Frankincense Resin

Spirit Earth

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Frankincense is an aromatic resin obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia, Boswellia Carteri. The Boswellia trees grow in the wild without human intervention and are therefore 100% natural and organic.

Boswellia is a botanical medicine recognised for its fast acting natural anti-inflammatory properties. Our frankincense is wild-harvested from Boswellia trees native to Somaliland and Somalia. Boswellia trees secrete resins which consist of essential oils, gum and terpenoids.

Resin incense is absolutely the oldest kind of incense and is allegedly in exactly the same form as used by the three wise men 2,000 years ago. The use of tree resin as an aromatic substance can be traced back much further to over 6,000 years ago. The smoky fragrance produced by burning the resin granules on charcoal discs is quite unique and amazingly evocative. To use place half a teaspoon of the resin incense in the well of a charcoal tablet and place in a holder or on a heat resistant surface.  Light the side of the charcoal tablet which will then smoulder around the rim on its own and slowly heat the incense in the well of the charcoal tablet.  The incense will then simmer away and fill the room with a beautiful aroma. Just a few grains of pure resin incense is enough to fragrance a house. The resin comes packaged in a plastic jar with screw lid.