Sustainable Frankincense Neglecta. Directly from the women of the Samburu Tribe!

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After 5 years of travelling back and forth to visit the women of the Samburu tribe in Northern Kenya, we have finally established direct trade from the collectors to us in the West!

This is the first shipment of co-op harvested resins from the Samburu women and hopefully the beginning of a long and fruitful …

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After 5 years of travelling back and forth to visit the women of the Samburu tribe in Northern Kenya, we have finally established direct trade of Frankincense neglecta from the collectors to us in the West!

This is the first shipment of co-op harvested resins from the Samburu women and hopefully the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship.

All we need now are customers to support this project. We have 2 very special wholesalers who have a passion for fair trade and sustainability and are ready to deliver these resins to distillers and retailers in North America and in Europe.

This resin is fresh and fragrant, full of essential oil that can easily be distilled. It is sustainably harvested and fairly traded.

As some of you know, in 2016 I set out on my African aromatics tour. (https://apothecarysgarden.com/2016/01/26/the-african-fair-trade-frankincense-and-myrrh-tour-2016/).

The motivation behind this trip was to facilitate sustainability and fair trade of medicinal/fragrant resins from the Horn of Africa. Early 2016 I spent a week and a half in remote, (hot), Samburu county sourcing native resin bearing Frankincense and Myrrh trees and initiating a fair trade platform for the semi-nomadic, pastoralist women of the Samburu tribe in North Eastern Kenya.

In the Samburu tradition, the men hold most of the wealth which is in the form of cattle, sheep, goats and camels. The women do much of the work with little to no monetary return. Many of the women collect resins and bring them to market every week or two. This gives them their own income which they use to purchase medicine and food.
Cutting out the middlemen from the supply chain ensures the women a reliable and fair return for the resins they collect.

Though Frankincense and Myrrh trees are abundant in their area, the women do not tap or injure the trees to increase yield as is often the case in other areas and with other types of resin-bearing trees.
Harming nature is frowned upon and contrary to their belief system and their reverence for their Nature Goddess N’gai. The Samburu only collect the resins that form due to incidental injuries from goats and Baboons who find the bark of Boswellia Neglecta delectable, and elephants who casually trample trees like matchsticks as elephants tend to do. In fact it is believed these trees and some other frankincense and Myrrh species cannot be tapped due to their thin bark and different physiology.

The Samburu women collect both a light and a dark B. Neglecta incense. Yes…I had to see this for myself and it is true!! Initial injury generates a clear sap that hardens translucent and light golden.

Subsequent to injury the tree creates “Traumatic Resin Ducts” as does our Northern Spruce. These ducts then generate a special therapeutic sap 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 flesh from diseased. In Scandinavia, the Spruce callus resin is used in traditional salves for slow healing wounds, diabetic ulcers and post-surgical wounds.

Very little clear resin is available from the trees compared to the dark resin.

Like 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 helps raise one’s spirits.

When burned as incense, it helps cleanse a space and create a sense of sacredness.

Sometimes called “Dakar”, the aroma of Frankincense Neglecta, though unmistakably that of Frankincense, stands out with clean, crisp, sweet, earthy notes, reminiscent of our northern Balsam Fir trees.

This unusual type of Frankincense has been used locally for generations as a sacred incense and as medicine specific for respiratory complaints. The Samburu burn it when a child is sick, when a woman is in labour and during childbirth from what I could gather.

The infused oil of Frankincense Neglecta oleoresin and its essential oil are valuable ingredients in respiratory rubs, salves and oils. It yields itself readily to oleo-extraction with vegetable oils which makes a most excellent chest rub for congestions, asthma, bronchitis and colds.

This is the resin I use to make my Frankincense neglecta Oleo Extract which I refer to as “Heartsease Oil”, which I find reduces feelings of anxiety, panic and tightness/heaviness of the chest. Apparently, it has the same effect for many others when massaged into the chest.

This calming oil is easy to make with a bit of resin and some warm olive oil. Here are instructions for making your own Heartsease oil-https://apothecarysgarden.com/2014/07/30/how-to-make-a-whole-extract-of-frankincense-and-other-oleoresins/?wref=tp

As all types of Frankincense, this oleoresin makes an exceptional incense for the home and ritual.

For more information on Frankincense Neglecta, a recipe and instructions on how to make your own Frankincense Neglecta cough and chest oil, please see my post-http://apothecarysgarden.com/2013/10/09/frankincense-oil-cough-cold-chest-rub-recipe/

Dan

————————————————-WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT THIS PRODUCT—————————————————

“An utterly fantastic aromatic profile — both as straight oleoresin incense or tinctured. Hearty spice with a clean, smoked edge. Citric backing, but not lemony like Boswellia carterii. Really wonderful in a deep, enrobing way.”

