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Kombo (Pycnanthus angolensis)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pycnanthus_angolensis Also called African nutmeg, the Kombo plant is found across West Africa and as an example traditionally used by the Ibo people in Nigeria as a natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. It is a natural source of Cetyl Myristoleate which may, at high doses, have a preventive effect on arthritis.

2017-06-03T08:03:29+01:00By |

Mitti attar (baked earth)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kannauj_Perfume One of the most ancient and sacred tradition in India who developed a technique to capture the exquisite scent of the earth in the beginning of monsoon season. The sun baked earth is upturned and while dry and dormant, its soil blooms with microorganisms’ activity as soon as the tiniest drops of water reach [...]

2017-06-03T07:38:58+01:00By |

Mopane (Colophospermum mopane)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mopane Also called butterfly tree due to the shape of it leaves, Mopane only occurs in Southern Africa where it is prized by elephants. Its wood is extremely strong and termite resistant and its oil bearing antifungal and antiseptic properties reminiscent of turpentine with surprising grass and sweet notes. NadiaZ supports a community based small distillation [...]

2017-06-03T07:32:02+01:00By |

Muhuhu (Brachyleana hutchinsii)

The Muhuhu tree, also called African Sandalwood, mainly grows along the Eastern African Coast and produces a rare indigenous oil. Its balsamic, woody and sweet aroma stimulates the practice of meditation and reduces stress. See also: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brachylaena database.prota.org/PROTAhtml/Brachylaena www.efn.uncor.edu/departamentos/divbioeco www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1919588

2017-06-03T07:29:56+01:00By |

Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bursera_graveolens A mystical wood popularly called Holy Wood; Palo Santo is native from South and Central America and belongs to the same family as Frankincense and Myrrh. First reports of its use date from the Inca era where it was reputated for its spiritual and relaxing properties. It is used till today by Shaman all [...]

2017-06-03T07:25:41+01:00By |

Tucuma (Astrocaryum tucuma)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrocaryum_vulgare A palm tree widely distributed in the amazon, tucuma butter is extracted from its fruit seeds and a great economic resource for the communities. It has great emollient capacity together with a slippery texture providing a highly sensual experience when applied and melt on the skin. Its pleasant faint scent is reminiscent of milky [...]

2017-06-03T07:21:31+01:00By |

Frankincense (Boswellia serrata and other varieties)

Boswellia serrata and other varieties such as neglecta, sacra, olibanum https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankincense Boswellia trees are revered since ancient times, used in religious ceremonies as well as referred to in sacred books. The resin exudes from the trunk of the trees and varies in quality and scent profile depending on many factors including the origin, the age [...]

2017-06-03T06:43:21+01:00By |

Fire Tree (Xanthorrhoea preissii)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanthorrhoea_preissii Also known as  grasstrees, the form of the plant resembles a tree, with very long and bunched, grass-like, leaves that emerge from a central base. It is found throughout Southwest Australia and is of high economic importance to the Noongar people, who named it balga, using the gum it contains and the spike for fish spears. Its [...]

2017-06-03T06:35:45+01:00By |
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