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Peter Cobain & Steve Holmes


Sustainable Sourcing & Supply of Quality Frankincense Resins & Essential Oils

Frankincense has been used for thousands of years, recent demand has surged and resulted in over-harvesting. This has caused a serious reduction in the tree population, but working directly with the Sultan of the Sanaag region of Somaliland and through good management & sustainable practices, the industry can survive to provide high quality and beneficial essential oils as well as improving the lives of the harvesting communities in Somaliland.

About Peter Cobain & Steve Holmes

Steve Holmes - Managing Director of UK Essential Oils Ltd is a biologist specialising in agronomy, who has worked with essential oils, essential oil crops & distillation processes for over 20 years.

Peter Cobain is the business development director and co-founder of UK Essential Oils Ltd.

Peter & Steven''s goal is to ensure sustainability, fair trade and provision of high-quality therapeutic essential oils from Somaliland whilst improving the lives of the harvesting communities through direct involvement of the community and returning some of the profits to a community fund run by the community. Having spent a month travelling the Sanaag region of Somaliland in November 2018 with the Sultan Duale, talking and living with the communities they have a unique insight of the Frankincense industry, its troubles and its hopes for longevity.

Peter & Steven have also sponsored PhD research to uncover the high potential of the anti-cancer properties of Frankincense.