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Frankincense has been used for a long time for its healing capabilities. The oil helps to prevent infections, reduce inflammation, relieve anxiety, and extremely boost a person’s immune system. The burning of the resin is common in most spiritual rituals for purposes of meditation, psychic energy, as well as spiritual protection. It is an important part of most religious occasions.
In the past, before the introduction of cones and incense sticks, it was still widely used. However, the process involved charcoal, which is not necessarily the best way to go about it. So, if you do not want to deal with the smoke that is produced when burning using charcoal, how should you go about it? Well, there are better methods of doing this. In this post, we are going to teach you how to burn Frankincense without charcoal. Stay tuned.
Burning Frankincense Using an Oil Warmer
So, how do you burn Frankincense in an oil burner? It is a very simple process.
Get an Oil Warmer
You can choose one of two types of oil burners. You can purchase a glass or a ceramic oil warmer. The ceramic type of warmers is a single piece whereas the glass types feature a glass dish that is placed on top of a ceramic or metallic stand. They are widely available in stores that mainly sell candles.
Add Some Vegetable Oil
You should add some oil to the dish depending on its size. In most cases, you will require one or two teaspoons of oil. It should not get to half the size of the dish.
You can choose to use sunflower seed oil or olive oil, which will enhance the fragrance produced.
Add Frankincense Resin
It might be in different forms. You might have purchased some in chunks, in which case you should add several small pieces. It might also be sold in form of powder, in which case a teaspoon of the powder should work perfectly.
Put a Lit Tea Light in the Oil Warmer
Light the tea light, after which you should place it in the oil warmer carefully.
There are two things to remember. Avoid votive candles since they are tall and avoid fragranced tea light because their aroma might mix with the fragrance from Frankincense resin.
Wait for the Oil to Heat
The oil might take different times depending on the amount of oil you added and the material used to make the dish. Once the oil starts to heat, the Frankincense resin will heat and the aroma will be released. You will start smelling the resin’s aroma.
At this point, there are two main choices. You can choose to put out the candle or allow it to burn completely.
Now that you have learned how to burn Frankincense resin without charcoal, you can enjoy the sweet aroma coupled with the relaxing benefits that accompany it. In case you do not have an oil warmer or do not want to purchase one, you can easily choose to make one yourself. A couple of metallic bottles should help with that. Nevertheless, you should never leave the oil warmer unattended. Get an oil warmer today and enjoy an amazing fragrance experience.