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Escentia Frankincense raw

Escentia Frankincense raw
Escentia Frankincense raw
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One whiff of the warm, sweet woody smell of Frankincense is enough for you to believe in its healing and calming effects. This resin which exudes from the Boswellia tree is a truly beautiful gift from nature that purifies the air with its antibacterial properties and is said to bring good health. The aroma has a relaxing effect on body and mind and creates a sacred, peaceful atmosphere, which is why this resin has often been burnt as incense at sacred rituals throughout the ages. It has been used in Ayurveda to help balance women’s hormones and can aid in digestion when chewed like gum, or a tincture can also be made that can be used to speed wound healing and promote beautiful skin.

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  • 200g of raw Frankincense pieces
  • Antibacterial and energy clearing
  • Has a calming, uplifiting affect

Interesting fact: There has been research into Frankincense’s anti-cancer properties, it contains Monoterpenes which are compounds that destroy cancer cells and stop them from reproducing.


Frankincense can be burned as an air purifying, clearing and mood uplifting incense by placing a small piece on a lit charcoal puck. This releases the essential oils and fragrances from the resin in an aromatic smoke. 

Raw oleoresins exude from the surface of trees and plants and have been collected for time immemorial in cultures across the world to be used as medicine, perfume and incense. These resins don’t come from the actual tree sap itself but from special ducts that are close to the tree’s surface that usually release resin when the tree has some sort of natural damage occur, demonstrating that these precious substances are indeed very healing. These ducts “weep tears” in response to the damage, and intentionally creating minor wounds in trees, which does little harm, allows resins to be harvested on a greater scale.

Frankincense comes from the Boswellia Sacra tree and this particular brand comes from India. The quality may vary. Frankincense from Oman and other middle Eastern counties is the gold standard in Frankincense and is very expensive, costing in the region of R200.00 per 50 grams.

Please note that it is recommended that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner if you want to use frankincense resin internally. 

Recipe for Frankincense Tincture


·         1 cup Frankincense resin beads or both

·         4 cups Ethyl Alcohol (vodka), preferably 90%

·         Large glass jar


Place the Frankincense pieces in the jar and cover with Alcohol. Let sit for a few weeks on a sunny windowsill, shaking daily.THis will dissolve most of the solids. Strain out any remaining solids and store in a colored glass bottle  away from light and heat.

To Use

Place 5-10 drops in a cup of water and take once a day. This mixture can also be used directly on wounds.


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Overall Rating
3.5 out of 5 stars from 25 reviews

17 out of 25 people would recommend this product

26/08/2021, By Njakes
Absolutely terrible! If you are going to get resin spare no costs or you'll end up with these... Crusty balls of wasted money.
13/06/2021, By simone
I've orderd this before and will order it again as i used the resin on coals with the frankensense rose sticks and its just magical.Always sleep well when i burn this before bed.Love it and can't live without it.
11/04/2021, By Danny
This is absolute garbage, don't waste your money. It looks like gray rocks and its made of sand not resin. I am not impressed, I would like a refund.
10/12/2020, By KATHERINE
Although I was very impressed with the quantity the quality is very dissapointing. It doesn't really burn very well and you can hardly smell it. It makes hardly any smoke so sort of pointless having it at all.
14/09/2020, By Leigh
This smells amazing and I like its not gummy as its easier to grind into powder for skincare, skin smells perfumed and glows
31/07/2020, By Ocean
15/07/2020, By Desire
I'm quite sure this is artificial. Doesn't even look like the picture advertised, it's like pieces of grey gravel rock. Not possible at all to "chew" unless you don't want any teeth left, it's as hard as rock, it's like it's mixed with something... Definitely not raw, seems processed, after burning it crumbles away not like I'm used to with good quality frankincense. The smell isn't pleasant at all, smells like cheap china incense. I wouldn't recommend anyone buying this product. Rather spend more and buy good quality frankincense.
05/07/2020, By Vano
Good product. Brings calm atmosphere
20/06/2020, By CHERYL
I burn the resin at night in my bedroom an hour or so before bedtime which brings a peaceful calm into my space. The sweet smelling fragrance is therapeutic.
04/06/2020, By Therese
Value for money and goes a long way
02/05/2020, By Thaveshnee
Good product
09/04/2020, By Jeznut
Of all the aromas in the world, Frankincense just makes me feel settled, calm and at east.
05/04/2020, By Blue
Much better feel
01/04/2020, By Winner
Excellent burning material
13/03/2020, By Owe
Truly fresh, raw frankincense is a light yellowy green colour and soft to chew. This product is only for burning. do not try to chew it!
18/10/2019, By lookDef
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11/09/2019, By NM
Good aroma. Works well on a charcoal puc.
15/07/2019, By Rene
As a additive to your drink for a boost, this could work. But this resin is rock hard, not a "gum" as I have experienced with another brand. Would really like to know how this occurred.
14/04/2019, By Lizette
This is not raw frankincense resin, I assume it's already processed. Raw resin is tree gum and look quite different than this product. I would not recommend anyone to buy it.
09/10/2018, By Shadley
Awesome product... used to always buy the incense but the raw is much better and very light scent
26/12/2017, By Sara
Natural and soothing scent
17/09/2017, By Newgirlharper
Raw Frankincense is really difficult to break down into the powder form which I include in my handcrafted products. The only way that I have managed to do this is by freezing the 'tears' (which is what the pieces of frankincense are called) and then grinding them in a coffee grinder to reduce them to a relatively light powder form. Frankincense is one of the best products that can be added to any mature skin moisturizer.
05/09/2017, By Bea
Just received my parcel. This product is very disappointing. Nothing like the real Frankincense.
A waste of money
01/09/2017, By Friedel
Although the price is very reasonable for the amount of resin you receive, I found the smell very offputting and artificial when lit - burning rubber came to mind. Compared to other (admittedly pricier) frankincense resins available, it might be worthwhile to pay a bit more for the authentic product
26/08/2017, By mbali
The air in the house feel pure and it calms a lot when burnt and the smell is great

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Faithful to Nature is an online retail store, specialising in a wide selection of natural supplements, vitamins, superfoods and health-related products. Our green team is all about helping you unlock your full potential to live a healthy life; however we are not medical professionals. Please do consult your health care practitioner when seeking medical advice. Some products may be manufactured in a factory that also produce gluten, nuts and dairy products.

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