purification. divine communion. amplification.
The humble 'chunkier' form of this Frankincense type lacks the more refined tears of its sisters, though surpasses many of them in terms of its aromatic profile and high essential oil content. Is it thought that the position of these trees in relation to the mountains and the Indian Ocean contributes to the resin's unique scent and stickiness.
One of four Boswellia species to contain Boswellic acids, a potent tool against inflammation, autoimmunity + free radical damage.
Scent - soft citrus, rich honey, amber, light fir
Application - incense, perfumery, medicinal
Source - Bari region, Somalia.
As with all types of Frankincense, this reisn is deeply calming to the mind and spirit and an invaluable aid in your meditation, yoga + energy work. Divine when burnt alone, it is also easily warmed and softened into balls when rolled between the fingers and beautiful coated in agarwood or sandalwood powder. A stunning and elusive resin.
Information offered here is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat medical conditions. As always, we advise you to do your own research + apply your own judgment concerning the safety and usage of any herbs or plant extracts.
HOW TO BURN
Resins will not burn on their own, they will require heat from either an oil burner or charcoal disk.
▵ using an oil burner releases much more of the true aroma of the resin than charcoal disks and also creates far less smoke. Place a piece of foil in the well of your oil burner and lay a small piece of resin on top; this prevents lots of mess and cleaning after use. Alternatively, pour a small amount of light vegetable oil such as olive or sunflower into the well of your oil burner (depending on the size of your burner, keep the oil under halfway up the well) and place the resin in the oil
▿ Never leave an oil burner un-attended. Keep out of reach of children.
▵ Fill your charcoal burner 3/4 full with sand or rocks to absorb some of the heat. Then place your burner on a heat resistant surface. Using tongs to hold the charcoal tablet, light it following the instructions provided with your charcoal. Place the hot charcoal onto the bed of sand inside your charcoal burner and allow the charcoal 5-15 minutes to fully come to temperature, indicated by a layer of ash forming on the tablet before carefully adding the desired quantity of resin to the top of the hot disk.
▿ Never leave a charcoal burner un-attended. Keep out of reach of children.