Frankincense frereana Resin (Organic)
This is an exquisite organic frankincense resin. It is of the highest quality and has an elegant soft scent when burned. It is uplifting, comforting, cleansing and offers energetic protection. The Boswellia frereana resin is sweet, warm and sort of amber like.
Frankincense resin begins as a sticky liquid that flows from the trunk of the tree when it's injured. The purpose of the resin is to heal the tree. Frankincense resin flows when a tool called a mengaff is used to scrape about a five-inch section down the trunk of tree. It is after the tree is scraped, a milky white juice begins to flow. This white juice hardens into "tears" when exposed to the air. That specific tree is then marked and the harvester returns to scrape and collect the hardened frankincense resin from the tree. The large, globules are scraped off into baskets and the inferior quality that has run down the tree is collected separately.
This particular resin is from the Boswellia frereana tree and is found growing in Somalia-land, There are may different Frankincense species, but in our opinion, the frereana species is very powerful. Ii is known as Maydi, the King of All frankincenses. The aroma is delightful, soft, soothing and very smooth. In fact, the locals used to chew on this resin for its anti-inflammatory properties. This resin is a bit different from the other species of frankincense as it is not soluble in water, but it is in carrier oils :)
This resin is the perfect choice when making topical healing remedies and products like salves, cremes, oils, and certain tinctures. It great for mature skin and wrinkles in a facial cream or oil. It is one of the best choices for rubs for the muscular skeletal system. Boswellia frereana has been found to be effective in reducing pain and inflammation related to arthritis, joint and muscular pain. It has been shown to reduce cartilage and in-fact ma help rebuild cartilage.
It is awesome!!
Please note that Boswellic Acid is not present in the Essential Oil
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 is 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 against the tree. Our resins are 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.