Boswellia Carterii (frankincense) has been used for thousands of years, for a variety of magical rites, including honoring different Sun deities, creating sacred space, space clearing, and general protection. Frankincense is often burned as an offering to the Sun at Yule, as he is reborn at the Winter Solstice and will continue to grow in strength as the year progresses. Frankincense has strong space clearing and purifying tendencies, making it more potent than sage for clearing space. Simply burn the resin and use the smoke the same way you would use sage. Frankincense resin can also be burned to help reach an altered state of consciousness, focus the mind, and open spiritual doors by increasing psychic awareness.
How to Burn: How to Burn: To burn the dried resin use a small charcoal disk. Light the charcoal outside 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. You can also place a little bit of light vegetable or sunflower oil in an essential oil burner (a traditional one, not an electric misting one), add resin and embrace the natural scent! You can also place a little bit of light vegetable or sunflower oil in an essential oil burner (a traditional one, not an electric misting one), add resin and embrace the natural scent!