Ancestor Blend Resin Incense Space + Energy Cleansing (10g)
Resin is sap that is harvested from trees that we can use to burn resulting in a beautful strong aroma. Rensin Incense have been around for more than 3000 years. Ancient Civilizations used them as spiritual, medicinal, and ceremonial fragrances. To use resins simply light a charcoal disk and place a small amount of resin on top. The resin will start to bubble and release an amazing aroma.
This blend is commonly known as "Seven Archangels" I call it Ancestor Blend cause my ancestors are my angels. Whatever you call it, it is lovely. A nice mix of frankincense, myrrh, benzoin, copal, dammar, sandalwood, and essential oils. I use this when petitioning my ancestors or just honoring them.
Seven Archangels Resin blend is a well-known and a loved burnable incense. A lovely blend of frankincense, myrrh, benzoin, copal, dammar, sandalwood, essential oils and natural dyes, use this on a charcoal disc alone or with other herbs and resins. These exotic substances have been used in spiritual practices for at least 4,000 years. Inhale the scent of the burning incense or crushed resin to awaken your awareness of the spiritual reality behind our everyday existence, and to carry your prayers to the ethers in the smoke. It is a great tool to use before prior to or during rituals and meditation, to clear your energy field. Use as a house blessing and to clear space, as you would any smudges and burnables.
Plant resins, being less processed than essential oils, hold more essence of the plant and more spirit energy. This concentration of the "blood" of the plant is what make them powerful reservoirs of natural energies. They are different than essential oils and are meant to be used in different ways. The most common way to use resins is to place them on a burning piece of charcoal tablet allowing the aroma of the smoke to fill the space, releasing its energy and essence. They are also a key ingredient in making true and real incense combined with essential oils and finely ground woods, such as sandalwood. They can be used for their aromatic qualities alone, as an aid to holistic healing, and of course in spiritual and religious rituals. We burn them alone, or in combination with one another and occasionally combine resins with our herbal smudges in the smoke bowl, to enhance the effects of the herbs. Smudging with sacred herbs and resins is a tradition as old as time, utilized by peoples of most spiritual and religious traditions. All herbs and resins have individual healing properties, known to our ancient ancestors, and used and appreciated in modern times, as well.
Smudging is a common vernacular for the sacred smoke bowl blessing, a powerful clearing and cleansing technique for your body, tools, crystals and home. Smudging is a recommended and welcome practice on a frequent basis to clear negative or stagnant energy, clear energies from your body and mind after work, and to purify the air during and after illnesses of all kinds. Also a wonderful tool to cleanse new items entering your home, or after visitors exit, to neutralize and charge the air with positive energy. Smudging can, and should, be done during ritual of any tradition, to create sacred space, and charge ritual tools.
How to burn resins:
The charcoals used to burn resins get very hot. Use a burner made for resin incense, with a metal screen or with sand or rocks to insulate from the heat.
We often break the charcoals in half because they burn for nearly an hour. Light the charcoal with a lighter or match, and when it starts to spark, put it in the burner.
lt is best to let the whole charcoal begin to glow before adding any resin. Then sprinkle on the resin as desired, a little bit at a time. lf you add too much or cover the charcoal completely, you might put out the charcoal. Also, most natural resin incenses smell better when burned in small amounts at a time.
Keep away from kids and pets. Let the charcoal burn down completely, and make sure it's all ash before throwing out because it could set trash on fire.