Healing Water

I’m amazed at the stuff people rub on their skin. A quick glance at the list of ingredients makes you reel back in horror, as you wonder: ‘Why? How can you stand those things on your body?’ And, my God...

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Aquilaria: A Requiem

We’ve just wrapped up our Qatar and Oman OudFests, and guess what? Most of the demand for expensive oils and wood didn’t come from our retail customers. We had farmers from Thailand – pioneers of cultivation and master...

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The End of Frankincense

“Concerted conservation and restoration efforts are urgently needed to secure the long-term availability of this iconic product.” – Nature, International Journal of Science.  “…That leaves overtapped trees that are...

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