Often cloaked in an ochre wash, the Himba are one of the last semi-nomadic, desert-dwelling groups in Africa. Extracted from the resin of the Commiphora wildii tree, Himba women have used Namibian myrrh for centuries, and it is an essential oil ingredient of the traditional perfume. Due to the lack of water, such aromas are crucial to their hygiene routine, which includes regular smoke baths. Sustainably and wild-harvested by the Himba people of northwestern Namibia, this myrrh is culturally believed to be antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and calming too. In the local dialect, the resin is called “omumbiri,” and the gorgeous oil features now feature in natural skincare products, such as the Mbiri range.