Oils of Africa specialises in distilling essential oils from the resins
of the family Burseraceae - frankincense, myrrh and opoponax.
The resins are brought to the production site where they are steam
distilled to extract the essential oils. Each of the different species
and Commiphora essential oils has a distinctive aroma.
The trees are spiny and leafless for most of the year
and found in the semi deserts of northern Kenya, Somalia
and Ethiopia. The aromatic resins exude from cuts in the
bark caused by insect or mechanical damage and are collected
by nomadic pastoralists