“The smell of these resinous chips just permeated the whole packaging. Delightful.”

“Top shelf seller in every way. Highly recommend. Freshest Boswellia resins ever. Thank you so much!”

“Nice, and happy that it’s Fair Trade too :)”

“Will definitely order again. Great product.”

“Great product, good seller, fast shipping”

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AKBA, Boswellia Neglecta, Boswellic Acids, Fair trade Frankincense, Frankincense Neglecta, Fresh Frankincense resin, Natural frankincense oleo resin, oleoresin, Sustainable resins

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  1. Lucinda Cormier

    Lucinda Cormier

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  2. Randall Senger

    Randall Senger

    It smells heavenly! Thank you so much, can't wait to try this out 🙂

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  3. Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    This is the freshest, most potent and heavenly Boswellia Neglecta resin I have had the privilege to try. I must say that the Neglecta Thurimel edges out the scent of the gum-heavy, typical Neglecta variety by just a hair in my humble opinion, but of the latter variety this is the very best.

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  4. Brett Ortiz

    Brett Ortiz

    The quality and freshness of these resins are superb. No dirty burns

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  5. Anderson Ryan

    Anderson Ryan

    Thankyou for sending my order so quickly and for the extra samples. Really lovely 😀

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  6. Roderick Hegmann

    Roderick Hegmann

    Beautiful! Perfect for oil infusion.

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  7. Mariah Mayert

    Mariah Mayert

    This resin reminds me of how chunks of amethyst points sparkle beneath a slight layer of sand dust. A very lovely resin.

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  8. Rosalee Bernhard

    Rosalee Bernhard

    I have been burning this every evening! A unique frankincense that I recommend trying!

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  9. Leda Williamson

    Leda Williamson

    It is almost hard to say that any one thing Dan sources is better than the others, but as a self-professed incense/resin junkie, this Neglecta is far and away the most satisfying natural material I have ever worked with. Its idiosyncrasy amongst olibanum — a myrrh-like spiciness but boldly frankincense — and stunning color… Oh my.

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  10. Jarrod Block

    Jarrod Block

    This resin is amazing! I'm very looking forward to working with this in my rituals! Also thank you so much for the extras I will definitely be back for more. Thank you Dan!

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  11. Caleigh Zemlak

    Caleigh Zemlak

    I could burn frankincense all day all night.

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  12. Kristina Wisozk

    Kristina Wisozk

    Still loving this resin & how wonderful it is used in multiple ways, & I cannot say enough good things about Dan (& his son, Nathan) & all of the work being done to bring resins of such high quality & freshness not only to the market here in N America, but directly from the source at that! Multiple times a repeat customers, & I will continue to be for as long as is possible! I'm not only inspired to help myself, but have been learning how to do so on my own in ways never imagined more & more. This is one of my go-to resins for managing some medical quality of life issues that Western Medicine has not been able to safely help (more like only make things worse for the most part), & I'm incredibly grateful to have any of this resin, let alone multiple ounces at once!

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  13. Timothy Kessler

    Timothy Kessler

    I'm a repeat customer. Items are always of the highest quality with much knowledge behind every item posted in shop. I will keep coming back and recommending this shop.

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  14. Bobbie Ankunding

    Bobbie Ankunding

    Amazing quality. Thanks so much

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  15. Kristina Wisozk

    Kristina Wisozk

    This Frankincense Neglecta is still the same resin, with the same lovely & calming fragrance, freshness, & high quality, as it was when I first ordered it when it had newly come home with/to Dan. Absolutely one of my favorite species of Frankincense resins, & I have never had a complaint about its quality, scent, or freshness at all after multiple orders. Still a fresh & darkly sticky, high quality, abundantly fragrant resin for incense use & much, much more, & makes an especially divine resin infused oil for respiratory & anxiety relief!

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  16. Diana Kautzer

    Diana Kautzer

    great product, good seller, fast shipping

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  17. Kristina Wisozk

    Kristina Wisozk

    Still as fresh as when this resin from NE Kenya was first offered & incredibly fragrant in an awesomely lovely way that's calming when smelled even through the packaging, & even more so with the barrier of the packaging. I still can't believe or get over just how fresh this batch of Frankincense Neglecta is, as I have yet to receive any that isn't very high quality & so fresh that it is not simply a more firmly soft sort of "squish" when pressed on, but is instead a soft kind of squishy that reveals a center of each piece so fresh that I have to be careful handling it in order to not cover my hands in this lovely & fragrant thick, sticky resin when working with it to make one of, if not my favorite, infused oils, or even just holding a piece of this Frankincense or keeping it around for its calming aroma. Lovely!

