resin

How Diffusing Resin Essential Oils Can Support Us

by Andrea Butje on October 31, 2016

Essential oils distilled from resins have some very special qualities. Resins are produced by certain trees, such as Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) and Opopanax (Commiphora guidotti). Wounding the tree stimulates the production of resin to protect and seal the wound We can think of this as the tree drawing on deep inner resources to heal itself. […]

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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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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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