Resin Incense Variety Sampler
Packaged in 1/2 ounce sample bags
'Song of India' Incense Powder (self-burning)
Experience a variety of our most powerful resin incense blends. We've hand selected our most fragrant and exotic resin incenses for you to try. These resin blends are crafted by mixing natural resin with essential oils to enhance the natural fragrance of the resin and to create new delightful scents. We've also included one self-burning resin powder sample which can be burned without charcoal. Simply follow the instructions listed later in this description. We hope you enjoy!
*If we run out of a resin in this sampler, we will substitute it with another of equal value.
You Also Need:
You will need charcoal tablets and a charcoal burner to properly burn traditional loose granular resin incense, both of which can be purchased from our eBay store.
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About Resin Incense
These superb natural resins are from botanical origins and may be burned and compounded for the ultimate aromatic experience. Resin is incense in its pure form and is the most natural way to use incense. Resins are obtained from barks, saps, roots or woods in their natural form. Resin will not burn on its own like incense powders, sticks or cones. It is burned on charcoal in a heat resistant burner, such as soapstone or metal. Resin is powerful and its scent is far more intense than other forms of incense therefore only a small amount is used at one time.
How to Burn Resin Incense Powder
This powder resin is self-burning, which means it does not require a charcoal. Scoop about a tablespoon of resin powder into a heat resistant dish. Form the powder into a pyramid, coming to a point at the top. Light the tip of the powder, allow the flame to extinguish, be careful not to blow the powder or you might blow your pile away. Allow the powder to smolder, releasing incense smoke into the air.
How to Burn Granular Resin Incense (solid) - In General
There are many methods and techniques for burning resin incense, they depend and vary based on the type of charcoal burner you are using, this is just one of many techniques. Resins will not burn on their own, they require charcoal and a heat resistant burner such as soapstone or metal. For beginners, I recommend starting the process outdoors, or on the stove top under the exhaust fan to control the amount of incense fragrance being released.
1. Fill burner 3/4 full with ash, sand, salt or aquarium rocks to absorb some of the heat, then place burner on a protective surface like a nonflammable, heat resistant coaster. The charcoal and the burner will get very hot, do not place burner directly on counterop, glass or wooden table because the burner may result in damage to your counterop. Do not handle or touch the burner while the charcoal is burning, you will burn your hands.
2. Holding the charcoal with a pair of tongs or tweezers, light one end of charcoal. You will start to see a spark travel across the surface of the tablet. The process of preparring the charcoal and allowing it the burn all the way through can take 5-10 minutes, it is easiest to set the charcoal down on a charcoal burner with a mesh screen top, or into the burner on top of the nonflammable material of your choice, while this process takes place. Once the spark has traversed the entire charcoal and the briquette is glowing hot (you can tell by blowing in it a little) and the surface of the charcoal is covered in a layer of white ash, it's ready to use.
*If using ash, one method has described to now bury or cover the charcoal under a layer of ash to reduce the heat and then placing the resin on top of the ash rather than directly on the hot charcoal. This will reduce the heat and allow the resin to melt and smolder more slowly to produce a more pure fragrance. I have tried this method and I like it, you can experiment for yourself. It is similar to a Japanese method.
3. Start by adding a very small amount of resin either directly on top of the charcoal or on top of the ash. Adding too much resin incense can put off too much smoke if you are not careful. You can add the small resin tears or powder, or both. I like to use a metal spoon to spoon my resin onto the hot charcoal. Then add more resin as desired, and repeat as necessary. The tablet should burn for about an hour.
4. When finished, allow the charcoal to completely burn out in the burner, and allow it to come to a complete cool before discarding. When in doubt, dowse it with water.
5. Practice makes perfect. Burning resin incense is an art and if at first you don't get the results you expected keep trying - you'll get the knack for it. I also suggest watching some videos on YouTube that demonstrate various methods for buring resin incense.
At no time should you touch the charcoal briquette once lit. It is very hot and it will burn you. If you need to move the charcoal once lit, us tongs, or a metal spoon or fork. Be cautious when touching or moving the soapstone burning during or after such time as the charcoal has been burning on it. Be aware of how hot the bottom of the burner is getting so that it does not damage the surface it is on. If the bottom is hot, you need to add more non-flammable material such as rice, rocks or sand. Or put a barrier between the bottom of the burner and your surface.
This information is not intended to treat, diagnose, or cure. The views expressed are simply opinions, and should not be construed as counsel or health advice. If you use any advice, tips, techniques, or recommendations, and are injured, Soul Niche will not be held responsible. Do not ingest as it could be hazardous for your health. If irritation while using the product occurs stop immediately and seek medical attention. Use responsibly. If you are not sure how to use this product, seek further instruction.
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