Highly valued throughout history, frankincense as a trade good was tied to domestication of the camel and development of the Incense Road through the Arabian Peninsula, which brought currency, goods, and progress to the region as early as 1500 bc. The name frankincense reminds us that it is the very definition of incense; it derives from the old French franc encens, which means pure incense or pure lighting.
Frankincense has many benefits when burned, including:
- Promotes relaxation and reduces stress and anxiety.
- Enhances meditation and spiritual practices.
- Purifies the air and removes unpleasant odors.
- Boosts the immune system and supports respiratory health.
- Reduces inflammation and relieves pain.
- Enhances focus and concentration.
To Burn Frankincense:
* Using an oil burner; either add a small piece of foil to the top of the burner and place a “tear” of the resin on top, using the tealight underneath to heat (or plug in an electric burner). Or, add a few drops of vegetable oil to the top and then place your frankincense resin on top. Then heat as normal.
* Using a heat safe dish that will only be used for your Frankincense resin, you can light the resin tear (nugget) directly and let burn out completely. Or, line with foil to protect the dish.
* Use charcoal tabs that are made for burning incense and resins and place the resin on top of the lit charcoal in an incense burner or heat safe dish. Charcoal tabs can be found at a local store that sells incense burners or found online on Amazon & Etsy.
Approx 1.5 oz bag of resin tears with the Arabic word for Frankincense printed on the bag.