Frankincense is a small, shrubby tree that is native to hot, dry, desert climates. The resin has been highly regarded as a medicine, an aromatic perfume, and a ceremonial tool.
It is often used in meditation, since the scent is calming, grounding and pleasant to the senses.
HOW TO USE
Burn the resin:
To burn the dried resin use a small charcoal disc. Light the charcoal on a fire-proof dish and when it finishes smoking and sparking it should simply glow. Place 1 to 3 small pieces of resin on the charcoal and it will start to burn immediately. The resulting incense is pleasant and sweet and can be used to clear and purify the air.
NOTE: Frankincense should not be used during pregnancy, because of its emmenagogue and astringent qualities.