Last year I had the very good fortune to stumble across a tradesman selling Frankincense and Myrrh at a re-enactment fair. I quickly bought a sample as I had never seen it before and I anxiously to showed my children. I wrote this post about it last year. It was my intention last year to try to burn some of it but we never got around to it:( However this year I invited friends over and I pulled out my hoard and we got to work burning the resin.
This year at a trade show I bought some charcoal disks made for resin crystals. We popped in several small stones and then lit the charcoal disc with a lighter. Frankincense has a very sweet smell to it:)
I am burning this in a glass Pyrex casserole dish not on my glass top table:)
Myrrh on the other hand has a much stronger almost peppery smell to it.
The children were less than impressed with the incense burning. It also made my living very smokey and I was worried the smoke alarm would go off. We opened windows and closed off the living room door in order to prevent setting off the alarm. While I burn candles in the house occasionally, the incense was a new smell and the kids weren't very keen.
Recently I read an article on BBC that reported the tree that provides Frankincense is in trouble...to read more go here.