Frankincense ORGANIC Somalia

Essential oil

Boswellia carterii


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Our added value

Collaboration with a local partner through a multi-year contract that commits both parties to volumes, prices, quality and compliance with national and international laws on international trade, human rights and environmental protection.

Our local partner provides adapted harvesting equipment to its collectors, ensures good harvesting practices, secures the durability of the resource by yearly evaluations, and certifies the gum organic. The gum is also certified FairWild.

The collection areas are located in Puntland, and the gums are collected by people from identified communities. Our partner strictly avoids any possible intermediary in the buying and selling process. We implement harvest to export control plans, to ensure legality of wild at-risk raw material.

Established since 1991 in Almaden de la Plata, north of Seville in Spain, we have developed a strong expertise in distillation thanks to our experience in processing, the know-how of our technicians and our dedicated distillation units.

Used since the first perfumes, frankincense develops in the heart of oriental accords to enhance woody notes. It adds a fresh facet to balsamic notes.

Regenerating and soothing for the skin, comforting for the body, elevating and calming for the mind.

*The aromatherapy properties in this document are excerpted from reference books, scientific articles, or specialized websites and are provided to customer for its information and internal use only. Claims on a finished product remain the responsibility of the company making the finished product available on the market.

The Boswellia carterii is a bushy small tree with compound leaves. Ducts under its bark produce a gum-resin that is naturally discharged under warm conditions.

In Somalia, tapping takes place during the dry season, the trees’ vegetative period, when they no longer have leaves. Once the tree has been cut, the collectors allow the tree to exude its resin for 10 to 15 days, and come to harvest it two to three weeks later. The trees are then re-cut for further exudation. Once harvested, the gums are manually sorted by size and color and left to dry for 12 weeks.

Once dried, the gum travels to our facilities in Spain to be distilled into essential oil.

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