Though frankincense and myrrh tend to bring up certain religious connotations to the western mind, they have been in active use as magical incenses, religious tools, and for their healing properties since at least 1500bc.
Resin incenses are the top of the line in incense burning. Using incense charcoal as a base you can release the intense fragrance of these fine resin granules -- without the dilution or alteration of scent caused by a burning base or fixatives typical in man-made stick or cone incense
Frankincense is one of the most valuable substances of history, used for meditation, protection, purification, and consecration by countless cultures.
Frankincense is the definitive incense resin, and it can be burned alone or as an ingredient in countless formulas. Frankincense is used for purification, prosperity, protection, spiritual elevation, psychic power, and as an offering to the gods. It is truly an all-purpose incense for any intention.
Frankincense tears are the dried sap of several species of Boswellia trees from North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, Boswellia carterii being the most common.
How to burn resins:
The charcoals used to burn resins get very hot. Use a burner made for resin incense, with a metal screen or with sand or rocks to insulate from the heat.
We often break the charcoals in half because they burn for nearly an hour. Light the charcoal with a lighter or match, and when it starts to spark, put it in the burner.
lt is best to let the whole charcoal begin to glow before adding any resin. Then sprinkle on the resin as desired, a little bit at a time. lf you add too much or cover the charcoal completely, you might put out the charcoal. Also, most natural resin incenses smell better when burned in small amounts at a time.
Keep away from kids and pets. Let the charcoal burn down completely, and make sure it's all ash before throwing out because it could set trash on fire.