Resources & Information

Frankincense and myrrh have a rich and varied history and culture. It can be a bit overwhelming to find legitimate sources for information and knowledge on the use of these sacred resins, so we wanted to offer a more streamlined approach for our customers. We hope that through the links and sources we provide below that you will discover the perfect product that best suits your needs. 

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, such as Wild Tree Essentials' Sultan's Royal Green Hojari.

Method 1: As a tea 

1.) Pick one medium-sized tear and crush (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: As 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 (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 refrigerator over night. Tears may not always dissolve completely. Resin may stick to glass or jug. 

3.) Pour from jug into cup daily. Jug should last or be discarded after 5-7 days. *Keep refrigerated to ensure freshness and preservation of natural compounds.

Useful link on Frankincense water. 

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3. Chewing frankincense as a gum

Widely used as a chewing gum, Wild Tree Essentials' Mushaad has an abundance of healing benefits for the mouth and stomach. We offer the rarer grade 1-3 mix of this high quality maydi gum.

Maydi gum has a natural frankincense flavor that helps to purify the mouth, strengthens the teeth and gums, freshens breath with its natural antiseptic qualities, and helps with mouth ulcers and digestion.

Chewing maydi gum can increase brain activity and may also help with quitting smoking. When chewing this amazing natural gum it seems at first to crystalline in your mouth, but quickly turns to gum. If you stop chewing for awhile, it turns hard again, but returns to gum as soon as you chew again. 



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