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Arguably the most beautiful and aromatically superior of the Frankincense sisters, this resin offers less lemony/fresh characteristics, instead exuding a deeply complex scent and an unparalleled warmth. Rivae's trees and shrubs are commonly found growing in the remote rocky, arid and semi-arid regions of Arabia and Northeastern Africa; its natural habitat lending to its unique aromatic profile.
Scent - sweet, lightly spiced, earthy cypriol
Application - incense, perfumery, medicinal
Source - Somali region, Ethiopia.
Correspondence - Sun
Frankincense rivae has been appreciated in ritual applications for thousands of years, traditionally used as an incense to cleanse the home, consecrate ceremonial + sacred spaces. Considered warming and strengthening to the heart and mind, grounding, cleansing and spiritually uplifting (not so much in an energising sense), only small amounts of this resin are needed on the coals sanctify your space.
As with most of the Boswellia species the compounds within rivae are considered anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and pain relieving with a clarifying effect on skin.
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.
Frankincense Rivae Resin
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.