Frankincense

Resins

by Andrea Butje on May 17, 2012

The essential oils that are distilled from resins are extraordinary. I love them all, and use my favorite resins daily. Some of my favorite resins are Myrrh, Frankincense, Opopanax, and Copal. I love burning them, displaying them in small dishes, and using the essential oils derived from them. Have you ever held a chunk of resin in your […]

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3 Ways to Resin Heaven

by Andrea Butje on December 6, 2011

Making your own resin blends is easy–and they make great gifts! To make resin blends, simply mix the resins together in a bowl, sprinkle on your powders or dried herbs, add a few drops of essential oil, and mix. Let this sit for a day or two and you’re ready to burn the resins. You […]

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Kenya Essential Oil Distiller

by Andrea on October 18, 2010

Lubanchem Limited was named after the company’s signature product–“Luban”–the Somali word for Frankincense, or the Boswellia species. The company is registered and based in Nairobi, Kenya. From their humble beginnings in 2002, the company now has its own facilities with 12,500 square feet of production area. Due to its ability to adapt and change proactively, […]

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Mark, an essential oil distiller in South Africa, has sent me two kilos of his Frankincense essential oil, distilled from the resins he acquired on his trip. Here is Mark’s story, in his words: Mark has always been deeply interested in Frankincense from Arabia and Somaliland.  Arabia and Somaliland are the homes of the highest […]

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Relieve Tension Headaches With Essential Oils

by Andrea on September 4, 2009

I’ve recently had some great experiences using essential oils for headaches. Here are a few tips on using essential oils for headaches yourself–safely and effectively. First add 1 drop of Peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita) into a teaspoon of Trauma Oil, and rub it on the back of your neck. It should feel cool and tingly. […]

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Resins and their Essential Oils

by Andrea on July 30, 2009

Resin essential oils are extraordinary. Have you ever held a chunk of resin in your hands? It is hard to imagine that an oil can come from a hard, rock-like chunk that weighs almost nothing! Resins are drawn out by cutting into the outer bark of the tree. The resin seeps out and then hardens […]

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