purification. assistance with loss. protection.
The genus of the myrrhs, Commiphora, is a species-rich genus of flowering plants with 'Myrrh' being the common name for their dried resins. Each possess antimicrobial and antioxidant properties along with their own distinctly unique aromatic profile or signature scent.
Scent - astringent, crisp, bitter, hightly aromatic
Application - incense, perfumery, medicinal
Source - Ogaden region Ethiopia. Fair trade
Correspondence - Moon/Mars
Medicinally, this oleoresin can be infused in salves or creams to assit with fungal infections of the skin and nails, coughs, colds and congestion, cuts and abrasions and haemorrhoids, tinctured and added to a saline mouth rinses.
As an incense, Myrrh can lead to a deep and rewarding meditative state and is also used to heal personal sorrow and to connect with the dead. Oft combined with Frankincense for ritual + prayer work to cultivate wisdom and self healing, Myrrh also possesses cleansing properties making it wonderful for all sorts of purification.
Most pieces are fairly large to enable you to break off as needed, some smaller crumble available also upon request.
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.