Frankincense Resin - Golden

Frankincense Resin - Golden

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1 oz Frankincense Resin.  This resin is used for cleansing, protection, and grounding.  Frankincense is a venerable old tree, in use for thousands and thousands of years. It was so highly treasured that it was brought as one of the gifts of the Wise Men to be presented at Jesus’ birth.  In Egypt it was also an offering to help the departed souls make their journey to the afterlife. Amongst many cultures around the world the fragrance of this resin was believed to increase one’s spiritual connection and intuition. The Chinese called it “fanhunxiang” meaning “calling back the soul fragrance.” It is often used in meditation, since the scent is calming, grounding and pleasant to the senses. It helps one to become more present in the moment and encourages feelings of peace. 

Burn the resin:
To burn the dried resin use a small charcoal disc (often sold to use in hookahs). Light the charcoal outside on a fire-proof dish and when it finishes smoking and sparking it should simply glow. Place 1 to 3 small pieces of resin on the charcoal and it will start to burn immediately. The resulting incense is pleasant and sweet and can be used to clear and purify the air.

Planetary Alignment: Sun
Uses: Protection, Grounding, Purification
Element: Air/Fire
Chakra: Crown
God/Goddess: Hestia
Zodiac: Aquarius, Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Warning: Frankincense should not be used during pregnancy, because of its emmenagogue and astringent qualities.