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. Kristofer Boyer

    Kristofer Boyer

    Feeling so lucky and grateful for the opportunity to come across with this incredible supplier! Superb !

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  2. Mayra Fritsch

    Mayra Fritsch

    What an amazing resin! This stuff is incredibly fresh and still malleable! It holds its initial scent for quite sometime after placing it on a charcoal, definitely recommended!

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  3. Samanta Eichmann

    Samanta Eichmann

    GREAT THANKS FOR THE RESIN.

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  4. Elsa Will

    Elsa Will

    Très bien, pas de soucis

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  5. Zella Rowe

    Zella Rowe

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  6. Aleen Koch

    Aleen Koch

    Very fresh and juicy. Nice big pieces. Smells delicious.

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  7. Vilma Olson

    Vilma Olson

    Smells amazing!!!! My new shop for fragrance.

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  8. Zoila Lindgren

    Zoila Lindgren

    This shipment is very fresh and received a little extra packing wrap. Beautiful and plyable, the resin can be bent and shaped. That sale was a nice feature.

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  9. Mollie DuBuque

    Mollie DuBuque

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  10. Kadin Torp

    Kadin Torp

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

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  11. Nicola Johnson

    Nicola Johnson

    Excellent resin! As stated in the description, this resin is fresh. I've never worked with frankincense resin before, however, I am familiar with how some of the more common ones smell (I've purchased incense and small quantities of essential oil). Well, this resin has that characteristic frankincense scent but it also has an earthiness to it. Overall, very happy with my purchase!

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  12. Cynthia Weber

    Cynthia Weber

    Of the items I've tried so far, this is by far my favourite. Its that fresh piney type scent in the frankincense that got me. Thanks Dan for helping me and suggesting the 1/2 ounce of a couple of different types.

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  13. Lawson Dickinson

    Lawson Dickinson

    love the smell of this product. and a resonable price. a little bit goes a long way.

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  14. Jedidiah Crist

    Jedidiah Crist

    Excellent, reliable Canadian seller. The product is amazing with a wonderful aroma. I will buy from this fantastic person again
    The products are pure and burn well. Lots of love and light to this beautiful company. I personally bless this company with light, love and prosperity.

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    Blanche Cummings

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  16. Amely Wyman

    Amely Wyman

    This stuff is amazing Frankincense!

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  17. Adele Swaniawski

    Adele Swaniawski

    Divine! Wonderful shop and excellent seller! Thank you for everything. Highly recommend this shop.

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  18. Mikayla Walker

    Mikayla Walker

    I had bought older Dakar somewhere else that is only earthy. This one is also spicy-resinus with a fresh herbal note that lets me think of tea tree. It gets a slight varnish smell later on but not in a bad way.

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  19. Citlalli Graham

    Citlalli Graham

    What a different scent. I am so used to what we buy in the stores here in the US that I was clueless that there were so many types of frankincense!! I want to try them all now. Wonderful products

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  20. Luigi Aufderhar

    Luigi Aufderhar

    I'm loving my incense and oil!!

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  21. Caleigh Simonis

    Caleigh Simonis

    I love the smell of frankincense. However, until now, my experience has been with incense and essential oils. This Frankincense Neglecta has elevated my love for this amazing resin to a whole new level. It is definitely fresh. It is tender and gooey. A few pieces still have bark on them. The smell is absolutely divine. The story behind the harvesting is definitely one of the reasons I purchased this. Thank you for providing such an amazing resin at a relatively low price. I will be back for more.

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  22. Marisa Buckridge

    Marisa Buckridge

    Wow! This is great stuff. Fresh and fragrant; just the way I want it!

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  23. Mertie Dicki

    Mertie Dicki

    Lovely strong scent. Smells like pine pitch.

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  24. Asia Sauer

    Asia Sauer

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  25. Keeley Connelly

    Keeley Connelly

    Honestly I dint expect this would be this awesome….!!!!

