The skin-loving oasis of Omumbiri Essential Oil is distilled from sap of wild Myrrh. This exudate hails from the gritty desert lands of Namibia in sun-drenched southwest Africa, Commiphora wildii grows short and shrubby with reddish purple branches that in summer’s heat leak droplets of aromatic amberous resin. Venerated for millennia by the Namibian people, this multitalented myrrh resin was traditionally made into a balm with fat and ochre and then anointed on the skin for its scent and skin-satiating properties.
Utterly unique in aroma, this wild Myrrh has a warm, lemon-balsam scent and exudes skin-soothing sesquiterpenes that hydrate, soften, tone, and cleanse.
Botanical Name: Burseraceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Resin
Country of Origin: Namibia
Cultivation Method: Wild-crafted
Composition: 100% Commiphora wildii essential oil
Scent Description: Amberous lemony balsam bridge notes bending more toward Frankincense then Myrrh.
Blends well with: Frankincense, Myrrh, Spikenard, Cardamom, Thyme, Rose, Sandalwood, Rockrose, Palmarosa, Carrot Seed, Bergamot, Blood Orange, Lemon, Yarrow, Immortelle, and Lavender.
Uses: Diluted in serums to soften and sooth or use neat to soften spots. Dilute in Jojoba to use as a tonifying face cleanser or hair and scalp oil. Soothing in saunas and salt pipes. Anoint as a perfume or diffuse as a meditation aid. Add drops for a comforting and restorative bath.
This gorgeous gem’s essential oil is an enriching essence for people of the region. The Ovahimba women are Kunene wild Myrrh botanists and shrub managers, and the resin they gather provides them with community, ancient knowledge, and a reliable income. The resin is distilled by a community-owned trust that pours profits back into the region. Community supply chains from harvest to distribution all benefit from the production of our Omumbiri Essential Oil.