Frankincense has a balsamic, slightly lemony aroma. It's somewhat camphor-like and woody. It is a comforting scent that soothes, warms, relaxes the mind and aids in meditation. Myrrh is warm, spicy and bitter with smoky undertones.
Resin, one of the oldest forms of incense, is made directly from aromatic plant resins, gums and woods and is meant to be burned on small charcoal tablets.
Resin incense has been in use for ages. It is used for ceremonies, aromatherapy, meditation and creating a spiritual atmosphere:
- Use a heat proof dish
- Fill bottom with sand
- Place a lit charcoal tablet on top of sand
- Sprinkle 1/4 tsp of resin chunks on tablet
- Resin will burn for 5 - 10 min