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Frankincense Resin


1 x Frankincense Resin


Frankincense Resin
Sustainably Sourced
Product of Somalia

We often hear about Frankincense & Myrrh during the Christmas holiday season as it relates to Biblical history. As the story goes, three wise men brought to newborn baby Jesus, gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 
Gold still holds its value today, but few know that frankincense & myrrh were just as valuable as gold 2,000 years ago and were extremely sought after. 

Frankincense is a tree resin, or gummy sap that oozes from the bark of trees of the genus Boswellia, particularly B. sacra (B. carterii, Hojary or Beeyo). 

Somalia accounts for most of the commercial production, but the resin is also harvested in other African countries such as Ethiopia and Sudan. The milky sap naturally exudes from the bark and hardens into clear yellow teardrop shaped lumps known as tears, but this can be forced by making incisions in the bark and tapping the resin.


Frankincense has been traded for over 5,000 years. It is extremely fragrant and was used as perfumes and incense during religious ceremonies among Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Israelites. Frankincense gives off a rich, sweet and citrusy aroma and smoke has been used to drive away insects. It has even shown antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and was used in salves for wounds and sores, for indigestion, chronic coughs, and to embalm bodies.


The best way to burn Frankincense is to light a piece of charcoal with a lighter and place it onto a burner. Then place a small piece of Frankincense resin on top and allow to smoke.


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Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 17 × 8 × 23 cm

25g, 50g


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