Boswellia Sacra known as the Frankincense of Kings to the people of Oman. This is the frankincense that is thought to have been brought to Jesus by the wise men! Often times the essential oil extracted from this resin is know as Sacred frankincense but I have a secret for you "They are all Sacred"
This is an exquisite organic frankincense resin. It is of the highest quality and has an elegant soft scent with a hint of citrus when burned. It is uplifting, comforting, cleansing and offers energetic protection just as the other Frankincense resins. Frankincense is one of the most sacred resins dating all the way back to biblical times. Frankincense has been used for centuries for purification and protection. Frankincense is burned to help cleanse and protect. It is also used similarly to white sage, to drive out negativity. Frankincense resin has also been burned to induce visions and aid in meditation.
Frankincense resin begins as a milky-white 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 yellow "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, clear globules are scraped off into baskets and the inferior quality that has run down the tree is collected separately.
What is not know about this resin is that it comes in many colors. Here at Stillpoint we have the White, the Amber and the Green. AND they are all lovely. This is called Sacra gravel because of the size of the pieces. They are actually the perfect size to use for burning on charcoals or for any other use actually!
This particular resin is the White Resin of the highest quality. It is known as Royal Hojari Resin and has a beautiful aroma when burned. It presents a clear, soft yet crisp aroma. It is anti inflammatory and actually tastes good in water or as a tea.
Boswellia sacra (all colors) is very similar in therapeutic properties as carterii. Boswellia sacra is another resin with the highest amount of boswellic acid in it. The resin can be infused in water to make a tonic for digestive issues such as bloating, cramping and gas. This resin water can also be used as a face wash for cleansing. Boswellic acid has ben shown to fight inflammatory diseases like asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, atopic dermatitis, Crohn’s disease and a variety of cancers. Boswellic acid has also been sown to reduce anxiety and depression while burning resin.
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 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.