Myrrh has been around a LONG LONG time! Way back in the day in ancient times myrrh resin was used in both incense and perfumes. It is a sacred resin used to anoint kings and to prepare pilgrims traveling to holy places. The tree is native to Ethiopia and Somalia. Stillpoint's myrrh resin comes from Ethiopia. Our myrrh resin is wild harvested and what that means it is collected only after an animal brushes up against it and it falls off the tree.
The resin is a gum resin that is wild harvested in the desert from the Commiphora myrrha tree. The gum is very viscous and yellow. The gum hardens into a reddish-brown resin. The scent is smoky and deep. The ancients burned the resin during funerals and cremations, but not really for the sacred purpose but to disguise andy foul odors!
When burned myrrh as a smokey, bitterish and intense aroma, so you need only a tiny bit on the charcoal. It is wonderful paired with any of the Frankincense resins when burning.
Myrrh also has a very bitter taste however it is excellent for oral issues. It is helpful to alleviate pain from a toothache, is healing for the gums and is also wonderful in a pain slave. Myrrh also effects the circulation and increases blood flow so this resin is to be used with caution if ingested.
Not for use during pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. For people with sensitive stomachs, nausea may occur due to the bitter taste of the resin. Consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Please note that Boswellic Acid is not present in Myrrh.
About Stillpoint Resins: Did you know that even resins are prone to adulteration? Yes, they can be!!! The way resins are adulterated is by the addition of plastic! Here at Stillpoint we only source the purest resins available that are ethically harvested or wild harvested. When a resin s wild harvested that means the resin has not been manually removed from the tree, but has fallen off after a wild animal has brushed up agains the tree. Our resins organic and or wild harvested and are of the highest vibration.
How to Burn Resins: Light the charcoal with matches or lighter for about 20 seconds until it self-ignites. Use tongs to hold it up (never hold it with your fingers alone or you might get burned). Place the lit charcoal in a bowl or any incense burner. The bowl or incense burner should be filled with sand or dirt. Let the charcoal warm for a few minutes. (It turns gray around the edges when it is ready) Now you are ready! Add a small amount of resin on top of the charcoal. The resin will burn and soon release essential, aromatic oils through the smoke. Continue to place resins or powder on charcoal as they burn out and smoke decreases for a continuous burn