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Wild Tree Essentials wants to assist you as much as possible in understanding the history, culture and uses of frankincense and myrrh. The subject matter can sometimes be a bit overwhelming.  It can also be hard to find legitimate sources for true facts and knowledge about frankincense and myrrh.

There is a lot of information and misinformation on the web, so we hope to offer a more streamlined approach to understanding what you are buying. We want to help you discover your personal preference of the many species and grades of frankincense and myrrh. As always questions, comments and knowledge are welcome!

Traditional Uses of Frankincense 

Frankincense has traditionally been used by burning it on charcoal, which produces the rich aromatic fragrance through its smoke. There are two ways to use frankincense, as described below.

1. Burning on charcoal

Step 1. Place a piece of self-lighting charcoal in an appropriate charcoal burner, light with a wind-proof lighter if possible, as it is best for lighting charcoal so you do not need to use tongs. 

Step 2. Add a piece of Frankincense of your choosing on top of charcoal. For less smoke, use smaller pieces, for longer burns and more smoke use larger tears. Enjoy!

2. Drinking as tea or as Frankincense water

Frankincense is traditionally used as a tea or as frankincense water. Note that ONLY a few frankincense resins can be ingested, which include the following in order of purity and highest medicinal qualities, (click the picture)


                                  Sultan's Royal Green Hojari B. Sacra



                                     Superior Bone White Hojari B. Sacra


Method 1. As a Tea 

1.) Pick 1 medium size tear and crush (typically crushing between two spoons works well).

2.) Add to 1 cup of  boiling water, stir for several minutes until water turns a bit cloudy and small pieces are infused into water, tear may not always dissolve completely. 

3.) Pour into a mug and drink as a tea. 

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Method 2. Frankincense water

1.) Add four to five medium to large tears into 1 liter of boiling water. Note: you can splay or crush the tears for high rates of infusion and crush (typically crushing between two spoons works well).

2.) Immediately add boiling water to a tempered jug (so the heat does not shatter jug) and place into fridge over night. Tears may not always dissolve completely. Resin may stick to glass or jug, hand-wash may be partially necessary 

3.) Pour from jug into regular cup daily, may be better with food but not necessary. Jug should last or be discarded after 5-7 days. *Keep refrigerated to ensure freshness and preservation of natural compounds.

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