Premium Frankincense Resin (Boswellia Sacra)
This frankincense is collected by local farmers in Somalia. The quality of Somalian frankincense is well known. You will find both smaller and slightly larger pieces in this packet. If using charcoal discs to burn the resin larger pieces can be quite handy as they do tend to burn a little longer. (For the boswellia sacra frankincense we do sell in both 50 and 250 gram packets. The frankincense is the same, it is just the weight that differs).
To burn the resin as an incense you need to have a heat source. Most people use a charcoal disc that is designed specifically for this purpose. The disc should be placed inside a heat resistant container with earth inside if required to shield the strong heat. Once alight the resin can be spooned gently placed onto the charcoal and the resin becomes an incense and the delightful aromas are released. You can then add more resin as required.
Our powder is taken from our batch of resins and separated - it is exactly the same in quality, but just in a different form. Some find this easier to use to sprinkle onto a charcoal disc. To use this powder, simple take a pinch of frankincense powder and sprinkle over hot charcoal.
As well as our 'normal' Frankincense option, plus our powder option we also do a 'chunky' version. Still taken from the same batch, this is exactly the same, it is just 'chunkier'! This can still be broken up if you prefer and burnt on a charcoal disc.
More About Frankincense
Frankincense (also called olibanum) comes from trees of the boswellia family that grow in dry regions of north-east Africa in often rocky, sandy soil and usually reach a maximum of 6m tall. There are a number of varieties of frankincense trees, each producing a slightly different resin with varying characteristics. The trees grow in a variety of odd looking shapes, making them distinctive and easy to spot. The resin is extracted by making a small shallow incision in the trunk or branches and then the resin hardens on contact with air and is collected by hand.
Frankincense resin is light coloured and yellowy and when burnt it produces a rich, dense fragrance. It's one of the best fragrances to burn for cleansing and clearing, as it can clear and refresh even the toughest and worst atmospheres. It's good for clearing a room of other people's left-behind energy, or a new house if you're about to move in and make it your own.
It's also particularly good for people who are working on their spiritual progress and want to clearly open up to higher spiritual elements, as it can help communication on a higher plane. Additionally, it has warming and relaxing properties and is a good choice for dealing with stress.
Frankincense is notably mentioned several times in the Bible, and it was one of the gifts taken to the baby Jesus by the three kings. In Judaic and Islamic faiths frankincense mixed with oils is sometimes used to anoint newborn infants as frankincense is seen to represent life.
Safety note: Never leave unattended. Do not place container on flammable surface. Keep away from children and pets and do not ingest. Dispose of charcoal safely.
Staff Review by Brett Almond
I have spent a long time searching to get frankincense resin that we can be proud of! It is possible to get frankincense from many different countries, in many different sizes and also with different amounts of freshness as it depends when the frankincense was gathered as to how fresh it is.
We now buy our frankincense resin in bulk to ensure we can buy it when it is freshest and also to get as close to the source as possible so we know the origins of what we are selling. We then weigh it out into simple plastic bags. The smell is divine and because it is natural the sizing will vary of the nuggets. We burn this a lot in the office. Personally I find it preferable to the Priory Frankincense we sell with the charcoal discs.
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