Frankincense essential oil certified organic from resin sustainably harvested by registered and trained Samburu women in north Kenya. The Boswellia trees are not tapped or harmed as the resin exudes naturally from the trees. The harvesting of resins gives the pastoralists an alternative source of income to livestock husbandry. It has created an awareness of the value of this natural resource and with it a desire to protect the frankincense trees. The essential oil from the steam distilled resins is characterized by alpha-pinene, alpha-thujene and terpinen-4-ol and has a fruity balsamic odour.