Latin name: Styrax benzoin
Also know as: benjamin tree, loban, kemenyan, onycha
Since Antiquity, styrax resin has been used in perfumes, certain types of incense, and medicines. Styrax resin from southern Arabian species was burned during frankincense (Boswellia resin) harvesting; it was said to drive away snakes. Styrax benzoin resin has a long history of traditional use as incense. It blends well with other incense like Frankincense, Myrrh, Sandalwood and Patchouli.
Fragrance: sweet, warming, rich, vanilla-like aroma with resinous undertones
Properties: calming and grounding, opens the root chacra
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.
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