Botanical Name: Commiphora erythraea Origin : Somalia Aroma: Sweet-balsamic, spicy, warm, animal-like Distilled in England from the imported gum/resin. This gum is produced in Somalia and is collected by the native workers making incisions to the tropical tree which bleeds to form reddish brown tears of the crude gum. This is then shipped to the UK for distilling. It has similar uses to Myrrh and is an important component in quality perfumes and fragrances. The oil is thick and has an orange brown colouration and a pleasant aroma. Blends Well With: Bergamot, clary sage, coriander, fir needle, frankincense, labdanum, mimosa, myrrh, neroli, patchouli, sandalwood, and vetiver. Supplied in a jojoba and Vitamin E base.