Updates

About Our Frankincense Sourcing…

We’ve had a lot of people reaching out with questions in response to the viral Vice News video, and while our instinct is to stay out of the fray, we also feel it’s important to address some key points.   Frankincense is the second largest industry in Somaliland, and there are tens of thousands of people …

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How We Work

Life moves fast, especially when you’re running your own business. We can get bogged down in the day to day operations, particularly as small business owners who wear many hats. Once in a while, we need to step back and look at the big picture as a reminder of where we began and where we …

(b)Locked Chains: Solutions and Distractions for International Supply Chains

For months leading up to November 3, 2020, Americans were bombarded with subtle messaging to outright insistence the election would be hacked, rigged, or in some way invalid. Non-partisan analysts within and outside the US government expressed confidence in the integrity of the systems and subsequently the veracity of the results. A mob unhindered by …

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Featured in Seven Days

  Please enjoy this article about Boswellness from Seven Days (a Vermont weekly publication): https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/vermont-based-boswellness-uplifts-african-communities-that-supply-frankincense-and-myrrh/Content?oid=31896724

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In Essence Article – Winter 2020

Frankincense and Myrrh: A Distiller’s Story Creating a successful business with a positive social impact is no easy task. Jamie Garvey, co-founder of a company importing and distilling frankincense and myrrh resins from Somaliland, reports on the challenges. Continue reading…

Somaliland Solar Wells Project

As part of our commitment to return a percentage of our profits to the harvesting communities, we have implemented well building projects in various villages in Somaliland. Potable water is something many of us in developed countries take for granted. Until I visited Somaliland, I didn’t have an appreciation for how amazing it is that …

When the Heart of Your Business is Spirit

We thoroughly enjoyed giving a tour to a group of Certified Aromatherapists at our distillation facility.  One of them, Kc Rossi, who is also a talented business coach, wrote this wonderful piece about her visit to our distillery. https://kcrossi.com/heart-of-your-business-is-spirit/

Frankincense – 21st Century Challenges and Opportunities

Boswellness–in collaboration with Somcable, Omaar Int’l, Mount Kenya University (MKU) and Centre for Frankincense Environmental and Social Studies (CFESS)–is pleased to announce a conference assessing 21st Century Challenges and Opportunities. This Somali-led conference, the first of its kind, will take place October 7 & 8, 2017, in Hargeisa, Somaliland, bringing together scientists, sociologists, harvesters, land …

Myrrh Uses

We don’t post enough about myrrh. Here you go! What Is Myrrh? What Are Myrrh Uses? via http://www.herbalremediesadvice.org/ In the horn of Africa, a small native tree, covered in spines, grows in the arid deserts. When the bark is wounded through to the sapwood, the tree exudes an aromatic, oily, yellow oleo gum resin that …

Carteri or Frereana?

We get this question a lot. When it comes to which frankincense species to choose, there are a couple of questions you need to ask yourself: What are you going to use it for? Which scent do you prefer?