Resin Incense - PREMIUM RESIN SELECTION (8 Packs plus Bonus)
PLEASE NOTE: Current inclusions slightly different to photo. Read below for full inclusions.
We've put together a selection of some of our most popular, highest quality, entirely natural Resin & Botanical incense, from popular Frankincense to the more exotic Dragons Blood. Whether you already enjoy resin incense and would like to try some of the best, or you're new and looking for a quality selection to get started, this pack is a great addition to any collection. If you're new to Resins, scroll down for more information on what it's all about, and how to use it - don't forget to purchase CHARCOAL TABLETS separately if you don't already have some on hand.
* EIGHT PACKS of stunning, premium quality pure resin incense / wood pieces.
Please read carefully as packs included may differ slightly from main photo:
BENZOIN SUMATRA Resin 25g
Benzoin mixes well with other incense resins to create complex blended aromas, and was a favourite of the ancient Egyptians.
DRAGONS BLOOD Resin 25g
A garnet-red resin that seeps from the fruit of several palms of the genus Daemonorops. Used for religious & magical purposes, with a rich, spicy herbal scent. Believed to purify and protect.
FRANKINCENSE Resin 25g
Spicy, lemony aroma, thought to elevate the mind and expand spiritual consciousness, perfect for meditation.
MYRRH Resin 25g
Oleoresin of the Commiphora myrrha shrub. The aroma is spicy and delicate, considered to be profoundly calming & restorative. Mixes well with Frankincense.
PALO SANTO Chips 15g
Means 'Holy Wood' in Spanish. Bursera graveolens is from the same family as Frankincense & Myrrh, but is primarily native to South America. Traditionally used against bad energy, or for good luck.
SANDALWOOD Flakes 15g
Sacred incense of the Hindu religion, and is also used in Islam and the Japanese Shinto religion. The chemistry is similar to various human hormones, and appears to have pleasant psychoactive properties.
STYRAX BARK Chips 25g
A sweet, almost cinnamon scent when fresh, and when burnt the fragrance is sweet and woody, with an earthy aroma.
WHITE COPAL Resin Pieces 25g
Gum resin native to Mexico and Central America, which produces a rich pine-lemon fragrance. WHITE COPAL is premium quality Copal with a cleaner, crisper scent than lower grades.
As you only use a pinch of resin at a time, these packs are sure to last for a very long time.
PLUS - ALSO INCLUDED:
* A printed keepable INSTRUCTION CARD
with easy to follow directions on one side, and hints and tips on the reverse
As you only use a pinch of resin at a time, these resins are sure to last you for quite a long time.
WHAT IS RESIN INCENSE?
Resin incense has been used since Biblical days. It is the purest form of incense: natural gums, resins, wood chips and herbs from aromatic plants, used either in pure pellets or in a pre-mixed blend, and warmed with heat (usually charcoal disks or tablets) to emit their fragrance through aromatic smoke. Aroma Queen stocks dozens of different pure gums and blends, in the most divine natural scents to suit every taste. If you enjoy standard stick incense, you are sure to enjoy resin incense.
1) Light a Charcoal Tablet (available separately in rolls of 10 tablets - NOT INCLUDED in this pack)
Ignite a charcoal disk with a flame - you can use long burning matches or a lighter; a long-handled refillable BBQ lighter is the perfect tool, and charcoal tongs are also available for safe holding during the lighting process (listed separately). Apply the flame to the edges of the disk until it begins to glow red and spark. After a minute or so the sparks should start to consistently dance over the top and sides of the disk (you can blow on the tablet to encourage it). Once the heat seems to be catching, place the tablet in a bowl of sand or heatproof censer/burner (we have a range of suitable censers listed separately) and leave for a few minutes until the entire disk glows red, much like a BBQ heat bead.
2) Burning your resin
Once your charcoal tablet is burning red hot, add your resin incense a few pellets at a time to the indentation on the top of the disk - resin incense is very strong and it doesn't take much to scent a room with aromatic smoke. As the resin heats and melts, the natural scents will be released through the fragrant smoke. Top up your incense as necessary - each charcoal disk lasts around 20-30 minutes when fully lit, and then falls to ash when spent.
Never touch a charcoal disk once it has been lit, and ensure your burning charcoal is in a safe place, in a heatproof container or burner, away from children or pets as it will be very hot. The tablet should be left to burn out and cool in the censer, but if you need to extinguish it before it is fully cooled then place it in a container of cool water (the tablet will not be able to be re-used). Always allow ash to completely cool before disposing and never leave a lit tablet unattended.
Hints and Tips:
* Try blending several different types of resin together to create your own unique fragrance.
* Always store your charcoal disks in an airtight bag after opening to maintain freshness or they may become difficult to light - a small ziplock bag is best.
* Try using a small square of natural mica as a burning platform between the lit charcoal and the resin to naturally disperse the heat.
* Never use TOO much resin as you may be overwhelmed by the smoke! A small pinch of resin is usually enough to scent a room.