The resin from the Boswellia Carterii tree has been used to help relieve many diseases and other health issues including; anti-inflammatory, rheumatoid, arthritis, asthma.
Frankincense - also known as Olibanum - is known for its soothing and relaxing qualities. Used throughout the ages to enhance spirituality, mental perception, meditation, prayer and consciousness. Frankincense is also great for the respiratory system as it assists with breathing. Communities within certain regions of Somalia and Somaliland have been ethically harvesting the same Boswellia trees that their forefathers have, passing down traditional methods and other vital hand-harvesting techniques.
Frankincense is traditionally used in Somali households for many purposes. For example, whenever guests are on the way, you will expect the calming scent of frankincense lingering in the air. Also, it is useful after big family meals as incense tends to remove the food and other odours pretty quickly without being overwhelming. FUN FACT: many of the Ancient Egyptians pharaohs were buried and mummified using frankincense.
Saafi Frankincense sources and selects the highest quality of raw resin directly from our farmers and sorters in Somaliland. We package our raw resins and export it to our warehouse located in Birmingham, United Kingdom. We then perform analytic tests on our resins with the help of a local team of chemists and through other independent labs, including a Medical Technician Team at the University of Birmingham. This helps make sure that the raw frankincense resins that reach our essential oils distillery are always of high quality. We also focus on continually improving and developing a range of all-natural products derived from frankincense resin for our customers to enjoy.
Saafi Frankincense stays committed to the sustainability of our products. We deeply care about our employees and communities; we work hand-in-hand and have effective communication channels to help foster fair and positive social changes. This will help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations to come.
Our raw frankincense resins or gum products are imported then distilled and bottled in the United Kingdom.