Frankincense Tears with FREE charcoal - resin incense - aromatherapy, ritual, sacred air freshener, livania

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Pure Frankincense from Eritrea and Somalia

Frankincense is often called "The King of all Incense" due to it's global popularity and long, storied history. This listing is for one resealable bag of Ethiopian and Eritrean frankincense and one FREE charcoal to get you started.

Most recognize frankincense as one of the three gifts brought by the magi to the baby in the Jesus of Nazareth story. The truth is that frankincense has been burned as a part of sacred rituals as far back as written history goes. Art found in Egyptian tombs shows sacks of frankincense stacked up for trade dating as far back as 2000 BCE. To this day frankincense is commonly used in Christian church rituals, most notably in the Eastern Orthodox traditions where it is known as Livani.

In the past frankincense was used as a "catch all" name for any tree resin used as incense including Myhrr, Aden, Benzoin, and a host of others. Today frankincense refers to the resin of four species of trees within the Boswellia genus. Frankincense is found in several countries in Northern and Eastern Africa as well as the Arabian Peninsula. The highest quality is generally found in Somalia and Eritrea which is where ours comes from. To produce frankincense the trees are slashed with knives allowing the sap to seep out like tears, hence the name. When the sap hardens and dries it is harvested and sold as Frankincense. In ancient Jewish texts and in the Old Testament of the Bible frankincense is often referred to as olibanum or levonah, though modern translations have been updated to the modern name of Frankincense.

The scent of frankincense is instantly recognizable once you've smelled it. It is my favorite of all incenses, having what I think is the freshest, cleanest, and purest scent of the resin incenses I've burned. To me the scent is a bit citrusy, almost like lemon but a bit more perfumey. Whenever I feel like the house needs a freshening up I will burn a pot of frankincense and move it around from room to room, refreshing the whole house. In modern times it is most commonly used as a purifier and sanctifier though a quick Google search for frankincense will give you a long list of it's uses in many religious and healing traditions.

Resin incense usually will not burn on its own and is designed to be melted/vaporized/burned on a burning charcoal designed for that purpose (not from your charcoal grill). We will include one FREE charcoal for you to get you started. We have both large and smaller sized charcoals available in our store to build your supply. See our instructional video for safe practices when lighting and burning charcoal and resin incenses. Typically it's burned in a special burner designed for charcoal or in a bowl filled with enough sand or gravel to dissipate the heat of the burning charcoal and protect surrounding surfaces. We have bowls for sale that are designed specifically for this purpose.

Buy more charcoal here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/228309020/charcoal-for-resin-incense-herbs-shisha

View our charcoal tongs and other incense products here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CeresStudios?section_id=17045482

AS WITH ALL COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS, USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN BURNING ANY INCENSE. UNTIL YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE PROPERTIES OF THE INCENSE AND THE BURNER MAKE SURE TO SET THE BURNER ON TOP OF A NON-COMBUSTIBLE SURFACE AND STAY NEARBY TO AVOID ANY ACCIDENTS.
Frankincense is often called "The King of all Incense" due to it's global popularity and long, storied history. This listing is for one resealable bag of Ethiopian and Eritrean frankincense and one FREE charcoal to get you started.

Most recognize frankincense as one of the three gifts brought by the magi to the baby in the Jesus of Nazareth story. The truth is that frankincense has been burned as a part of sacred rituals as far back as written history goes. Art found in Egyptian tombs shows sacks of frankincense stacked up for trade dating as far back as 2000 BCE. To this day frankincense is commonly used in Christian church rituals, most notably in the Eastern Orthodox traditions where it is known as Livani.

In the past frankincense was used as a "catch all" name for any tree resin used as incense including Myhrr, Aden, Benzoin, and a host of others. Today frankincense refers to the resin of four species of trees within the Boswellia genus. Frankincense is found in several countries in Northern and Eastern Africa as well as the Arabian Peninsula. The highest quality is generally found in Somalia and Eritrea which is where ours comes from. To produce frankincense the trees are slashed with knives allowing the sap to seep out like tears, hence the name. When the sap hardens and dries it is harvested and sold as Frankincense. In ancient Jewish texts and in the Old Testament of the Bible frankincense is often referred to as olibanum or levonah, though modern translations have been updated to the modern name of Frankincense.

The scent of frankincense is instantly recognizable once you've smelled it. It is my favorite of all incenses, having what I think is the freshest, cleanest, and purest scent of the resin incenses I've burned. To me the scent is a bit citrusy, almost like lemon but a bit more perfumey. Whenever I feel like the house needs a freshening up I will burn a pot of frankincense and move it around from room to room, refreshing the whole house. In modern times it is most commonly used as a purifier and sanctifier though a quick Google search for frankincense will give you a long list of it's uses in many religious and healing traditions.

Resin incense usually will not burn on its own and is designed to be melted/vaporized/burned on a burning charcoal designed for that purpose (not from your charcoal grill). We will include one FREE charcoal for you to get you started. We have both large and smaller sized charcoals available in our store to build your supply. See our instructional video for safe practices when lighting and burning charcoal and resin incenses. Typically it's burned in a special burner designed for charcoal or in a bowl filled with enough sand or gravel to dissipate the heat of the burning charcoal and protect surrounding surfaces. We have bowls for sale that are designed specifically for this purpose.

Buy more charcoal here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/228309020/charcoal-for-resin-incense-herbs-shisha

View our charcoal tongs and other incense products here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CeresStudios?section_id=17045482

AS WITH ALL COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS, USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN BURNING ANY INCENSE. UNTIL YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE PROPERTIES OF THE INCENSE AND THE BURNER MAKE SURE TO SET THE BURNER ON TOP OF A NON-COMBUSTIBLE SURFACE AND STAY NEARBY TO AVOID ANY ACCIDENTS.

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