Omumgorwais a semi-hard and slightly sticky dark reddish-brown resin obtained from a species of the Commiphora genus. The trees are native to southern Africa. The resin is collected by the women of the Himba tribe before the rainy season. Omumgorwa is traditionally used as a soap for cleaning clothes and other fabrics. It can also be used as an excellent hand soap. The resin burns in the typical Commiphora style, blackening at the end. We generally have found that the best way to use Myrrh resins is to heat them indirectly. The raw resin of Omumgorwa has a sweet fruity smell similar to dried raisins or dates. This quickly changes when heated. The aroma released from heating Omumgorwa is semi-sweet and is somewhat reminiscent of cumin and chili powder. Myrrh resins are generally associated with the Water element along with the Moon the celestial body. The Fire element along with Saturn or Mars could also be thought appropriate for this mysterious resin.
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