Somaliland Natural Resources (SNR) is a UK based specialist resin distiller, focusing on the production of Frankincense (Boswelli carterii) & Myrrh (Myrrha Comiphora) essential oils from Somaliland. Navigating through a complex supply chain in conjunction with FAAFCO (Frankincense Association and Fisheries Association), SNR bring to the market a high quality, sustainable supply of Frankincense essential oil. SNR’s strategic partnership with one of the largest co-operatives for Frankincense with around 600 individual farmers allows them to source resin from the Bari and Sanag Region of Puntland & Somaliland, specifically the Jebel Murcanyo Mountains. This mountain range has a unique microclimate and geology, consisting of mainly limestone, shale and sandstone, providing the perfect terrain for the trees root network to thrive. They have also recently introduced eProd software to farmers to help them collect, map and manage data, which also allows for direct farmer access and most importantly, traceability. Furthermore, through training and education they also show farmers how to care for their trees and not over produce, yet at the same time not compromising their income potential. In 2019, SNR will gain Organic Certification for their resins from EcoCert covering a vast region of land in the region of Sanag. This will allow for a fully certified organic frankincense and myrrh oil to be introduced to the market from April 2019. This is a significant achievement for SNR and for the people of Somaliland which also marks the start of many additional projects working with the local communities. Frankincense Oil (often referred to as Olibanum) has been a staple ingredient for the perfumery and incense markets for many years and has recently proved to be an invaluable core product for all major aromatherapy brands.View More
Frankincense essential oil is widely used by aromatherapists for it's therapeutic properties.
This Frankincense is harvested in the Bari and Sanag region of Somaliland and Puntland, a critical source of income for the 600 some odd small farmers working in the small network of villages.
Extraction Method: Water/Steam Distilation
Main Components: Limonene, alpha-Pinene
Aromatic Profile: Fruity, resin-like with a hint of citrus. Characteristic of Boswellia carterii
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening for a warming and soothing effect.
Apply topically to help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.
Can be applied to the bottoms of feet to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.