Resin is way more powerful than something you smelled at church. Resin is the lifeblood of the tree, healing its wounds and infections and protecting it against infection. In fact, resins have been used in ceremony and ritual for upwards of 5000 years. The ancient Egyptians bought entire boatloads of the resins from the Phoenicians, using them in incense, insect repellent, perfume and salves for wounds and sores; they were also key ingredients in the embalming process. Myrrh oil served as a rejuvenating facial treatment, while frankincense was charred and ground into a power to make the heavy kohl eyeliner Egyptian women famously wore. Sacks of frankincense and potted saplings of myrrh-producing trees appear in murals decorating the walls of a temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt for roughly two decades until her death around 480 B.C.

When burned, these precious resins emit a holy smoke and beautiful fragrance known to clear negative energies through the release of negative ions which improves mood, connects us with the our higher consciousness and spiritual realms, and surround us with high vibrations. Plus, the smoke from some herbs can actually change the molecular structure of air and energy, producing a cleansing effect.They are also used to repair, balance, and protect our physical and energetic bodies.

The resins can be used to increase the vibration in any space. Whether in your home, office, bedroom, or otherwise, burning these resins has the power to transform and deflect unwanted energy, bless a space as sacred, and connect you to your higher Self.