Incense is used for all sorts of reasons which include everything from general fragrancing for relaxation to ritual work relating to the Pagan belief systems. However you use it, we have some wonderful mixes and resins for you to try.
Here's a great technique for Resin Burning
A blend of specially selected incense resins designed to create a particular aroma that will aid with communication with the Angelic realm. Use on hot charcoal discs to create an aromatic smoke.
Benzoin is used as a base for incense blends to attract customers to a place of business and for purification.
Small ceramic mortar and Pestle. Small, but very effective, grinds the hardest coated herbs in minutes with very little effort. Grind coarsely, or keep going for a fine powder. Ideal for grinding magical herbs or resins. Mortar measures approx 8cm in diameter (external dimensions), and is accompanied by good, solid pestle. Both the mortar and the pestle have roughened areas to give a good grinding surface.
Metal tongs for holding charcoal discs whilst lighting. Etched with Celtic Triquetras, these should save a few burnt fingers!
Metal tongs for holding charcoal discs whilst lighting. Etched with Pentacles, these should save a few singed fingers!
Metal tongs for holding charcoal discs whilst lighting. Handy for saving a few singed fingers!
Colphony (Pine resin - Pinus pinaster/palustris) makes a lovely base for Yule incense. Use for purifying and cleansing areas of negativity or during rituals for healing, protection, exorsism and money.
Copal (Copariflora officinalis) resin is traditionally burned in protection, cleansing and purification ceremonies. The dried resin, when burned, emits an fragrance akin to frankincense but with a lighter, more citrusy tone. Traditionally heated using purpose designed charcoal discs, which are readily available.
Dammar resin, also known as cat-eye resin, lifts the spirit and is said to bring light to the darkness of the soul. Dammar resin is particularly useful to combat sadness, depression and melancholy.
Frankincense is sap-like resin from the leafy forest tree Boswellia Thurifera. Used mainly for purification and cleansing, ideal if you are moving into a new house and want to clear it of any residual energy.
A comprehensive starter kit to get you going with ritual incense burning. Kit Contains:
A 200g bag of natural, black Lava sand. Use in the base of ceramic incense burners to stop the heat of the charcoal disc from damaging the burner. Use to represent the element Fire in rituals and spell weaving or use to represent Mother Earth.
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) has been used since ancient times. It is believed to assist physical healing and promote feelings of happiness, strength and confidence. Myrrh resin needs to be heated to release the fragrance, this is traditionally achieved by placing a few grains on a hot charcoal disc, which are readily available today.