protection. purification. spiritual awareness.
Known to some as the Frankincense of antiquity, Boswellia papyrifera is distinguished from the many other species by the rich presence of Boswellic acids responsible for its anti-inflammatory effects. Recent scientific studies have indicated the incensole acetate constituent within resin, is present within the smoke when burnt and may thus enter our systems to activate poorly understood ion channels in the brain, acting to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety or depression, generate heightened feelings of well-being and spirituality + improve memory function. Making it an ideal candidate for ritual/temple incense.
Scent - lightly honey sweet, beautifully deep citrus, temple frankincense
Application - incense, perfumery, medicinal
Source - Ethiopia. Fair trade.
Correspondence - Sun
Payrifera is imbued with the magic inherent in most of the Frankincense sisters that work to calm the mind and spirit, and an invaluable aid in your meditation, yoga + spiritual work.
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. Electric oil burners also work well.
▿ 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.