The resin from this low-growing desert shrub is traditionally used as a body perfume by the Himba women of the Kunene region of northern Namibia.
east african sandalwood
Muhuhu is the Swahili name for this slender hardwood tree that has been used for centuries in construction and flooring. The essential oil distilled from the wood is fast becoming a replacement for traditional sandalwood oil which it resembles both in its fragrance and its healing properties.
This fragrant flower has been credited down the ages for its calming and restorative effects. The oil is prized as an ingredient in many perfumes and also as a treatment for dry skin.