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  26. Adam Bartell

    Adam Bartell

    The quality of this Frankincense by far exceeds any I have used in the past. I mixed a little with Myrrh and the scent lovingly lingered in my meditation space all day. This 'store' will be my go-to for wonderful incenses. Thank you – be well.

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  27. Laura Gislason

    Laura Gislason

    Smells simply divine, and I am in love❣

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  28. Kitty Ledner

    Kitty Ledner

    Fabulous smell before burning ..so cleansing.
    Amazing Thankyou.

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  29. Calista Schiller

    Calista Schiller

    This is new to me, so I have nothing to compare it with quality wise. I appreciate that it was well packaged and arrived without damage. It's beautiful.

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  30. Rae Wilkinson

    Rae Wilkinson

    Such a treat! This frankincense is different than anything I’ve experienced, in such a wonderful way! Luxurious, beautiful…a new favorite! Thank you for all you do!

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  31. Electa Terry

    Electa Terry

    AMAZING!! fragrant, fresh and packaging is great. My order came extremely fast. Really appreciate Dan and his shop for having these ingredients available in Canada. Thank you

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  32. Zola Greenfelder

    Zola Greenfelder

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  33. Brandt Parker

    Brandt Parker

    Incredible scent and a potent aromatherapy. Fast shipping! Thank you!

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  34. Cecil Lueilwitz

    Cecil Lueilwitz

    Merci pour vos bons produits

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  35. Vance Hagenes

    Vance Hagenes

    Amazing frankincense, so fresh you could chew it! (If you wanted to..)

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  36. Destiney Ryan

    Destiney Ryan

    Lovely, one of my favourite resins to burn. Thanks, Dan!

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  37. Brenda McClure

    Brenda McClure

    Very good as expected fantastic

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  38. Napoleon Rath

    Napoleon Rath

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  39. Jacklyn Kessler

    Jacklyn Kessler

    Excellent quality, fast shipping. Highly recommend to try it.

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  40. Jazlyn Batz

    Jazlyn Batz

    Thank you Dan and team for sourcing and making these delightful earth's bounty available.

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  41. Cierra Von

    Cierra Von

    Really good stuff. Love it

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  42. Allene Feeney

    Allene Feeney

    a gummy fresh Woody earthy smelling, true resin, good quality!!!! not fake like the others sale here on esty!!!!!!

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  43. Dovie Abbott

    Dovie Abbott

    Great items as always, very pleased! wonderful aroma

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  44. Leonor Schamberger

    Leonor Schamberger

    I'm so glad that I learned that Frankincense comes in varieties. I love this smell. So invigorating. I can go through the whole 4 ounces in two days. This is the only kind of resin I'm buying from now on.

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  45. Jada Herman

    Jada Herman

    Beautiful resin for my needs. And what an even more beautiful shopping experience with Apothecary’s Garden. Magical, whimsical, generous, and very intuitive. Love reading the listings by Dan, and Faye in Customer Care is awesome! I cannot wait to shop again!

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  46. Berenice Schaefer

    Berenice Schaefer

    Very high quality and smells amazing

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  47. Adele Swaniawski

    Adele Swaniawski

    Excellent resin! Definitely fresh, I can easily break off pieces as small or large as I want to put on my heater. And the scent is just amazing! Very piney and wonderful. I'm super happy with this shop and seller. Highly recommended especially for all Frankincense varieties. Thank you Dan and the ladies from the Samburu tribe!

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  48. Izaiah Walker

    Izaiah Walker

    I had many items in my order. All were of the quality described and as the pictures shown. The order was processed the same day I placed it and was delivered within 6 days. Dan is obviously someone who truly appreciates the products he sells. I plan to purchase from here again.

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  49. Lucy Murphy

    Lucy Murphy

    Earthy, yummy, fresh resin. Gratitude!

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  50. Eliane Oberbrunner

    Eliane Oberbrunner

    Nice aroma and I highly recommend! Will be back for more:)

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