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Omumbiri (Commiphora wildii) - Namibia

Scents of Earth
$13.70

Omumbiri (Commiphora wildii), also called "Namibian Myrrh", has been used for many years by Himba women as their traditional perfume. Despite being part of the myrrh family, it has a great lemony scent that reminds many of frankincense from Oman. This resin is only found in the southwestern part of Africa. The tree is usually found on rocky cliffs and resin is harvested during the hot dry months. When the resin is burned, it is said to have very relaxing properties and is great for meditation.*

The scrubby tree tends to be small, with a stem diameter approximately 15 inches & the tree's height approximating 3 feet. 

Sustainably harvested by primarily women, Omumbiri provides a greatly needed income for the usually nomadic tribes of Namibia.

*Source-South African National Biodiversity Institute

Medical Disclaimer: Our expertise lies in incense making and fragrance. Information contained on these pages is solely for your enjoyment. We can not provide medical advice or recipes as we are not health professionals. Before ingesting anything that is not food, we strongly suggest seeking counsel from a licensed health practitioner.

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Omumbiri (Commiphora wildii), also called "Namibian Myrrh", has been used for many years by Himba women as their traditional perfume. Despite being part of the myrrh family, it has a great lemony scent that reminds many of frankincense from Oman. This resin is only found in the southwestern part of Africa. The tree is usually found on rocky cliffs and resin is harvested during the hot dry months. When the resin is burned, it is said to have very relaxing properties and is great for meditation.*

The scrubby tree tends to be small, with a stem diameter approximately 15 inches & the tree's height approximating 3 feet. 

Sustainably harvested by primarily women, Omumbiri provides a greatly needed income for the usually nomadic tribes of Namibia.

*Source-South African National Biodiversity Institute

Medical Disclaimer: Our expertise lies in incense making and fragrance. Information contained on these pages is solely for your enjoyment. We can not provide medical advice or recipes as we are not health professionals. Before ingesting anything that is not food, we strongly suggest seeking counsel from a licensed health practitioner.

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This myrrh is very hard to find. The is aroma is almost like Socotran Frankincense which also very difficult to obtain. The combination is spiritually profound when used for meditation.
Posted by Ronald Sanders on Apr 24th 2019