Incense resins are natural substances such as frankincense, copal and myrrh which are harvested from gum trees. The resin is obtained from live trees via ‘tapping’. This is done in a sustainable way to ensure that the tree continues to thrive.
Fresh resins are often fragrant, though some resins do not give off much scent until they are burned. The best way to burn resin incense is by putting the incense onto a hot charcoal tab. Just a sprinkle of resin creates a rich, aromatic smoke and fragrance.
Natural resins are really the original incense, as it is obtained directly from incense trees in its pure form. Natural incense resins have been used all over the world for thousands of years. The aromas produced by frankincense, myrrh, benjoin, copal and dammar are deep and rich.
To burn natural resins you need an incense burner, a quick-light charcoal tab, a pair of tongs and a lighter or a match. There are many types and forms of incense burners, made of different materials, such as copper, steel, clay and glass.
The first step is placing a charcoal tab in the incense burner. Hold a flame to the charcoal tab. The tab is fully ignited when the sparks have trans versed through the charcoal tab. When the charcoal is fully ignited, a gray, ashy soot will cover the red-hot, glowing tab. This indicates the charcoal tab is ready for use. Spread the natural resins on top of the charcoal tab using small spoon and enjoy the exotic fragrance released by the natural resins.
After use, make sure you immerse the remains of the charcoal tab in water. It’s advisable to keep charcoal tabs (lit or otherwise) out of reach from children.Discover all our natural resins