Always in search of the best, we have found a beautiful clean-burning charcoal that lights easily and allows you to burn herbs, roots and resins and let their energy and perfume be released into your environment.
Before there were incense sticks, powders and cones, Neolithic people would burn aromatic herbs and resins in their religious rites. In all magical-spiritual work, incense figures prominently in work where you want to imbue the self or the environment with a certain quality such as cleansing, prosperity, love and so forth.
It’s surprisingly simple to create your own personal blend of magical incense. Hold the charcoal with tweezers, hold the charcoal over a match or lighter until it ignites and then place on a ceramic or other heat resistant dish. Allow a white ash to form, and then place your choice of herbs, roots and resins on top.
Resins such as Frankincense, Copal, Dragon’s Blood, Benzoin, Camphor and Myrrh are the most aromatic. Combine them with herbs for your intention (such as Sandalwood for peace, Sarsaparilla for prosperity, or Patchouli for love) and imbue yourself or your environment with the magical essence and power of the scent.
Quantity: 4 Squares
Measures 7/8″ x 1/2″ x 1/4″
Click on the video below for guidance on how to light charcoal for burning herbs, roots and resins.