Namibian Myrrh

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Namibian Myrrh resin comes from the Commiphora wildii plant and an essential oil is extracted from the resin. Mbiri buys this oil from a community project based in Namibia.

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Myrrh resin . A Himba woman can collect a year's supply of myrrh in a morning . Dried myrrh sap has been used for frankincense amongst most religions of the world for thousands of years . The Myrrh resin also has astringent, disinfectant, antibacterial properties ( not so long ago, dentists would use a Myrrh tincture for oral treatments ). Nowadays Myrrh harvested by Himba women in Kaokoland gets exported to Paris, France for the highbrow perfume industry.

In Opuwo there is a community owned factory that processes indigenous plant ingredients to extract essential oils. Mbiri sources Namibian Myrrh directly from this community enterprise... There is a visitors center at the factory so go take a look if you are in Opuwo, Kunene Region.

In Opuwo there is a community owned factory that processes indigenous plant ingredients to extract essential oils. Mbiri sources Namibian Myrrh directly from this community enterprise... There is a visitors center at the factory so go take a look if you are in Opuwo, Kunene Region.

Himba women heading out for a day of harvesting Namibian Myrrh resin in Kaokoland...

Himba women heading out for a day of harvesting Namibian Myrrh resin in Kaokoland...

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Namibian Myrrh Essential Oil is an aromatic blessing from the dry African earth that echoes the desert’s mystery and speaks of timeless beauty traditions. The plant traditionally known as Omumbiri exudes this precious resin, which is the inspiration for the Mbiri range. The resin is steam distilled to extract an essential oil known as Namibian Myrrh, which has a clean, earthy, slightly spicy fragrance that will uplift your spirit and evoke a sacred sense of calm. Namibian Myrrh is also…

The founder of Mbiri (left), Tammy Nott, with Kaveuruamo (right) after a morning of harvesting Omumbiri resin...

The founder of Mbiri (left), Tammy Nott, with Kaveuruamo (right) after a morning of harvesting Omumbiri resin...

This is Namibian Myrrh resin which is traditionally known as Omumbiri. This golden colored resin comes from the Commiphora wildii plant which is endemic to the Namibian desert. Himba women have used this resin for centuries as an ingredient in their traditional perfume...

This is Namibian Myrrh resin which is traditionally known as Omumbiri. This golden colored resin comes from the Commiphora wildii plant which is endemic to the Namibian desert. Himba women have used this resin for centuries as an ingredient in their traditional perfume...

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