Very Interesting Resin in that it has virtually no scent as a hard resin and very little flavor when chewed. I'm excited to burn it and also to tincture it for its medicinal virtue

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  16. Jordy Langosh

    Jordy Langosh

    Gorgeous scent! Packaged carefully, shipped quickly. Great shop!

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  17. Elissa Rippin

    Elissa Rippin

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  18. Erika Barrows

    Erika Barrows

    The resin is great, love the smell, meets my expectations. The oil was smaller than I expected and was difficult getting it out of the bottle.

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  19. Lyda Hettinger

    Lyda Hettinger

    Quality products, over two weeks from Canada to US

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