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  18. Leda Williamson

    Leda Williamson

    An utterly fantastic aromatic profile — both as straight oleoresin incense or tinctured. Hearty spice with a clean, smoked edge. Citric backing, but not lemony like Boswellia carterii. Really wonderful in a deep, enrobing way.

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  19. Aimee Sipes

    Aimee Sipes

    The smell of these resinous chips just permeated the whole packaging. Delightful.

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  20. Alanna Huels

    Alanna Huels

    Nice and fresh, great stuff!

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  21. Lessie Labadie

    Lessie Labadie

    Nice, and happy that it's Fair Trade too 🙂

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  22. Daniella Roob

    Daniella Roob

    Top shelf seller in every way. Truly my Favorite Seller. Thank you so much!

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  23. Daniella Roob

    Daniella Roob

    Top shelf seller in every way. Highly recommend. Freshest Boswellia resins ever. Thank you so much!

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  24. Marilyne Schowalter

    Marilyne Schowalter

    Unbelievable, incredible, jaw-dropping, chest-clutching scent. Seriously gorgeous frankincense. I think Dan has ruined me for life! In the best way possible 😉

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  25. Tremaine Price

    Tremaine Price

    Excellent very good aroma. I trust this seller.

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  26. Dorian Casper

    Dorian Casper

    I use this stuff for smudging and meditation almost every day. It smells amazing! If you buy this, though, just be aware that you will need a mortar and pestle!

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    Yolanda Graham

    Fast shipping and we'll packaged.

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    Velma Hansen

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  29. Tessie Hintz

    Tessie Hintz

    Simply amazing, will definitely order again ! Feeling blessed

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  31. Edyth Krajcik

    Edyth Krajcik

    Glad I picked-up 2.5oz of this one. Great price point for a nice frankincense that beats-out a local shop/stuff sold to tourists. I could burn this all day and not feel like I was in a church. I'll buy again.

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    Destiny Raynor

    Absolutely stunning and bright

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  35. Faye Ward

    Faye Ward

    There are similarities to black frankincense in the slightly animalic undertone, but this has its own sultry aroma profile. I get woody-pine, leather, orange and ocean breeze. Beautiful!

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  36. Audra Rowe

    Audra Rowe

    With frankincenses, rivae and neglecta are my style! Great stuff!

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  37. Abagail Ankunding

    Abagail Ankunding

    Product of very good quality !!!

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    Mara Murphy

    Glad to buy this in your shop. Good quality!

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    Laura Hahn

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  41. Hazel Turcotte

    Hazel Turcotte

    What this did for a stress filled anxiety attack I'll never not have it around. This is pure magic but in organic natural form. So grateful to have access to this and dans knowledge filled blogs to educate myself to this beautiful resin. Just ordered some in EO and Oleoresin form too. Can not wait to suffer less and to share this with friends and family who suffer in the same way! Thank you Apothecary Gardens.

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  42. Zachariah Cruickshank

    Zachariah Cruickshank

    As with everything from ApothecarysGarden, this was an excellent purchase. High quality resin for a great price.

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  43. Muriel Hauck

    Muriel Hauck

    Wonderful, this is my first time smelling real solid frankincense and it had gotten me into the world and I'm going in head first. Wonderful quality, thank you!

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  44. Hazel Turcotte

    Hazel Turcotte

    Wonderful, wonderful scent. Took me by surprise!

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  45. Ada Quigley

    Ada Quigley

    I love all the resins I’ve gotten from Dan. The best part is when I pulverize them and the dust wafts through the air. Instant mood improvement and such a a fine quality!

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    Estrella Dickens

    Great shop. Pleasure to buy from. Thank you.

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  47. Juliet Tillman

    Juliet Tillman

    What can I say, I love everything I bought from this store and keep coming back for my now so called favorites. I hope they never stop making or having them. Excellent quality and service from a wonderful seller. I again already have stuff in my cart for my next buys from this favorite Etsy store. 🌼🌸😊

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  48. Ressie Gaylord

    Ressie Gaylord

    Love this. Smells so intriguing! Not like any other frankincense I've had.

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  49. Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    This is the best frankincense neglecta I've found, anywhere, hands down! The Kenyan variety that Dan sources is, to me, far superior to the Ethiopian variety that is sourced by most other vendors. Super fresh and fragrant with those deep, woody, base notes that make the neglecta unique amongst frankincense resins. Thanks, Dan, for continuing to provide the best in natural resins!

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  50. Clemens Ledner

    Clemens Ledner

    Will definetly order again. Great product.

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